4MOTION® is Volkswagen’s permanent all-wheel drive system. It distributes the engine’s power to all wheels which helps drivers maximize acceleration and control in all driving conditions. Volkswagen 4MOTION® also benefits driver's in the following ways:
On models where the engine is installed longitudinally, a Torsen differential splits the drive force between the front and rear axles. Vehicles with a transverse engine are fitted with the BorgWarner coupling. 4MOTION® provides high active safety, reliable traction on virtually all surfaces and optimum directional stability at all times, even in cross-winds. The fact that its extra safety reserves are available permanently gives it a clear edge over driver-operated all-wheel drive systems. Furthermore, 4MOTION® can be combined with all dynamics control systems such as electronic stabilization program (ESC), traction control (ASR), engine drag torque control (MSR) and electronic differential lock (EDL).