Mercedes-Benz All Wheel Drive Vs. Four Wheel Drive


Performance is an important factor to consider when you are buying a car. Whether you want to spend your time driving on paved surfaces or you prefer to journey off the beaten path, you will want a car that performs in such a way that you will be satisfied with the car's performance. Several key factors, including drivetrain, determine a vehicle's performance capabilities. Suppose you are looking for a hardy vehicle that can take on the elements and traverse trails and rivers with ease. In that case, you'll want a powerful drivetrain system such as four-wheel drive, which is an adaptable drivetrain that can keep up with your active lifestyle. Along with four-wheel drive, you can also get a drivetrain called all-wheel drive, which allows your car to tackle the elements while still benefiting from a respectable fuel economy. All-wheel drive is a drivetrain that you can get with many different vehicle body styles, while four-wheel drive is commonly found in trucks or SUVs.

What is All-Wheel Drive?


All-wheel drive is a drivetrain that distributes equal power and torque to each individual wheel. Cars of all kinds can have all-wheel drive, including sedans and crossovers. Wagons and hatchbacks may have all-wheel drive, too. Some vehicles have all-wheel drive with specific trim levels. No matter which vehicle has all-wheel drive, the benefits of the drivetrain are the same. All-wheel drive is suitable for year-round driving due to a variety of reasons. All-wheel drive supplies vehicles with a steady and even supply of power. For the most part, all four wheels have an equal amount of power if you are driving along paved dry surfaces. When you take corners or drive through the snow, rain, ice, or other times when optimal traction is required, the all-wheel drive may switch to providing either the front or back with more power for superior traction. Although all-wheel drive usually controls all four tires at once, it has a separate power supply for the front and rear wheels.

What is Four-Wheel Drive?

The other kind of drivetrain that you can get for taking on the elements is a four-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive is a drivetrain designed for rugged and adventurous driving. If you want a car that will explore off paved roads, a vehicle with four-wheel drive is what you will want. With four-wheel drive torque gets delivered individually to all four wheels, which gives your vehicle the prowess it needs to ascend, descend, and corner with ease.

To find out more about how all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive differ, contact our dealership today.

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