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      08-14-2012, 06:28 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by Sol01 View Post
also don't forget that a lot of this has to do with the fact that they want to keep their rapidly shrinking sales lead over audi and brag about the fact that they are the biggest premium car manufacturer. they would lose the lead to Audi sooner or later as they can not compete with the economy of the scale of VW group and are fighting a losing battle
Exactly spot on! FWD will allow the RWD platform, we clearly desire, to survive within a mass market segment like 1/3 and 5series! When the FWD is not brought in, it will probably end within ten years from now. I fully agree!