• Autobild reporting a super lightweight carbon fiber body E-class is planned, really?

      This news seems to be kind of out of left field and we do not think it should be taken all that seriously. This carbon fiber E-class is supposed to be 770 pounds lighter than the regular E-coupe. That would be quite the hefty weight reduction and it would come at exactly what price point? Auto Bild claims these carbon fiber based E-class cars will come in 2015 with the B-pillar removed as well due to increased rigidity. Sounds like science fiction to us as the current E will likely still be for sale in 2015 and such a radical weight reduction with carbon fiber on this particular model has not been announced by Mercedes Benz and would dramatically increase production costs. Don't read too much into the rumor.

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      1. alpinedevil335's Avatar
        alpinedevil335 -
        IF they do go into production would they be available in the U.S.?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alpinedevil335 Click here to enlarge
        IF they do go into production would they be available in the U.S.?
        I do not see why not, volume was expected to be over 20,000 models.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        well with more companies pushing lighter materials, perhaps someday...