The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently announced its plans to introduce a new 4Matic permanent all-wheel drive on the CLA model.
According to the car manufacturer, the new 4Matic permanent all-wheel drive system will make its public debut on the Mercedes-Benz CLA next year. The AWD will get the power take-off to the rear axle built into the 7G-DCT automatic dual clutch transmission and the rear axle will get electro-hydraulically controlled multi-risk clutch, which will be built-in, resulting in full variable distribution of the drive torque between the two axles. When compared to rival systems, the new 4Matic AWD will be up to 25 percent lighter.
Mercedes-Benz says that the new 4Matic AWD system will be available for both the CLA45 AMG and also for the regular version of the CLA and the models equipped with it will be officially presented to the public next year, during the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which will open its gates in January. The new Mercedes-Benz CLA will ride on the MFA platform and the cheapest versions will get front-wheel drive. You can find out more on the Mercedes-Benz CLA and Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG by clicking this link.