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.