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    The front wheel drive MINI shared platform era of BMW begins - 0 series? .5 series?

    This is the new front wheel drive BMW that is coming. It was spotted testing with a mule for the 2013 Mini Cooper. This car will share that Mini's platform but be branded as a BMW. We know, it's tough to keep up with all the models BMW is trying to squeeze in. This car is supposed to come in below the 1 series which means, what will they call it? The 0 series? The 1/2 series? We know an easy way to solve the problem, don't build it and leave FWD to Mini.

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    looks as focked up as Toyota Matrix, DAMN BMW !
    pissing in wind is more fun than driving a FWD BMW.

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    Poop
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    BMW is spreading themselves too thin.

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    0.5M.... with the engine from the 328i

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    PUKE!! That car is beyond disgusting......

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    Check this out, some of the comments here about this car were used in an article bnet.com, which is a CBS business network: http://www.bnet.com/blog/electric-ca...reat-idea/4466

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    ^ haha. I guess bad press is better than no press?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SSDD Click here to enlarge
    ^ haha. I guess bad press is better than no press?
    It wasn't bad in my opinion. He called us the true enthusiasts, the real voice essentially. He was right, we are howling in protest.

    The only issue is the guess about these being sporty. They might be sporty like a Mini is sporty but BMW's are RWD first and foremost. Losing that shows much more is going on and there is a shift away from core enthusiasts like ourselves taking place at BMW. So while the general public will no doubt like them, we have never been like the general public that probably finds what most of us do with our cars absurd.

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    You have a point. I guess to me he colored his tone with "Despite the inevitable whining...". I don't feel our actual commentary is whining, but more of a discussion on the motivation behind a automotive brand that, for decades, has stayed true to it's roots. Sure it's great from a corporate gains standpoint, but to me they are diluting the reputation they have built.
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    I should go do some cleaning in headquarter, some people need kick.

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    I hate the $#@!ing word "sporty". If it's FWD it's not for sports purposes. (one exception is when they played with FWD cars in the INDY500 races, didn't last long)


    Wouldn't a rear-engine, rear-drive car be just as efficient?!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
    Wouldn't a rear-engine, rear-drive car be just as efficient?!
    Well it would be sportier on paper that is for sure.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Well it would be sportier on paper that is for sure.
    and have the same amount of drive-train loss..... I don't get it. Well I do, most people are too stupid to drive and would end up spinning, but they already have really good traction control systems, so actually I don't get it.....

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SlicktopTTZ Click here to enlarge
    and have the same amount of drive-train loss..... I don't get it. Well I do, most people are too stupid to drive and would end up spinning, but they already have really good traction control systems, so actually I don't get it.....
    BMW's have been RWD for a long time, it hasn't been a big deal. Better to spin your tires than understreer into a tree.

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