Hydro Aluminum Lightens New Frankfurt Auto Show Models

DN Staff

September 17, 2009

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Hydro Aluminum Lightens New Frankfurt Auto Show Models

There’s a lot of hype about new power trains and lightweight plastics, but traditional materials are sure to play a big, if not leading role, in making cars more fuel efficient. The new models on display at the International Motor Show Sept. 19-27 in Frankfurt are a case in point. Ten of the models from Audi, BMW, Opel, Peugeot and Renault use Hydro aluminum components and systems. Examples include:

  • Opel Astra, front and rear bumper beams;

  • Rolls-Royce Ghost, front end;

  • Audi R8 Spyder, rollover protection system; and

  • Peugeot 5008 MPV, rear bumper.

In addition, Hydro is supplying flat-rolled aluminum strip for body parts to the new BMW 5 series, the Mercedes-Benz E-class station wagon and all versions of the new C-class model, as well as the current Porsche Panamera.

Photo caption:

Hydro supplies the aluminum content pictured above for several BMW models, including the new “small”  Rolls-Royce.

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