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

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If you’re in the market for a new Mercedes-Benz with 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive, you may have a few questions including how it works and what models have this system. Our team at Mercedes-Benz of St. Louis in St. Louis can help you decide which model with Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive is right for you and your Clayton commutes.



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

Interested to learn how the 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive system works? There are four different ways this system enhances your overall driving experience in Ladue and beyond. These include:

  • Braking, acceleration, and steering all depend on the force that’s sent to your car’s tires. Because you’re expanding the power distribution from the front or rear wheels to all four, it maximizes the force that can be sent to the road.
  • During high-performance driving situations, sending different amounts of torque to each wheel will maximize your handling – the 4MATIC® all-wheel drive can do that.
  • Loose dirt, patches of ice, and any sudden rain changes the road surface quickly. The 4MATIC® AWD system monitors conditions and adjusts brakes and engine output to match. It works with an electronic traction system to maintain control.
  • When you’re headed into a corner, the outside wheels take a longer path than the inside ones, which causes them to rotate at different speeds. Because of this, the 4MATIC® system monitors wheel spin to ensure it’s running as it should.

Which Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Come Standard With 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive?

In models like the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan and Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV, this system comes standard. There are models that offer the Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive system as optional. Here’s a breakdown of the models that feature 4MATIC® AWD as a standard:

Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive Sedans, Coupes, Cabriolets, and Wagons

  • Mercedes-Benz A 220 4MATIC® Sedan 
  • Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC® Coupe, Sedan, and Cabriolet
  • Mercedes-Benz E 350 4MATIC® Sedan
  • Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC® Coupe, Sedan, Wagon, and Cabriolet
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC® Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4MATIC® Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz S 450 4MATIC® Sedan
  • Mercedes-Benz S 560 4MATIC® Coupe and Sedan

Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive SUVs

  • Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 4MATIC® SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLB 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 450 4MATIC® SUV 
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 4MATIC® SUV

Browse Our 4MATIC® Inventory at Mercedes-Benz of St. Louis!

Once you’re ready to get behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz with 4MATIC® AWD, apply for financing at Mercedes-Benz of St. Louis. We’ll have you pre-approved for your favorite model in minutes. Learn more about our models in the meantime when you contact our team.

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