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Mercedes-AMG: No AWD For C63

Mercedes-AMG: No AWD For C63

Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers has confirmed there are no plans for an all-wheel-drive variant of the C63. The news comes as a bit of a head-scratcher, given the engineering group could leverage the AWD system found in the E63.

“The C63 AMG in this generation will never get all-wheel drive,” asserted Moers. It really doesn’t get clearer than that statement.

Moers went on to say that there’s an AMG C Class with AWD on the market now, pointing to the recently revealed Mercedes-AMG GLC63. The GLC63 utilizes the same AWD system found in the E63.

AMG C Class buyers will either have to solider on with the C63’s rear-wheel-drive format, or opt for the less powerful C43 series, which features AMG-enhanced 4MATIC AWD.

 





 

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  1. germeezy1
    Tone
    Interesting. I wonder if they looked at the market (ATS-V, BMW M4, etc) and didn't see an advantage when only one of the competitors (Audi) has AWD. We're getting to the point where I'd guess a lot of folks who buy these cars in places with 'weather' tend to have another (likely CUV) in the fleet for that purpose.


    Audi Quattro GMBh does not currently offer a C63 level car. Rumor suggests that it will debut however in late 2017. I do know that the M3/4 is definitely a bit traction challenged at lower speeds with only 420 rated horsepower, and I expect that the C63 is troubled with traction at lower speeds as well.
    Tone
    Interesting. I wonder if they looked at the market (ATS-V, BMW M4, etc) and didn't see an advantage when only one of the competitors (Audi) has AWD. We're getting to the point where I'd guess a lot of folks who buy these cars in places with 'weather' tend to have another (likely CUV) in the fleet for that purpose.
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