All Wheel Drive Class B Motorhomes? Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Gets 4×4
An all-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 vehicle model was introduced recently, thrilling both Mercedes-Benz and 4-wheel drive enthusiasts. Since the chassis used on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is the same chassis that is used on several types of Class B Motorhomes, this opens many possibilities and the potential to see a 4×4 class B motor home in the future. These possibilities are something dreams are made of for those who love cruising the open highway in class B motor homes.
Several models of class B motor homes now use this chassis, including the Winnebago Era and the Airstream Interstate. This all-wheel drive system is not the kind that stays on all the time. Instead, it is more of an on-demand system where the driver pushes a button to activate it when it’s needed or wanted.
How The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 Works
Once a driver has decided to use the 4WD system in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and has pushed the button to activate it, a specialized electronic traction system called the 4ETS system kicks in. In addition drivers have the choice to start the 4WD either while the vehicle is still, or when it reaches a slow speed of about 5 mph. Drivers also have the choice to use this new 4WD system under off-road conditions, at a lower speed, by choosing the option of a special low range reduction feature.
There is also the option of a Downhill Speed Regulation, or DSR, to keep the vehicle traveling at a safer speed when one is going down hills. This works because of a unique new way the brakes, transmission and engine interact with one another to allow drivers to keep a steady speed, even downhill. With so many choices, drivers can have exactly the right system that works best for their needs and the conditions they plan to drive in.
Road Adventures Are Enhanced With A 4-Wheel Drive Option
No matter what road conditions are waiting to be faced on a challenging and exciting road adventure, a 4-wheel drive class B motor home would be able to handle the toughest conditions. From peaceful sandy shorelines to snow-covered, shimmering, untouched white mountain roads, 4WD capabilities would allow adventurers to go anywhere with ease and style.
Whether going off-road or steadily cruising down a gleaming black top highway, a class B motor home with all wheel drive would help to create a safer way to experience all the thrills of the road. The world is full of so much natural beauty just waiting to be explored. It would be nice to have the convenience of 4-wheel drive at your fingertips to use when it’s needed. The future may be closer than we think.