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4Matic has proven to be a popular feature on various Mercedes-Benz models, especially in U.S. regions that experience four distinct seasons. But while all-wheel-drive is almost a necessary option in the luxury sedan segment, Daimler's C-Class and E-Class coupes have soldiered on only with rear-drive.

According to Car and Driver, that will change for next year. The 4Matic system will reportedly only be offered with the company's 3.5-liter V6, which pumps out 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.

This news could mean changes for the C-Class sedan as well. Currently, 4Matic is only offered with the 3.0-liter V6-equipped C300 sedan, so this could mean that the C350 sedan could also get an AWD option in 2012. That's good news for grip-loving buyers who want more oomph than the modestly powered 228-horsepower C300 can provide.


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      Spellchecker
      • 3 Years Ago
      An AWD option is always good for any vehicle (if it isn't already AWD). Product diversity is the key to success.
      bouljf
      • 3 Years Ago
      In Canada the C350 has been offered in 4matic since its latest model introduction. In fact starting a few years back it’s actually been impossible to get a rwd E-class, CLS, CL or S-class unless it’s an AMG. It’s only logical they would now move to the coupes based on the same platforms.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        x23
        • 3 Years Ago
        only option? there is this little company called Audi. look into it.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        onewayroll
        • 3 Years Ago
        You should change your name to "Captain don't know sh*%t"
          • 3 Years Ago
          @onewayroll
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        sjmoo
        • 3 Years Ago
        As insightful as your comment is, it unfortunately isn't supported by reality. In fact, the C and E-Class have both received excellent quality ratings and even during their electrical dark ages (as I like to call the '90's and early 2000's) they were still mechanically very robust cars.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sjmoo
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        You should change your name back to columbianri...I mean Fried_Rice.
        ryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        Befor that he was vwfailsagain, he just realzied hes trolling is more effect if he acts like a psycho asia car fanboy.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      How bout AWD on an AMG?
        Miguro Takahashi
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Krishan Mistry
        How about AWD on an M? Ya know how ridiculous the numbers would be on the new M5 if they could have a setup that puts power to all four wheels? 3.6s from 0-60mph with an RWD setup is already pretty bitchin'
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      These Mercs have a transfer case up infront &/or along side the block, no? Sorta like the Ferrari?
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        Did you read my question? THE FERRARI FF DOES NOT HAVE A TRANSFER CASE. Is that clear enough for you?
      CarCrazy24
      • 3 Years Ago
      Glad to hear this, it made no sense to have AWD only available on the old 3.0L engine. I still think all wheel drive should be offered on the base 2.0L turbo four.
      fly by wireless
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looking at that car, can't help but wonder why so many people dog MB on their new design language. They've built odd, bland boxes from the 90's up to recently, then turn from the ugly duckling to the swan yet people dog them. I'm not even an MB fan (or a luxury car fan for that matter) but can't help but admire their new generation cars.
      robfl
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why not the 550?
      • 3 Years Ago
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