The Pirelli P Zero Elect has been selected by BMW M as original equipment for the new BMW i4 M50, the first fully electric car developed by the brand’s high-performance division, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. The latest zero-emission coupé now joins many other BMW M cars for which Pirelli has developed bespoke original equipment tyres.
The BMW i4 M50 sets the sporting division of the brand on the path towards total electrification for the first time. There are two engines driving all four wheels, giving the car a total power output of 544CV (400kW) with acceleration from 0-100kph in 3.9 seconds. To handle the high performance of the car and meet the unique demands common to all electric vehicles, Pirelli has developed P Zero tires with Elect technology, which can be recognized by the specific markings on the sidewall. Alongside the star that identifies all bespoke BMW original equipment tires, the Elect logo also indicates that the tire has been specially developed to complement the characteristics of battery electric vehicles BEV and plug-in hybrid vehicles, such as instant torque, increased weight from the batteries, and silent travel. The structure of the Pirelli tire has been reinforced to support the car and deliver maximum performance. The special high-grip compound has also been designed to give outstanding grip for a precise and efficient handling.