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After 8yrs of GL450 4matic.....a beautiful car based AWD system.....I really love the auto 4WD on the "Slade!" Had to take her out into the stuff today.....and tracks better than my Benz did ( by that I mean...the Benz suffered from "road steering" when the front tires it the heavy stuff on the road)...the Escalade seems to proceed on a much straighter course ) has better wheel well openings for the "wheel thrown slop" to escape, gets control of any wheel slippage immediately ( was concerned about possible lag ) in AUTO....and, has the 4H and 4L to resort to if needed! So....all of that works as advertised! :)
 

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anything below 55mph I think 4auto is okay when you hit some slop or snow pile up. but if its faster than that I usually keep it in 4hi for surefooted confidence. I had it in my hybrid and it was unstoppable. I even used the manual gear changer to decelerate.
 

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Too much wheel spin on the 4matic system on wet conditions and some dry. It happened a couple of times on the old GL550. The new one isn't too bad, but still has it.

The AWD drive on the Escalade and my H2 is way better.
 

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Too much wheel spin on the 4matic system on wet conditions and some dry. It happened a couple of times on the old GL550. The new one isn't too bad, but still has it. The AWD drive on the Escalade and my H2 is way better.
I have a new GLK 350 with an updated 4 matic. Haven't tried it yet though videos of it in snow and off road looks promising plus the addition of paddle shifters help.
 

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I have a new GLK 350 with an updated 4 matic. Haven't tried it yet though videos of it in snow and off road looks promising plus the addition of paddle shifters help.
Yeah I have seen a couple. The torque is being distributed between the front and rear wheels depending on the conditions. Problem is though is the tires. Majority of the MB use summer sport tires. There are some that are all-season, but doesn't really feel that way, imo. They aren't that great off-road.

I originally had 20 inch rims on my 08 H2, but opted to the 17 inch rims with BFGoodrich all terrain tires because I did lots of off-roading a while back.

I am more curious about the G63 6x6. I read those truck sold out pretty quick.
 
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