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Old 8th December 2009, 17:44   #211
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I was wondering if Nano has any advantage having engine at the rear? It is still FWD? Right?
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Old 8th December 2009, 18:25   #212
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Last week I was at a TATA dealer to take delivery of my friends Indigo CS and there was a Nano standing for delivery and when enquired I was informed it is RWD.
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Old 9th December 2009, 18:50   #213
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Last week I was at a TATA dealer to take delivery of my friends Indigo CS and there was a Nano standing for delivery and when enquired I was informed it is RWD.
Wow!!! Are those RWD fans listening

Does it have enough power to make doughnuts?
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Wow!!! Are those RWD fans listening

Does it have enough power to make doughnuts?
No, with a 25 kW engine .
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Old 10th December 2009, 20:34   #215
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well you could always replace the engine with a new plant and end up with something like...

Cheers!!
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I definitely do think both the fwd and the rwd will have an equal no of fans. For me though i love the rwd.
What about the awd ?
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Old 11th December 2009, 12:20   #217
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I was wondering if Nano has any advantage having engine at the rear? It is still FWD? Right?
Nope, the Nano is a RWD. In fact, it's one of the few RWD cars you can buy for under 6 lakhs today (the others being the contessa classic and ambassador).

I know the tuners are going to come out with something hot for the Nano. From what I've heard, remove rear seat -> big engine -> drag star!
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Old 11th December 2009, 12:25   #218
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Nope, the Nano is a RWD. In fact, it's one of the few RWD cars you can buy for under 6 lakhs today (the others being the contessa classic and ambassador).

I know the tuners are going to come out with something hot for the Nano. From what I've heard, remove rear seat -> big engine -> drag star!
Ha ha ha. I would love to see this tiny thing outracing big cars in a DRAG!!! What a sight it would be?

I hope some tuner sees GTO's suggestion and get the idea of making a rocket out of Nano.

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In fact, it's one of the few RWD cars you can buy for under 6 lakhs today (the others being the contessa classic and ambassador).
Should we not be adding the Maruti Omni to this list as well ? Correct me if am wrong.

Also, I heard from one of my friends that BMW is a strong believer in RWD and all BMW's are RWD. Is this correct ?

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Should we not be adding the Maruti Omni to this list as well ? Correct me if am wrong.

Also, I heard from one of my friends that BMW is a strong believer in RWD and all BMW's are RWD. Is this correct ?
Right on both counts. Of course, there are AWD BMWs too

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I've been an SUV user for several years.

Believe strongly in RWD vs FWD - but of course I like AWD/4WD best of all.

Imagine buying a big fat SUV type vehicle which is FWD - the front wheels support the engine weight and handle the steering as well.

Suppose the said SUV is inadvertently taken into some reasonably deep-ish slush or a ditch or perhaps sand or snow.

I for one, would certainly be quite skeptical about the said Front Wheel Driven SUV being able to come out of the chaos! Let's say I wouldn't chance it!

However, if a similar thing were to happen in a rear wheel drive, im equally sure that it will be able to pull itself out because it doesnt have the added weight of the engine and the complication of steering to worry about.

Of course, if an RWD vehicle were to be reversed into such a situation, then it could be in trouble but considering we dont usually buzz around in reverse gear I would say the chances of the former situation occurring are considerably higher than the latter.

All said and done, AWD/4WD would be the best of course!
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Old 11th December 2009, 14:03   #222
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Right on both counts. Of course, there are AWD BMWs too
Please find the attached Doc. regarding the subject. This is extracted from Wikipedia.
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Please find the attached Doc. regarding the subject. This is extracted from Wikipedia.
Err that's pretty big and I can't go through the whole thing now. Are there FWD BMWs? If so, sorry about the previous post
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Err that's pretty big and I can't go through the whole thing now. Are there FWD BMWs? If so, sorry about the previous post
i think the 3 series(possibly the base version) is FWD but im not sure about it though.
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i think the 3 series(possibly the base version) is FWD but im not sure about it though.
Nope, even the base 3 series is RWD.
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