2351051-A cites 2 patents.

An architecture for a motor vehicle is disclosed in which a motor vehicle comprises a driveshaft, a flat power unit 2 mounted to the rear of the vehicle, and a flywheel 12, a clutch, ancillaries and a transaxle comprising a gearbox 18 and a differential unit mounted close to or forward of a front axle centreline 10 of the vehicle. Such an architecture has improved weight distribution, crash, NVH and refinement, and ride and handling characteristics.

Title
Rear engine, front-wheel drive vehicle
Application Number
GB19990013999 19990617
Publication Number
2351051A
Application Date
June 17, 1999
Publication Date
December 20, 2000
Inventor
Basnett Michael Neil
GB
Assignee
Rover Group
GB
IPC
B60K 05/02
B60K 17/04
B60G 21/00
B60G 11/32
B60G 11/02
B60G 03/00
B60G 21/055
B60G 21/05
B60G 11/44
B60G 11/04
B60G 03/16
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