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This might be a stupid question but why doesnt MB offer 4Matic on their AMG vehicles..




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I dont know for sure but probably because it would add a lot of weight and cut down on their 0-60 acceleration speeds. Plus with 4Matic you cant do wild and crazy burn outs or sweet e-brake slides as well. I guess the G55 and ML55 are the only 4WD AMG's.
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I think I once read something about it cant handle the torque. That sounds dumb to me though. I heard amg is coming out with its own awd system.
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I think it's because there is not enough room because of the larger AMG suspension.
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Its the torque, but if MB keeps up with its horsepower madness, they'll have to switch to AWD just to have traction.

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