The new M-Class offers excellent handling on any terrain. This is thanks to the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel-drive system. It works in conjunction with the electronic stability system, consisting of ESP® and 4ETS.
Featuring anti-lock braking (ABS), acceleration skid control ASR and DSR (Downhill Speed Regulation), 4ETS permits coordinated distribution of the tractive force between the four drive wheels, which in turn enhances traction – particularly when negotiating varying surface conditions.
When the off-road switch in the centre console is pressed, the adjustments of driving dynamics systems, engine and transmission are automatically primed for off-road-typical handling characteristics.