BENETTON – BMW B186 n.20




BENETTON – BMW B186 n.20


The Benetton – BMW B186 is a car that took part in the 1986 Formula One World Championship. The Benetton family bought Toleman at the end of 1985. He continued to entrust the design of the new car to the engineer Rory Byrne which was based on the characteristics of the Toleman TG185 but combined with the BMW turbo engine and the Pirelli tires. Gerhard Berger with Benetton – BMW B186 n.20 arrived seventh in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1986.

The Austrian driver proved himself to be always very competitive, obtaining two pole positions in the season. Unfortunately, in the race the lack of reliability of the BMW turbo engine forced Berger and team-mate Teo Fabi to retire. Using the Pirelli tires, Berger won the Grand Prix of Mexico without changing tires, leaving Prost with the 25-second Mclaren MP4/2C and Senna with the 50-second Lotus 98T.


Benetton B186
Designer: Rory Byrne
Carbon fibre and nomex honeycomb monocoque with rear subframe and semi-stressed engine
Length: 4348 mm
Width: 1897 mm
Height: 975 mm
Suspension front: Double wishbones, pullrods
Suspension rear: Double wishbones, pushrods
Brakes: Brembo ventilated carbon ceramic discs
Tyres: Pirelli


BMW M12/13 Straight 4, 1499 cc
Power: 671 kw
DriveType: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Toleman/Hewland six speed Manual
Fuel brand:BMW wintershall
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 195 lt


Seventh in the Formula 1 World Champion 1986 with driver Gerhard Berger
Race winner: GP of Mexico 1986


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