These Volkswagen Models Are Available with New 4Motion All-Wheel Drive

A Volkswagen comes with a lot of options. From engine type to paint job, you have a say in every aspect of your new VW. In some models, you even have a choice of available drivetrains and transmissions.

Let’s look at the advantages of driving a car equipped with Volkswagen’s 4MOTION permanent all-wheel drive system. Afterward we’ll review the VW models currently available with 4MOTION.

The 411 on Volkswagen’s 4MOTION Drive System

First thing’s first: what exactly is 4MOTION?

4MOTION is Volkswagen’s permanent all-wheel drive system. It distributes the engine’s power to all four wheels as required. This drivetrain provides high active safety, ensures reliable traction on all surfaces, and optimizes directional stability at all times.

Depending on road conditions, the Volkswagen 4MOTION system automatically distributes engine power to different wheels. This adjustment minimizes the difficulty of driving in adverse weather conditions or on rough terrain.

If your VW has a longitudinal engine, driving force will be transferred to your rear wheels as needed by a mechanical Torsen differential. If you have a transverse engine, power will be distributed by an electronic Haldex coupling.

Added safety gives 4MOTION an advantage over other all-wheel drive systems. VW’s 4MOTION can also be combined with other control systems such as electronic differential lock and traction control.

Four VW Models Available With 4MOTION

Currently, there are only four Volkswagen models available with 4MOTION (and one more on the way).

2017 Volkswagen Golf R

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf R boasts a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, dynamic chassis control (DCC®) and new 4MOTION® technology. Thanks to the Performance Monitor featured on your touchscreen, you’ll be able to appreciate the capability of your Golf like never before.

Other features include:

  • 292-hp and 280 lb-ft. of torque
  • 6-speed DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode
  • Keyless access with push-button start

2016 Volkswagen CC V6 4MOTION Executive

Enjoy control with the V6 engine and 4MOTION all-wheel drive in the 2016 CC. In addition to more power and exceptional handling, this CC offers next-level entertainment with the Dynaudio® premium sound system and VW Car-Net® App-Connect.

Other features include:

  • Park Distance Control (PCD)
  • Discover Media touchscreen navigation
  • Hands-free Easy Open trunk

2016 Volkswagen Touareg

The 2016 Touareg comes equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission, a 3.6-liter V6 engine and almost 8,000 lbs. of towing capacity. That’s some serious capability in this Volkswagen crossover, plus added stability from 4MOTION all-wheel drive.

Other features include:

  • 280-hp FSI® engine
  • Overhead View Camera
  • 64 cu. ft. of cargo space

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

If you want 4MOTION in your new Tiguan, you can choose from three trims: S, Wolfsburg, and SEL trims all offer versions with the new all-wheel drive technology. Plus, the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is packed full of other features like heated power side mirrors, available sport suspension, and a power sunroof.

Other features include:

  • 200-hp and 207 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • 6-speed automatic transmission

Though these four models are the only Volkswagen cars with available 4MOTION drivetrains currently, there are certainly more to come. Keep an eye out for new VW cars with the added safety of this revolutionary all-wheel drive, and don’t forget to explore the rest of the 2017 Volkswagen lineup.

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