GENEVA -- BMW plans to expand use of carbon fiber beyond the futuristic i3 electric vehicle it will launch next year.
Klaus Draeger, BMW board member for development, said the i3 is the first vehicle in which BMW has used carbon fiber extensively for the body. BMW uses some carbon fiber in smaller amounts, such as the M3 and M6 roofs.
"We are now looking at how we can also bring carbon fiber further into the series production of our conventional vehicles," Draeger said in an interview at the auto show here. "But this is more or less the state of research."