all-wheel drive

  • 2018 Audi RS 5

    It seems like an about-face after previous comments, but Audi Sport chief Stephan Winkelmann has hinted that his recently rebranded division could go rear-wheel drive in the future. When discussing the future of Audi Sport and RS models, Winkelmann previously stated, "Quattro as a system is not an option for us. It’s a must." Now, the tune has changed after Auto Express spoke to the Audi Sport boss. “When looking at the name, we decided Quattro could be misleading. Quattro is the four-wheel-drive system and is one of the things that made Audi great—but in our opinion was not...

  • Kia Trail'ster e-AWD hybrid concept at 2015 Chicago Auto Show
    Kia Soul-Based Trail'ster Concept Features Electric AWD: Live Photos From Chicago Auto Show

    The Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Concept kicked off this morning's Chicago Auto Show to demonstrate a hybrid all-wheel-drive version of Kia's popular Soul tall wagon--and most likely preview a future production model. Tom Kearns, who's the chief designer at Kia's Design Center of America in Irvine...

  • 2016 BMW 220d xDrive Active Tourer
    xDrive All-Wheel Drive Added To BMW 2-Series Active Tourer: Video

    BMW’s controversial 2-Series Active Tourer, the brand’s first front-wheel-drive vehicle, has gained an xDrive all-wheel-drive option, helping to appease those with the belief any vehicle wearing the famous blue and white roundel should never drive the front wheels only. The 2-Series...

  • This 2013 A6 Allroad is Audi’s five millionth vehicle with quattro all-wheel drive
    Audi Delivers Five Millionth Vehicle Equipped With Quattro All-Wheel Drive

    Audi is today celebrating the delivery of its five millionth vehicle equipped with quattro all-wheel drive. The car is a white 2013 Audi A6 Allroad built at the automaker’s plant in Neckarsulm, Germany, and destined for a customer in Europe. This means that Audi, by far, is the top luxury...

  • 2013 MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4
    2013 MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4 First Drive Video

    Puerto Rico probably isn't the first place you think of when you think about great driving roads--or driving at all for that matter. Beaches, beer, sun, sand, and time away from work and the daily stresses of life--that's what Puerto Rico is usually about. But not today. No, today it's about the...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Polo R WRC
    Volkswagen Polo R Could Get All-Wheel Drive: Report

    Volkswagen recently revealed its long-awaited Polo R, the sportiest version of the Polo subcompact sold overseas. The new car, whose official title is Polo R WRC, just like the World Rally Championship Polo race car it’s inspired by, is set to make its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in...

  • 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

    If you live where snow is a regular fact of life for the winter months, chances are good the sports car gets parked in the garage around Thanksgiving, with only token appearances on dry and salt-free roads until spring rolls around. Porsche doesn’t think its sports cars should be limited to three-season use, which is why it also builds the iconic 911 in an all-wheel drive version. It’s a popular car, too, as evidenced by the fact that the Carrera 4 and Carrera 4 Cabriolet are the third and fourth models of the new Type 991 variant to be released. In a new series of videos...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 4Matic
    Overview Of Mercedes-Benz's 4Matic All-Wheel Drive System: Video

    Did you know Mercedes-Benz has been working on all-wheel drive for over 100 years? We didn't. But we recently took a trip out to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to spend some time with Mercedes' model lineup, and here's what we learned about its 4Matic all-wheel drive system: Mercedes' first vehicle with...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 4Matic
    Mercedes-Benz 4Matic All-Wheel Drive: How It Compares To Quattro: Video

    Automakers all make claims about what their various systems can do, and why those systems are better than the competition. Saying your system is better is one thing, backing up that claim with facts and true technical comparisons is a whole different thing. On our trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Coupe
    2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic Coupe Walkaround: Video

    Mercedes-Benz replaced the aging CLK Coupe with the graceful lines of the new E Class Coupe back in 2009. But buyers who wanted all-wheel drive have been forced to look at the competition for the last two years. Mercedes has finally decided to rectify the situation by fitting its 4Matic all-wheel...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz C350 4Matic Coupe
    2012 Mercedes-Benz C350 4Matic Coupe Walkaround: Video

    Last year Mercedes-Benz introduced the new C Class Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show. Consumers who wanted a C Class Coupe with all-wheel drive were left out in the cold until December, when Mercedes-Benz announced it would be extending its 4Matic all-wheel-drive offering to the new 2012 C350 Coupe...

