Do you split your time between the urban jungle and the surrounding countryside? For the V-Class, with 4MATIC  permanent all-wheel drive available as an option, that's absolutely no problem – because it simply adapts to your life. As the 4MATIC all-wheel drive is always active, it hardly needs any reaction time at all in order to respond in adverse conditions such as wet weather, icy road surfaces or snow.Safety, comfort and dynamism are always at the forefront here. The weather becomes a minor circumstance, no matter what driving conditions you and your passengers set off in.
4MATIC is supported by the Electronic Stability Program ESP® and 4ETS, the Electronic Traction System. 4ETS uses targeted braking to stop any wheels that are spinning and directs the drive force to the wheels with good traction. This allows plenty of power to be planted on the road when moving off and when accelerating, even with poor road conditions.
4MATIC eliminates the need for conventional differential locks: the automatic braking impulses improve pulling-away behaviour on low-grip surfaces and improve stability during critical driving manoeuvres.
A further advantage of the system: thanks to its compact design, intelligent choice of materials and high level of efficiency it is hardly any heavier than the rear-wheel-drive version.
Fuel consumption combined: 6.6 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 174 g/km .