What is Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive?

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Do you want more traction and capability than what’s available with front- or rear-wheel drive? The Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system is available for many new Mercedes-Benz models and offers the following benefits:

  • Stronger road grip in adverse weather conditions
  • Impressive fuel economy ratings
  • Intelligent power distribution to the wheels that need it most

Read on to get more information about how Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® works and learn about the vehicles that offer this system!

How Does Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive Work?

The 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system works in the following ways to improve your drive through Elizabethtown:

  • The power transferred to your vehicle’s tires affects performance, from braking to steering to acceleration. 4MATIC® all-wheel drive enhances capability by expanding the distribution of power to all four wheels, as opposed to two.
  • The outside wheels rotate at different speeds than the inside wheels, because they take a longer path, especially during cornering. 4MATIC® all-wheel drive can detect wheelspin and will pulse the brake on the affected wheel.
  • 4MATIC® all-wheel drive responds quickly to changing road conditions, be it loose gravel, ice patches, or puddles. The system can adjust the brake system and engine output to suit driving conditions and uses an electronic traction system to give you the best possible control.
  • Whether you’re hitting the track or cruising down the highway, the 4MATIC® system distributes different amounts of torque to each wheel to improve handling.

Mercedes-Benz Vehicles with 4MATIC®

Whether you’re shopping for a lavish Mercedes-Benz C-Class or a capable Mercedes-Benz GLE, you can get this powerful drivetrain on all sorts of Mercedes-Benz sedans, coupes, cabriolets, wagons, and SUVs.

  • Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC® Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC® Coupe, Sedan, and Cabriolet
  • Mercedes-Benz E 300 4MATIC® Sedan
  • Mercedes-Benz E 400 4MATIC® Coupe, Sedan, Wagon, and Cabriolet
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 4MATIC® Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz S 450 4MATIC® Sedan
  • Mercedes-Benz S 560 4MATIC® Coupe and Sedan
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV and Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC® SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC® SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid 4MATIC® SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS 550 4MATIC® SUV

With the exception of the AMG® GT, many of the Mercedes-AMG® vehicles offer their own versions of 4MATIC®, such as AMG® Performance 4MATIC® all-wheel drive.

Find a Model with 4MATIC® at Mercedes-Benz of Louisville!

Make the trip from Frankfort or New Albany to Mercedes-Benz of Louisville and browse our new, used, and certified pre-owned inventory. Contact us to schedule your test drive and to learn more about our lease and finance specials!

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