What is 4MATIC®?

March 23rd, 2017 by


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Luxury auto shoppers looking for a vehicle with superior traction and responsiveness in a variety of conditions would benefit from asking themselves, “What is 4MATIC®?” 4MATIC® all-wheel drive is a Mercedes-Benz performance feature that boosts both control and performance on Vernon and Hackettstown roadways. Developed in a collaboration with Steyr-Daimler-Puch of Austria, 4MATIC® AWD is available on a wide range of Mercedes-Benz models. Learn about what makes up this sophisticated system, and then test it out on the model of your choice at Mercedes-Benz of Newton

Torque Sent Where It’s Needed

Unlike some all-wheel drive systems, which are basically just a single drivetrain mechanism tacked onto a front-wheel drive system, 4MATIC® AWD is a fully integrated system that adds incredible levels of response, assistance, and safety to your Mercedes-Benz vehicle:

  • Front to Back – In most conditions, the system sends the torque to the front wheels via the seven-speed automatic transmission and to the rear wheels via the vehicle’s limited-slip center differential for a balanced yet agile feel behind the wheel.
  • Left to Right – When it’s required, the vehicle is able to read the road and driver response and manage power between the left and right wheels as well.
  • Slip to Grip – 4MATIC® AWD also works in tandem with the vehicle’s 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4ETS®), which is able to read the speed of the wheels and send out pulsing braking power while also delivering additional torque to the wheel with the most grip. The result is more grip — less slip!

Mercedes-Benz Models with 4MATIC® AWD

You’ll find 4MATIC® AWD available on a wide range of Mercedes-Benz models currently available at Mercedes-Benz of Newton, including the following:

  • CLA
  • C-Class
  • E-Class (both sedan and coupe models)
  • S-Class
  • CLS
  • GLA
  • GLC
  • GLE
  • GLS

Experience the Capabilities of 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive

While we’ve answered the question, “What is 4MATIC®,” it’s another thing altogether to experience this confidence-inducing approach to driving for yourself. You’ll find a variety of Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® vehicles for sale right now at Mercedes-Benz of Newton, where we have an assortment of cost-effective financing options available. Stop by and take a test drive of the model of your choice at 92 Hampton House Rd in Newton, NJ. We’re open Monday through Saturday, and you can contact us with questions at (877) 870-6109.