What Makes Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® Great?

November 28th, 2018 by

The Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® is the all-wheel drive (AWD) system developed by Mercedes-Benz to improve performance in slippery and off-road conditions. This integrated AWD system has been included on many of their vehicles, from the first generation back in 1986 through to the powerful AWD cars of today.

To enhance driving performance, the Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® system channels engine torque either directly to each wheel or through a center differential. This allows for an unprecedented level of handling and control and gives drivers more confidence to tackle difficult terrain in a way that is effective and safe. Over the course of the 4MATIC® evolution, it has been updated and adapted to meet the demands of different engines and anti-lock braking systems (ABS).

This technology has been mostly included on vehicles with automatic transmission, with the core components of the modern system integrating seamlessly with Mercedes-Benz latest seven-speed transmission, limited-slip differential, ABS, and electronic traction system (ETS) technology. The 4MATIC® system has been designed to be both robust and lightweight, with wheel-speed sensors and onboard stability programs allowing drivers to stay gripped to the road regardless of the conditions outside.

The Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® AWD system is available on almost every new model. While all cars have four points of contact with the road, not all vehicles have the ability to distribute weight and torque effectively to take advantage of the friction between tires and the road surface. By distributing weight and changing wheel speeds depending on the conditions, the 4MATIC® system can meet your performance needs. If you want to experience this fantastic AWD system for yourself, visit us at Mercedes-Benz of Bedford to learn more about 4MATIC® technology and take one of these great cars for a test drive today.

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