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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:39 AM
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Still More Four-wheel Drive Luxury Cars

The four-wheel drive trend marches on. Sophisto?

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/jaguar/...ur-wheel-drive
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:13 AM
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Sure Jim,
There are a lot of car types you can buy AWD.
For towing my boat I like the heavy kinds, the Toyota 100, the Range Rover, or the X5 are very nice towing cars.
For saloons, it is better to have a lighter car with good supension and tyres.
And RWD is superior to FWD.
Who needs AWD, in a normal saloon, under 300 hp/500nm?
I really do not know.
So nothing new so far.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:14 PM
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As modern cars gets more and more powerful, there is a need for more and more traction. My guess is that we will see an increasing thrend in AWD sport sedans in the future.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:22 PM
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Or independable traction per wheel by eletric motors?
And a lot of 2 and 3 cylindre FWD cars will be seen soon.
Fast driving in Europe is something that is gettng rather expensive by all the automatic working apparatus used for speed control.

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Old 12-06-2012, 05:56 AM
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Traction motor on each wheel would mean a large bank of batteries on board, either way, there will be added weight.
It getting expensive to own fast cars here in the US as well, with the new CAFE standards coming soon, we will see a lot more smaller engines as well
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