22 Apr '15, 11am

Next BMW 7 Series To Get Weight-Saving Carbon Fiber Core

BMW is investing hundreds of millions of dollars into developing cheaper carbon fiber components, including Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP), which will be used extensively in the new 7 Series. The teaser shots and video BMW released show a significant amount of CFRP, aluminum, and lightweight high-strength steel used throughout the next-gen large sedan, shaving off an estimated 130 kg/286 lbs compared to a traditional steel structure.

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