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Old 07-05-2010, 09:35 PM
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:47 PM
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:21 PM
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I'm thinking full carbon construction Z4 chassis with the V8 from the M3... THAT would be sweet!
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:21 AM
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that 4.6 looks awesome! so far the m series have their carbon roofs, i guess this is the beginning of it all before it starts to be used in more bmw's in retail
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:41 PM
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Hello all,
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Exclusive: BMW X5 with Carbon Fiber Unibody
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:56 PM
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Been posted here..X5 with Carbon Fiber unibody
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:29 PM
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BMW leaks first-gen X5 made of carbon fiber

BMW leaks first-gen X5 made of carbon fiber!

* 06.07.2010


BMW has been making some headlines over the past few months with its commitment to carbon fiber construction, opening a joint-venture production facility in Washington State and teasing the upcoming Megacity EV as the first mass-produced carbon fiber vehicle. But there's always a back story to the headlines.

As you might have guessed, BMW has been toying around with the lightweight construction material for some time, seeing just how far it could push the envelop and what practical applications it could have. In this case, it turns out that, back around 2003, the Bavarian automaker re-constructed a first-gen X5 sport-ute with a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) unibody. Every panel on the X5 was replaced with CFRP, save the doors which retained their conventional steel construction. The result was a weight savings of 440 pounds, without according to BMW sacrificing structural rigidity and crash-worthiness.

Of course the carbon X5 was never put into production, but it reportedly underwent some 40,000 kilometers (25,000 miles) of testing, and the knowledge gleaned will surely find its way into BMW's production vehicles in the future.













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Old 07-06-2010, 09:15 PM
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Third post of this today. I must say it is the most complete one.
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haha we are extremely observant thats all...

imagine a 4.6/8is built like that..
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