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50:50 weight distribution.

The perfect balance of performance and precision: the ideal distribution of weight between the front and rear axles makes your BMW superbly agile.

In addition to the use of lightweight components the positioning of the axles as well as the package of aggregates and parts are essential for perfect weight distribution. The extended front axle and short overhangs permit the typical BMW rear drive – the optimal requirement for perfect vehicle balance. The heaviest parts are also placed closest to the vehicle’s centre of gravity. Well-balanced weight distribution is the basis for neutral self-steering properties, high agility and good traction even with heavy loads. This, combined with theDynamic Stability Control (DSC), means your vehicle remains easy to control even in extreme situations. 

Innovative processing and the use of light-weight components reduce the vehicle weight and contribute greatly to the 50:50 weight distribution. Depending on the model the front and rear axles or even the entire front of the vehicle are made of aluminium and hot formed steel. These high-tensile, extremely light materials and alloys containing magnesium are also used for single motor components. The combination of further lightweight components like a roof made of carbon-fibre composites (e.g. BMW M3 Coupé) produce a noticeably better power-to-weight ratio (kg per kW). Every kilo saved represents a measurable increase in agility and safety. You’ll feel it in every curve: evenly-distributed weight means increased driving pleasure.

 

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50:50 weight distribution.

The perfect balance of performance and precision: the ideal distribution of weight between the front and rear axles makes your BMW superbly agile.

In addition to the use of lightweight components the positioning of the axles as well as the package of aggregates and parts are essential for perfect weight distribution. The extended front axle and short overhangs permit the typical BMW rear drive – the optimal requirement for perfect vehicle balance. The heaviest parts are also placed closest to the vehicle’s centre of gravity. Well-balanced weight distribution is the basis for neutral self-steering properties, high agility and good traction even with heavy loads. This, combined with theDynamic Stability Control (DSC), means your vehicle remains easy to control even in extreme situations. 

Innovative processing and the use of light-weight components reduce the vehicle weight and contribute greatly to the 50:50 weight distribution. Depending on the model the front and rear axles or even the entire front of the vehicle are made of aluminium and hot formed steel. These high-tensile, extremely light materials and alloys containing magnesium are also used for single motor components. The combination of further lightweight components like a roof made of carbon-fibre composites (e.g. BMW M3 Coupé) produce a noticeably better power-to-weight ratio (kg per kW). Every kilo saved represents a measurable increase in agility and safety. You’ll feel it in every curve: evenly-distributed weight means increased driving pleasure.