BMW has been a partner of the German Bobsleigh, Luge and Skeleton Federation (BSD) since the 1980s, and in recent years shared the automotive expertise with the BSD for technological support. As the sportsmen are preparing for the 2022 Winter Olympics, BMW has brought the collaboration to a new level and developing a two-man bobsled prototype.
The automaker is applying the knowledge on aerodynamics, chassis development and carbon fabrication on the bobsleigh sport. First tests on the ice track are planned for the end of the year so BMW can try out various technical concepts, innovative systems and components together with BSD technical experts and drivers. The livery of bobsled will be in traditional BSD colours of yellow and black and reminiscent of the “Dazzle” pattern found on camouflaged BMW prototypes.
This is not the first time BMW build a two-man bobsled, though. In 2014, BMW North America and the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation developed a two-man bob that helped the United States won the first Olympic bob medal in 62 years. Let’s see if BMW could extend German team’s triumph in 2018 Winter Olympics to the next one in 2022.