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BMW Brings Four New M Cars and First-Ever M Bike to MotoGP Safety Fleet

Takes a quick car to pace the fastest bikes

  • M3 and M4 Competition join M5 CS for safety vehicle fleet

  • BMW has been the MotoGP safety vehicle of choice for more than 20 years


BMW is preparing a fleet of safety cars to get chased by two-wheelers in the MotoGP World Championship this year. While BMW M has been the Official Car of the series since 1999, this is the first time for three new safety cars and a safety bike in the same year.

The new models will debut at the Grand Prix of Qatar near the end of this month, and the most visible of the four is the BMW M4 Competition based safety car. That high-power coupe is finished in São Paulo Yellow, a stark contrast to the motorsport white BMW has used in years past. This one will be hard to miss on track, even with the showiness of the motorcycles behind it.

No mention of performance changes was made other than modified exhaust systems for the BMW M3 and M4 Competition models, so expect performance to be similar to the 503 hp from a 3.0L inline-six as the road car. The BMW M5 CS is also standard, so should be in the ballpark of the stock 627 hp.

The M3 Competition safety car is painted in a frozen grey metallic, while the M5 CS will be frozen deep green. For the added graphics, BMW has stayed basic and close to the base colours. The BMW M 1000 RR safety bike is the first M motorcycle, and will wear white with traditional blue, purple, and red M stripes.

Also part of the safety car changes are light bars and flashing lights front and rear, quick-release hood latches, and emergency power cut switches. A roll bar has been fitted to the M4.

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