BMW launch the iFE.18 in Munich ahead of Formula E entry

BMW have taken the covers off their first full works team entered Formula E car ahead of this season, the iFE.18.

BMW have taken the covers off their first Formula E car, the iFE.18. Presented at a press event in Munich, the works team entry has been developed using the expertise gleaned from the creation of the BMW road cars the i3 & i8.

The event also saw the confirmation of drivers Antonio Felix da Costa, who continues from the team’s former guise of Andretti, as well as the signing of Alexander Sims, who is an experienced hand with BMW sportscar racing.

“Formula E is not only an innovative and spectacular race series that has established itself as one of the top race series in the world with a totally new approach to sustainability and events within just a few years,” said Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development and Motorsport, who opened the launch in front of media representatives, partners and other guests from around the world.

“For us, it is also the perfect test lab for production development. The technology transfer between motorsport and series production is intense. Our experience from series production benefits the drivetrain of the race car. At the same time, insights from Formula E flow directly into the development of future series production drivetrains. So, I am looking forward to a great racing season.”

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