Carbon fiber is a material that has taken a while to come to the fore in the car industry, yet it has been used by airlines since the nineties. Carbon fiber is made from extremely small strands of pure carbon, but to give it additional strength it is usually combined with plastic resin and molded into the shape of the final product. The benefits of carbon fiber over normal materials is its strength to weight ratio, the parts are very lightweight and yet extremely strong, and this helps lighten the vehicle and that in turn increases fuel efficiency.
With the car industry now using this material more and more it was only a matter of time before Mercedes Benz use of carbon fiber appeared, and as well as the manufacturer having it in development many third parties have brought out numerous parts for those who like to personalize their Mercedes. … Read More