All-wheel drive – Traction in any situation

Forwards thrust on all wheels

4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive enables the vehicle to move off and accelerate powerfully – even on poor road surfaces and in adverse weather conditions. The 4MATIC is always active and requires no response time to intervene.

  • Enormously powerful. 4MATIC makes conventional differential locks unnecessary.
  • Automatic brake impulses improve moving off on slippery surfaces and increase stability during difficult driving manoeuvres.
  • Low weight. Thanks to a compact design, an intelligent choice of materials and high efficiency, barely no additional weight has been added compared to similar RWD models.
  • Supporting systems. The 4MATIC all-wheel drive system is supported by the Electronic Stability Program ESP® and the Electronic Traction System 4ETS. Spinning wheels are systematically braked and the drive torque is automatically directed to those wheels with better traction.
  • For all fuel types. The 4MATIC AWD system is available for the CLS 350 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and CLS 500 BlueEFFICIENCY.

[1] The figures shown for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions were obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring process (Directive 80/1268/EEC in its currently applicable version). The figures do not apply to a specific vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer. They are provided solely for the purposes of comparison between different vehicle models



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Note: Some models / features may not be available for the Philippine market.