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When I use the shifter to downshift to slow down when it's snowing, are all 4 wheels helping to stop?
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4 Matic is AWD so yes, all wheels are connected to the transmission all the time.
Bare in mind that some cars have different torque split and yours is having 35/65 per my memory.
Meaning in slippery conditions, the rear will have almost twice the breaking power, than front, where the most of the weight is.
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I like the idea that the back has more stopping power. Ideal for slowing while going down a slippery hill.

I thought all wheel drive worked by changing the drive wheel depending on which one is slipping, not all 4 wheels driving all the time. While slowing and downshifting does it work the same way?
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Some systems are like that especially some Asian AWD, but the 4matics have power going to all four wheels.
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