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2014 BMW i3: Cheaper To Repair, Insure Than You’d Expect

Carbon fiber is not a cheap material. If it was, we’d all be driving around in cars made from it–rather than it being limited to a few supercars and high-end sports cars.

And the BMW i3, of course. The expense of its carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) chassis might lead you to assume repairing it would be a wallet-draining nightmare–but apparently, that isn’t the case.

As Autoblog Green reports, BMW’s clever construction methods mean minor and even major repairs may be cheaper than that of a standard steel vehicle.

And because repairs are cheaper, insurance rates should be cheaper too–a car that doesn’t cost much to repair means less risk for your insurer if you have a bump.



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