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Future AMG models to be all-wheel drive

It’s no secret Mercedes-AMG is planning to electrify its performance models in the near future.
But, according to AMG boss Tobias Moers, the German car maker also plans to do away with its notorious rear-wheel drive powered models, in favour of all-wheel drive — due to customer demand.

“Back in the days when we had an AMG E-Class as rear-wheel drive and with four-wheel drive as an option, over 90 per cent chose AWD,” Moers told Autocar.

But it’s not all bad news, the Drift mode function in the new A45 and E63 S has the ability to entirely disengage the front driveshafts, allowing a traditional rear-wheel drive system.

And that's not all that's set to change for the Mercedes' performance marque, with engine downsizing also on the cards.


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It’s no secret Mercedes-AMG is planning to electrify its performance models in the near future.
But, according to AMG boss Tobias Moers, the German car maker also plans to do away with its notorious rear-wheel drive powered models, in favour of all-wheel drive — due to customer demand.

“Back in the days when we had an AMG E-Class as rear-wheel drive and with four-wheel drive as an option, over 90 per cent chose AWD,” Moers told Autocar.

But it’s not all bad news, the Drift mode function in the new A45 and E63 S has the ability to entirely disengage the front driveshafts, allowing a traditional rear-wheel drive system.

And that's not all that's set to change for the Mercedes' performance marque, with engine downsizing also on the cards.


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You guys haven't driven the newer performance based AWD systems then. They feel very much RWD, but they have better drive off a corner and much improved straight line acceleration. It is a win if done properly.
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I came from AWD back to RWD and can say that although RWD is lots of fun, AWD is much faster on the same road. I had a play with an A45 down the lanes on the way to work the other morning and although I was faster on the straights, he left me for dead in the bends as I was getting a bit of tail out action. I think that I might have been the most fun out of both of us.


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