All-wheel drive - outstanding, assertive power

The GL-Class doesn't know what bad road conditions are

4MATIC all-wheel drive

4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive delivers dynamic handling and can help to enhance your driving safety – particularly in challenging driving situations.

As 4MATIC is always active it requires virtually no response time to intervene and does so in a targeted manner under wet conditions, ice and snow. The all-wheel drive system is implemented by a two-stage transfer case and in interaction with the powerful engines and the automatic transmission system ensures excellent handling dynamics.

The ESP® Electronic Stability Program and the 4ETS Electronic Traction System with integrated ABS and ASR functions additionally enhance the effect of the all-wheel drive system, enabling exceptional traction and handling stability.

The 4ETS electronic traction system brakes spinning wheels individually or individual axles. If there is a risk of wheels spinning on surfaces with different degrees of grip, in a fraction of a second selective brake interventions redirect the engine's torque to the wheels that are not spinning.

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