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The German based automaker BMW is planning to develop as many as 20 different models on the new front-wheel drive architecture.

BMW and front-wheel drive might seem weird but in a constantly changing world, the carmaker has to adapt and it’s already doing this. Even if there is no official word from the company on this subject just yet, the guys at Auto Express are saying that the automaker is planning to develop as many as 20 models on its new front-wheel drive architecture, but not all of these vehicles have been approved just yet.

“We’ve got plans to produce up to 20 new models on this platform. Not all of them have been approved yet – we’ve got approval on 10-12 new models”, as the member of the board of management at BMW, Ian Robertson, said.

According to the source mentioned above, the very first models to make their debut on the platform will be the next generation of the MINI and also the production version of the BMW Active Tourer Concept. The FWD architecture will also be used on the MINI Roadster, on the Coupe, Clubman and also on the X1 and 1-Series, amongst others.

Source: Auto Express