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I believe that under 300hp a front wheel drive platform is just as capable as a rear wheel drive. It is only when you surpass 300hp where the front wheels start to have trouble handling the power without major modifications to the chassis and suspension ~~ usually resulting in a very race oriented car no suitable for the street.

There are many instances where a front wheel drive vehicle has kept up with or even exceeded the performance standard of rear platforms.

The revised 4Matic system is a very good one. Even though the 4Matic in the CLA is front wheel drive most of the time ~ it can send up to 60% percent of the power to the rear at a given moment under the right circumstances.
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