Originally Posted by bradleyland
3-series and above _@
Pleeeeeease don't let them make the 2-series FWD. So help me, I'll buy a fucking BRZ.
It would be a shame if the 2-Series (formally current generation 1-Series) became FWD. I think the success of the E82/1M was because it was true to BMW of old, that is, it had a straight-six, manual transmission and RWD, it was basically as close to an E46 3-Series than the E90 3-Series. Sure there is some fun to be had with a FWD that is relatively small (MINI) but will it be to the same degree as if it were RWD? Likely not.
Here's hoping the FWD chassis sticks with the next-gen 1-Series only. With the 3-Series becoming bigger and softer, those that require a more of a driver's car need an alternative and the 2-Series might be it if it follows the E82 1-Series.