Why Front-Wheel Drive? 750015

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. 1.
    Better use of available space
  2. 2.
    Production costs at levels competitive with other design arrangements
  3. 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.


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