Since Mercedes-AMG is not available in the rear-wheel drive version.
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Then last week, the German manufacturer announced electrification of AMG model since 2021 it has now stated that the next generation of these high-performance cars will be designed exclusively with all-wheel drive.
Mercedes-AMG, Tobias Moers, said their latest generation models are no longer the primary choice for customers and that it makes no sense to invest money in their development.
"Customers have responded to their choice and most of them want all-wheel drive AMG", Moers told Brutal Autocar.
"While we produced the AMG E in two versions – with rear and 4WD drives, 90% of customers chose all four-wheel drive. Now in the new E63 we offer a" drift "mode that allows a smoother ride with a rear-wheel drive car is a 4WD standard. "
This decision also applies to the AMG GT supersport, says Moers, as it turned out that his customers wanted mainly 4WD.
AMF has confirmed that V12 engines will soon be gone. The latest AMG V12 is the S65 Final Edition, and Moers says it will soon be a V8 powerplant in some smaller models like the C63.
"It's the V12, the next generation will use the Maybach S class, but not the AMG models", he adds.