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THE M3ELECTRO

An electric powerhouse, the M3Electro carries our in-house developed powertrain for Season 3 of the championship. A revolutionary step ahead from Season 2, it is a manifestation of absolute engineering.

Christened ‘Ampere,’ ‘Voltaire,’ and ‘Arjuna’ (an Indian warrior); these stunners set the streets ablaze. M3Electro was born as a result of 2500 hours of sweat and blood.

POWERTRAIN

The all-electric powertrain is also the ‘powerbrain’ of the M3Electro. A powerful leap from Season 2, it sports more than 300 new components. A six-phase unit with two-speed transmission, it guarantees better performance, reliability and efficiency.

Peak RPM has improved by 14%, while peak torque has increased by 38%. Weighing just 23 kgs, the overall drivetrain mass has reduced by 40% for greater agility.

BATTERY

The M3Electro houses a Williams-developed battery weighing around 350kg, complete with a carbon-fibre safety casing.

During the race, teams are permitted to use 28kWh of energy in each car. In Season 3 the maximum outputs are set at 170kW during race mode and 200kW for qualifying, catapulting the car from 0-100kmh in less than three seconds.

Test the best

Just around the corner of the famed Circuit de Barcelona lies our European testing garage. This is where our engineers spend hours setting up and fine tuning the M3Electro for the next race.

But the most crucial tool for prep time is the simulator. The team spends close to 100 hours of simulation for every one hour on the track.

STEERING WHEEL

Formula E cars are getting rapidly more complex and already have hundreds of sensors and many different complex electronics and software systems.

The M3Electro sports a new and fully customisable steering wheel – with six rear paddles, six rotary controls, ten buttons, LED warning lights and a larger colour LCD dash display.

REGENERATIVE BRAKING

It’s the most unique feature in electric racing technology. Every time the driver hits the brakes, the car's kinetic energy – that would have otherwise been wasted – is recaptured and converted into electricity. Power is fed back into the batteries, charging them up.

Permitted energy regen increased from 100kW to 150kW in Season 3. However, the maximum power output remains 200 kW.

Taking our Season 4 car – the M4Electro, for a spin

Passioneer Gul Panag is the first Indian woman to drive a Formula E car.

TECH SPEC

TOTAL WEIGHTTOTAL WEIGHT
880kg with driver and ballast – 8 kgs lesser than the S2 car.
OVERALL LENGTHOVERALL LENGTH
5,000mm
OVERALL WIDTHOVERALL WIDTH
1,800mm
HEIGHTHEIGHT
OVERALL HEIGHT

1,250mm

RIDE HEIGHT

75mm

TYRESTYRES
Michelin-supplied, 18-inch, all-weather tyres for stronger grip.
FRONT WINGFRONT WING
A futuristic looking, carbon-fibre unit – around 3kg heavier than S2. The stiffer component causes less damage in close quarters wheel-to-wheel action.
LIVERYLIVERY
Designed by #DrivenByDesign contest winner Adri Haro Jorba (from Spain). Entry chosen from 281 entries received during the 10-day competition, from 40 different countries.
MOTORMOTOR
• Magneti Marelli six phase MGU
• Transverse orientation
• Peak RPM increase of 14% (compared to M2Electro)
• Peak torque increase of 38% (compared to M2Electro)
INVERTERINVERTER
• Two inverters, each controlling three motor phases
• F1-derived technology (SicMOSFET high-frequency switching architecture)
• Bespoke DC junction assembly
COOLINGCOOLING
• Parallel closed systems for inverters and motor
• Bespoke ducting
• Bespoke radiator
TRANSMISSIONTRANSMISSION
• Bespoke two-speed gearbox
• Pneumatically actuated barrel/fork shift
• Transverse layout
• Bespoke carbon-fibre casing
REAR SUSPENSIONREAR SUSPENSION
• Bespoke lightweight, unequal length wishbones
• Low friction bearings
• Pushrod-actuated coilover dampers, with bespoke rockers and anti-roll bars
BATTERYBATTERY
• 600V batteries supplied by Williams Advanced Engineering.
• Weight: 350kg
• Capacity: 28kWh
TOP SPEEDTOP SPEED
225kph, Propels the car from 0-100kph in less than 3 seconds.

