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What is Volkswagen 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive?

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You’ve likely heard of all-wheel drive and maybe even use it on your drives around Norristown. but if you’re shopping for a new Volkswagen, you may be wondering about 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive. 4MOTION® is the VW brand’s all-wheel-drive system. It uses advanced technology to enhance handling on your Collegeville drives. Read on to learn more about VW 4MOTION® and how it works. 

AWD vs. 4WD: How Do They Compare? 

All-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive systems enhance traction on Phoenixville roads. While they have a similar purpose, there are also some significant differences. For example:

  • Cost and Weight: All-wheel drive systems are typically lighter and cost less than four-wheel-drive, which is one of the reasons they’re so popular for commuting to %%target-city_3%%.
  • Turn On/Turn Off: AWD is always on and automatically adjusts the engine power sent to the wheels based on conditions. 4WD can be turned on/off when needed. When your 4WD system is off, it uses RWD or FWD, depending on your make and model.
  • Vehicle Types: All-wheel drive is common on cars and SUVs, but four-wheel drive is more common on trucks and off-roading vehicles. 

Does VW have 4WD? No, it doesn’t. Volkswagen 4WD does not exist. While 4MOTION® provides some aspects of AWD and 4WD, technically, it is an all-wheel-drive system, so you’ll never find a Volkswagen 4WD.

How Does 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive Volkswagen Work?

VW 4MOTION® automatically senses which tires need more torque and adjust engine output based on those needs and driving conditions. Even though all tires are engaged, itdistributes about 90% of the power to the front axle and the rest to the rear axle. This is what delivers the responsive handling you expect from a Volkswagen vehicle. If 4MOTION® senses that a tire is beginning to slip, weight is immediately redistributed to the wheel as needed to help you retain control. If road conditions are smooth, 4MOTION® can automatically switch to FWD or RWD to help you conserve fuel. 

Which Volkswagen Models Have 4MOTION®? 

Volkswagen AWD is available on many new Volkswagen vehicles, including: 

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

Experience Volkswagen AWD at Wynn Volkswagen Today

If you’re ready to experience AWD Volkswagen, contact us at Wynn Volkswagen Whether you’re in the market for a pre-owned VW or a new one, you’ll find it in our extensive inventory. We invite you to browse our new vehicle specials and then reach out to us to schedule a test drive today!

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