Benefits Of AWD


It won't be long before winter strikes Indiana with its harsh temperatures and slick roadways. Drivers who want to be ready for anything will enjoy the benefits offered by an all-wheel drive systemThe versatile drive-train pairs well with Mercedes-Benz performance and is a great system to have when there's snow and ice on the road.


All-wheel drive is exactly what the name implies. Power is sent to all four wheels in models equipped with this drive-train. Since all four wheels are spinning, vehicles with all-wheel drive have more traction.

In two-wheel drive vehicles, it's easy to get stuck since power is sent to just two wheels. All-wheel drive-trains still have two more wheels with power behind them, so it's pretty difficult to get stuck in snow or on ice.

While two-wheel drive vehicles may offer traction and stability control technologies, these systems can't match all-wheel drive. Vehicles with all-wheel drive are ideal for maximizing traction in cold winters.

Resale Value

Versatile and capable vehicles have a higher resale value when compared to two-wheel drive models. While they're initially a little more expensive, vehicles with all-wheel drive offer more control and retain more of their value over time.

If you plan on moving to a more moderate or mild climate where it's warm all year round, all-wheel drive vehicles might not be ideal though. Since other drivers won't need the improved versatility and capability that all-wheel drive offers, you may have a harder time netting a higher resale value.


All-wheel drive brings improved traction, capability, and versatility when there's snow and ice on the ground. As a result, drivers can hit the road with confidence that they can remain in control. When the going gets tough, there's no better car to have than one equipped with all-wheel drive. Plus, a powerful Mercedes-Benz engine certainly doesn't hurt!

Find a whole fleet of AWD-equipped Mercedes-Benz models here at Mercedes-Benz of Lafayette.


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