One can hardly mutter the words "German," "luxury" and "all-wheel drive" without invoking visions of Audi
. The company has worked hard to make its Quattro
all-wheel-drive system synonymous with each of the phrases above, and its tireless marketing, successful motorsports programs and loyal fans have inextricably married the Four Rings to the power of all-wheel drive luxury. But Audi isn't the only German manufacturer putting power to all four wheels. Buyers have been happily bringing BMW
xDrive models home for years, and Mercedes-Benz
has a long and storied history of grips-at-all-four-corners innovation as well.
From vehicles like the globe-conquering…