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      05-26-2019, 11:36 PM   #45
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Looks like a badass car. How hard do you really drive anyway? The practical extent of RWD for car enthusiasts is parking lot donuts and "drifting".
Looks like the crap it is, IMHO. I don't drive hard, really, no shit mentioned or any interest for it, but I feel it's RWD all the time and I appreciate it! If you don't feel how your ass moves (or if it moves at all) then there's no point to bother, of course.
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      05-26-2019, 11:43 PM   #46
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Its probably more than what I paid for my used m2. I am glad I got the M2 lol!
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      05-27-2019, 12:01 AM   #48
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Its probably more than what I paid for my used m2. I am glad I got the M2 lol!
No comparison regardless of what you paid.
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      05-27-2019, 12:25 AM   #49
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Looks like it's a generation or two behind competitors, even the new corolla and mazda3 are miles more interesting than this bland lump.
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      05-27-2019, 12:45 AM   #50
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Quote from the press release:

Actuator contiguous wheel slip limitation works in close tandem with the DSC system to bring about a clear reduction in the power understeer normally experienced in front-wheel-drive cars.

I've got a fix for that. Put the engine the correct way around and make the car RWD
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      05-27-2019, 12:51 AM   #51
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I'd take an S3 over that any day of the week.
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      05-27-2019, 12:54 AM   #52
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BMW tries to beat Audi at their own game with Haldex-AWD and 4-Pots. But it's an ugly design and Audi just does interiors better. Let's see how it will sell. I like the seats 👌🏻
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Unfortunately most people who buy a 1 series don't know the difference between FWD and RWD. Don't believe me, then look at the clientele of the 2 series active tourer.

These are the people that say a car just gets you from A to B. We can only hope, that BMW wants to retain car enthusiasts within the other segments, rather than just mass market appeal.
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      05-27-2019, 01:16 AM   #54
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I'm guessing we'll be getting the 1 series sedan, that china and I think mexico already gets at some point though.
No, you (and we) will get the 2 series GC instead.
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      05-27-2019, 01:19 AM   #55
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I'd take an S3 over that anyway of the week.
I have to say that I think many will.

...and powered tailgate...in a hot hatch, just why really?
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Much rather have a VW ID3 RWD!!
Alas that's also not coming to the US
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      05-27-2019, 02:13 AM   #58
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FWD/RWD discussions aside, I gotta say it actually looks quite good.
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Looks nice. FWD is unfortunate but the rest of the segment has been that since the beginning of time.
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New 1 series

Looks like a Ford Focus !
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Awd on this platform will be the typical full time fwd with haldex rear diff on demand
so basically it works the opposite way the M5's xDrive does..
power is sent to the front axle on the "M135i" and to the rear axle only when needed
When will it activate? under which conditions?


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So they partnered with Toyota for the supra. Now is this a Kia or Hyundai? :
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well.. things do change!
in what year was this ad published?
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      05-27-2019, 04:14 AM   #62
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...and powered tailgate...in a hot hatch, just why really?
Why not? It's a BMW so it will surely be optional if you're worried about weight...
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Looks like a Ford Focus !
Well I saw the new Focus in France yesterday, it's beautiful.
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Looks like a Ford Focus !
Well I saw the new Focus in France yesterday, it's beautiful.
They have completely different design languages.
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When will this model be released?
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