Front wheel drive has found wide acceptance and increased popularity during recent years in medium and medium-small class European cars. A frequent design configuration is the FWD with transverse front engine.The principal factors in this choice are: 1. Better use of available space 2. Production costs at levels competitive with other design arrangements 3. Ease of obtaining derivative models from basic cars. The technical/functional aspects of the FWD will not be discussed here except some reference needed to explain otherwise uncomprehensible concepts.