Mercedes-Benz will premiere its new V-class with 4Matic all-wheel drive system for the first time at the upcoming Paris motor show. Initially, only the V 250 BlueTEC variant will be available with the system – plans to offer it on other V-class models will materialise in the near future according to the company.
The V 250 BlueTEC 4Matic variant will be powered by a 2.1 litre four-cylinder engine capable of producing 190 hp and 440 Nm of torque, mated to a seven-speed 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission.
Performance figures were not disclosed except for the fuel consumption numbers, which is rated at 6.7 litres/100 km or 14.9 km/litre.
Mercedes-Benzs’ 4Matic system, in a nutshell, is based on the 4ETS Electronic Traction System which works together with the Electronic Stability Program (ESP). Should one or more wheels lose traction, 4ETS automatically distributes power to the wheels with the most grip. The system allows Mercedes-Benz to do without conventional mechanical differential locks.
Order books for the Mercedes-Benz V 250 BlueTEC 4Matic will open in December, two months after its official global debut.