The all-wheel drive system 4MATIC flawlessly transfers the forwards thrust of the engine and transmission to the road, courtesy of infinitely variable torque distribution for the front axle (between 100% and 50%) and the rear axle (between 0% and 50%) via an electro-hydraulically controlled dual clutch integrated in the rear axle. As a result, the all-wheel-drive system is able to adapt flexibly to the given driving conditions.
The 4-cylinder petrol engines featured on board the CLA 250 4MATIC Coupé boast direct petrol injection, variable valve timing and turbocharging, and perform sterling work. The Mercedes-Benz third-generation high-pressure direct injection with precise piezo injectors and the enhanced spray-guided combustion process enable virtually total combustion and thus higher efficiency, which means that the fuel is used more efficiently.
The seven-speed dual clutch transmission (7G-DCT) combines the comfort of a 7-speed automatic transmission with the driving dynamics of a manual transmission. The 7G-DCT consists of two sub-transmissions, one of which transfers the tractive power to the wheels while the other is preselecting the next gear. This leads to fast, smooth gear changing without any interruptions in tractive power and results in improved acceleration.