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What is VW 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive?

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Volkswagen offers something exciting to Tysons Corner drivers that are fans of AWD vehicles. The innovative VW 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive is available on select new VW models, such as the Tiguan and Atlas, and provides advanced technology that enhances overall handling and performance. Learn more about Volkswagen all-wheel drive today and then visit Stohlman Volkswagen to take a test drive and experience 4MOTION® for yourself.

Which VW Vehicles Come with VW 4MOTION®?

If you’re in the market for a new VW around Vienna, you’ll probably want one that comes with 4MOTION®. Fortunately, it’s available in these sedans, hatchbacks and SUV VW models:

  • Arteon
  • Tiguan
  • Atlas
  • Golf SportWagen
  • Golf Alltrack
  • Golf R

What is All-Wheel Drive?

All-wheel drive is more efficient than four-wheel drive but provides many of the same traction and control benefits of 4WD. Unlike 4WD, AWD systems are always on and don’t need to be switched on and off manually or by a vehicle’s sensors. This can be a lifesaving difference in the event of hitting an icy patch of road that needs extra traction.

The VW 4MOTION® Difference

You’re probably wondering what makes VW 4MOTION® better than other AWD systems. With 4MOTION®, the basic framework of AWD is enhanced to boost performance.

  • With 4MOTION® AWD, about 90% of the power is distributed to the front axle and 10% to the rear axle. This intuitive power distribution provides more responsive handling on Fairfax roads.
  • When the 4MOTION® sensors sense a tire is beginning to lose traction, weight is immediately redistributed to the other tires as needed. This means the perfect balance of torque is always applied to keep you safer and more in control when cruising around Alexandria.

VW 4MOTION® Components

There are two main parts that make up the VW 4MOTION® system

  • The electronically–controlled multi–plate clutch
  • Torsen differential

The electronically–controlled multi–plate clutch (known as the Haldex coupling) controls drive torque, wheel slip, and traction handling conditions, while the Torsen differential turns on or shuts off the power transferred to the VW wheels.

Explore AWD Volkswagen Vehicles at Stohlman Volkswagen

If you have additional questions about 4MOTION® AWD, or other Volkswagen features, Stohlman Volkswagen is your best Volkswagen resource. Come see our extensive inventory of new and pre-owned Volkswagen models today. Our friendly team is always happy to answer all of your questions. Don’t hesitate to contact us for all of your automotive needs.

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