Explore 4MATIC AWD Mercedes-Benz Models | State College, PA


Be Prepared For Anything In An All-Wheel Drive Mercedes-Benz

Pennsylvania's weather is fickle. One minute it can be nice and sunny and ten minutes later you can find yourself caught in a heavy downpour or a snowy situation. The best way to handle this weather while you're driving is to purchase a vehicle that contains All-Wheel Drive.

What Is All-Wheel Drive?

There are four different driving systems that a vehicle can have: Front-Wheel Drive, Rear-Wheel Drive, All-Wheel Drive, and Four-Wheel Drive. Both Front-Wheel Drive and Rear-Wheel Drive are only two-wheel systems that have the power going to only the front or the rear wheels. These systems are on most vehicles traveling down the road and aren't as reliable in inclement road conditions.


Four-Wheel Drive is meant for the types of vehicles that you take way off the beaten path. If you want to go over rocks, through deep water, and up steep hills, then Four-Wheel Drive is for you. Most drivers don't need a Four-Wheel Drive system in place.

All-Wheel Drive is the perfect happy medium between both sides of the spectrum. This system directs power to all four wheels, which in turn helps with traction and acceleration. Most AWD systems have a program that detects when a tire is slipping and will provide extra power to the wheels that aren't, to smoothen the drive out. Some All-Wheel Drive vehicles allow you to choose between either FWD or RWD and AWD when you want or need. For example: when it is nice and sunny you may want to drive in just Front-Wheel Drive or Rear-Wheel Drive, but, when it changes to rain or snow, you could switch it over to All-Wheel Drive to help with the road conditions.

The Benefits Of Having All-Wheel Drive

Imagine driving home after a long day of work and it is just beginning to snow. Traffic is slower than normal because of the white stuff on the ground, but you are still managing to maintain a decent speed. You go to turn onto your road, after taking what feels like a lifetime to get home, and you take the turn a little bit too fast. Your back wheel starts to slide. If you have RWD you may end up sliding to the other side of the road or even off the road into the snowbank, but, since you have AWD, your vehicle puts more power to your other tires and lets up the power on the back tire to stop the skid. Besides your heart beating fast, you and your vehicle are left unharmed. Of course, this scenario also depends on the driver, the speed, and the quality of tires, but it does show that AWD does help in these types of situations.


Many Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Come In All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC®

We understand the importance of being prepared for whatever terrain or weather that may come your way. That's why we offer multiple Mercedes-Benz models in AWD 4MATIC®. We have C-Class sedans, coupes, and cabriolets, E-Class sedans, coupes, cabriolets, and wagons, GLC SUVs, CLA coupes, and GLE coupes and SUVs that contain the Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive system. Their 4MATIC® system monitors each tire as you drive down the road. If it senses that one is beginning to struggle, it will send more torque to whatever tires need it and take away torque from the ones that don't. Most of the time the driver doesn't even notice that slipping is occurring, that's how good the 4MATIC® system is.

Stop By Mercedes-Benz Of State College To Learn More

To see which Mercedes-Benz models contain All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC®, feel free to visit our State College, Pennsylvania, dealership and discuss each model with our associates. They would love to show you the features that our many Mercedes-Benz vehicles have to offer and sign you up for a test drive. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us or take a drive to our Mercedes-Benz Of State College dealership today!

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