The image below is interesting because it shows with more detail the floorpan of a modern car, in this case the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Notice the different strengthening elements and rigidity measures that this type of construction allows.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
An image of the structure of the 2011 BMW 5 series showing a great amount of hot formed steel but also the intensive use of aluminium for body panels and parts of the front structure. Although to less extent than the previous E60 5 series, BMW favours the use of aluminium in the front contributing to a better front to rear weight distribution.