Megacity: BMW’s first car to use carbon fiber in its construction
Lightweight design has been one of the core skills of the BMW Group for decades – after all, reducing weight is a major factor in cutting fuel consumption. But now BMW has something more to contribute towards the environment. It has decided to produce carbon fiber and textile semi-finished products for the new line of electric vehicles that is going to launch in the coming years. Megacity will be launched under a BMW sub-brand in the first half of the next decade, the extremely sturdy but ultra light material constitute an important proportion of the materials used. The Megacity Vehicle constitutes the combination of the superior CFRP fibers’ developed by the SGL Group and the BMW Group’s expertise in the industrial manufacture of CFRP components. This is making it possible, for the first time, to install CFRP on a large scale in a series vehicle at a competitive cost. A very good move and since especially when a brand like BMW promotes, will definitely have a flurry of followers, which will make a huge difference!