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Centre Differential

In order to compensate for the different wheel speeds between the front and rear axles from different cornering radii or off-road driving, (4MOTION, 4XMOTION) permanent four-wheel drive has a transfer box with differential function. This prevents torsional stresses in the drive train and distributes the drive forces. This means that the wheels with the better traction are provided with more power.
The centre differential with multi-plate clutch performs this function in the 4XMOTION four-wheel drive system.

Owing to the differing requirements, 4MOTION features different configurations:

  • Haldex coupling or
  • Torsen differential