Next generation BMW 7 Series to use carbon fiber

Rumors | February 23rd, 2012 by 14
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In a recent interview with BMWBLOG, Dr. Klaus Drager said that the next generation BMW 7 Series will make extensive use of carbon fiber. When …

In a recent interview with BMWBLOG, Dr. Klaus Drager said that the next generation BMW 7 Series will make extensive use of carbon fiber.

When asked the question about CFRP moving into mainstream production cars, Dr. Draeger said: “At that moment we will have a look at how far we will be, for later products. We will bring carbon fiber as well for BMW-whatever-next-7 Series, but I think it will be important to have the right material mix, have high-strength steel, aluminum, and in addition to it, carbon fiber.”

In another interview with UK magazine Autocar, the R&D Chief confirmed again the carbon fiber use in the next 7 Series flagship. The redesigned 7 Series will come to market in 2015.

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Draeger said the new 7 Series’ structure would probably feature a mix of materials, with the carbon fiber parts being added to the aluminum and steel used in today’s car. The roof, bonnet and bootlid are most likely to be made from CFRP.

Future M products are also expected to use more carbon fiber parts, in an attempt to further reduce the weight of sporty cars.

 

14 Responses to “Next generation BMW 7 Series to use carbon fiber”

  1. Guest says:

    What about the technology that comes with the car? I’m more interested in that than what it’s made out of for this class of car, same with the same S Class. The flagship sedans always set the path for technological innovations. 

    • Mat Meiers says:

      Less weight means they can cram more of your technology in while still being able to call this a sports car, so this should actually excite you.

  2. Mateo says:

    7 series is around 1.9-2.1 tons – which is nomal
    5 series is around 1.7-2.0 tons – come on bmw, e60 was much lighter

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  4. Shifat says:

    This technology will highly helpful for the production of high speed car.Really the more you loose weight the more you can gain speed.
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