four-wheel drive

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Synonyms for four-wheel drive

a motor vehicle with a four-wheel drive transmission system

a transmission that provides power directly to all four wheels of a motor vehicle

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The 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe and Cabriolet will combine the 408hp top of the range engine of the Carrera GTS family with the intelligent, all-wheel drive Porsche traction management (PTM).
The Swedish trucks and buses manufacturer Scania said on Monday (17 November) that its wholly-owned Dutch subsidiary had received an order for all-wheel drive trucks from the Dutch defence authorities.
Mitsubishi's 3000GT VR-4, for example, boils with 300 twin-turbocharged horsepower, all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, electronically adjustable shock absorbers, and front and rear spoilers that raise and lower according to speed.
Acura's Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) comes standard and improves safety in slippery conditions.
The all-wheel drive distributes traction between the axles by a factor of 40:60 by default in favor of the rear axle.
United Kingdom-based McLaren has not discounted the possibility of producing an all-wheel drive model.
2 seconds slower than the lighter rear-wheel drive car, but as soon as the surfaces get at all cold or damp, the all-wheel drive car will take great chunks out of the rear-driver.
It's not designed for anything too serious off-road but is still offered in both front and all-wheel drive guises.
6 litres in capacity and does without a turbocharger, so power is rated at an unexciting 114PS which brings into question whether you actually need all-wheel drive given that many GTI hatchbacks will quite happily punt over 250PS through their front wheels these days.
Fiat has expanded its highly successful 500 franchise with the dinky 500X SUV, which joins the crossover fray offering a choice of front or all-wheel drive, some modern diesel and petrol engines and some aggressive pricing.
SU B A R U ' S 11-model XV all-wheel drive crossover model is to cost from pounds 21,295 for entry level 1.
Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is widening the top end of its Carrera model line and pairing up the 911 Carrera GTS with an all-wheel drive twin.
2 CDTI turbodiesel, producing either 163PS or 184PS, the former available in front-wheel drive with a six-speed manual transmission only or all-wheel drive mated to either a manual or six-speed auto gearbox.
Styled in line with the latest Transporter and Golf, it will be offered with a choice of rear-wheel drive and switchable or permanent 4MOTION all-wheel drive - a rarity in the pick-up sector.
A spirited V6 engine, all-wheel drive, and plenty of amenities complement car-like handling.