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What Is Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive (AWD)?

2024 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan

What is 4MATIC®, and what does 4MATIC® mean on a Mercedes-Benz? 4MATIC® is an all-wheel drive system that has a lightweight drivetrain. When your Mercedes-Benz vehicle comes equipped with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, you’ll experience better traction and smoother handling on Rancho Cucamonga roads. What does 4MATIC® mean for your driving experience? Learn more about Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC®, explained in detail by the team at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario.

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Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® Explained

How does the Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® drive system work? Here’s how this advanced system helps you drive better on the roads of Fontana:

  • The force sent to the tires affects braking, steering, and acceleration. Expanding the distribution of power to all four wheels increases the force put out on the road, enhancing performance. 

  • The exterior wheels take a longer path than the interior wheels when turning a corner, which makes them rotate at different speeds. Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® monitors wheel spin and keeps everything in check.

  • 4MATIC® monitors Chino road conditions and adjusts brake and engine output accordingly.

  • 4MATIC® can send different levels of torque to each wheel individually, significantly improving how the vehicle handles.

Different Variations of 4MATIC® AWD

Is 4MATIC® always on when you drive your Mercedes-Benz? For some 4MATIC® versions, it’s always activated; however, it depends on the particular 4MATIC® system with which your Mercedes-Benz is equipped. Here are some of the different variations of 4MATIC® all-wheel drive:

  • 4MATIC® Permanent All-Wheel Drive: This all-wheel drive system divides the output between the vehicle’s axles, depending on which model you own. The benefits of 4MATIC® Permanent AWD include better handling in inclement weather and a smoother driving experience on the roads of Corona.

  • 4MATIC® Variable All-Wheel Drive: 4MATIC® Variable All-Wheel Drive switches between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The type of drivetrain used depends on your driving behavior and road conditions with this version of 4MATIC®, meaning you’ll get responsive handling and increased fuel efficiency.

  • 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive: Choose a vehicle that features the 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive system, and you’ll enjoy a system that does the work for you by calculating your vehicle’s ideal torque distribution. With this feature in your corner, you’ll be able to smoothly go from rear-wheel drive to all-wheel drive.

Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® Vehicle Options

Have your heart set on an off-road-ready SUV? What about a coupe that can handle rough weather? No matter what style of vehicle you’re looking for, you’ll find many different Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® vehicle options, such as:

Mercedes-Benz Cars

  • Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe

  • Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe

  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class 

  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class 

  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class 

Mercedes-Benz SUVs

  • Mercedes-Benz GLA

  • Mercedes-Benz GLE 

  • Mercedes-Benz GLS 

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC 

  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class

For more Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® vehicle options, visit our dealership online or in person near Inland Empire!

Mercedes-AMG® 4MATIC® Vehicle Options

As you can see, there’s no shortage of 4MATIC® vehicle options, but if you want to upgrade to something more performance-centered and still enjoy the 4MATIC® features, you’re in luck! Take a look at some of the popular Mercedes-AMG® 4MATIC® options:

  • Mercedes-AMG 53 4MATIC®+ SUV

  • Mercedes-AMG 63 S 4MATIC®+ SUV

What does 4MATIC® mean for the way you get around? Learn more about this advanced driving system when you test-drive any of our 4MATIC vehicle options.

What Does 4MATIC® Mean? Find Out in Ontario

Do you want more information on the meaning of 4MATIC® models, or are you wondering, “How much is 4MATIC®?” Contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario, and we’ll help you explore 4MATIC® models and learn about other Mercedes-Benz features like PRESAFE®.

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