/ BMW, Industry, News / 40% of BMW sales from front-wheel models

40% of BMW sales from front-wheel models

Linked In Share
40% of BMW sales from front-wheel models

BMW and Mini are preparing to launch quite a few front-wheel drive models as Corporate and Governmental Affairs spokesperson for BMW revealed that up to 40% of their vehicles could be front-wheel drive in the future.

BMW plans to launch a handful of new models, including 12 new compact vehicles in the coming years, which includes the next 1 Series and X1, and also 10 spinoffs for its Mini sub-brand. The company claims that 40% of the Group’s total global sales will be represented by front-wheel or all-wheel-drive models based on the UKL.

BMW corporate and government affairs spokesman, Kai Lichte, said that “We can count on total Group sales, up to 2020, of up to 40 per cent coming out of small and compact car segment, UKL, but for BMW, the rear-wheel drive will stay most important by far.”

The figure of 12BMWs and 10 Minis is not dead set; it is more a number of possibilities in case everything runs perfectly, the company remaining to evaluate each option according to its financial viability.
Even if the number of front-wheel drive models has been growing, Lichte says the company “will stick to rear-wheel drive from the 3 Series onwards, that’s for sure. It’s really hard to imagine having a 3 Series on a front-wheel drive platform. We don’t see it for the next 10 years.”

By Gabriela Florea

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Friday, August 1st, 2014 - filed under BMW, Industry, News. Image credit: .
Linked In Share
Related Articles
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer bmw sales front wheel drive


Discuss: 40% of BMW sales from front-wheel models

Leave a Reply















Inautonews Facebook PageInautonews RSS FeedInautonews TwitterInautonews Youtube Channel

Sign up to receive our email newsletter on your email. It's safe. No spam!

[VIDEO] Lamborghini Huracan revving
[VIDEO] Lamborghini Huracan revvingA new video with the recently unveiled Lamborghini Huracan is showing the newest supercar in the company’s lineup while revving ...
Fiat 500X leaked once more
Fiat 500X leaked once moreThe Fiat 500X has leaked once again ahead of its public debut which will take place next month, during the 2014 Paris Motor ...
Ferrari LaFerrari for sale
Ferrari LaFerrari for saleA brand new Ferrari LaFerrari is currently being offered for sale in Dubai for a whopping 3.4 million USD. If you have missed ...
BMW 518d and 520d get updated
BMW 518d and 520d get updatedBMW has announced a series of updates for the 518d and for the 520 on its local auto market. The BMW 518d and the 520d have been ...
GM recall problems are far from over
GM recall problems are far from overRecently, with the number of recalls coming from the No.1 US automaker, insiders hinted the company is ready to put the safety ...
[VIDEO] Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spied on the Ring
[VIDEO] Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake spied on the RingThe brand new Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake has been recently taken on to the famous German track the Nurburgring, where it ...
US: automakers supporting autonomous and connected advancements at the University of Michigan
US: automakers supporting autonomous and connected advancements at the University of MichiganMost of the global automakers have embarked into a form of research or development towards the next generation of vehicles: ...
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is returning 22 mpg
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is returning 22 mpgThe recently unveiled Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is capable of delivering 22 mpg, as the car manufacturer has recently ...
Opel Adam S unveiled for Paris
Opel Adam S unveiled for ParisThe brand new Opel Adam S has been officially unveiled as the model in question will be making its public debut next month, ...
UK: Apple’s new Watch seen as driving threat
UK: Apple’s new Watch seen as driving threatMany technology observers expect the new Apple Watch to truly kickstart the wearable technology market much in the way the first ...
Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider might debut in Paris
Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider might debut in ParisThe Italian based automaker Ferrari might introduce the 458 Speciale Spider during the 2014th edition of the Paris Motor Show, ...
Mysterious Lamborghini model teased for Paris Motor Show
Mysterious Lamborghini model teased for Paris Motor ShowThe Italian based automaker Lamborghini is currently teasing out a brand new mysterious model for the upcoming edition of the ...
Citroen C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L Concept officially unveiled
Citroen C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L Concept officially unveiledThe newest creation signed by Citroen is named the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L and it’s a concept car going to the 2014th edition of ...
[VIDEO] Dacia Lodgy Stepway and Dokker Stepway officially unveiled
[VIDEO] Dacia Lodgy Stepway and Dokker Stepway officially unveiledThe Dacia Lodgy Stepway and the Dokker Stepway have been officially unveiled ahead of their public debut scheduled for the 2014 ...
US: legislators to further regulate auto lending
US: legislators to further regulate auto lendingThe automotive sales surge has been partially funded through very cheap financial aids, but the Obama administration has now ...
Read more automotive news


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Live Images

fiat 500x leaked 1
Black Ferrari LaFerrari for sale 1
bmw 5-series 1
Opel Adam S 1
Citroen C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L Concept 1
dacia dokker lodgy stepway 1
Mercedes-Benz V250 BlueTEC 4Matic 1
2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI 2
2015 honda civic coupe
lamborghini huracan crash hungary 1
mercedes-amg-gt-roadster-1
Citroen DS3 and DS3 Cabrio Ines de la Fressange Paris Concepts 1

More automotive from inautonews
A new video with the recently unveiled Lamborghini Huracan is showing the newest supercar in the company’s lineup while revving its engine. If you were concerned that the Huracan is not exactly worthy of being called a successor of the popular Gallardo and that it might not even sound that good, ...
read more
Inautonews Editors Section
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.1 Michael Schumacher
Top 10 Ferrari F1 drivers No.1 Michael SchumacherThe greatest driver of the modern age and perhaps the most complete off all-time he rewrote all the conceivable records in such a dominant fashion ...
Can Ricciardo do a Prost ’86?
Can Ricciardo do a Prost ’86?For the third time this season, Mercedes faltered in their 1988-esque campaign and there’s only one man ready to pounce whenever opportunities ...
Test Drive – Mercedes-Benz E250 CDI 4Matic
Test Drive – Mercedes-Benz E250 CDI 4MaticDaimler’s passenger cars division – which consists of the Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands – has vowed to recover the distance from its German ...

Editors Section
Inautonews Editors Section
2012 Safest Cars list 2011 Safest Cars [Video] 2011 IIHS Safest Cars [Video] 2011 EuroNCAP Safest Cars 2010 Safest Cars [Video]

Latest in Safety GM and Toyota recalls could be surpassed by Takata’s airbag issuesAt least 10 million vehicles were recalled by Toyota back in 2009 and 2010 for the “unintended ... GM’s victims fund death claims tally at 131The General Motors victims compensation fund overseen by outside attorney Ken Feinberg has seen ...
Safety Section