After renewed until 2016 The partnership with Dorna Sports, the organizer of the World Championship, BMW used for the first time at Losail MotoGP test of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe Safety Car that will be used as the Safety Car after the 2011 season of MotoGP.
The version of “safety car” 1 Series M Coupe stands for the red white and blue livery, the three colors typical of BMW M GmbH, the flashing lights, carbon fiber hood with air inlets, rear wing and polycarbonate windows. The interiors have been deleted and replaced the rear bench seats as standard with Recaro seats with two six-point harness, plus a steering “M” in Alcantara. The safety equipment is also supplemented by a roll cage bar. Remains the standard engine turbo inline 6-cylinder of 2979 cc with 340 hp which allows the BMW 1 Series Coupe M Series to reach 100 km / h acceleration in 4.9 seconds. The sound, however, was reinforced with the adoption of a Akrapovic tailpipe titanium and carbon fiber and for use on the track were adopted new adjustable suspension, 19-inch tires with 255/35 front and 285/30 at the rear and a racing brake system with 6-piston fixed calipers.
The BMW 1 Series M Coupe Safety Car will be used along with versions of the Safety Car BMW X6 M and BMW M3. The person responsible for the safety of the MotoGP circuit moves on board BMW X5 M, While the car is one of the stewards BMW X6 ActiveHybrid. The medical service is responsible for a rather BMW 535i Touring. In the race weekend will be used also “Bike Safety” BMW S 1000 RR and BMW HP2 Sport.