Affalterbach - The next-generation Mercedes-AMG C63, S63 and GT models are looking set to go the all-wheel-drive route as the performance division appears to be moving away from rear-wheel propulsion altogether.
Autocar recently spoke to AMG chief Tobias Moers about the prospect of rear-wheel-drive dying out in the range, to which he replied: “Customers have given us the answer, and most want four-wheel drive.”
Moers went on to explain that when the previous AMG E-Class was offered with a choice between rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive, more than 90 percent chose AWD. In any case, the latest E63 provides the best of both worlds, with its all-wheel-drive system offering a selectable rear-wheel-drive drift mode.
This kind of set-up looks almost certain to pass on to the GT sports car range as well as the C63 AMG (remember, the C43 models already sport AWD).
Moers specifically mentioned the GT line-up moving in that direction: