Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® vs. BMW xDrive

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 4MATIC Coupe

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 4MATIC Coupe

2017 BMW 740i xDrive Sedan

2017 BMW 740i xDrive Sedan



Shoppers in the high-end luxury sports car line demand more than typical buyers when it comes to performance. Mercedes-Benz and BMW both offer outstanding levels of power from a variety of different powertrain options in coupe, sedan, SUV, and other configurations. Among the many performance systems that determines how your vehicle drives, though, the all-wheel drive system you go with is among the most important. Explore this comparison guide to see whether Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® or BMW xDrive is the right option for you.

Full-Time All-Wheel Drive

Whether you decide to go with a Mercedes-Benz all-wheel drive vehicle or a BMW all-wheel drive vehicle, you’ll be getting more than just an all-wheel drive system tacked onto a front-wheel drive model. That’s because both of these models feature a constantly engaged all-wheel drive system that is constantly responsive to conditions on the road. Both models are also able to send specific amounts of torque to the front or rear wheels based on the amount of traction demanded by the terrain and driving response. When it comes to delivery, though, there is an important difference to note:

  • 4MATIC® – The Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system sends this through a center differential that delivers balances power between the front and rear axles.

  • xDrive – The BMW xDrive all-wheel drive usually depends on brake application to send power through a front and rear open differential system.

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Find Out More About Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® Today

Do you have more questions about the Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system? In order to really get a sense for your preference, it’s best to get behind the wheel and experience the sophistication of this capable and responsive system for yourself. You can do that right now at Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin, located at 4747 Granite Drive in Rocklin, CA. Our dealership is open seven days a week, and we invite you to stop in for a test drive, chat with our experts, and get all the information you’re looking for. You can also contact us online or give us a call at 888.487.0370.