Why Front-Wheel-Drive Cars are More Efficient

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Why Front-Wheel-Drive Cars are More Efficient
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Front-wheel drive dominates today’s automotive landscape, powering everything from subcompact hatchbacks to full-size SUVs. However, it wasn’t always this way. Back in the day rear-wheel drive was king, but over the last 30-odd years carmakers have made a dramatic shift from back to front. Why the flip-flop? No, they weren’t impersonating John Kerry; in reality,… Continue Reading...

BMW To Launch 13 Front-Drive Models By 2016

BMW To Launch 13 Front-Drive Models By 2016
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The thought of  a front-drive BMW was inconceivable less than 5 years ago, but the Bavarian luxury car maker appears to be planning an onslaught of front-drive models for launch by 2016, including a couple crossovers, a sports car and a new compact. The first front-driver will be a 1 Series GT, another pointless crossover, but one… Continue Reading...

Mercedes-Benz To Launch Entry-Level Lineup, Including, SUV, Coupe, Shooting Brake

Mercedes-Benz To Launch Entry-Level Lineup, Including, SUV, Coupe, Shooting Brake
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Mercedes-Benz will launch a new front-drive model for the United States market, aimed at capturing sales from a younger demographic, as the company seeks to stay competitive with rivals BMW and Audi. A coupe and SUV have been confirmed for an expected 2013 launch, while a third variant is under considering. Mercedes is evaluating both… Continue Reading...

Report: Next Holden Commodore To Switch To Front-Wheel Drive

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Report: Next Holden Commodore To Switch To Front-Wheel Drive
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Today’s shocking bit of news comes from a Motor Trend article on the future of Cadillac. While discussing future plans for the big rear-drive Zeta platform, MT claimed that the next generation Holden Commodore would switch to the Epsilon II platform that currently underpins cars like the Chevrolet Malibu and Buick Lacrosse. Performance versions of… Continue Reading...