Formula E: BMW shows iFE.18, and the driver shall designate, for 2019

The first all-electric racing car from BMW Motorsport, is nearing its unveiling: On Friday, the new BMW iFE.18 in the double cone of the BMW Welt in Munich will be presented. With a short Teaser Video, BMW points to the i Motorsport on the approaching Premiere to learn in the context of which much of the program of BMW in formula E 2018/2019. For the first time, we will see the car with sponsor stickers and so an impression of it, like BMW i on the city circuits in the formula E wants to present.

Also on the question as to the drivers, we get on Friday finally got an answer, because, so far, has not positioned the BMW Motorsport official. The best chances of Antonio Felix da Costa, who is in the last year for the BMW-supported Andretti Team driven and good performance has been shown. He knows the series since the first season and is also likely to be in the coming year in the Cockpit. For the second place to Tom Blomqvist and Bruno Spengler are considered to be the most promising candidate, it can also be a solution outside of the current factory riders-squad is conceivable.

For formula E, BMW has developed a drivetrain from scratch. The E-Motor to provide a maximum output of around 340 HP, and is particularly efficient with the energy available to deal – because this is the key to success is in addition to the peak performance: All Teams use a unit battery of McLaren Applied Technologies, with a capacity of 54 kWh and will have to try that here, the energy stored in as much as possible propulsion.

By the end of the year, the BMW factory team for the first time in the electric racing series at the Start and needs to show that it is able to cope with the tough competition. The prelude to the fifth season for the new season completely revised, but still very quiet race cars at 15. December go in Ad Diriyah.

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