BMW 1 Series
Audi’s cross-Bavaria rival BMW also dropped a couple models. Its compact 1 Series is on something of a hiatus in 2014. The nameplate is expected to return shortly, though it will be based on a front-wheel drive architecture instead of the tried-and-true rear-drive layout it currently features. That’s the really disappointing part because it feels like the Ultimate Driving Machine tagline may no longer apply.