All future Mercedes-AMG models will only have all-wheel drive

All future Mercedes-AMG models will only have all-wheel drive

April 29, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

According to Tobias Moers, who is the CEO of Mercedes-AMG, all models of the brand will only have four-wheel drive from the next generation. The argument is that most of the brand’s customers prefer the drive to all four wheels.

 Last week, the boss of the sports brand Mercedes-AMG Tobias Moers confirmed that every new model of the company from 2021 will be electrified. In addition, it became known that all high-performance models of the next generation of Mercedes-Benz, which are produced by the guys from Mercedes-AMG, will have a four-wheel drive system.

In a recent interview, Mr. Moers confirmed that fully rear-wheel drive cars are no longer the main choice for customers, and there is no point in investing money in their development.

“Customers gave us a clear answer, and most want all-wheel drive,” he told the British edition of Autocar. “At the time when we had the AMG E-Class as a rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive as an option, more than 90 percent chose 4WD.”

  And yes, if you are going to ask what will happen to the flagship AMG GT supercar, then we hasten to answer that from now on it will also be offered only with all-wheel drive. “We will continue to use V12 engines – perhaps Maybach is going to equip them with the next-generation S-Class, but not AMG.”

  Mr Moers also confirmed that V12 gasoline engines will very soon be in the past for Mercedes-AMG. The latest 12-cylinder model of this brand is the S65 Final Edition, and Meurs said that even the V8 is “experiencing problems” with some of the AMG original cars, such as the C63.

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