BMW unveils M6 Gran Coupe MotoGP safety car image

The German based automaker BMW has recently pulled the wraps off the M6 Gran Coupe MotoGP safety car.

The new safety car for MotoGP, the BWM M6 Gran Coupe, is finished in white and it has the traditional M colors on its body. The model will make its first appearance on the track in the first race of the 2013 MotoGP, during the Grand Prix of Qatar. The season includes 18 venues in 13 countries and 3 continents, and the finale will take place in Valencia, in November.

“We are delighted that our cooperation with MotoGP is already entering its 15th season”, said the director of Sales and Marketing at BMW M GmbH, Thomas Schemera. “In return, the Motorcycle World Championship provides us with the perfect platform”, he added.

The BMW M6 Gran Coupe MotoGP safety car is powered by a 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which is producing a total output of 560 HP (412 kW) and it has a peak torque of 680 Nm (502 lb-ft). The unit is mated to a seven-speed M double-clutch transmission, which is allowing the four-door coupe to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds. Top speed has been electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), but it can be lifted with the M Driver’s Package to 305 km/h (189 mph).