What is Volkswagen 4MOTION® AWD?

2021 Volkswagen Atlas V6 SEL with 4MOTION

Volkswagen vehicles have plenty of features that help them stand out from other vehicles in similar classes. One of the features that is exclusive to Volkswagen vehicles is VW 4MOTION® AWD system. How is this Volkswagen AWD system different from other AWD systems? This AWD Volkswagen feature uses advanced technology to help improve your drives and give you more control on the Norman roads. Learn more about this unique driving feature with Allen Samuels Volkswagen today. 

How Does VW 4MOTION® AWD Work?

The Volkswagen AWD system works by automatically sensing which tires need the most amount of torque and adjusts the engine output accordingly based on driving conditions. When all of the tires are engaged, the AWD Volkswagen feature distributes about 90% of power to the front axle and about 10% of power to the rear axle. If the sensors indicate that one of the tires is losing traction, then the weight is redistributed immediately. If the roads are smooth, then the VW 4MOTION® AWD system can switch to FWD or RWD, which helps conserve fuel use. 

Overall, this creates responsive handling, capable traction control, and perfect torque balance on the Edmond roads. 

AWD vs. 4WD

We’ve talked a lot about the Volkswagen AWD system, but how does AWD in general compare to 4WD? If you’re like most Oklahoma City drivers, then you’ve probably used these two terms interchangeably. They both pretty much serve the same purpose but aren’t quite the same drivetrain. Here are some of the differences between AWD and 4WD: 

  • AWD doesn’t need to be turned on to adjust the amount of power to the wheels. 4WD can be turned on or off when needed, and RWD or FWD is used in its place when turned off. 
  • AWD is usually found on cars and crossover SUVs while 4WD is usually found on trucks and other off-road vehicles. 
  • AWD systems are usually lighter and less expensive compared to 4WD systems. 

There are no current Volkswagen vehicles that offer 4WD. There might be some characteristics of 4WD in some Volkswagen vehicles, but they use an AWD Volkswagen system. 

VW 4MOTION® AWD Vehicles

You can find the Volkswagen AWD feature on the following Volkswagen vehicles: 

  • Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 
  • Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 
  • Volkswagen Golf R 
  • Volkswagen Arteon 
  • Volkswagen Tiguan 
  • Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
  • Volkswagen Atlas

Want to see how this AWD Volkswagen-exclusive feature can help you get more out of your Stillwater drives? Visit Allen Samuels Volkswagen to take your favorite model for a test drive at our dealership. 

Choose Your AWD Volkswagen Vehicle at Allen Samuels Volkswagen

Now that you know how the VW 4MOTION® AWD system works, you can experience this feature for yourself when you visit us online or right here in Oklahoma City. Contact us to get the process started.

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