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      11-28-2012, 11:34 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by Wolf View Post
It makes sense to produce a 1er sedan now because the 3er has, relatively, grown in size a lot. But what I don't understand is that why BMW is making the same mistake regarding their model designation. I see BMW is adding the FWD to the 1er family along with the already 1er badged cars.. They already have the 3/5 doors and 1er GT. and if rumors of a 1er sedan are true, then you have the sedan which I am sure then, a 1er touring will be introduced. These are a lot for a 1 nomenclature. Add all 9875641636 FWD models to the RWD 1ers (except for the GT) then 1er badge is too crowded for normal people to tell the difference. I suggest that BMW comes up with a different nomenclature for the FWD family other than the 1 series. Off course that will go away if BMW is going to make all 1ers FWD eventually.

Hopefully SCOTT can give us more insight.

I think ALL 1-Series derivatives will be FWD in the future. The current 3 and 5 door versions are probably the last RWD 1-series we gonna see. The next generation will be all FWD.