Munich. Since 2003, the BMW M Award has been an integral part of the close partnership between BMW M GmbH and MotoGP™ rights holder Dorna Sports. There is a double memory to celebrate this year: BMW M GmbH celebrates its fiftieth birthday, and the prestigious award is given to the fastest MotoGP™ qualification for the 20th time. To mark the occasion, BMW M presents an exclusive highlight as the winning car: the first BMW M3 Competition Touring with xDrive (fuel consumption, combined: 10.4 – 10.1 l/100 km WLTP compliant, CO2 Emissions, combined: 235 – 229 g/km correspond to the numbers for WLTP, NEDC 🙂 *, which celebrated its world premiere just a few weeks ago. The market launch is scheduled for November. The winning car for the BMW M Awards 2022 will be officially presented this weekend at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The first BMW M3 Touring MotoGP™ safety car will also debut there.
“2022 is a very special year for us at BMW M, with a host of notable events related to our fiftieth birthday,” said Franciscos van Mel, CEO of BMW M GmbH. “One of these is the first BMW M3 as a Touring model, which caused quite a stir at its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in late June. It is the flagship of our BMW M model range this year, which is why it makes sense to introduce the BMW M3 Competition Touring. As a prize for the 20th BMW M Prix winner. We are delighted to be able to celebrate this special anniversary of the year with our award for the fastest qualifying in MotoGP this season. This shows the high regard this competition is held in the track. We wish the riders all the best and we are happy to see who wins in the exciting races to win the BMW M3 Competition Touring at the end of the season.”
“The 20th BMW M Grand Prix in MotoGP Motorsports – this brings us to another milestone in our partnership with BMW M this season,” explains Mark Sorina, Senior Director of Global Commercial Partnerships for MotoGP™ rights holder Dorna Sports. “It is great that BMW M GmbH is celebrating its 50th birthday with a series of notable events at MotoGP. This underlines how important this partnership is. These features include the new BMW M3 Touring MotoGP safety car, which will make its debut at Silverstone, and the BMW M3 Competition Touring as the winning car of the BMW M Award. This makes BWM M continue the annual tradition of delivering the latest and most exclusive BMW M car to the fastest qualifying. There is intense competition for this year’s BMW M award standings, and we look forward to many more exciting qualifying sessions.”
The first-ever BMW M3 Touring combines an authentic motorsport feel with a highly distinctive character and a wider spread of practical qualities. Its powertrain technology is entirely focused on delivering deceptive performance and combines a 375 kW/510 hp version of the inline six-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and an M xDrive all-wheel drive system. Thus, the latest addition to the range is available exclusively on the BMW M3 Competition Touring with M xDrive shape. The versatile interior of the first BMW M3 Touring offers a new field of experience for typical M performance in everyday use. In a unique way, the BMW M3 Touring links M’s distinctive blend of dynamism, agility and precision with unrestricted suitability for everyday driving and long-distance capability.
The Frosted Black paint scheme gives the BMW M3 Competition Touring an even more understated look for the 2022 BMW M Award winner. Inside, the electrically adjustable M sports seats in black Merino leather/black merino leather create a true racing feel without sacrificing comfort. The M Competition brake system ensures maximum control.
The BMW M3 Competition Touring with xDrive also provided the basis for the first BMW M3 Touring MotoGP™ safety car, which was also presented to the public at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and will now appear on the track at Silverstone as the car’s flagship. First time. It features 50 years of BMW M-special livery and all MotoGP™ Safety vehicles from 1999 to the present day will be featured on the car, in honor of the long-standing partnership with Dorna Sports.
Since 2003, the BMW M MotoGP™ Driver Award has been presented with the best qualifying results. Every weekend of the Grand Prix, riders receive points for their qualifying positions, in the same way that points are awarded in races. The rider with the most points at the end of the season will win the BMW M. The record winner in the BMW M Award is Marc Marquez, who won the award on seven consecutive occasions between 2013 and 2019. Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner each won three times. Fabio Quartararo won the BMW M award twice, in 2020 and 2021. Jorge Lorenzo also scored two wins during his career. Sete Gibernau and Nicky Hayden have qualified once.
For more information on BMW M GmbH and participation as the “Official Car of MotoGP™”, see: www.bmw-m.com
BMW M3 Competition Tour with xDrive:
Fuel consumption, combined: 10.4 – 10.1 l / 100 km corresponding to WLTP, CO2 Combined emissions: 235 – 229 g/km correspond to WLTP, NEDC numbers: –
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