Mercedes-AMG refuses to rear-wheel drive in their modelsApril 30, 2019
Last week, Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers confirmed that every new model of the company will be electrified in 2021. Now, however, it became known that all new brands will be all-wheel drive, because customers want it.
In a recent interview with Autocar, Moers said that customers choose mostly all-wheel-drive cars and the brand sees no point in wasting energy and money on developing rear-wheel drive models. “When we had a rear-wheel drive AMG E-Class with all-wheel drive as an option, more than 90% chose the 4WD version. In the new E63 with drift mode, you have an all-wheel drive car with real rear-wheel drive,” said Moers.
And yes, if you think about the AMG GT sports car, then in the new generation it will also be all-wheel drive. “When I ask customers about the GT, they ask me about the all-wheel drive for a sports car,” explained Moers. “From the standpoint of our competitors, rear-wheel drive is a AMG disadvantage in terms of practicality and safety. In Munich, for example, they always make four-wheel drive cars for security and stability. “
In addition, Moers reiterated the refusal to use the V12 on Mercedes-AMG models. The last such car was the S65 Final Edition sedan. Moreover, the new C63 is not even guaranteed a V8 engine – it can be replaced by a V6.
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