Report: Next generation BMW 7-Series to innovate in weight reduction

BMW seems to have learned quite a bit from their recent projects, the i3 and i8, both of which use some of the most advanced engineering to date in terms of chassis construction, utilizing some of the most equally advanced materials available, like carbon fiber.

That said, according to Auto Motor und Sport, BMW will be taking what they’ve learned and will apply it to the next generation 2015 BMW 7-Series, which is due for a reveal sometime later this year. Speaking with BMW’s chairman, Norbert Reithofer, he disclosed that the BMW 7-Series will use “intelligent composite construction” and that it will “set an example in terms of weight reduction,” which sounds like music to our ears. Less weight equals more in many cases, like fuel economy and handling performance.

Reithofer also said to not expect anything crazy with the design change as the Munich automaker feels it would be wrong for the typical 7-Series buyer.

Source: Auto Motor und Sport

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