BMW?s lightweight cars of the future will depend on Carbon Fiber
Preforming of the CFRP roof of the BMW M3 at the BMW Landshut plant in Germnay. The aerospace industry and the world of motorsport rely heavily on carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). This material has many advantages, which automotive engineers exploiting wherever components need to combine high stress resistance with light weight, high stiffness and high strength. The experts at the Landshut Innovation and Technology Centre (LITZ) have been investigating the high-tech material for over a decade.