BMW M Committed to Rear-Drive, Purists Rejoice

M faithful, you may now breathe a sigh of relief. According to new reports from Autocar, future BMW M cars will remain true to their rear-wheel drive persona, at least, while there is still a demand. Unlike Mercedes-Benz and Audi, who have gone/are going the way of all-wheel drive on future top end performance models, fears of BMW following in the footsteps were diminished by M boss Friedrich Nitschke: "Our philosophy in regards to steering feel and precision is that rear-wheel drive is the best solution." This news stems from Nitschke's fear of an added 80 or 90 kg (approx. 176-198 lbs) to the current structure with the added xDrive system. That notion has led to M's commitment to rear-drive. He also went on to deny any possibilities of an M3 GT. It can't all be good news.