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      01-16-2012, 11:57 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Uli_HH View Post
Thatīs an misunderstanding .. the full composite body car is the new i3 and not the F8x ... my sources quotes an mixed high straingh steel + Carbon composite body for the F80.
It makes sense to have a small amount of CF in the new M3 body but how and where. No matter where you put it the costs will be high (due in part to fairly low volume as well as high material costs). Then there is the complexity of attaching CF to steel which must be done with many fasteners and or glue (epoxy of course). It is all expensive. We will see! Thanks again for your insider information!