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    Check This Out BMW Rumored to Launch 13 FWD Cars Within 5 Years


    BMW Z2 Concept Rendering by InsideLine

    The BMW front-wheel drive vehicles are becoming more controversial. Rumor has it that we are less than two years away from seeing BMW front-wheel-drive vehicles. InsideLine reports that front-wheel-drive vehicles will join the BMW family anytime between 2013 and 2018. At least five front-drive BMW vehicles and seven MINI vehicles will be a part of this plan.

    CAR, a UK publication, reports that the first BMW front-wheel-vehicle will be the 1 Series GT. Same magazine speculates that the front-wheel drive BMW will be related to the next-generation MINI Clubman, which will be longer and feature rear doors on both sides. To go even further with some unfounded speculations, CAR reported that the third-generation 1 Series arriving for perhaps 2017 or 2018 is likely to be front-drive as well. These claims are said to come from a BMW insider but as of now, none of these seem to be possible.

    Here are additional rumors regarding the BMW brand:

    BMW FAST comes to focus as well. Short for Family Activity Sport Tourer, the front-wheel drive vehicle is seen as a more sporty orientated synergy between a Touring MPV and an X model, a sort of Mercedes B-Class vehicle.

    Next in the rumors pipeline, the entry-level roadster BMW Z2. CAR says 2016 as a launch date and will compete against Mazda Miata for example.

    So far almost everything aligns with our inside information as well. But CAR takes it another step further into the unknown or the speculative world. Second generation X1 to move to front-wheel drive? Highly unlikely. The current model is offered with both xDrive and rear-wheel drive configuration and looking at the demographic of the car, we are not sold on the idea of a front-wheel drive entry-level X-like vehicle.

    BMW “Joy”. Apparently a subcomcast vehicle that will be available in three and five doors configuration.

    Now onto the MINI brand. The third-generation MINI Cooper should arrive by 2013, followed by the convertible and Clubman two years later. The CAR news revolve though around a “mini” MINI, a small hatch that measures 10-foot in length. Next, MINI Activity Tourer, design details unknown, but launch date set for 2016. Around the same time, the second generation MINI Countryman and MINI Coupe Roadster will join the front-wheel drive fleet.

    While MINI front-wheel drive news are nothing new and still a trademark for the Oxford-based company, the appearance of several FWD BMWs will certainly create additional controversy and questions around the core values of the Ultimate Driving Machine.
    Source: BMW Blog
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    Re: BMW Rumored to Launch 13 FWD Cars Within 5 Years

    Fail wHeel drive

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    Re: BMW Rumored to Launch 13 FWD Cars Within 5 Years

    oh the travesty!

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    Re: BMW Rumored to Launch 13 FWD Cars Within 5 Years

    Audi is going to overtake BMW in the next 5 years. Robot say one

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    Re: BMW Rumored to Launch 13 FWD Cars Within 5 Years

    Test mule already spotted
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    Re: BMW Rumored to Launch 13 FWD Cars Within 5 Years

    what happened to this?

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    Re: BMW Rumored to Launch 13 FWD Cars Within 5 Years

    never say never
    long long time ago, an old man said singapore cannot have casino ... now we got not 1 but 2 ... and ah kong is giving out hongbao
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    Re: BMW Rumored to Launch 13 FWD Cars Within 5 Years

    Old man is adapting to the new world and staying relevant......Who says old dog cannot learn new tricks!

    I saw in my crystal ball:

    Audi/VW will overtake Toyota to become the biggest car producer..
    Kia/Hyundai will be the next Toyota.
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    Re: BMW Rumored to Launch 13 FWD Cars Within 5 Years

    OMG.
    Well, this is probably the same debate that is going on in Germany right now.
    With the FWD introduction, it's an utter shame the route BMW is taking. Not to mention it is more of a cost-cutting measure than anything else as much as they can preach how good it can be. You can't invalidate something that has been proven and preached for the last few decades.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtenM2hFTgE&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube - Reaction to the BMW 1M Engine (large subtitles)[/ame]

    Hahahah this is so funny!










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    Re: BMW Rumored to Launch 13 FWD Cars Within 5 Years

    The director and actors deserve an oscar! The storyline is also original....but only motorhead understand the story...

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