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      10-03-2012, 01:06 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
But GST is designed to be more sporting and innovative to the customer.
One promise is made no matter if the car is FWD or RWD BMW aim to offer customers the most sporting , dynamic , innovative and exciting propositions in the entry segment.

The 2er Gran Coupe and 2er Gran Sport Tourer are exclusively RWD.

By making the 2er Gran Coupe RWD it sends out a strong message to the FWD competition the 2er will face namely the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Audi A3Sedan.
Finally the BMW direction got their wits back
It's better to make compact cars longer outside and with rear wheel drive than implementing front wheel drive and getting lost in the Audi&Co mess.
Mercedes A class has only a badge that makes it different from VW Golf, Audi A3 and even Hyundai in next 5 years.
Maybe the BMW heads are going to repent the greed and continue to make 1 series and even the 1GT Van with a rear wheel drive.
Perception is everything when you're in a crowded marketplace and want to be different.