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Old 09-15-2004, 03:15 PM
dtf dtf is offline
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Here is the extent of my knowledge: The 4Matic is electronically controlled 35/65 front/rear split and uses traction control to direct wheel torque to the wheel that grips. The Quattro uses a torque sensing differential to tranfer the power and also has limited slip differentials at the wheels (I think). The Audi and MB need only one tire to grip to get traction and pull you out of trouble.
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1994 E320 Wagon (Died @ 308,669 miles)
1995 E300 Diesel (203,000)
1999 E300 Turbodiesel ( died @ 255,000)
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 AC 4X4 (115,000 miles)
2011 Audi A4 Avant (165,000 miles) Seized engine - donated to Salvation Army
BMW 330 xi 6 speed manual (124,034 miles)
2014 E350 4Matic Wagon 48,000 miles
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