Intelligent lightweight construction.
Intelligent lightweight construction results in lower fuel requirements and higher performance. Depending on the model, especially lightweight materials are used for the individual parts that make up the bodyshell – for example, aluminium in the front end and chassis. This saves an immense amount of weight while simultaneously guaranteeing extremely high stability and excellent passive safety. Light materials like aluminium, the most modern magnesium alloys and carbon-fibre reinforced plastic are used. CFRP is a high-tech material that’s particularly suited to vehicle manufacture – it’s just as stable as steel, but about 50 % lighter.