"It all starts with one carbon fibre that's just about one seventh the width of a human hair. The result is an extremely lightweight and robust passenger cell of the BMW i3 and BMW i8. Watch the clip to see how BMW is doing this."

Says BMW of the manufacturing process for the carbon fiber material found in the i3 and i8.

BMW is the first automaker to make extensive use of carbon fiber in a mass market automobile (BMW i3).

The use of carbon fiber will soon spread across most of BMW's vehicle lineup, starting with the 7 Series.

With carbon fiber, BMW is revolutionizing the way automobiles are made.

Watch the video to see the carbon fiber journey from a single strand to a finished component.