Mercedes-Benz has consistently been expanding its all-wheel drive line-up, setting new trends in a rapidly growing market segment. Mercedes-Benz offers no fewer than 48 models with permanent all wheel drive in seven vehicle classes, fulfilling the wishes of drivers for effortless motoring in all weather conditions. The new flagship is the S-Class 4MATIC. Developed entirely in-house for the luxury saloon, this all-new drive system combines perfect traction, first-class ride comfort and impressive driving dynamics with good fuel economy. The new technology leader likewise carries on the tradition with its roots in the so-called “Dernburg Wagen” from 1907, one of the first Mercedes-Benz vehicles with all-wheel drive. The vehicle designed 100 years ago by Paul Daimler paved the way for all the all-wheel drive vehicles sporting the Mercedes star – the Unimog, the G-Class, the first E-Class with 4MATIC, right through to the current model line-up with the new S-Class 4MATIC as its flagship.