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      01-17-2012, 12:57 AM   #22
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Drives: E92 M3
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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!
E92 M3 | Space Gray on Fox Red | M-DCT | CF Roof | RAC RG63 Wheels | Brembo 380mm BBK |
| Vorsteiner Ti Exhaust | Matte Black Grilles/Side Gills/Rear Emblem/Mirrors |
| Alekshop Back up Camera | GP Thunders | BMW Aluminum Pedals | Elite Angels |
| XPEL Full Front Wrap | Hardwired V1 | Interior Xenon Light Kit |