Switching its big car ranges from front to rear wheel drive could cost DaimlerChrysler sales in North America's snow belt states, Automotive News said. D-C president and CEO Dieter Zetsche last month said that the 300M, LH and Concorde and Dodge Intrepid will switch to rear drive and share some drivetrain parts with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class range from the next model change.