What is Volkswagen 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive?

April 23rd, 2021 by

You’ve heard of all-wheel drive — but what about Volkswagen 4MOTION®? It’s a little different than your average all-wheel drive system and is available on select new VW vehicles. Thanks to advanced technology, 4MOTION® delivers superior performance and handling, giving you peace of mind during your journeys through Chicago. How does the 4MOTION® all-wheel drive system work? Read on to learn more!

AWD Performance vs. 4WD Performance
How do all-wheel drive vs. four-wheel drive compare? Performance-wise, both drivetrains offer enhanced traction on Orland Park roads. Unlike four-wheel drive, which needs to be switched on, all-wheel drive is always ready to go. When your vehicle hits rugged terrain, such as a patch of ice or runoff from a hill, there’s the potential for a delay with four-wheel drive — but not with 4MOTION® all-wheel drive.

How Does 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive Work?
The 4MOTION® system builds off the standard all-wheel drive platform for more intuitive and responsive performance. Handling-wise, it feels very much like front-wheel drive but can spur into full AWD performance at a moment’s notice. In fact, 4MOTION® allocates about 90% of power to the front axle and about 10% to the rear. This gives you the benefit of added fuel economy when the rear axle isn’t fully engaged.

4MOTION® uses sensors to constantly monitor traction. If a tire starts losing traction, the system redistributes power as needed. No matter the road ahead, you can feel confident you’ll always have the best possible torque balance.

What Are the Volkswagen AWD Models?
You can find 4MOTION® all-wheel drive on the following Volkswagen models:

Volkswagen Atlas
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
Volkswagen Golf R
Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen
Volkswagen Tiguan
Test Drive an AWD Volkswagen in Oak Lawn!
Are you shopping for a new or used vehicle? You’ll find a variety of great options here at Volkswagen Of Oak Lawn, including AWD VW models. Contact us if you have questions about 4MOTION® or wish to schedule a test drive near Countryside. Don’t forget to ask us about our new vehicle specials! You can rely on us for your resource on VW news and features.

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