Successful outing for the BMW iFE.18 at the Formula E test at Calafat

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BMW Motorsport continued its development of the new #bmw #ife18 with a test at #calafat (ESP) this week. The car is equipped with a drivetrain developed solely by #bmw and will compete in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Season 5 when #bmw joins the first series for fully-electric #racing cars as an official manufacturer. Bruno Spengler (CAN) was at the wheel of the #bmw #ife18 at the 3.250-kilometre circuit, which is located on the Mediterranean coast. The 2012 DTM champion completed a comprehensive testing programme. 

Reactions to the Formula E test at #calafat. 

Bruno Spengler (BMW works driver): “The test with the #bmw #ife18 was a very positive one. We spent a lot of time on track. When we did come across any issues, they were solved relatively quickly. In a project as new as this one, the initial tests are primarily about gaining experience. We did that and completed the majority of our test programme. For me, as a driver, it is very special to be involved here from the word go. Working on the development of a new car is a unique task.”

The #bmw i Fleet. 
BMW i is once again “Official Vehicle Partner” of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Season 4. Spearheading the #bmw i fleet is the new #bmw i8 Coupé, modified with #bmw M components (combined fuel consumption: 1.9 l/100 km; combined energy consumption 14.0 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 42 g/km)*. 

As well as the #bmw i8 Coupé, the #bmw i fleet for the #abbformulae Championship also includes the new #bmw i3s (combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined energy consumption: 14.3 kWh; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km)* as “Medical Car” and “Race Director Car”, and the #bmw X5 xDrive40e (combined fuel consumption: 3.4 – 3.3 l/100 km; combined energy consumption: 15.4 to 15.3 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 78 – 77 g/km)* in its role as “Rescue Car”.