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      02-12-2011, 10:08 AM   #29
magbarn
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After some heavy flogging done on a 2011 Cooper S a couple of weekends ago leads me to this conclusion: Unless BMW invents some 'magical' chassis tuning or violates the laws of physics, a FWD BMW based on a Mini Chassis is not going to have BMW handling. The MCS was lightweight/fun, but when the boost would kick in, it would torque steer/understeer like crazy. Reminding me of a boosted Civic I had in the 90's. I abhor FWD cars for a reason and it's scary to see the next-next gen of 1'ers will be FWD. They should not be down marketing the brand here in the US. Leave FWD to Mini, Audi, Ford, Toyota, Mazda, etc...!
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