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    Report: 2016 BMW X1 will be second model on company's front-drive platform
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    BMW is putting a lot of its chips on the success of its forthcoming front-wheel drive models, and it's making a big bet on the company's future in hoping that customers will accept them. Its front-driving UKL platform is underpinning not just the current crop of Minis but a host of BMW vehicles ...

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    Report: BMW predicts 2 Series Active Tourer will have 75% conquest rate
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    In the last few years, BMW has definitively proven that it wasn't a slave to its legacy. In the US, the 3 Series was generally associated with smooth, flat-six engines, but the Bavarian brand dropped a four-cylinder turbo into it. The company was also known for its sports sedans, and it went ...

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    Read This: The physics of a high-powered FWD car will melt your brain
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    From experience, we know that stuffing a heaping helping of horsepower into a front-wheel-drive car isn't exactly a good idea. But why? We aren't talking about torque steer and lack of control - those are effects. We want to know the cause, and we imagine that you'd like to know that, too. As we ...

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    Report: Jaguar may join the FWD, small-car parade
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    Was it right for Chevrolet to detune the 1975 Corvette's base engine to 165 horsepower? Was Aston Martin wrong to make the Toyota iQ-based Cygnet? Is BMW crazy to be testing the new 1 Series with three-cylinder engines and front-wheel drive? It seems now, just as in the 1970s and 1980s, that ...

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    Report: Mercedes FWD platform to last until 2018, convertible and two-seater future uncertain
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    Mercedes-Benz seems to be expecting a lot of success from its front-wheel-drive CLA-Class. Automotive News is reporting that the sub-C-Class sedan could grow when its second generation arrives in 2018. The current FWD platform for MB underpins the CLA, the B-Class, the GLA-Class, and the ...

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    Report: Cadillac ATS was almost front-wheel drive
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    "We were going to do a front-wheel drive Cadillac compact off of Delta because it was going to be less expensive," Doug Parks, General Motors' vice president of global product programs, told the Automotive News during the Detroit Auto Show in January of this year. That sentence, referring to ...

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    Report: BMW copyrights 2 Series, X2, M7, M10, etc.
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    BMW looks to be on something of a name-grabbing spree. The German automaker has reportedly trademarked a number of new vehicle names, including 2 Series, X2, M7 and M10 among others. Of course, just because a manufacturer lays claim to a name doesn't mean there's a production model around the ...

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    Rumormill: BMW could launch 13 front-wheel-drive vehicles by 2016
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    Rumors about front-wheel-drive vehicles have been swirling around BMW for some time now, and word on the Bavarian street is that this drivetrain shift in BMW's portfolio is set to launch sooner than we may think. Initially, we believed front-wheel drive would be limited to just a sub-compact here ...

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    Report: Entry-level Mercedes-Benz range to include coupe, SUV and... shooting brake?
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    Mercedes-Benz Shooting Break concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's hardly a secret that the A- and B-Class hatchbacks are no great success for Mercedes-Benz. But M-B is working hard to make the next generation of both, based on common front-drive architecture, seriously ...

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    Rumormill: BMW working on range of front-wheel-drive concepts
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    When BMW began making noise about bringing front-wheel drive to the table, purists, enthusiasts and fans of the brand immediately busted out the pitchforks and torches. Visions of front-wheel drive 3 Series and 1 Series models were almost enough to induce frenzy (not that a huge number of owners ...

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    Video: BMW 0 Series leaks out in corporate video?
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    BMW 0 Series, is that you? – Click above to watch the video after the break
    If BMW intends to go downmarket any further, which seems likely considering that the automaker has already confirmed it will offer a front-wheel drive model under its own badge, there's only one model designation ...

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    Officially Official: Land Rover confirms hybrid and front-wheel-drive LRX models
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    Land Rover LRX spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the new LRX compact crossover hits the market, it's goal is to change the way the world perceives Land Rover. Unlike the rest of the marque's range, the LRX isn't likely to boast unbeatable off-road prowess with ...

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    BMW confirms plans for front-wheel-drive models
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    If there's one thing that's certain in this crazy world, it's that Ultimate Driving Machines are driven by their rear wheels. Sure, there's an occasional all-wheel-drive model thrown in for good measure, but even those revert to the tried-and-true RWD when extra traction from the front two ...

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    Report: BMW working on new FWD model below 1 Series
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    Rumors of a front-wheel drive model to slot in below the 1 Series have been circulating for some time, with the most recent report coming last October. Now, Autocar has confirmed with BMW's chairman, Norbert Reithofe, that an all-new model is coming from the automaker, designed to compete with ...

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    Report: Infiniti considering front-wheel-drive vehicle
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    Loyalists will accept a less powerful 2.5-liter G-Series in the model range, but how will they embrace a front-wheel drive model from Nissan's upscale – and enthusiast targeted – Infiniti brand? Larry Dominique, Nissan North America Inc.'s vice president for product planning, hinted ...

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    GM bringing new six-speed tranny to market in 2010
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    In an effort to keep up with the foreign competition, while at the same time offering consumers more ratios than they can shake their stick at, General Motors has made a pledge to invest $332 million into its Toledo, Ohio plant.The financial infusion is necessary to produce the new Hydra-matic ...

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