I would like to know how my 4matic decides where to transfer power when all the wheels are on different surfaces.?
Now in winter, I have had front wheels on solid concrete, and rear wheels on ice. It seems to transfer power to the rear wheels, and not the front wheels that are on the solid surface.
I do not have a ESP switch on my center console, like my 2002 4Matic has.
I thought that when you engage "winter mode" this would help with traction
under these conditions.
Another example is, I had the rear wheels on grass, and the front wheels on hard ground. It spun the rear wheels, and the front did not seem to be helping at all.
When I drive up a steep hill, where all 4 wheels are on loose gravel, it performs perfectly, with no spinning.
This may all sound stupid to you experts, but it remains a mystery to me.
I would really appreciate just a short explanation as to how the 4Matic
thinks when in the winter mode.
Please don't shoot me down in flames, as I am a Mercedes Benz super freak,
and would not drive anything else.