MONTREAL – Traversing through just a few inches of snow could be a monumental feat for most luxury sedans, most of which feature rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive puts Mercedes cars in new class. That isn’t the case for the latest family of Mercedes sedans and wagons (the E-Class, C-Class and S-Class), which now come with the option of all-wheel-drive, putting these formerly dry-pavement-only cars in a new class. Mercedes’ AWD system, dubbed 4Matic, debuted in 1986 in the ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Mercedes Goes Four Wheeling" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.