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This BMW flying suit is a mix of Iron Man with Patrick Star… and it worked!

BMW I, together with Designworks, created a suit to perform electric flights. Peter Salzmann, a professional base jumper, used it.
It is called Electrified Wingsuit, and it is a suit for flying with electrical energy. It increases the speed and flight time of the person wearing it.
Its elements are, in addition to the wings, a flying unit with two carbon impellers. Each one generates a power of 7.5 KW. The impellers rotate at about 25 thousand RPM, producing 15 KW in total. The power lasts approximately five minutes. It reaches just over 300 kilometers per hour!
The companies spent three years preparing the suit, which was released in the Austrian Alps. Salzmann had initially used it in the wind tunnel of the BMW Group Aerodynamics Test Center in Munich.
Salzmann and the companions who were with him jumped from a helicopter at 3,000 meters above sea level. Then they lit the suit and flew off.

The perfect excuse to promote the BMW 13

It also served to promote the BMW i3 electric vehicle. The first edition of the car was born in 2013, and since then it has improved, reaching the current version.
Currently, the vehicle consumes 13.1 kWh of power per 100 kilometers.

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