Intelligent lightweight construction.
BMW saves on weight, while you save on fuel consumption. Intelligent lightweight construction reduces fuel consumption and improves driving characteristics. A shining example of how to unite efficient and dynamic driving. Even in the new BMW 3 Series.
BMW engineers use a multitude of high-tech materials in the design of a BMW vehicle: lightweight materials such as aluminium in the front of the car and chassis, high-strength steel in the body together with ultra modern plastics. Engines and drive components employ highly advanced magnesium alloys.
This intelligent lightweight construction lowers the weight of components by up to 25%, results in outstanding body stiffness and passive safety for drivers and passengers in BMW vehicles. It also improves the dynamic driving characteristics thanks to a balanced weight distribution between front and rear axles.