What is Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive?

November 8th, 2018 by

Exterior of 2019 GLA SUV parked on snowy ground

What does Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® all-wheel drive do? This advanced performance technology from Mercedes-Benz increases traction and control on Phoenix roads and is available on a variety of new Mercedes-Benz of Chandler models. Benefits include:

  • Intelligent distribution of power to specific wheels for best performance.
  • Improved fuel economy ratings.
  • Better grip on roads during inclement weather like snow, sleet, and rain.

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How Does Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive Work?

Below is a breakdown of how the 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system operates to provide additional peace of mind in all types of road conditions.

  • This system works with the braking, acceleration, and steering systems to control the amount of power sent to all four wheels (instead of the just the front two wheels in a traditional FWD system).
  • When you are rounding a corner in Gilbert, your inside and outside wheels will rotate at different speeds so you don’t go off-course. The 4MATIC® system uses sensors to control optimum wheel spin.
  • The system also monitors road conditions and works with the electronic traction system to automatically adjust to ice, snow, mud and prevent wheel slippage.
  • The precise control that the 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system delivers allows for better cornering in dry conditions, which means a more thrilling ride.

Which Mercedes-Benz Models Offer 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive?

Whether you want a fuel-efficient luxury car like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, a performance-focused Mercedes-Benz AMG® model, or a road-ready SUV, explore below and find a model that offers all the benefits of 4MATIC® all-wheel drive.


  •  Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC® Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC® Coupe, Sedan, and Cabriolet
  • Mercedes-Benz E 300 4MATIC® Sedan
  • Mercedes-Benz E 400 4MATIC® Coupe, Sedan, Wagon, and Cabriolet
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 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 550e Plug-In Hybrid 4MATIC® SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 4MATIC® SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS 550 4MATIC® SUV

Find Your Ideal 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive Vehicle

Browse our inventory to find a new, used, or certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, then schedule a test drive near Tempe to experience the enhanced performance in person. You can also learn more about AMG® performance, the Mercedes-Benz SUV lineup, and other Mercedes-Benz technologies like EQ for the Smart ForTwo and PRESAFE® at Mercedes-Benz of Chandler!

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