Used to be there was only one way to power a high-performance automobile: an internal-combustion gasoline engine. But that was before BMW
did the M550d, Audi
the SQ5 TDI, and Maserati
the new Ghibli – performance-oriented diesel firsts for each. It was also before Ferrari
started doing hybrids. AMG has been resistant to both these developments, resolutely sticking to gasoline engines alone. But it knows it will have to adapt to survive, much less to strive.