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      01-15-2013, 07:09 AM   #112
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Originally Posted by tmurphy2 View Post
Is it really that much cheaper to make it a FWD?
Yes, because the "platform" that underpins the car is based on the upcoming Mini/1-Series. The platform (basic chassis design) is the most expensive part of the car to manufacture. Sharing the platform over several different models allows for the manufacturer to amortize the cost of manufacturing over a larger number of car units, thus reducing the unit-cost to manufacture a particular model based off the (shared) platform.
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