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 |  May 07 2013, 8:04 AM

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Volkswagen is adding a carbon fiber roof option to the Golf that will cut up to 20 lbs. from the car.

The option will appear on the performance variants of the Golf and offer improved handling and marginally better fuel economy. According to Volkswagen research and development chief, Ulrich Hackenberg, the German automaker is developing a set of waterproof joints to seal the lightweight roof to the car’s body and its windshield.

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Carbon fiber roofs and panels are becoming more commonplace on high-end sports cars, and for Volkswagen to offer it on its higher-end Golf models is a smart move. The BMW M3 for example comes with a carbon fiber roof as standard, another piece that sets it apart from a standard production 3 Series model.

[Source: Edmunds]

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