The 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system provides for powerful moving off and acceleration, even on poor road surfaces or in adverse weather conditions. 4MATIC is always active, and does not require any reaction time to spontaneously engage.
Enormously powerful: 4MATIC makes conventional differential locks superfluous, because the automatic brake impulses improve moving off on slippery surfaces and increase stability during demanding changes of direction.
Low weight: thanks to the compact design, the intelligent choice of materials and the high level of efficiency, barely no additional weight has been added when compared to similar models with rear-wheel drive.
Supporting systems: the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system is supported by the Electronic Stability Program ESP® as well as the Electronic Traction System 4ETS. Any spinning wheels are specifically slowed down, and the drive torque is automatically directed to those wheels with good traction.
For every type of fuel: The 4MATIC all-wheel drive system is available for models CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY.