What is Volkswagen 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive?

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All-wheel-drive is one of the most popular types of drivetrains in Mentor, but Volkswagen4MOTION® AWD takes it to a whole new level. If you’re wondering, “What is 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive?” Classic Volkswagen is here to take the mystery out of it. VW 4MOTION® uses advanced technology to improve vehicle performance and handling wherever you go around Bedford. Read on to learn more about Volkswagen AWD, and then experience it in person at Classic Volkswagen. 

AWD vs. 4WD: What’s The Difference?

When Willoughby drivers use AWD and 4WD systems, they experience better traction. Still, there are some significant differences between AWD and 4WD. For example: 

  • Turn On/Turn Off: AWD is always on. It automatically adjusts the amount of engine power sent to your wheels. 4WD can be turned on/off as needed, and when it’s turned off, the vehicle defaults to FWD or RWD.
  • Vehicle Types: Typically, all-wheel-drive is used on cars and SUVs, while four-wheel-drive is more common on pickup trucks. 
  • Cost & Weight: AWD systems are usually lighter weight and less expensive than 4WD, which is one reason they are so popular for everyday vehicles around Chardon. 

Currently, no Volkswagen vehicles offer 4WD, only VW 4MOTION® AWD, and when you test drive one, you’ll understand why. Contact us to get behind the wheel of a new Volkswagen

How Does 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive Work?

VW 4MOTION® AWD is a better version of the conventional AWD system. It automatically discerns which tires need more torque and adjusts engine output based on those needs and driving conditions. While all tires are engaged simultaneously, 4MOTION® distributes about 90% of power to the front axle and 10% to the rear. This provides the control you’d expect from an FWD vehicle, while also offering traction similar to a 4WD.

If the 4MOTION® senses that one of your tires is starting to lose traction, weight is redistributed immediately as needed. If the road conditions are clear and smooth, 4MOTION® can automatically switch to RWD or FWD to help conserve fuel.

Which Volkswagen Vehicles Offer 4MOTION®? 

Volkswagen AWD is available on many new and pre-owned VW vehicles at Classic Volkswagen, such as: 

  • Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 
  • Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 
  • Volkswagen Arteon 
  • Volkswagen Tiguan 
  • Volkswagen Golf R 
  • Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
  • Volkswagen Atlas

Experience 4MOTION® at Classic Volkswagen Today

Are you ready to experience AWD Volkswagen style? Whether you’re in the market for a brand-new VW or a certified pre-owned VW, you’ll find it at Classic Volkswagen. Contact us today and let’s go for a test drive and get you into the Volkswagen of your dreams!

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