Mercedes-Benz Celebrates 105 Years Of Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles

Some automakers are just starting to add all-wheel drive systems to their vehicles, while others have been associated with four wheel drive vehicles for a very long time.

Mercedes-Benz revealed their first four-wheel drive vehicle 105 years ago. Created in 1907 by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, the ‘Dernburg-Wagen’ featured four-wheel and also four-wheel steering. The Dernburg-Wagen had a ground clearance of 32cm and was powered by a 35bhp 6.8 litre four-cylinder petrol engine.

Today the four-wheel drive can be found on a wide range of Mercedes models and will be soon available also on the compact A 45 AMG to ensure maximum traction regardless of road conditions.

PRESS RELEASE (click to expand)


Espresso Veloce Serie Titanio V12 coffee machine inspired by F1 engine costs £9,000
Caterham sells their F1 team, focuses on car production
BMW working on a wireless inductive charging system for electric and plug-in hybrid cars
Mercedes-AMG GT teased again, to debut on September 9
Mercedes-Benz Vision G-Code concept has a solar cell paint that also draws energy from the wind
Mahindra unveils a compact SUV named KUV100 for the local market
Motorparks asks, should you buy your next car new or used
Motoring Costs Calculator helps you find out how much does running your car really cost you
Mercedes-AMG GT Concept previews the performance of the future
Emerging technologies that could one day feature on the cars of tomorrow
New record: Volkswagen produces six million vehicles throughout the world by year-end
Land Rover and Terry Grant smash world record at Goodwood
Tags: ,