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Old 08-07-2014, 09:28 PM
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Modern 4matic (since '98) is nothing like the original system. Its very durable and its only downside (if you call it that) is a little extra maintenance due to more parts to maintain and fluids to change. My C240 has it and its running great and the 4matic works fine @136k miles and counting. In the snow its incredible. Its basically a car version of the all wheel drive setup on a G-wagen.

Originally Posted by jake12tech View Post
Any Mercedes from 1987 up (Europe got the first 4Matic, rare) was called 4Matic. 31MPG highway is realistic with a 2012 E350. Not too bad. They are pretty fuel efficient for what they are. Mercedes makes every car 4Matic these days that they can. I can't wait to see how they are in the long-term, hopefully nothing comparable to the W124 4Matic nightmares. Depending on your ML (98-06) it is a low range AWD. They just didn't do the 4Matic deck lid emblems.

I really don't mind them in Sedans though, I'm looking for a 98-02 E320 4Matic when the timing is right depending how many more winters I spend here in Philly.
-diesel is not just a fuel, its a way of life-
'15 GLK250 Bluetec 76k - mine - (OC-80,500)
'17 Metris(VITO!) - 7k - wifes (OC-10k)
'01 E320 Wagon - 159k - mine (OC-160,000)
'89 420SEL 166k - mine (OC-167,000)
'01 E320 - 168k - dad's (OC-171,500)
'07 E350 Wagon - 131k - dad's (OC-132,500)
'01 SL500 - 49k - dad's (OC-52,000)
'09 E350 4matic Sedan - 128k - Brothers (OC-128,000)
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