ST. HELENA, CA – When the ’07 S-Class arrives in showrooms this fall, it will be the first passenger car to feature a 4Matic-brand all-wheel-drive system conceived and built by Mercedes-Benz. The move signals a long-term trend whereby Mercedes will produce all its own AWD systems. Dubbed internally as “Mercedes-Benz 4Matic,” the system will migrate to the E-Class and C-Class lineups, says Bart Herring, MBUSA product manager for the brand’s E, C, S and CLS passenger cars. Until now, ...

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