What is Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC®?

Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® is one of the brand’s most well-known innovations, and essentially doubles as a performance and safety feature.

What is it, exactly? 4MATIC® is an intelligent AWD system available for many new Mercedes-Benz vehicles that gives Lodi drivers greater confidence on the road by intelligently allocating torque to the wheels that need it most. The benefits it offers are many, but they essentially boil down to:

  • Stronger road grip in slippery conditions
  • Impressive fuel economy
  • Automatic power distribution to the wheels that can use it most effectively

How Does 4MATIC® Work?

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4matic

Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® works in the following four ways to give you go-anywhere power on Lathrop roads:

  • The power sent to your car’s tires impacts your ability to brake, accelerate, and steer. When the engine directs power to all four of your car’s wheels, as opposed to just two, the force that can be applied to your drive is increased.
  • The outside wheels take a longer path than the inside wheels when you corner, causing them to rotate at different speeds. One of the 4MATIC® system’s functions is to monitor wheel spin and intervene if necessary to correct it.
  • Even in nice weather, you can still hit patches of gravel or a deep puddle. 4MATIC® scans road conditions and alters power output and braking to match the driving terrain. It works with an electronic traction system to help you stay in control at all times.
  • 4MATIC® all-wheel drive is found on many Mercedes-AMG® vehicles, and can send different amounts of torque to each wheel for a sportier driving experience.

Which Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Have 4MATIC®?

Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® isn’t a luxury feature that can only be had on the brand’s highest tier models; it’s available for everything from the A-Class to the E-Class to the GLS. Here’s a quick look at the current 4MATIC® vehicles:

  • Mercedes-Benz A 220 4MATIC® Sedan
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC® Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC® Coupe, Sedan, and Cabriolet
  • Mercedes-Benz E 300 4MATIC® Sedan
  • Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC® Coupe, Sedan, Wagon, and Cabriolet
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS 450 4MATIC® Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz S 450 4MATIC® Sedan
  • Mercedes-Benz S 560 4MATIC® Coupe and Sedan
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA 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 550 4MATIC® SUV

Again, many of the Mercedes-AMG® vehicles can be had with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive. In these cases, 4MATIC® is reformatted as AMG® Performance 4MATIC® for higher performance and more athletic handling.

Find a Car or SUV with 4MATIC® at Mercedes-Benz of Stockton!

Whether you’re in search of a sedan, coupe, roadster, or SUV, we can help you find one equipped with Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC®. Contact us to schedule a test drive near Lathrop and Discovery Bay, or to learn more about other innovations from Mercedes-Benz, such as Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) or ATTENTION ASSIST®.

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