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Old 04-10-2003, 11:30 PM
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Not sure about US models, but none of the E430 4-matic cars sold here have limited slip differentials (GM called it "Posi-traction"). They use the ASR/ESP system to allocate traction to the tire that has some. All of the E430 4-matic cars had ESP/ASR standard.

Because of this, the current 4-matic system works best in on-road conditions. Since most ML's, and all C/E/S cars are road only vehicles, it's the best system.

The one drawback can be that it is hard on rear brakes in very poor conditions.
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K

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