I am in Montreal, Canada, we get -40 temps and 20inch snow dumps...FWD with good winter tires is fine. Plus better gas mileage, reduced weight and improved performance. If it were RWD vs. 4matic then no contest...4matic all the wayIf you are going to be driving a lot in inclement weather I would say wait. If you drive mostly in good weather areas I think its unnecessary.
I agree, I have a C-Class with snow tires in the winter and I have no problems, but I did read somewhere that the new 4matic system will be light weight for the CLA and CLA45.I am in Montreal, Canada, we get -40 temps and 20inch snow dumps...FWD with good winter tires is fine. Plus better gas mileage, reduced weight and improved performance. If it were RWD vs. 4matic then no contest...4matic all the way
I assume you're in SE Asia? Why the need for the 4Matic? This MB AWD system is largely for traction-control, not geared (so to speak) towards performance (ala Quattro, SH-AWD, etc). It'll add weight to the CLA, lower the fuel-economy, increase tire-wear, and not improve performance/handling noticeably (to the best of my knowledge). For the non-AMG CLA, the 4Matic seems like a better option for those in the snow-belt regions. Just thinking out-loud here!Dang.. Thx man. I guess my build might end up close to 38k
Gotcha. Yea- PacNW w/ their rain, elevations, and snowy-seasonal conditions definitely could be apt for the 4Matic. Though w/ that said, the CLA being front-wheel-drive (FWD) & relatively lightweight, some all-season/all-weather tires should be adequate for inclement weather conditions. And some inexpensive steelies w/ dedicated snow-tires for when things get a bit more intense (though not really necessary unless in blizzard-like/snow-storm conditions).Well I'm currently in S.E Asia. But I live in the states (Washington state). So 4-matic is not a must but my bro have a c300 4-matic and recommend the 4-matic.