2015 BMW 7-Series to feature carbon fiber construction - report

2010 BMW 7-Series M Sport Package
2010 BMW 7-Series M Sport Package

Could be lighter, more fuel efficient

In a recent interview, BMW's head of research and development revealed the next-generation 7-Series will feature carbon fiber construction.

Speaking with Autocar, Klaus Draeger said the car would likely feature carbon fiber, aluminum and steel. This means we can expect the lightweight material to be used in the roof, hood and trunk lid.

These changes could enable the 2015 7-Series to be significantly lighter than the current model, so expect improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

Source: Autocar

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jolz24 jolz24
they definitely need to make it lighter and work on a more bespoke interior
Feb 25th, 2012 4:05pm
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Han Solo Han Solo
With some Carbon fiber and a totally new design language...well that might just do it...let's wait and see whether the BMW boys can turn the current bulk that is the 7 Series into a super suave and elegant looking business Icon that it was in the past.
Feb 24th, 2012 5:37am
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henaz henaz
Why is almost every commenter on this site retarded?
Feb 24th, 2012 3:44am
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schizo schizo
Not a big fan of the 7 Series (S-Class all the way for me...) but you have to appreciate the fact that BMW is working on incorporating methods like this to reduce weight and improve efficiency of automobiles...that will someday work its way down to all cars.
Feb 24th, 2012 2:46am
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TheAntichrist TheAntichrist
@Moodyaaa..BIG LOL. Still S8 is faster than MB best S-class and BMWs 7-series.
Feb 23rd, 2012 11:46pm
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moodyaaa moodyaaa
S63? S65?
Feb 24th, 2012 1:01am
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jetcraz jetcraz
but if you compare the pricing, s8 is priced against 750 and s500
Feb 24th, 2012 4:18am
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NYyanks NYyanks
well, i don't want to join in on the S-Class vs 7-Series turf war, but i will say this. Someday, Carbon Fiber will become mainstream with many vehicles. as time progresses, innovations will become cheaper.
Feb 23rd, 2012 10:51pm
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MarkoAulitis MarkoAulitis
maybe s class bud not A8 ! :)
Feb 23rd, 2012 7:20pm
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moodyaaa moodyaaa
LoL A8 is out of the story already
Feb 23rd, 2012 7:23pm
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TheAntichrist TheAntichrist
LOL. This version cant never compete wiht Audi S8.
Feb 23rd, 2012 7:32pm
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moodyaaa moodyaaa
S8 is a Fail
Feb 23rd, 2012 9:54pm
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moodyaaa moodyaaa
Will kill the s class again ?!!
Feb 23rd, 2012 7:12pm
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ElvisKurbegovic ElvisKurbegovic
in which part of this world or in which thing did this "Bunch of Money Wasted" killed the S class? You must be slow! or just dumb!!
Feb 23rd, 2012 11:50pm
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moodyaaa moodyaaa
I love them both, and I can't say that BMW is better. But still BMW is much nicer to drive, believe me.. And has mor advanced tech
Feb 24th, 2012 1:04am
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ElvisKurbegovic ElvisKurbegovic
you are so funny
Feb 24th, 2012 9:10am
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moodyaaa moodyaaa
Who r u talking to?
Feb 25th, 2012 11:17pm
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moodyaaa moodyaaa
Respect to all WCF users, sorry that ppl like Him are around.
Feb 25th, 2012 11:21pm
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