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Strong pace but no reward: BMW M8 GTE finishes 12th in its Le Mans debut.

Mon Jun 18 11:34:07 CEST 2018Press Release

Mixed emotions for BMW M Motorsport after its return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA). The pair of BMW M8 GTEs were able to match the pace of the GTE Pro front-runners over the course of the 86th edition of the endurance classic, with both running in the top-three for long stretches of the race.

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FIA WEC

BMW M8 GTE ‘in the mix’ in the opening hours of Le Mans.

Mon Jun 18 11:33:37 CEST 2018Press Release

The 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) campaign has started positively for BMW M Motorsport, with the BMW Team MTEK crew running as high as second place in the opening hours. As the cars crossed the line for the 60th time, the pair of BMW M8 GTEs were running strong and the drivers were able to push hard to remain ‘in the mix’.

BMW Motorsport
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FIA WEC

Side by side: the new BMW 8 Series Coupe and the new BMW M8 GTE united in Le Mans.

Mon Jun 18 11:32:55 CEST 2018Press Release

The first major highlight at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) has already taken place, before the race has even begun. The new BMW 8 Series Coupe celebrated its world premiere on Friday evening. The new luxury sports car is the production counterpart of the BMW M8 GTE, in which six BMW works drivers will be battling for a good result on Saturday and Sunday.

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FIA WEC
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24h Races

BMW makes its return to Le Mans as the BMW M8 GTE completes the official test day.

Fri Jun 08 16:16:51 CEST 2018Press Release

BMW has returned to the world-famous Circuit de la Sarthe in France, where the pair of BMW Team MTEK M8 GTEs have successfully completed testing for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. On Sunday’s one-day test, the number 81 and 82 cars covered a total of 1,200 kilometres to run through the team’s extensive pre-event preparation plan.

BMW Motorsport
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FIA WEC

Interview with BMW Motorsport designer Michael Scully on the new BMW M8 GTE: “It’s the most elemental, determined race car we have ever built.”

Tue Mar 20 14:49:07 CET 2018Press Release

When the BMW M8 GTE broke cover last year, it was celebrated for its innovative design that embraced both the motorsport and road car heritage of BMW, while making a clear statement of modernity. Speaking in an interview, Michael Scully, Head of Design BMW Motorsport, and the man behind the aesthetics of the latest Le Mans challenger, explains how the BMW M8 GTE’s looks came to life.

Automotive
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BMW Motorsport
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Motorsport Cars

Interview with Jens Marquardt on the development of the new BMW M8 GTE: “The special team spirit will definitely stay with us for a long time”.

Thu Jan 25 01:59:00 CET 2018Press Release

BMW Motorsport presented the new BMW M8 GTE in its livery for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Daytona (USA) on Wednesday. Speaking in an interview, BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt looks back on the development of the BMW M8 GTE and underlines the importance of team spirit in the development crew.

Motorsport Cars
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Automotive
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BMW Motorsport
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IMSA Series

Looking for the crucial hundredth of a second: BMW wind tunnel provides skeleton athletes with valuable feedback on the material and riding position.

Tue Jan 09 18:20:04 CET 2018Press Release

When the skeleton athletes dive head first into the ice channel, it does not only make for spectacular photos; the lying position with the head first is also an aerodynamic challenge. The German Bobsleigh and Luge Sports Federation (BSD) uses the BMW Group’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel to optimise the material and the riding position, and to potentially get the crucial split seconds ahead of the Olympics season.

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BMW Winter Sport

BMW technology equips German bobs for the Olympic Games.

Tue Jan 09 18:18:45 CET 2018Press Release

The German Bobsleigh and Sled Sports Federation (BSD) athletes have a score to settle at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang (KOR) in February 2018. Four years ago, the successful bob athletes came away without a medal. At the three world championships that followed, Germany returned to winning ways. BSD technology partner BMW was also involved in the development of the sporting equipment.

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BMW Winter Sport

BMW Motorsport continues test programme with the new BMW M8 GTE at Daytona.

Mon Dec 11 13:17:45 CET 2017Press Release

The new BMW M8 GTE has completed more test drives at the setting for its race debut in January 2018: BMW Motorsport and BMW Team RLL were on the Daytona (USA) track this week as part of official testing for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC). This was the first time that the new GT flagship race car from BMW Motorsport had shared the circuit with its future North America competitors.

Motorsport Cars
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Automotive
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Motorsport Tests
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BMW Motorsport
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IMSA Series

Formula E remains “Born Electric”: BMW i extends partnership with the innovative race series as “Official Vehicle Partner”.

Mon Dec 04 16:06:52 CET 2017Press Release

Before the FIA Formula E Championship enters its fourth season on Saturday with the first race in Hong Kong (CHN), the series and BMW i announced plans for the future: In 2017/18 and beyond, BMW i will be involved in the first championship for all-electric racing cars as “Official Vehicle Partner”. This partnership has been in existence since Formula E made its debut in 2014, and is thereby entering its fourth year.

BMW Motorsport
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FIA Formula E

New solutions for maximum efficiency: The innovative aerodynamics behind the BMW M8 GTE for the 2018 season.

Mon Dec 04 13:10:00 CET 2017Press Release

The test work is entering a critical phase as the new BMW M8 GTE prepares to make its race debut at the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) in January. During the development of the car, which will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC), the engineers have focussed on aerodynamics, among other things.

Motorsport Cars
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Automotive

40 years of BMW Motorsport talent promotion: Milestones, anecdotes and quotes.

Wed Nov 29 14:44:20 CET 2017Press Release

This press release contains the best statements from a round table of all participants, a video clip with historic and current images, a brief overview of the history of BMW Motorsport talent promotion, quotes from famous graduates, and more photos from the photoshoot of the event participants with historic and current BMW race cars.

Automotive
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Motorsport Juniors
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Motorsport Events

40 years of BMW Motorsport talent promotion: A meeting of generations at the anniversary event.

Fri Nov 24 14:34:27 CET 2017Press Release

The big meeting of generations was the highlight of Monday’s celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of BMW Motorsport talent promotion. The BMW and MINI Driving Experience in Maisach (GER), that had turned 40 years in 2017 as well, was the venue for the anniversary event, at which the heroes from the early days met BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt (GER), as well as graduates and the current crop of drivers on the BMW Motorsport Junior Programme.

Automotive
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Motorsport Juniors
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Motorsport Events

The 18th BMW Art Car makes its race debut at Macau – Four BMW M6 GT3 race cars in action at the Guia Circuit.

Tue Nov 14 11:13:36 CET 2017Press Release

The GT season concludes with another highlight this weekend: Four BMW M6 GT3 cars will race in the FIA GT World Cup at the iconic Guia Circuit in Macau (CHN) on 18th and 19th November. Much attention will be focussed on one car in particular: the 18th BMW Art Car, designed by Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei.

BMW Motorsport
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Customer Racing
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Motorsport Cars
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Automotive
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