Sunday January 19, 2020

Is BMW jettisoning its old principles?

Does a four-wheel drive BMW 3 Series abandon all that enthusiasts love about the sports saloon?

6th December, 2015
The new BMW 320d xDrive – the four-wheel drive system adds an extra layer of security to proceedings

Many motorists are completely unaware which wheels do the driving in their cars. In prolonged icy periods they may start to get a sense of it, but most of the time it’s irrelevant to most people. Car enthusiasts are quite different, and many love the sensation of a rear-wheel drive vehicle and its uncorrupted steering. Many others like the idea of ‘sporty’ rear-wheel drive, even if they never truly appreciate or explore its merits, though...

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