BMW Talk Carbon Fibre

As part of a new video series by BMW to promote the i range of cars, the company take a closer look at why they chose carbon fibre reinforced plastics for the manufacture of the i8

The car is made from a lightweight composites construction with elements including a Carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cell, doors with a CFRP-aluminium structure, an instrument panel with magnesium support, an aluminium chassis and a partition between the passenger compartment and boot made from thin glass.