BMW is getting ready for a front-wheel drive onslaught.
Front-Wheel-Drive BMW 1-Series Sedan Due In 2017: Report
The front-wheel drive BMW 1-Series is coming, even though 80 percent of current 1-Series owners think their car is already front-wheel-drive. A new report today puts a timeline on a new sedan version, aka the "New Entry-level Sedan" (NES): it should arrive in 2017. The news comes by way of...Nelson Ireson
Front-Wheel Drive Audi A8 Goes On Sale In Europe
For many, especially in the U.S., rear-wheel drive and luxury cars go hand in hand. However, elsewhere in the world, luxury buyers are happy to drive full-size cars with front-wheel drive configurations and even four-cylinder engines. For years Audi has been selling its A8 flagship sedan with a...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
BMW Stuck In The Snow? Guess Which End Your Chains Go On...
Back in the day, buying a BMW was something only true sports sedan fanatics understood. But the legendary 2002 is long gone--35 years now--and all sorts of new folks are buying Bimmers. Including those, apparently, who think their BMW 1-Series has front-wheel drive. Earlier this year, CEO Norbert...John Voelcker
BMW To Develop New Front-Wheel Drive Hybrids With PSA Peugeot Citroen
Until now, BMW’s hybrid technology has only been applied in its upper range models like the 5- and 7-Series ActiveHybrid sedans and the X6 crossover, the latter of which is billed as the world’s most powerful hybrid vehicle. However, the automaker’s future generation of hybrids...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
BMW And Mercedes-Benz Compacts Coming To U.S. Within Next Few Years
Right now in the U.S. you can step into a brand new BMW for just under $30,000--for Mercedes-Benz the entry-point creeps a few thousand dollars higher--but in the next couple of years we should be seeing a range of more affordable models from both of the luxury stalwarts. That’s because both...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
The growing push towards smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles is leading the charge for changing consumer perceptions of what defines a luxury car--with size no longer the differentiator but rather technology, quality and design. Not surprisingly we’ve seen most of the luxury automakers release compact models in recent years and now Acura is set to join the fray in what is quickly becoming a crowded segment. Long dead are plans for a new rear-wheel drive sedan and supercar flagship, replaced instead with plans for front- and all-wheel drive compact cars. Reportedly in the works are...
Report: Infiniti Working On New Front-Wheel Drive Coupe
The growing push towards smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles is leading the charge for changing consumer perceptions of what defines a luxury car--with size no longer the differentiator but rather technology, quality and design. Nowhere is this more the case than in Europe where Infiniti is...Viknesh Vijayenthiran