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Alessandro Zanardi: New BMW M5 for the BMW Brand Ambassador.

Alessandro Zanardi: New BMW M5 for the BMW Brand Ambassador.

30.04.2018: BMW Brand Ambassador Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) is now the proud owner of a new BMW M5 (combined consumption: 10.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions

BMW Brand Ambassador Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) is now the proud owner of a new BMW M5 (combined consumption: 10.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 241 g/km*).


Sergio Solero, President and CEO BMW Italia, presented him with the car at the start of the BMW Driving Experience season at Vallelunga (ITA). Zanardi’s BMW M5 in Frozen Dark Silver not only features a lot of special BMW M equipment, but has also been modified to meet his particular needs.



Zanardi is able to brake using a brake lever on the steering wheel. Acceleration is also done by hand, using an innovative wireless Bluetooth solution, developed by Fiadel Italiana. This system allows the driver to apply the perfect amount of acceleration by hand, whilst maintaining perfect control of the steering wheel.



The lever, which is operated using the thumb, accurately reproduces the pressure on the accelerator pedal. Zanardi could not resist taking his new BMW M5 out for a spin on the track at Vallelunga. “Driving the BMW M5 is extraordinary. Not only because of its speed, but also because you feel at one with the track,” said Zanardi.



 “Every time I get the chance to try out a BMW M car, I think that they have reached the pinnacle of perfection. However, it is clear to me that BMW always manages to raise the bar in the development of perfect cars.”



Zanardi now heads to Belgium, where the four-time Paralympic champion and ten-time paracycling world champion will take part in the Paracycling World Cup in Ostend.

 

 - Ingo Lehbrink, photo BMW

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30.04.2018 / MaP

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