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      02-12-2011, 09:08 AM   #29
First Lieutenant

Drives: '17 540i Msport
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Southern CA

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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...!
G30 540i Msport
G05 X5 xDrive40i Msport
Retired '03 330i, '10 335d

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