BMW reveals Formula E car for 2018-19 season | Formula E

BMW has revealed its iFE.18, the 2018-19 specification Formula E car it will race in the fifth season of the championship starting later this year.

BMW motorsport director Jens Marquardt said the power unit designers had been told to prioritise performance over road relevance.

“We told the production engineers designing the electric motor and inverter: ‘Forget about all the considerations you would usually have in development, and just think about performance, the greatest efficiency, the lowest weight. When we’ve reached that point, you can think about how to integrate that into series production later on’,” he said.

Antonio Felix da Costa and Alexander Sims will drive the two cars run by BMW i Andretti Motorsport. Andretti has competed in Formula E since the championship was launched in 2014 but is yet to win the championship.

“I believe we have the right partners, drivers and personnel in place to compete at the very top level of Formula E,” said Andretti Autosport CEO Michael Andretti.

“Everyone on both sides have been dedicated to the development of the new BMW iFE.18 and I look forward to seeing it in action. We are entering not only a new era of Formula E, but of motorsport as a whole.”

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