BMW FWD

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Thoughts on the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

The Appeal of the Roundel About ten years ago a co-worker wandered into my office at the phone company to interrupt my goofing off and talk about cars. Specifically she wanted to talk about replacing…

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BMW to limit platform architecture to two

Herbert Diess, BMW Board Member for Research and Development, told Automotive News Europe that the Munich-based automaker that moving forward, BMW and MINI models will be built upon only two architectures, rear-wheel drive and front-wheel…

BMW: “FWD vehicles will be embraced just like BMW SUVs”

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Report: BMW plans up to 12 models on new platform

In an interview for Automotive News, Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member for sales and marketing, said that the Munich-based automaker will build up to twelve compact models based on the the new front-wheel drive…

Editorial: A Brief History of Front Wheel Drive

Start. In the beginning was the Cugnot artillery tractor. More than one version of the three-wheeled front-wheel-drive (FWD) steamer came off the drawing boards in the second half of the eighteenth century. The apocryphal story…