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BMW M6 Gran Coupe will be 2013 MotoGP safety car

Toni Avery
Apr 5, 2013

The 2013 MotoGP season will welcome a powerful lineup of BMW M and M Performance models to its circuit safety fleet. Included is the all-new BMW M6 Gran Coupe, fresh from the Detroit Auto Show floors.

BMW has been the official safety car for MotoGP since 1999, and these new M cars will make the anniversary celebration better.

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The star of the fleet is the M6 Gran Coupe, with its 560hp 4.4-liter V8 TwinPower turbocharged engine. It accelerates 0-60mph in just 4.1sec, which should be fast enough for safety car duties, even when dealing with the speed of modern MotoGP motorcycles.

The full fleet for 2013 MotoGP season comprises five cars used for safety and medical rescue transport. These will include an M6 Coupe and M5 as well as two BMW M550d xDrive Touring models for medical personnel. Rounding out the group are two new BMW HP4 safety bikes as well as the official safety officer's M3 Coupe.

If one anniversary wasn't enough, BMW is also celebrating its M Award, which has been around since 2003. This is given at the end of the season to the rider with the best overall qualifying record.

For more information on the 2013 Safety car fleet visit: Link text....www.bmw-m-safetycar.com

By Toni Avery
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