Carbon Core BMW 7 Series to Drop 286 Pounds

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April 30, 2015—The new BMW 7 Series models will lose as much as 286.6 pounds thanks to its carbon core body and other lightweight materials, BMW announced earlier this month.

The extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the structure of the passenger cell, the application of lightweight design and a new generation of engines combine to reduce the weight of the luxury sedan along with its fuel consumption and emissions figures.

“The configuration of sheet metal elements can be adjusted as required, allowing for a significant reduction in the weight of the body,” BMW said in a press release.

The carbon-fiber will be attached to aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel in a patchwork body and chassis design, according to BMW.

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