Technology from i Cars Will Be Used on Other BMW Models Too - Report

The immense amount of money BMW invested in the development of the i brand will not go to waste, even if the i3 and i8 won't prove to be as successful as the Munich-based company hopes.
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That's because they already took measures to make sure the CFRP and other new technologies will be used in every possible way, including on other cars from the BMW range. We've already seen that happen.

The new M3 and M4 models will be using the new material everywhere they possibly could, even for the prop shaft, in order to save weight. In an interview quoted by Autocar, BMW's Head of Sales and Marketing, Ian Robertson, confirmed that even less expensive cars will be enhanced with such materials.

“The use of carbon fibre we already know about; perhaps we won’t see carbon fibre body shells in the mainstream, but we will see its limited use where it can be of most benefit," he said.

“Then there’s the interior finishing, where some of the cutting-edge materials, such as hemp and the roof plastic made from recycled bottles, have made a real impact. They could both be mainstream," he added.

Not only that but the EfficientDynamics features included on the i3 and i8 will also migrate to other high-volume selling cars in the future to make sure there's a future for all of us.

Via: Autocar
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