PRECISION ON WHEELS

THE MGP3O

The 'Made to Grab Podiums' aka MGP3O is a racing
prodigy. Developed in a record time of less than six
months – from drawing board to track – it has been
turning heads since its debut in the 2013 World Championship.

Its stunning curves maximise aerodynamics. Beneath
its taut, yet nimble chassis lies a power-packed engine.
And there rests not one slack bone in its body.

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ENGINE

A single-cylinder 249cc DOHC four-stroke, finger follower valve train; drum throttle body with double fuel injector engine enables the MGP3O to accelerate from 0-100 kph in just 3 seconds – reaching staggering speeds of over 240 kph.

Improvements to the engine never cease. Every enhancement since its debut has guaranteed greater power delivery, acceleration and top speed. And podiums!

CHASSIS

Moto3 bikes are the smallest Grand Prix racers. But their slender tyres and lightweight bodies (approx. 81kg) make them the fastest at the apex of a corner.

The MGP3O chassis is not only robust, but communicative. It gives the rider a feel of the suspension and tyres. At the same time, it’s rigid enough for precise steering at high-speed corners, and quick change of direction.

THE CRADLE

Our state-of-the-art engineering and development facility in Besozzo, Italy, is the birthplace of the MGP3O. Developed completely in house from the ground up, the bike goes through high standards of manufacturing at every step of its making.

The facility boasts of computer-aided design and engineering labs. Here, cutting-edge prototyping and manufacturing meet high-tech test and quality control.

Three kms from our development centre in Besozzo lies our engine facility – up in the town of Brebbia.

The facility houses workstations to assemble engines, a fully dynamic engine test bench, and a modern rolling (chassis) dynamometer.

MGP3O: WHAT LIES BENEATH

An extreme machine made with extreme passion.

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TECH SPEC

ENGINEEngine
Bore x stroke

81 mm x 48.5 mm

Engine management:

Dellorto

GEAR BOXGear Box
Six gears; cassette type
GEAR SHIFTERGear Shifter
Sequential gearbox with electronic quick shifter
CLUTCHCLUTCH
Wet slipper clutch with multi disc
AIR DUCTAIRDUCT
Front integrated air duct optimised to pressure recovery at high speed
AIRBOXAIRBOX
Carbon fibre; flux optimized
COOLERCOOLER
Water and oil cooler in light alloy; fully integrated with fairings
DASHBOARDDASHBOARD
2D Mididash system with integrated GPS, gearshift flashlights, tyre pressure and temperature logger
FUEL CAPACITYFUEL CAPACITY
10 litres
FUEL LINEFUEL LINE
Light alloy fuel tank with high pressure fuel pump
EXHAUST SYSTEMEXHAUST SYSTEM
Double Exhaust Arrow
BRAKE FRONTBRAKE FRONT
Brembo radial calliper with double T-Drive Brembo 218 mm discs
BRAKE REARBRAKE REAR
Brembo with single Brembo 180 mm disc
SUSPENSION FRONTSUSPENSION FRONT
Öhlins FGR595 Upside Down Front Fork
SUSPENSION REARSUSPENSION REAR
Öhlins RVP Single Shock Absorber
WHEELS FRONT/REARWHEELS FRONT
Marchesini 2.50 x 17 mm / 3.50 x 17 mm
TYRES FRONT/REARTYRES FRONT
Dunlop 95/70-17 mm / 115/70-17 mm
FAIRINGSFairings
Carbon Fibre; fully optimised for aerodynamics coefficient reduction
DRY WEIGHTDRY WEIGHT
Approximately 81kg

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