What is Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC®?

July 27th, 2018 by

Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC

If you’re a newcomer to the Mercedes-Benz community, you may be wondering, “What is 4MATIC®?” Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® is one of the most advanced all-wheel drive systems in production, thanks to its lightweight design, internal systems, and specialized parts. Whether you’re casually cruising the streets of Henderson or traversing the off-roading trails around Boulder City, 4MATIC® makes a Mercedes-Benz one of best all-wheel drive cars. It’s available for most new vehicles, including:

Key Internal Systems

To achieve its incredible feats, 4MATIC® all-wheel drive uses intelligent systems like Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) and 4-Wheel Electronic Traction System (4ETS®). What exactly do these two systems do? Here’s a quick overview:

  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP®): Based on the motion of your vehicle, ESP® can sense wheel-spin, oversteer, or understeer, and will use targeted braking to help course-correct.
  • 4-Wheel Electronic Traction System (4ETS®): Like ESP®, 4ETS® can sense wheel-spin, but it will instead pulse the brakes of the affected wheel and allocate engine power to the wheel(s) with the best grip.

The Best AWD Cars Start with 4MATIC®

This system gives vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC® or GLA 250 4MATIC® an edge over others in their classes. Unlike some other all-wheel drive systems, 4MATIC® is a fully integrated drivetrain. So, if you were to purchase a C 300 RWD, you couldn’t easily install 4MATIC® later; vehicles with 4MATIC® are designed and engineered to conquer desert terrain and precarious driving conditions from the start.

Test Drive a Mercedes-Benz with 4MATIC® Near Laughlin!

Ready to upgrade from FWD or RWD to Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® all-wheel drive? Schedule a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Henderson and find a powerful AWD vehicle that’ll get you around with ease. Be sure to check out our current lease and finance offers for any specials on a vehicle with 4MATIC®! To learn more about other Mercedes-Benz features, including Mercedes me, contact our team today!

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