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

1907 DMG Dernburg-Wagen

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.

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