Thanks to lightweight construction, every gram shed from the vehicle’s weight increases driving pleasure. With less weight to move, less energy is required.
BMW has applied this knowledge to vehicle construction since the 1930s, constantly improving along the way. The questions that the BMW engineers constantly confront are: Where does it make sense to reduce weight? And where would it be impractical? The result: intelligent lightweight construction. This involves the use of ultra-light materials such as magnesium, aluminium and CFRP (carbon fibre-reinforced plastic) in carefully targeted areas of the vehicle.