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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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RAY: The problem with a manually engaged four-wheel-drive system is that if you engage it at the wrong time, like on dry roads at higher speeds, you can cause the wheels to bind up, and then you can lose control of the vehicle.
In doing so, it rewrote motorsport history, with four-wheel-drive becoming essential for any championship winning car thereafter.
The Cooper Diesel four-wheel-drive version I tried had a basic price of pounds 19,875 but also had an additional pounds 6,550 worth of optional extras on it.
During normal road work even the four-wheel-drive Countryman operates in front-wheel-drive mode to make it more economical.
It is manufactured by Suzuki in Hungary, and is also sold as the four-wheel-drive only Fiat Sedici.
The Yeti SE is priced from pounds 15,650 and will also be available in either front-wheel drive or four-wheel-drive including dual-zone air conditioning, cruise control, touch-screen six-CD player, rear parking sensors and larger-diameter 17-inch alloy wheels.
The flagship Yeti Elegance will cost from pounds 17,600 with a choice of five engines including a four-wheel-drive 2.
The ride height on the four-wheel-drive has been raised by 35mm and on the 2WD by 20mm and there are grey plastic panels added around the wheel arches and sills to protect the body from mud and abrasions.
The new F2880E, F2880 and F3680 are two- and four-wheel-drive mowers offered with a 60 or 72 in.
With no low ratio gears it is more of a soft-roader than an off-roader, but while not pretending to be as competent as its big brother Shogun, it offers the stability of a four-wheel-drive vehicle that handles like a traditional car.
Mazda Motor Corporation recently announced the addition of an electric four-wheel-drive (e-4WD) model to its Mazda Demio compact car lineup.