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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Mercedes 4MATIC for the S-Class
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is now available with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive. Developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-Benz, this all-new drive system combines perfect traction, first-class comfort and impressive driving dynamics with good fuel economy. Two powerful eight-cylinder models are available in the form of the S 500 4MATIC and S 450 4MATIC while the S 320 CDI 4MATIC is the first S-Class all-wheel-drive variant to be equipped with a particularly economical V6 diesel engine. The new models with all-wheel drive are identified clearly by the 4MATIC legend which appears both on the boot lid and on the wooden trim element on the centre console.

Model range: Four S-Class models with 4MATIC

- Two powerful V8 models initially, two V6 variants to follow
- All-wheel-drive available with powerful V6 CDI engine for the first time
- Output ranges from 173 kW/235 hp to 285 kW/388 hp
- Comprehensive high-tech standard equipment for all models
- designo range and AMG features optionally available

The technology of the new 4MATIC system: Latest generation of trend-setting all-wheel-drive system

- Power split between front and rear wheels in ratio of 45 to 55 percent
- Multiplate clutch with 50 Nm locking force offers additional traction
- Handling is clearly defined and always predictable
- Compact, lightweight design is optimised for reduced friction losses

posted by Muamer Hodzic @ 9/12/2006 10:25:00 AM    
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