Yes, the MINI is the FWD with the shortest overhangs. About all the other FWD hatches I don't know, and having seen the A Class I don't think its overhang it that huge compared to many other. The A3 is like the A Class. There is one other way how to have a FWD car with short overhangs: like my Alfa 145. It had a boxer 4 engine, it was very short.