Report: BMW to use more carbon fiber from now on

AutoExpressUK reports that BMW will be taking the weight reduction route even more seriously by extensively using more carbon fiber in their future cars.

According to the report, the Munich-based brand could have full carbon-fiber wheels within the next two years. This comes after BMW announced plans to expand their carbon fiber factory in Moses Lake, Washington. Other carbon fiber parts in development include a steering wheel, a one-piece propeller shaft, and new types of carbon-plastic compound and CFRPs.

Additionally, they’re also toying with hybrid material wheels, that contain both alloys and carbon fiber to make one that’s 25 percent lighter than a conventional alloy. They’re also being engineered to be more damage resistant than alloy wheels.

Source: AutoExpressUK

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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