BMW has unveiled a new M2 that has been modified to serve as the official safety car for the 2023 MotoGP season, as the carmaker celebrates its 25th year as the official car of the racing series.

BMW has marked its 25th anniversary as the official car of MotoGP with the unveiling of a new M2 that will act as the safety car for the 2023 season.

In order to serve as the official safety car, the M2 has been equipped with emergency lights and finished in a race livery. The interior features a roll bar, Recaro seats, six-point safety harnesses, a fire extinguisher, and other safety gear.

To further enhance its performance, the M2 has been fitted with a selection of M Performance parts, including an upgraded exhaust system, carbon side mirror covers, diffuser, rear wing, and more.

The coupe is powered by a turbocharged inline-six that makes an impressive 453 hp (343 kW/459 PS) at 6,250 rpm, and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque.

“We are continuing our tradition of putting the latest BMW M high-performance automobiles at the service of MotoGP safety,” said Franciscus van Meel, CEO of BMW M GmbH.

BMW's MotoGP fleet includes safety, medical, and official cars, as well as the BMW M 1000 RR safety bikes. The carmaker will also provide a variety of safety, medical, and official cars to the racing series.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports, MotoGP’s rights holder, said, "With the most innovative technologies, BMW M is taking care of safety in our sport for the 25th year now and is a firm fixture in the MotoGP paddock with a wide range of activities. Here’s to a fantastic anniversary season in 2023!"

The M2 and the rest of the BMW fleet will make their debuts at the Grande Prémio de Portugal, which is being held at Portimão from March 24 to 26.

Source: BMW

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