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Front-wheel-drive cars we could live with forever

Here are the FWD vehicles we'd drive for the rest of our lives.

Some of the most entertaining cars to drive (and live with) put their power down through the front wheels. Here are our picks.

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2016 BMW X1 will be second model on company's front-drive platform

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 too. The rollout starts with the 2 Series Active

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BMW predicts 2 Series Active Tourer will have 75% conquest rate

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 green with the i3 and Chris Bruce

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The physics of a high-powered FWD car will melt your brain

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 are but humble writers, we can't possibly begin to explain the physics at play when a big boot-full of power is sent to the front axle, though. Thankfully, we don't have to.

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Jaguar may join the FWD, small-car parade

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 t

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Mercedes FWD platform to last until 2018, convertible and two-seater future uncertain

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.

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Cadillac ATS was almost front-wheel drive

"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 early Michael Harley

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BMW copyrights 2 Series, X2, M7, M10, etc.

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 bend, but the mo

Rumormill: BMW could launch 13 front-wheel-drive vehicles by 2016

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 and a compact coupe there, but now comes

Rumormill: BMW working on range of front-wheel-drive concepts

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 in

Video: BMW 0 Series leaks out in corporate video?

BMW 0 Series, is that you? – Click above to watch the video after the break

Video: BMW 0 Series leaks out in corporate video?

BMW 0 Series, is that you? – Click above to watch the video after the break

Officially Official: Land Rover confirms hybrid and front-wheel-drive LRX models

Land Rover LRX spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Officially Official: Land Rover confirms hybrid and front-wheel-drive LRX models

Land Rover LRX spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

Customer ignorance convinces BMW that front-drive is OK

It's not at all unusual for customers to not have any real understanding of what they are buying. After all, so many modern products have such a plethora of features that most of them never get used. Then there are cars. Even many engineers don't know how everything on a new car works, so it's not surprising that car buyers don't. For example, take which wheels are being driven. The reality is that even the tamest of modern cars have handling limits well beyond what most drivers ever utilize.

BMW confirms plans for front-wheel drive, low emissions targets

If there's one thing that's certain in this crazy world we live in, 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 contact patches isn't deemed necessary or desirable. Well, alert the media (oh, wait...): BMW has confirmed Jeremy Korzeniewski

BMW confirms plans for front-wheel-drive models

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 contact patches isn't deemed necessary or desirable. Well, alert the media (oh, wait...): BMW has confirmed Jeremy Korzeniewski

Report: BMW working on new FWD model below 1 Series

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 compe

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