While the BMW brand has only just introduced its first front wheel drive, the BMW Group as a whole already has plenty of them.
A recent report states that by 2020, up to 40% of the whole sales in the group will be made up by said FWD vehicles.
These figures will come mainly thanks to the UKL platform, which is rumored to underpin up to 12 Bimmers and 10 MINI vehicles. Now this raises a series of other questions, and the most important one has to be: “how many more BMWs will adopt a front wheel drive configuration?”
While that is unknown for now, BMW official did feel it was important to stress the fact that from the 3 Series upwards, front wheel will definitely not be applied. He also stated that the M variants and the M Performance goodies will also be exclusive to the traditional rear wheel drive BMWs.