Report: New Front Drive BMW Hatch to Share 1 Series Badge

Report: New Front Drive BMW Hatch to Share 1 Series Badge
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The upcoming lineup of front-drive “small premium” BMWs will will share the 1 Series badge with their RWD counterparts. According to a report by AutoCar, the new models, which will share the same underpinnings as the next-generation MINI Cooper, will also be hatchbacks and are likely to be offered in both 3-door and 5-door trim…. Continue Reading...

Report: 80 Percent of BMW 1 Series Drivers Think Their Car is Front-Wheel Drive

Report: 80 Percent of BMW 1 Series Drivers Think Their Car is Front-Wheel Drive
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They don’t call BMW the “ultimate driving machine” for nothing. Or do they? According to a new statistic released by BMW, the company’s rear-drive performance philosophy might not be all that important to buyers. Or at least buyers of the entry-level 1 Series. In a recent conference call, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer said that 80… Continue Reading...

New Front-Wheel Drive BMWs Coming Says CEO

New Front-Wheel Drive BMWs Coming Says CEO
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So far we have heard several reports of a new front-drive model from BMW, but now comes confirmation from BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer. “There will be front-wheel-drive BMWs in the smaller vehicle classes in the future,” said Reithofer during a press conference about the German automaker’s finances. The architecture will actually be both front-drive and… Continue Reading...