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

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 4MATIC On rooftop

Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC®® all-wheel drive gives you more control, traction, and confidence when you’re out and about on the Irvine roads. This advanced all-wheel-drive system is available in many Mercedes-Benz models to offer the following benefits:

  • More grip during bad weather, including rain, sleet, or snow
  • Preserves strong fuel economy
  • Distributes power to the wheels that can use it best

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

To assist with your driving in the Orange County area, the 4MATIC®® All-Wheel system works in the following four ways:

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

Mercedes-Benz Vehicles with Standard 4MATIC®® All-Wheel Drive

Interested in enjoying this system on your Trabuco Canyon drives? The Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC®® all-wheel drive system is standard at certain trim levels of popular models like the A-Class Sedan, C-Class Sedan, and GLE SUV. Here’s a quick list of the configurations of some of your favorite models that are standard equipped with 4MATIC®® AWD:

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

Many of the Mercedes-Benz AMG® vehicles also come with their own version of 4MATIC®® all-wheel drive, such as AMG® Performance 4MATIC®.

Upgrade to 4MATIC® AWD On a Budget

If you’re interested in a 4MATIC®-equipped vehicle but have a budget to follow, then be sure to browse our pre-owned inventory to find a like-new Mercedes-Benz with 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive! We have models under $35K and even specials on certified pre-owned models.

Browse Our 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive Selection Today

Whether new or used, your Mercedes-Benz vehicle with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive is waiting for you in our Foothill Ranch showroom. Reach out for a test drive today before heading on over to our state-of-the-art dealership!


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