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BMW Explains the Carbon Fibre Construction of the i8

It’s been a while since the automotive world learned about the benefits of making a lighter car than the competition. BMW started using this approach in its cars a long time ago, starting with the 303 model that used tubular side members to make everything lighter and stronger at the same time.
BMW CFRP 1 photo
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Fast forward to 2013 and the same principle is being applied to the latest models in the range, the i3 and i8. Both of them are now using state of the art materials such as the newly developed Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer, or CFRP for short.

The development and advances in the CFRP production process that BMW made over the last years transformed the German company into the first manufacturer that will be using carbon fibre on a mass production vehicle.

Explaining why this material and its usage is paramount for the new i8, the recent TV series BMW launched these past weeks reached the episode about Carbon Fibre. You can watch it below.

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