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4MOTION is an all-wheel drive system from Volkswagen. 4MOTION gives you great grip on the road, come rain, wind or snow. However treacherous the road surface, you get a sure-footed car with huge levels of traction.


An all-wheel drive system increases traction reserves and conveys a reassuring sense of confidence even in bad weather or on rough roads. Stay prepared and safe for the road ahead with Volkswagen's 4Motion Line-Up.  Peterborough Volkswagen has 6 models to choose from which include the all-wheel drive solution to meet your needs. 








Smooth driving on rough roads.


2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack - Automatic Transmission, loaded with Volkswagen standard features such as; heated seats, bluetooth multimedia sound system, back up camera and fold down car seats.

Discover the performance of a sport car with the versatility to accommodate both people and cargo, in one remarkably affordable vehicle. Plus, enjoy onboard technology that lets you stay in touch with your world when adventure calls.





2017 GOLF R




Exhilaration at every turn.


The 2017 Golf R was made for driving enthusiasts who also know great value when they see it. Discover for yourself how 292 horsepower, 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive and a finely tuned suspension system can make you feel behind the wheel.


You'll also discover a very refined sport interior that puts advanced technology at your fingertips and keeps you more than comfortable on every drive.











Part leisure. Part family. All sport.


The 2017 Golf SportWagen includes available 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive which delivers the performance of a sports car and the versatility of a people and gear hauler.  

Discover the vehicle your adventurous soul has been yearning for, and a price that's right up your alley.











The performance SUV.


With 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive, the 2017 Tiguan provides an extra level of safety over on-demand four-wheel drive systems. Always on, it constantly directs power to the wheels with the best traction, so you'll experience reliable grip and excellent stability on virtually all surfaces and driving conditions.

With a powerful 200 HP 2.0 TSI® engine, this is one SUV that will satisfy anyone's inner driver. This – and a very affordable price – is what makes the 2017 Tiguan so appealing.






2017 CC





The sleek four-door coupe.


Introducing the 2017 CC. Part coupe, part sedan, all value, this vehicle comes standard with 4MOTION.

All-Wheel Drive, a wealth of on-board technology, and sports-tuned driving dynamics.











Where luxury meets utility. 


Performance, luxury and versatility come together in perfect harmony with the 2017 Touareg.

From the get-go, this SUV was designed for the discerning driver who wants to know he or she is in command of a formidable piece of machinery, yet doesn't need to let the world know. And it's all packaged for a price that's lower than you might think. 






4MOTION is an all-wheel drive system from Volkswagen. 4MOTION gives you great grip on the road, come rain, wind or snow. However treacherous the road surface, you get a sure-footed car with huge levels of traction.


Volkswagen has been producing all-wheel drive vehicles since the 1970's, from the Dakar Rally winning Volkswagen Iltis to a multitude of Syncro passenger car and commercial vehicle models of the eighties and nineties. The Volkswagen all-wheel drive system was renamed 4MOTION in the late 80's and the range of offers 4MOTION models is continuing to grow to this day.



Our all-wheel drive systems work hard to keep you safe, linking with other active safety systems on your Volkswagen to constantly monitor driving conditions. It reacts to even the slightest wheel slip and automatically sends the right amount of power to the wheels with the most grip. The second it detects a problem; 4MOTION delivers extra traction where it's needed.


As a driver you get reassuring stability and optimum control. 4MOTION gives you the confidence that your Volkswagen can safely tackle the roughest roads and the worst weather conditions. This all-wheel drive system lets you relax and enjoy your drive, knowing that 4MOTION is always on the alert to keep you safe and help you out of tricky situations. 4MOTION drives safely on snow, ice, slippery roads, and muddy tracks. It will help you get out of places where a normal car would be stuck.


Many drivers believe that all-wheel drive is only necessary in extreme driving situations. And honestly, when was the last time you had to scale an icy slope in a snowstorm or drive through deep mud? But 4MOTION is not just a lifesaver in moments of automotive distress. Permanent all-wheel drive from Volkswagen makes everyday driving safer and more comfortable for everyone. It's there whenever the going gets rough, such as when it rains or if the road is slippery or icy.



Where and how longitudinal and lateral forces are at work in the front, rear and all-wheel drive, and what consequences that can have in extreme situations, is best illustrated by fast cornering. The result: the faster the forces can be balanced between the wheels, the better the car handles on the road. That requires clear directions for the propulsive forces. In 4MOTION drive, the Haldex coupling is the key to grip. This is an electronically controlled multiple-plate coupling that variably distributes the drive force between the front and rear axles – always to the axle with the best traction. A control unit handles the continuous adjustment and takes account of the slip, drive torques and information about driving dynamics (road speed, cornering, overrun or acceleration mode). And if appropriate, nearly 100 percent of the drive torque can be directed to the rear axle.


The fifth generation of the Haldex coupling was introduced in 2012. Volkswagen has included it in the Golf 7 models with 4MOTION. Normally, Haldex couplings only react when the revolution numbers for the two axles are different, then ensuring a power transmission. In the current models, the electronics system recognises that the clutch has to close before traction is lost – such as when setting off, which all but eliminates the possibility of traction loss. In tight corners, the system independently avoids strain in the drivetrain by reducing torque, while in the case of a rapid burst of acceleration, the clutch torque is increased in split seconds.


Parallel to the Haldex coupling functioning as an inter-axle differential lock, the electronic differential locks (EDL) integrated in the electronic stabilisation program perform the function of inter-wheel differential locks. They ensure that the drive force when a wheel is spinning is directed to the opposite side within a fraction of a second.


Moreover, the front and rear axles are equipped with the additional function XDS, which brakes the inner wheels during fast cornering and thus optimises steering behaviour.


4MOTION for the Touareg is a full-time all-wheel drive system requiring no driver input. The Touareg's 4MOTION uses mechanical torque-sensing (Torsen) center differential to direct power to the axle with most traction. By default, the Touareg's torque split is set at 40% to the front axle and 60% to the rear axle, but the 4MOTION can send up to 60% to the front axle and up to 80% to the rear axle in low-traction conditions.