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      10-04-2010, 01:15 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by TsunamiFury View Post
You know how you average out all those m3s we love here: build a freakin fwd electric mini car.
The drive wheels are not germane to the issue of fuel efficiency. As I pointed out above the Megacity is RWD.

And for that matter, the FWD vehicle that is the topic of this thread is not an electric car anyway. They may offer an electric version at some point but the initial models and vast majority of the sales volume will be gasonline (diesel, outside US) engine powered. Essentially, these will be Mini-like vehicles with BMW brading and styling cues. It's true that this will contribute positively toward CAFE, but so would an equivalent RWD vehicle.

So, the move toward FWD for this model line is motivated almost purely by the fact that they already have the platform (Mini) at their disposal.
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