A new report is in from German media outlet, Auto Motor und Sport, who discovered that the next-generation 7-Series will be an industry leader with weight-saving and complex material construction technology. BMW seems to have learned quite a bit from their recent projects, the i3 and i8, both of which use some of the most advanced engineering to date in terms of chassis construction.
Such technology includes utilizing some of the most equally advanced materials available, like carbon fiber.
That said, according to the recent report, BMW will applying their newly-found knowledge to the next generation 2015 BMW 7-Series. Speaking with BMW’s chairman, Norbert Reithofer, the man in the chair disclosed that the BMW 7-Series will use “intelligent composite construction” and that it will “set an example in terms of weight reduction.” This sounds nothing less than spectacular considering less weight equals more in many cases, like fuel economy and handling performance.
Reithofer also said to not expect anything crazy with the design change as the Munich automaker feels it would be wrong for the typical 7-Series buyer. The next-generation model is expected to surface sometime later this year.
– By: Chris Chin
Source: Auto Motor und Sport