BMW plans to build a million-plus cars with a range of carbon fibre panels and a new aluminium body that will help improve the ride of its models.
The German automaker has confirmed it will use the aluminium panels on its new 5 Series sedan and X6 SUV, and will add up to 100,000 of them in the next two years.
The panels will make up a third of the vehicle’s body and will be made of aluminium, magnesium and carbon fibre, a company spokesman said.
The company is already producing aluminium panels for its sports cars, and the company has said it expects to build up to 1.3 million aluminium panels by 2020.
It is expected that the aluminium will be used to create a new car body, and to produce a more lightweight body.
BMW has already invested in making its vehicles lighter by reducing the weight of the front axle, and also for the rear axle.BMW also plans to offer a range-topping electric car that will be powered by its own batteries, and it is developing a range that will include an electric hybrid.
In terms of performance, BMW has also said it will increase its electric range to 600 miles by 2025, with a target of a range around 600 miles in 2025.
The company said it was also aiming to reach a new milestone in 2025, by which time it will have delivered 1.5 million electric vehicles.
The carmaker is also preparing to launch the new 5 series, which will be built in Europe, and be available in the US by 2021.
BMW said it would build the first 500 5 Series sedans.
More to come.