4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive Delivers Total Peace of Mind

February 8th, 2017 by


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When winter rolls across the Great White North, drivers require a vehicle capable of supplying faultless traction across wet, icy, or snowy roads, and 4MATIC® can provide the confidence you deserve. This is one of the most sophisticated all-wheel drive (AWD) systems on the planet. Representing the impeccable standards of Mercedes-Benz, it’s the system you need to remain flawlessly in command of your drive at all times.

Why Do You Need AWD?

Harsher weather isn’t something that most Canadians need to be warned about – in the winter and autumn, it’s just a part of everyday life. That means you need a vehicle that can direct power to all four wheels instead of just one. AWD systems, unlike 4-wheel drive systems, distribute power intelligently between your vehicle’s wheels. Essentially, the system will jump into action immediately if any slippage is detected; if one wheel slides on ice or slips on snow, the other three will be powered automatically to keep you in control. These are systems that work tirelessly to deliver sure-footed performance. You’ll also notice that corners can be more easily taken and that performance drastically improves if you venture across loose or slippery terrain.

What Makes 4MATIC® AWD Different?

Any AWD system can enhance performance and optimize safety, but Mercedes-Benz developed 4MATIC® AWD to double-down on the traditional benefits and outshine the competition. Instead of integrating with the drivetrain alone, 4MATIC® broke new ground by syncing with several safety and driving assistance systems. Your ride will be more rewarding and better able to cope with changing terrain and conditions without breaking its stride. Ultralight engineering efforts have maximized performance without making your ride sluggish or inefficient, and a 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4ETS®), an additional Mercedes-Benz breakthrough, combines with Antilock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) to detect and work against wheel spin.

4MATIC® AWD is a Vital Performance Upgrade You Need to Experience

Whether you expect to drive on off-road trails or travel during the depths of winter, 4MATIC® AWD can be relied upon to safeguard your safety. 4MATIC® is available with a vast array of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and you’ll find them in the showroom here at Mercedes-Benz Kitchener-Waterloo.

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