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Aluminum alloys have replaced steel as the material of choice, making wheels lighter and reducing a vehicle’s unsprung weight — the mass of its suspension components.
The carbon-ceramic brakes also are mounted inboard to reduce unsprung weight.
Gold-colored brake calipers are a status symbol among BMW drivers, since these indicate the presence of the optional carbon-ceramic rotors (0.2 inch larger in diameter up front), which drop 51 pounds of unsprung mass.
For example, the new standard 9.5-by-20-inch forged wheels in low-gloss black, designated Lightweight 5Deep Aluminum, pare 16 pounds from the Charger’s substantial mass, reducing unsprung weight.
And then there’s the the whole thing of no or virtually no unsprung weight in the suspension.
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