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Old 12-28-2012, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by bmwfan1964 View Post
I thought future 1-series in the USA were going to be front wheel drive? 2-series will be rear wheel drive and there should be a four door 2 series like the new four door 6 series, which is an awesome car! But I'm waiting for the 2-series convertible with the fabulous new 4 banger turbo!
It is a bit confusing, but no. Odd numbers = hatchbacks, wagons and sedans and even number = coupes. And by coupe, BMW means it in the original French sense; "cut" or "chopped" which means a coupe can have 4 doors if it has a lower roofline. Conversely, in the 70s it wasn't uncommon to have 2 door sedans (Volvo 240 series comes to mind). The only FWD 1 series variant to be announced is the 1 series GT, but its not in production yet. Its unclear how much this shares with the RWD based 1 series variants other than the name. Rumor is that it is more closely related to a future mini platform for cost sharing purposes. The 1 series GT concept looks to be closest in spirit to Mercedes upcoing FWD CLA.

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