The New Mercedes-AMG E63 Will Come With Drift Mode

Technology tends to trickle down through the automotive ecosystem, starting with luxury cars and before making its way down to the prolechariots of the world. But in this case, the usual flow has turned upside down: Like the Ford Focus RS, the new Mercedes-AMG E63 will come with Drift Mode, according to the head of Mercedes-AMG.

The ass-happy powerslide tech comes hand in hand with a potentially controversial choice: Mercedes-Benz will make all-wheel-drive standard on the Mercedes-AMG E63.

“It is four-wheel drive and we’re going to have a Drift Mode,” Mercedes-AMG chairman Tobias Moers told Autocar at the Paris Motor Show last week.

This won’t be a change for us in the U.S., where Mercedes-Benz has been equipping every E63 (and CLS63, and S63) with AWD for the last few years. In some other markets, however, the carmaker offers the AMG E-Class with a choice of traditional rear-wheel-drive and grippy four-wheel-traction. Read more...

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05 Oct 2016

By Will Sabel Courtney