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      09-26-2017, 09:32 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by VMRWheels View Post
Let's just hope they make a CLA45 AMG / Audi RS3 killer
Not happening.

The 2 Series coupe/convertible target market has spoken, and BMW has listened. So those will remain RWD for at least one more generation. At the same time, there is no existing small four/five door BMW customer base, so BMW has chosen UKL for both their existing 1 Series sedan and this new 2 Series Gran Coupe.

One side effect of that choice is that, with two completely disparate vehicle programs which cannot benefit from one another from a development and parts sharing perspective, costs balloon. So, M Division cannot make a case to breathe their magic onto both. The casualty is that, for the foreseeable future, there will be no UKL M vehicles. M Performance (M*35i) is as high as they will go.
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