Originally Posted by adc
The F series is not really lighter than the previous generation, unless you think a questionable 50lbs is a triumph.
While I see where you're coming from, I think that 50 lbs saving for the F30 is a triumph for a few reasons off the top of my head:
1. New car is bigger
2. New car is stiffer
3. New car is safer
4. It's the first time in generations the new gen 3/5/7series has been lighter than the one it replaced.
300 lbs would be even better, but this 50lb saving shows that BMW have finally got serious about the weight issue and, with CF-tech and pricing moving along, in 6 or 7 years the savings could well be up in the 3-400lb range.
Maybe the F80/2 will do a little better than 50lbs too, we will have to wait on that.