The 4MATIC Range.

The 4MATIC all-wheel drive applies the power delivered by the top-performing engines to impressive effect. The system improves traction and handling in difficult road conditions in particular: a true safety advantage in the wet, snow and icy conditions. At the same time, 4MATIC forms the technological basis for your sporty driving pleasure.


Your frequently asked questions on 4MATIC.


Your frequently asked questions on 4MATIC.

    • How does 4MATIC work?

      How does 4MATIC work?

      The 4MATIC system automatically adjusts to allow you to drive across different types of terrain and road surface. If any of the four wheels begins to slip, power is automatically sent to the opposite wheel – no matter which wheel. Even if three of the four wheels are affected, the fourth wheel will adjust to support your driving conditions.  

    • How does 4MATIC+ work?

      How does 4MATIC+ work?

      The active, fully-variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive distributes the power to the rear axle wheel-selectively by AMG Torque Control – for top traction and the spectacular Drift mode. This is made possible by a new rear axle differential featuring two multidisc clutches – one for each rear wheel. This has two electronically controlled multidisc clutches, each of which is connected to a rear axle drive shaft. In this way the drive power can not only be completely variably distributed between the front and rear wheels, but also selectively between the left and right rear wheel. This means that depending on the driving mode and situation, the drive torque can be separately distributed to both rear wheels.

    • How do I know if my Mercedes-Benz is 4MATIC or 4MATIC+?

      How do I know if my Mercedes-Benz is 4MATIC or 4MATIC+?

      The easiest way to know whether your Mercedes-Benz is 4MATIC or 4MATIC+ is to look on the side of the car for the badge that says “4MATIC” or “4MATIC+”.

    • Are 4MATIC and 4MATIC+ always on?

      Are 4MATIC and 4MATIC+ always on?

      Yes, 4MATIC and 4MATIC+ are permanent all-wheel drive systems, which features on a variety of models within the current Mercedes-Benz range.