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Drivetrains Matter: Rear-Wheel Drive vs All-Wheel Drive

You’ll often hear about vehicles that have rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive systems, noting which set of tires propels the car forward. Today, we’re going to help you understand the difference between the capability of these two systems and how they can impact driving.   Rear-Wheel Drive A rear-wheel drive vehicle offers a sporty performance with a well-balanced vehicle. In a rear-wheel drive system, the rearward most axle puts power to the ground. Power is sent rearward from the engine via a longer drive shaft than all-wheel drive (which has…

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Drivetrains Matter: Front-Wheel Drive versus All-Wheel Drive

We pit the two most common types of drivetrains against each other: front-wheel drive versus all-wheel drive, in this week’s edition of Drivetrains Matter. Both of these drivetrains are going to be good any time of year, however, one will provide double the traction as the other.   Front-Wheel Drive A front-wheel drive vehicle offers good traction through both of the front wheels. Front-wheel drive vehicles will be more eco-efficient since there are fewer tires to rotate. Because the driveshaft from the engine to the driving axle is shorter, there’s…

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Drivetrains Matter: All-Wheel Drive vs. Four-Wheel Drive

When you’re looking into what kind of drivetrain you want, you’ll be happy to know there are several kinds from which to choose. Today, we’ll help you understand the difference between all-wheel drive (AWD) and 4x4s (four-by-fours, also known as four-wheel drive and 4WD). Choosing the right kind of drivetrain matters, and knowing the difference between AWD and 4WD is key to being able to tackle the kind of roads (or lack thereof) you want to get into. Continue reading to learn more about all-wheel drive vs. four-wheel drive.  …

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What is the ‘AMG’ button?

Four switches sit in a row next to the gearshift lever in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S-Model 4Matic. The first one is a knob that cycles between four settings: Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Manual. Each of these four settings affect the throttle and transmission calibration (among other things) of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S-Model 4Matic, with Comfort mode ensuring the 577 horsepower super sedan remains as docile as a Mercedes-Benz S550 and Manual mode bringing the raucous nature of the Mercedes-AMG GT sports car to the big four-door…

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Official: BMW offers xDrive for its entire 2015 2-Series lineup

BMW released a new press release that overviews some of the product changes for the 2015 model year. The most important one is the confirmed arrival of xDrive all-wheel drive for its all-new 2015 2-Series, after the M235i was announced to be offered with the system not too long ago. Other changes for the lineup range from new packages, options, color choices and trim levels. Additionally, the 228i also receives a new Track Handling package, which lowers the suspension and includes Adaptive M Suspension for the sportiest of drivers, Variable Sport Steering, M…

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