7th heaven
The Octane Lounge June 1, 2015


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The new 7 Series will be 190 pounds lighter than the outgoing model, thanks to the extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) in the passenger cell and lightweight design techniques that both reduce weight and increase the overall strength and stiffness. Lighter, stronger, tougher construction lowers the center of gravity and improves handling.
BMW says this is the first time CFRP, steel and aluminum have been used together in a production automobile. The doors and trunk lid are aluminum and the weight balance of the new chassis is 50:50 front and back, again optimizing handling.

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