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

2021 mercedes benz glc silver exteriorWhat 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 Chino roads. Learn more about Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® from the team at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario!

Different Versions 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.

  • 4MATIC® Permanent All-Wheel Drive: This AWD system is available on Mercedes-Benz vehicles, such as the C-Class and GLC SUV. 4MATIC® Permanent AWD divides the output between the vehicle’s axles. This depends on which model you own. The benefits of 4MATIC® Permanent AWD include better handling in inclement weather and a smoother driving experience.
  • 4MATIC® Variable All-Wheel Drive: 4MATIC® Variable AWD is available on the CLA, E-Class, and GLA models and 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® AWD 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® AWD: 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 options that include 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, such as:

Mercedes-Benz Cars

  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT 4-Door
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Sedan
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, Sedan, and Cabriolet
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, Sedan, Wagon, and Cabriolet

Mercedes-Benz SUVs

  • Mercedes-Benz GLA
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV and Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Learn More About 4MATIC® at Mercedes-Benz of 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 near Upland and Fontana! We can help you explore the 4MATIC® models and other Mercedes-Benz features like PRESAFE®

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