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Help me settle a bet.

Has BMW ever made a front wheel drive car? If so what model and when was it made?

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I'm 99% sure they havn't.

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this is true. But before mini cooper i'm pretty sure that they havn't. Besides does the mini cooper really count? It's not their design... You can still win by saying BMW never designed a FWD car.
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Yes, the only FWD trash BMW ever touched was the mini cooper. Even the 318ti was RWD.

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just the new mini cooper. all other cars before that were RWD and AWD. and nothing else.

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another reason why bmw kicks ass, they don't deal with annoying fwd

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plus in FWD cars. the engines are sideways

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what about the isetta does the rear wheel power the car and turn, or do the front wheels drive the car?

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Isetta looks to be rear wheel drive too from what i've found.

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Isetta is RWD I believe. I don't think BMW will ever come out with FWD. The reason car man. use FWD is because it's cheap and really easy to make, and in no way are BMW's cheap!

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I heard they have a concept x4 that is FWD

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they didnt make that yet... it will probably turn into a rwd after some testing.

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front wheel drive is pure trash
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The mini cooper isn't really a bmw.

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