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four-wheel drive

a system used in motor vehicles in which all four wheels are connected to the source of power

four-wheel drive

[′fȯr ¦wēl ′drīv]
(mechanical engineering)
An arrangement in which the drive shaft acts on all four wheels of the automobile.
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This has been achieved partly due weight saving from losing 4WD, the adoption of stop-start ignition and few engine management tweaks.
0 TDCi 4WD in Zetec trim and pounds 20,553 for the 2.
He also pointed out that while they boast increased traction, 4WD vehicles also get worse fuel efficiency than their two-wheel-drive counterparts and tend to have higher insurance premiums.
Even its 4WD TD4 stablemate produces similar figures - 165g/km and 45.
If you want the bigger diesel, then you'll need to look at "SE Nav" trim at just over PS24,000, with a further 4WD option adding nearly PS2,000 more.
The CO2 emissions for the petrol models are 127g/km with 2WD manual transmission, 125g/km with 2WD CVT, 135g/km with 4WD manual transmission and 130g/km with 4WD CVT.
The Hustler is a crossover-type concept model aimed to suit the active lifestyle of people who love nature, the outdoors and sports and the iV-4 is a compact SUV concept equipped with the company's next-generation 4WD system AllGrip to be launched in Europe in 2015.
4ltr 4WD A/T is now available for RO9,295, inclusive of all of the above benefits, while the Kizashi 2.
It's an ideal system as you get the fuel-saving benefits of 2WD, the reassurance in potentially slippy conditions of automatic 4WD and full 4WD for when the going gets really tough.
It offers customers a distinctive, sophisticated 'Dynamic and Strong' styling, refined, premium-quality interior design, a new Dynamic Torque Control 4WD.
SAM'S tale begins on a winter's night in the sticks near Larnaca when, three and a half years ago, he inadvertently drove his 4WD over what he assumed was a half full refuse bag, jutting out into an unlit road.
It's called ``break up'' and is a 4WD model built on the Kangoo passenger van platform launched in 1997 and which plays on the European name for an estate, a shooting break.