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    Re: Elr to be rear drive ?

    I'm just speculating here and it's all based off of that article (and the article it was based on - which was also pure speculation)... but why can't it have a trunk in the front and the drive train stuff in the rear?
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    Re: Elr to be rear drive ?

    GM tried that wth the Fiero, didn't turn out well so the car was discontinued.

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    Re: Elr to be rear drive ?

    I don't think that was because it was RWD
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    Maybe why the ELR is to be a 2+2?

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    Re: Elr to be rear drive ?

    if it is RWD..
    may be it can not sell well (price) but it can be iconic..

    an expensive toy for rich people...

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    Re: Elr to be rear drive ?

    I would be a buyer for sure if the ELR is RWD. I hate FWD cars. Cadillac shouldn't make any cars in FWD. It's just not right.
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    Re: Elr to be rear drive ?

    Why not just put another electric motor in the rear and make in AWD like the Telsa sedan? You don't need a driveshaft -- just a wire.
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    Re: Elr to be rear drive ?

    Very interested if FWD or AWD?? but.... no interest in driving a RWD in the winter.

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    Re: Elr to be rear drive ?

    i'm thinking more and more that this will be a FWD ...
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    Re: Elr to be rear drive ?

    RWD now is not a Live Axle RWD like 10 years before...
    my friend SLS did very good in Snow with traction control and Limited slip diffirental...

    All of the mercedes is RWD....they do very well in snow also.

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    Re: Elr to be rear drive ?

    They could definitely split the power train if they wanted to put DC electric drive motors on the back wheels. Then they'd only need the front planetary transmission and for the front wheels to keep all of the same drive features as the current Volt platform. That would add a lot of weight though and if they don't want to do that they are talking about major engineering changes. I'm not sure what to expect.

    All I do know is that I'm definitely interested in whatever they DO come up with for the ELR.

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    Re: Elr to be rear drive ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MagnusHawk View Post
    I'm not sure what to expect.

    All I do know is that I'm definitely interested in whatever they DO come up with for the ELR.
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