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Audi Q7: Next generation featuring carbon fibre construction?

Audi Q7

Street word has it that the next-generation Audi Q7 might feature a carbon fibre construction in order to save around 700 pounds!

CAR reports that Audi may also add some carbon fiber to the next Q7, helping to shed as much as 770 pounds from the current model’s 5,000-pound curb weight. The information was revealed by none other than Audi’s incoming R&D chief Wolfgang Dürheimer, who said the company’s new multi-material construction technique, first previewed in the Crosslane concept, could combine steel with aluminum and composites such as carbon fiber.

The biggest hurdle is adopting the expensive, and somewhat time-consuming, process of producing carbon fiber materials for a high volume model.