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Old 10-27-2017, 11:21 PM
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I tried to like it, but it looks like an angry beaver in a box.
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Old 10-28-2017, 12:50 AM
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...it looks like an angry beaver in a box.
Hilarious but so true.
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Old 10-28-2017, 07:37 AM
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God that looks awful. It’s just so lumpen and bloated.
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Old 10-30-2017, 12:44 AM
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Parts bin car with MINI?
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:50 AM
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This is the BMW that BMW truly is inside.

It is only a matter of time before the 3 series goes Fwd or Fwd based Awd with proportions to match.
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Old 10-30-2017, 02:38 AM
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It is only a matter of time before the 3 series goes Fwd or Fwd based Awd with proportions to match.
A full electric 3 series is more realistic option than a FWD 3 series.
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Old 10-30-2017, 08:24 AM
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A full electric 3 series is more realistic option than a FWD 3 series.
Depends. For now they have their RWD component platform, but ultimately we will see if it is viable to produce it in a way it can fit 3 - 7 series(I guess Lexus is currently in this situation with their new RWD platform and the IS/GS), or if the customers accept the (currently very driver oriented) 2 series as FWD; then I could see first the 3 series go FWD (of course first top models would be AWD), and then the 4 series to follow.

After all tehre are quite a lot of rumors that the C-Class might go FWD as well, and given how accepted teh FWD platform is in very expensive cars like the A45 AMG or CLAs, I can see the thinking behind that rumor...
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:40 PM
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Depends. For now they have their RWD component platform, but ultimately we will see if it is viable to produce it in a way it can fit 3 - 7 series(I guess Lexus is currently in this situation with their new RWD platform and the IS/GS), or if the customers accept the (currently very driver oriented) 2 series as FWD; then I could see first the 3 series go FWD (of course first top models would be AWD), and then the 4 series to follow.

After all tehre are quite a lot of rumors that the C-Class might go FWD as well, and given how accepted teh FWD platform is in very expensive cars like the A45 AMG or CLAs, I can see the thinking behind that rumor...
I'd say not a shot we ever see a FWD 3 series. you can't maintain or fake RWD proportions on a FWD car once you get past the sub-compact segment. if anything the model transitions in a few decades to an EV platform. same with the C class. I also don't find an A4 to be any more spacious than a 3 series despite its FWD platform. The 2 series will likely stay RWD as a coupe and FWD for Gran Coupe and 1 series sedan.

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Old 10-31-2017, 07:37 AM
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This is a few years old now, from the launch of the current Mini, but their plan is for the Mini range, 1 and 2 series (coupe and X models included) to share the same front/all wheel drive platform.



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Old 10-31-2017, 11:19 AM
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wow even the 2 series coupe.. no more M2
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