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    Video: Did Seat take FWD Nürburgring lap record with new Leon Cupra?
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    While Porsche and McLaren vie for sub-seven-minute lap records at the Nürburgring, there's another hotly contested category, and it's not for the fastest time of any vehicle. It applies specifically to front-wheel-drive cars, and is contested between European hot hatches. The record was set ...

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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: 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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    Rumormill: FWD BMW 1 Series expected at Paris Motor Show
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    So here it is: Autocar reports that we'll see the first front-drive BMW at the Paris Motor Show this September, in concept form. It will likely be called the 1 Series GT, and the report says it will debut in late 2014. The car will share a platform with the forthcoming Mini redesign, as well as ...

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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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    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: 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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    Rumormill: Subaru considering FWD Impreza for Europe, turbocharged 1.5-liter
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2008 Subaru Impreza
    Autoweek.nl is spreading a rumor that Subaru is considering offering a two-wheel-drive version of the Impreza in Europe in an attempt to offer a budget alternative to the Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla. The entry-level Impreza would make use ...

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    Wrong-Wheel-Drive! Dodge Demon to use Chery platform
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    click above for more high-res images of the Dodge Demon ConceptThe Dodge Demon has been hinted and anti-hinted for production, and it seems that the sports car will indeed make it into showrooms. Unfortunately, according to AutoWeek, the Demon will wind up on a front wheel drive chassis from Chery. ...

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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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    Decision on CTS siblings coming soon
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    PHOTOS UPDATEDCadillac is already on the upswing here in the US, and has been for some time. The image repair that GM has been able to carry out is impressive, and the rebirth is poised to enter phase two. GM Vice Chair Bob Lutz and Cadillac General Manager Jim Taylor both commented at the Geneva ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: The 2008 Saturn Vue Red Line shows its face
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    click above image to view live shots of the 2008 Saturn Red LineAdmittedly, hot-rodded cute-utes mystify many of us, but the kids seem to love 'em, and the Red Line version of Saturn's 2008 Vue should satisfy those looking for a combination of practicality and power. We're sure that some Saturn ...

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