Confidence in all conditions.
From winter storms to tight corners, 4MATIC all-wheel drive maximizes traction by engaging all four wheels, so you can always put your best foot forward. Disclaimer
Greater control. Gripping results.
Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC all-wheel drive is fully integrated into your vehicle, so it reacts instantly and adjusts to any scenario.
4-ETS: Turning slip into grip.
Pioneered by Mercedes-Benz, the 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS) is built to detect the onset of wheelspin. It then rapidly pulses the brake at the slipping wheel, sending torque and power back to the gripping wheel to get you out of mud, sand or gravel.
AMG Performance 4MATIC
Designed to handle the raw power of Mercedes-AMG vehicles, and provide an ideal combination of agility, efficiency and traction.
Delivering power to pavement.
At its core, the 4MATIC system feeds power to the front axles through a transfer case in the transmission, while a limited slip differential provides balance between front and rear. Sensors throughout manage the torque demands of each wheel, resulting in greater traction and acceleration.
At home in harsh conditions.
4MATIC all-wheel drive is ready for any type of weather, and available in virtually every Mercedes-Benz model. So whether you’re in snow where grip is scarce, on a slick surface in rainy weather, or simply on dry terrain looking for a sportier drive, 4MATIC makes sure you’re equipped for the ride.
A Legacy of All-Wheel Drive
Over a century of experience, all over the world.
Having invented the car, the truck and the motorcycle before the turn of the 20th century, it’s no surprise that Gottlieb Daimler’s son Paul, a mechanical engineer himself, sketched the first designs for an all-wheel drive system in 1903.