These Automakers Could Be Harming Their Brands

BMW is known for its long history of rear-wheel-drive sports sedans. But according to Autoweek, the German automaker is planning to launch an inexpensive front-wheel-drive car. The news follows the release of Mercedes-Benz's new affordable front-wheel drive sedan, the CLA.

In this segment of "Motor Money", analysts Rex Moore and John Rosevear debate whether the German giants are going too far "downmarket" and harming their brands. (You can see the complete "Motor Money" show here.)

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