But power is nothing without efficiency. In BMW language, this means lightweight construction thanks to the so-called Carbon Core passenger cell. It’s up to 50 percent lighter than a standard steel chassis, but equally strong and with lower center of gravity. Combine this featherweight body construction with the force of a V12 for a super impressive 3.6 seconds from 0 to 60 mph (0-96 kph) – the best in the segment, BMW claims.