On the occassion of the BMW Group Innovation Day 2011 event in Munich, the premium automaker is showing off new technologies in the pursuit of maximum efficiency.

On the occassion of the BMW Group Innovation Day 2011 event in Munich, the premium automaker is showing off new technologies in the pursuit of maximum efficiency.

New lightweight construction techniques utilizing materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), aluminum and other hybrid materials are replacing many components previously made of steel. These components include hoods, seat frames, steering columns, door shells, transmission subframes, axel drive shafts, pedal assemblies and wheels to name a few.

Full details in the press release below.

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