What is Volkswagen 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive?

While most every Beverly Hills car shopper has heard of all-wheel drive, Volkswagen offers something entirely new with the invention of the VW 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive. This new take on typical all-wheel drive offers advanced technology that enhances both performance and handling. Visit our Santa Monica showroom today and learn more about the Volkswagen all-wheel drive system.

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Standard AWD Performance

Given that four-wheel drive is often touted as being an essential feature in SUVs and crossovers, many car shoppers are unaware that all-wheel drive may be a better option for their driving needs. In terms of performance, all-wheel drive is more efficient than four-wheel drive without compromising key benefits like traction and control. While AWD systems are always on, 4WD systems need to be switched on and off manually or by the vehicle's sensors. While better than nothing, the time delay of 4WD can be crucial when you hit a patch of road that requires extra traction.

Volkswagen AWDPerformance

On Volkswagen 4MOTION® AWD vehicles, such as the Volkswagen Atlas, the basics of AWD have been taken and improved upon, and you’ll notice it in your vehicle’s performance. While all tires remain engaged, most often4MOTION® AWD will distribute about 90% of the power to the front axle and 10% to the rear axle. This distribution allows for the responsive handling you’re used to in FWD vehicles, but you get the quick shift which provides additional traction, allowing you to feel safe while drivingWestHollywoodroads in any condition. Furthering that feeling of safety, if the 4MOTION® sensors detect a tire is beginning to lose traction, weight is immediately redistributed as needed. This means the perfect balance of torque is applied to keep you and your Volkswagen in control at all times.

We know car buying involves a good amount of research to ensure you’re investing in the right vehicle for your lifestyle, so we invite you to compare the 4MOTION®-equipped Volkswagen Atlas to one of its top competitors, the Honda Pilot.

Experience the Benefits of Volkswagen 4MOTION® in Santa Monica

Ready to find the perfect AWD vehicle for you? There are lots of great Volkswagen models to choose from, just take a look at our AWD inventory. Or, if you’ve come to the conclusion that 4MOTION® technology doesn’t top your priority list, we invite you to browse our new and used inventories, where you will find plenty of options available at our dealership near Brentwood. If you have additional questions about 4MOTION® AWD, the experienced sales associates at Volkswagen Santa Monica are standing by to help. Contact us today to get started, we look forward to assisting you!