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Mercedez Benz News Rumorpile: Mercedes-Benz To Introduce E63 AMG With AWD At Detroit?

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William Maley

Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

December 2, 2012

Last month, we reported that Mercedes-Benz's performance branch, AMG is looking at using AWD in more of their models.

"The traction is a little bit of a problem for us, and we can solve this problem with all-wheel-drive. It's a good idea to have all-wheel-drive. We just think about that because we won't bring the power and the torque to the road if you always lose the grip and the [traction control system] kills all the power and torque," said Friedrich Eichlers, the head of powertrains at AMG in a interview with Drive.com.au.

This week, Inside Line is reporting that we could see the first model to use AWD at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. A source says Mercedes-Benz will show a E63 AMG with AWD. Power will be the M157 twin-turbocharged 5.5L V8 currently used in the E63 producing either 518 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque, or 550 HP and 590 lb-ft with the optional AMG performance pack.

No word if this is a production model or a concept.

Source: Inside Line

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William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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