Model Highlights

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic
The passenger compartment of the BMW i3—the LifeDrive module—is completely made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP), which is an especially light and high-strength material that provides outstanding protection to passengers in the event of an emergency. Until now, the manufacture and use of this material for large series production was too difficult, but after 10 years of intensive research and experience in the development of these parts, the BMW Group has found an innovative solution, which now produces carbon fiber and carbon fiber plates in a joint venture with the company SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers.