Excellent handling on any surface – thanks to 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive in combination with ABS, ESP® and the 4ETS Electronic Traction System. Off-road or on-road, in rain, ice or snow, the traction, driving dynamics and driving stability are boosted.
And the all-wheel drive system does it without recourse to conventional differential locks. The wheels with insufficient grip are braked in a targeted manner and the drive torque transferred to the wheels with sufficient traction is increased. With these rapid, automatic braking impulses virtually the same effect can be achieved as that of three differential locks.
At the heart of the 4MATIC system is a single-stage transfer case with an open planetary gear central differential that ensures rotational speed compensation between the axles. The force distribution of 50 : 50 between front and rear axle guarantees superbly confident, always predictable, handling characteristics.