Breakthrough traction system from Mercedes-Benz maintains automobile safety on slippery roads
4MATIC all-wheel drive optimizes individual wheels enabling advanced handling and control as road conditions change
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Tight corners and snowy, icy roads are some of the most dangerous driving conditions we face, sending wheels spinning and leading to loss of control. While most cars might need to slow to a crawl to navigate these challenges, Mercedes-Benz has a new all-wheel drive system that engages all four wheels for added safety. 4MATIC uses the integrated 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS) which detects the first sign of wheel spin and applies the brake to the individual wheel that's affected.
When one wheel brakes to prevent spinning, power is sent to the opposite wheel with the better grip, and the same is true from side to side and front to rear. Even if three wheels lose grip, 4MATIC can maintain traction with just one wheel. On dry roads, 4MATIC handles tight corners smoothly and efficiently, balancing the grip of each tire for confident driving, even if you encounter a puddle, a patch of ice or a loose gravel shoulder. Since the system is lightweight, it's fuel-efficient, too.
Learn more about the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system from Mercedes-Benz at MBUSA.com.
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