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      02-23-2012, 02:12 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by JoeyBananaz18 View Post
Regarding repairs, I dont see it being used immediately in chasis/frame development but more along the lines of external bodywork and posibly mechanical components.
For the 7 series, carbon fiber might not be used for the frame, but for the i3 and i8 it definitely will be.

Also given the fact that it's much stronger than anything currently being used in the mass manufacturing of cars, frame damage may not be as common as may thing.
Carbon fiber is stronger than steel on a per-mass basis. However, this just means you can use less of it to achieve the same strength as steal. It doesn't necessarily mean that a carbon fiber car is going to be more durable overall than a steel one.
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