Thread: More 4Matic (all wheel drive) AMG models on the way including the next gen W205 C63 AMG + E63 Black Series may be on the way
02-19-2013, 08:20 PM #1
More 4Matic (all wheel drive) AMG models on the way including the next gen W205 C63 AMG + E63 Black Series may be on the way
Mercedes-Benz is quite serious about adding 4Matic all wheel drive to its AMG performance lineup. The E63 and CLS63 AMG facelifts bring optional 4Matic all wheel drive to those models. The A45 AMG comes with 4Matic all wheel drive standard. The upcoming CLA45 AMG will also have 4Matic all wheel drive standard. Whether one likes it or not all wheel drive is becoming a staple of the AMG performance division and the next generation C63 is a definitely a possibility.
As a matter of fact, a 4Matic all wheel drive W205 C63 AMG prototype already exists. Check out AMG's senior powertrain engineer Dr. Jorg Gindele had to say, "Yes, a C63 is possible. There is one car already [a prototype at AMG's headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany]. I know this because itís my car!Ē
If the senior engineer in AMG's powertrain development is driving around an all wheel drive C63 AMG that bodes well for all wheel drive to make it to the next gen car. He also confirmed 4Matic all wheel drive for the next generation W222 S-Class AMG.
Another interesting tidbit is that Dr. Gindele hinted that an E63 AMG Black Series is a possibility. It is not set to come or anything like that but could happen. Still seems unlikely though as AMG has yet to do a four-door Black Series.
Somewhat amusing to see AMG announcing more all wheel drive models and the expansion of 4Matic in the AMG lineup while BMW is shying away from competing.