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Old 03-20-2018, 08:51 AM
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If you see a schematic of the GT86 and its engine placement, the FWD-derived chassis is quite evident. GT86 engine location
Actually that is typical RWD, the (short boxer) engine between the wheels (so on the axle), and the gear bx significantly behind it. In the Imprezza drivetrain you ca see the engine is ahead of the axle, with the drive shafts connecting the wheels directly from the transmission on the axle)



It's the same solution that Audi does, but as the Boxer is shorter than Audi's inline engines, weight distribution and overhang requirements are slightly better.

But back to Ford, if it will be a RWD biased chassis (which makes a lot of sense, given the vehicles it will underpin), I guess the "FWD" capability will be down to say a hybrid version, or an all electric "Tesla Fighter".
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:14 PM
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Actually that is typical RWD, the (short boxer) engine between the wheels (so on the axle...
Nice try, but NO.

Now, back to Ford.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:37 AM
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An official pic of the undisguised... police version. ;) If you turn up your display's lights, you can sort of make out the greenhouse (which looks to be much airier). Nice proportions. Surprisingly good fuel economy.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/th...n-cop-car-form
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:21 PM
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Can't see if FWD or RWD.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:15 PM
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An official pic of the undisguised... police version. ;) If you turn up your display's lights, you can sort of make out the greenhouse (which looks to be much airier). Nice proportions. Surprisingly good fuel economy.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/th...n-cop-car-form
The RWD proportions look very nice. As pointed out in the article, the Lincoln Aviator ought to be beautiful.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:16 PM
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Can't see if FWD or RWD.
I think it has been rather clearly confirmed that the Explorer will switch to a RWD chassis, and the related Navigator concept also had clearly RWD proportions. With all FOrd sedans cancelled, there is also no need for the magic "can do FWD too trickery" of the upcoming RWD platform...
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:43 PM
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It would then be nice for them to sell in Europe. A RWD based Ford Edge could be something to consider too.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:40 PM
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I think it has been rather clearly confirmed that the Explorer will switch to a RWD chassis, and the related Navigator concept also had clearly RWD proportions. With all FOrd sedans cancelled, there is also no need for the magic "can do FWD too trickery" of the upcoming RWD platform...
Actually, it's looking like a longitudinal RWD/AWD platform with FWD engine placement as has been noted elsewhere. The space from the centerline of the wheels to the door on the Explorer is increased, but not radically so. This arrangement allows for a real 4WD transfer case arrangement.
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Not a fan of the front grill, maybe once the grill is attached, it will look better but so far the headlights in the grill look odd. Rear lights also are meh.
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:37 PM
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Not a fan of the front grill, maybe once the grill is attached, it will look better but so far the headlights in the grill look odd. Rear lights also are meh.
lol...here's a story for what I think is the context that led to your comment?





https://www.motor1.com/news/263270/f...ght-uncovered/

I just don't get why the inner lower edge of the headlights isn't lined up with the edges of the grille. It looks like someone made a mistake.
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