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4motion of cla 45 and the snow

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Since the 4motion of the cla 45 is not like a ''regular'' awd, how it would help/react in the snow? Can we qualify it as a ''winter car'' like the 4motion in the C class for example?
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4motion = VW

I would say the 45 would be a bear in the snow because it has way too much power and torque and super-low ground clearance. Even with excellent winter tires, I think it would not be good.
The default drive even in the AMG, as I understand it, is 100% FWD, with slip detection making a viscous coupling send up to 50% of the power to go to the rear. That would make it an inherently less stable car to drive in the snow than one with a 50-50% default torque split. In fact it's just like the cheap systems on VW and Honda "AWD" cars and SUVs.
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