  • subaru impreza wrx sti spec c 009
    New WRX Dropping Impreza Name, Getting Own Platform: Report

    Subaru has major plans for the next iteration of its cult classic WRX and its more extreme WRX STI variant, and this time the cars won’t be derived from any econo compact car platform according to the latest reports. Earlier this year we reported that the next-gen WRX and WRX STI would be...

  • 2011 Subaru WRX STI

    The new WRX is being designed from the ground up to be unique, even getting its own bodywork, interior and drivetrain.

  • 2011 Volkswagen Golf R
    Volkswagen Golf R On Track For Early 2012 U.S. Debut

    It’s the news Europhiles and hot-hatch fans all across the country have been waiting for. The high-performance Volkswagen Golf R, the turbocharged successor to the all-out-insane R32, has been confirmed for sale in the U.S. in early 2012. The information was revealed by Volkswagen’s...

  • 2012 Ferrari FF
    2012 Ferrari FF Mega-Gallery

    Love it or hate it, the 2012 Ferrari FF marks a bold step for Ferrari into relatively new territory. Not only is the shooting brake body a first for a volume model from the Italian automaker but the car also sports its first all-wheel drive system. If just a year or two ago you said Ferrari would...

  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne S
    Porsche Cajun SUV To Feature Sporty Three-Door Variant

    Porsche is set to introduce a compact SUV based on the Audi Q5 in 2014 and to emphasize its sportiness may offer the vehicle with a distinct three-door body in addition to a standard five-door model. This should help differentiate the vehicle from its Audi sibling and help it compete with the likes...

  • 2010 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Awards Edition
    New Maserati Sedan To Feature Chrysler Pentastar V-6, Ferrari FF All-Wheel Drive: Report

    In just a few short years Maserati’s lineup will spawn two brand new models, a sporty sedan similar in size to the BMW 5-Series and a luxurious SUV powered by a Ferrari engine. Such a move is necessary given the strong demand for upmarket cars in emerging markets like China but also, it is...

  • 2012 Hyundai Genesis
    Next-Gen Hyundai Genesis To Spawn All-Wheel Drive Model: Report

    The wraps recently came off the facelifted 2012 Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan and while the car did receive some healthy engine and transmission upgrades, an all-wheel drive option, something that’s proving more and more crucial among luxury buyers, was noticeably absent. Turns out Hyundai...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 sedan

    If you like to haul the kids and, in the same car, get a bit sideways on occasion, you'll probably have to choose something besides the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E550 Sedan (2010 model pictured), because this time around it's all-wheel-drive only. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing. Given the apocalyptic snows and torrential rains we've already seen this year, it's clear that Mother Nature has decided it's game on. All-wheel drive of the 4Matic sort is designed specifically for these situations. Of course, the E350 sedan, E63 AMG sedan and wagon, and the E-Class coupe and convertible (both E350...

  • 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS
    2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Preview

    Just when you think the run of special edition Porsche 911 models has come to an end, along comes yet another model with new lettering and an assortment of upgrades to keep Porsche aficionados smiling. The latest is the Carrera 4 edition of the recently revealed GTS trim, which for the 2012 model...

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    Experts Predict All-Wheel Drive To Feature On 30 Percent Of New Cars By 2015

    More and more cars are being offered with the added safety and performance of all-wheel drive, with the luxury segments in particular benefiting most from increased demand for the feature. Luxury brands typically offer rear-wheel drive as standard but in colder climates, such as in the Northern...

  • 2013 Ford Taurus SHO
    2013 Ford Taurus SHO Walk Around: Video

    Fast factory versions of frumpy family sedans are nothing new--they've been around almost as long as the industry has--but few really capture the mind of the auto enthusiast like the Ford Taurus SHO (Super High Output) did during the 1990s. Perhaps because it was one of the few American takes on...

  • 2011 Jaguar XFR
    Jaguar Working On AWD XF, XJ, Possible XFR-S?

    The future is a murky, often treacherous thing the car industry. The past few years are a practical study on that point; looking forward from 2006 and looking backward from now reveal two very different paths. But despite the dicey nature of automotive prognostication, a few reports are out...

  • Ferrari FF four-wheel drive system video
    Yet More Details On Ferrari's FF All-Wheel Drive System

    Ferrari made a shooting brake, all-wheel-drive car and the automotive world split into three camps: love it, hate it, and meh. The latest details on the Ferrari's FF all-wheel drive system may not change that fact, but it's sure to intrigue all camps--and spark endless rounds of debate...

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