Not long ago we featured an article on the all electric BMW i3 and today the upcoming plug-in hybrid i8 is making news as well with the announcement that BMW will be utilizing gorilla glass.
According to reports, the all new BMW i8 is going to be the first car to utilize gorilla glass in place of the more traditional glass. The i8 windows will use gorilla glass to keep excess weight off the car. Currently, gorilla glass is more well known for its implementation in smart phones and smart phone cases but BMW is taking its use in to a whole new realm. The i8 plugin hybrid will feature two 0.7mm layers of gorilla glass with an acoustic sheet inside them to form the back window. No news yet on the price of this piece of machinery but reports expect it to range from $120,000 to $150,000.