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  1. BMW Engine Conversions
    Iam pondering in building a 2.5td autograss class 6 car (Micra shell).:jaw-dropping i just need to know if its possible to run the 2.5 td lump on a fwd box... MADNESS i know but with a big turbo and a remap, I cant see why it could'nt beet any tunned 2.0 redtops:lol
  2. General BMW Discussions
    Been wondering this for some time......Why are most new family cars front wheel drive? Originally all cars were rear wheel driven, is there any benefit to having a rear wheel driven car over a front wheel driven car?
  3. BFuk Open Topic
    Interesting / Entertaining read:- Why rear-wheel drive is coming back. - Slate Magazine :thumbsup
  4. General BMW Discussions
    I was pondering, as driving in show has never really been a problem, whether having almost always had RWD cars is why I'm ok with it. Having grown up on small, cheap RWD cars I had plenty of practice before buying a BMW. These days there aren't really any small, cheap, plentiful RWD so I...
  5. General BMW Discussions
    :eek:jaw-dropping Read it here http://theage.drive.com.au/motor-news/bmws-frontdrive-shock-20100318-qgj6.html For those that don't do clickys:thumbsup BMW will abandon a vehicle design it attributes to better grip, traction, steering and comfort in the quest for better fuel economy and...
  6. General BMW Discussions
    I've had my BMW for nearly 8 months now. In that time I've managed to cover around 14k miles! The other month at work I had to drive an 08 plate Fiesta. I've never been so scared in my life! 50mph felt like 150 would in the BMW. I was literally scared to go passed 50 in it, because it felt like...
  7. BFuk Open Topic
    im having to do a 100 mile round trip to Andover which still has a few inches of snow. the options are a peugeot 206 fwd with no abs, or, bmw 318 e36 with rwd and abs. BMW = +Comfort, Safer in a crash, ABS, - RWD, wide tyres and heavier. Peugeot = +FWD and skinny tyres and lighter vehicle, - no...
  8. General BMW Discussions
    What are the benefits of a rear wheel driven car over a front wheel driven car, does a rear wheel driven car handle better than front wheel and are rear wheel drive cars safer as in more predictable on a sharp corner at speed????
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