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Opinion: is the new 1 Series still a driver's car?

29 days ago   |   By Autocar

BMW's shift from rear-wheel drive for the latest 1 Series won't please everyone, but it makes sense when you look at the figures
In an increasingly homogenised world, variety is always welcome - and from that perspective alone it's a shame that BMW has abandoned rear-wheel drive for the 1 Series .
From a business viewpoint, it makes sense: BMW's research suggests family hatch buyers care more about space and practicality than which axle is putting the power down. And the best way to achieve that is to switch to one of BMW's front-wheel-drive platform. The resulting size increases might be...
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