Bmw has been involved in formula one in a number of capacities since the inauguration of the world drivers championship in 1950the company entered occasional races in the 1950s and 1960s often under formula two regulations before building the bmw m1213 inline four turbocharged engine in the 1980s.
Bmw f1 engine v10.
The awesome sound of the 2003 bmw williams f1 v10.
As bmw fans it might be easy to forget that the v10 is mostly dead because it seems like yesterday that the bavarians stuffed a screaming v10 under the hood.
V10 by bmw sauber f1 team mar 3 2006 1139.
Bmw f1 engine comparison.
It was both bmws first and only production v10 engine and the first petrol v10 engine to be available in a production sedan saloon.
The decision to switch from v10 to v8 engines in formula one was made at the end of 2004 leaving the engine specialists to focus their efforts over 2005 on the new regulations.
But bmw didnt start building f1 engines until 2002 which is when things really started to heat up.
The v10 engine is done.
The bmw engines would live on a bit longer and produce ever more horsepower but williams and bmw parted ways.
The indianapolis 500 which was a round of the world drivers championship from 1950 onwards used pre war grand prix regulations with 45 l atmospheric and 3.
This engine was the result of a deal between bmw and brabham which resulted in the teams.
2006 sees the culmination of the switch over phase.
Loved immensely by fans this 570hp780kg spaceframed monster was powered by a judd v8.
Bmw subsequently purchased sauber and regulation changes meant the v10 was retired.
This era used pre war voiturette engine regulations with 45 l atmospheric and 15 l supercharged engines.
Introduced in the e60 m5 the s85 was inspired by bmws previous formula one involvement.
The bmw s85 is a naturally aspirated v10 petrol engine which replaced the bmw s62 v8 engine in the m5 model and was produced from 20052010.