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4×4 – The All Wheel Drive Magazine is the destination for lovers of vehicles with all-wheel drive and provides reviews and previews of SUVs and crossovers, which are suitable for adventures in ice, dirt and the urban jungle. 4×4 also showcases vintage off-roaders, portrais exciting off-road racing series and brings you reports from the most spectacular off-road events from around the world.

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  • Folge 7

    Ein Special Interest-Magazin rund um offroad-taugliche und allradgetriebene Fahrzeuge. Im Mittelpunkt stehen Gelände-Urgesteine und PKW mit Allradantrieb.

  • Off-road to the Max

    Only true off-road vehicles convey the feeling of unlimited freedom and adventure. The Land Rover Defender ended production after more than 60 years, but the British make has already announced a successor. Visually, it could be modelled after the Discovery, whose fifth generation is a compromise between off-road vehicle and luxury truck. 4x4 - The All Wheel Magazine tested the 'Disco' in a mine.

  • SUVs and Pickups - From Elegant to Sporty

    It's hard to imagine streets without SUVs on it. It's just logical for manufacturers to put these models on the markets, even if they aren't rooted in off-road. It's a rather easy task for Seat, because they are part of the Volkwagen Group. Their Ateca inherits its technology from the Amarok. A robust and reliable pickup truck. Engines and look have undergone a process of rejuvenation. Plus: The Cadillac XT 5. This American has to prove in Berlin, if it meets European standards

  • Steinbeisser Trophy

    Tough, Tougher, Steinbeisser. The Steinbeisser Trophy is the toughest off-road race in Europe and only for tough guys with off-road experience. 'Only the strong survive' is the motto of the 16th edition. About 50 teams drive around the 8-hectare Off-Road Park Langenaltheim near Nuremberg in Germany as quickly and accident-free as possible. Team 'Bader' wants to win the Steinbeisser with their top-class prototype 'Black Widow!' Will they emerge victorious after two days full of struggles, mud and thrill?

  • Powerful Estate Wagons

    All-Wheel drive is not just for off-road adventures. The new Mercedes E-Class T-Model sends its power to all four wheels to ensure abnormal acceleration and the best dynamic handling in bends. Paired with the output of 333 hp, the AMG version becomes a powerful estate wagon. The equivalent from Volvo is the V60 Polestar. The sporty version comes with an output of 367 hp and racing technology.

  • Compact Little Racing Tools

    Cruising on the motorways is so boring. Then off-road you go! 4x4 shows how sporty and elegant SUVs really are, and which vehicles can make your day on exciting off-road tracks.

  • All-Wheel Transporters

    Anybody who had to move once loves functional transporters, which offer high payload and lots of storage space. The new Volkswagen Crafter is no exception. The latest version is established as its own entity and is no longer produced with the Mercedes Sprinter. 4x4 - The All Wheel Magazine takes a look at both bestsellers: Which one can load more and which is the florists' and builders' favorite?

  • Sporty SUV Elite

    Large, sporty and expensive: For the first time ever, Jaguar stirs up the market for compact noble SUVs with its F-Pace. The S version with a 3-litre supercharged engine is a tough competitor for Porsche Macan Turbo other rivals. Audi uses the letter S to mark its SUV top model, too, and launches its SQ7 as the most powerful diesel SUV on the market. It offers seven seats and a bold V8 engine.

  • Compact SUVs from the Far East

    Asian car design has evolved over the last years. At Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Toyota, the current trend is towards angular shapes and aggressive appearance. With its extravagant design, the Nexus NX stands out for sure. Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan, is more conservative. The QX30 features classic Infiniti design with a curved bonnet and an energetic appearance.

  • SUV Brothers

    Same platform, but three different models: The Skoda Kodiaq provides room for seven people and scores with a favorable entry-level price. The Volkswagen Tiguan is a bit more expensive, but offers a broader range of engines and more technical gadgets. And Seat injects Spanish passion into the SUV segment. 4x4 - The All Wheel Magazine checks out the three platform brothers.

  • Business Class with All-Wheel Drive

    The Jaguar XF-S is supposed to put pressure on BMW, Audi and co. in the business class segment. With V6 power, 380 HP output and all-wheel drive it wants to teach the German top dogs the true meaning of the word fear. Volvo takes a different approach. The S90 is captivating due to its Scandinavian design and economical four-cylinder engines.

  • ORZ Vehicles Brute

    'If you own a Jeep, we're everything that you'll need' - That's what the people at ORZ Vehicles pride themselves with. By selling and assembling accessories for Jeep, they make the American off-road dream come true for European customers. Best example for this is the Brute, a pick-up version of the Wranglers, which has little in common with the production model.

  • Compact and Mini SUVs

    SUVs are still popular and the segment grows steadily. Especially smaller SUVs enter the market. They are perfect for the city, off-road capabilities are less important. With a length of just above four meters, the Seat Arona is a typical representative. Another pseudo off-roader is the Volkswagen T-Roc. Can the smallest Volkswagen SUV repeat the success of the best-selling Volkswagen Tiguan?

  • Alpina B5 Touring vs. Jaguar XF Sportbrake

    4x4 - The All Wheel Magazine reviews All-Wheel wagons from the compact, middle and luxury class. With an output of 608 HP and a top speed of 325 kmph, the Alpina B5 Touring is the world's fastest wagon. But you can't underestimate the Skoda Octavia Combi: it's solid and reliable. The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is an exotic car; it's the wagon for individualists.

  • Jeep Total

    Cruising on the motorways is so boring. Then off-road you go! 4x4 shows how sporty and elegant SUVs really are, and which vehicles can make your day on exciting off-road tracks.

  • Delta 4x4

    Cruising on the motorways is so boring. Then off-road you go! 4x4 shows how sporty and elegant SUVs really are, and which vehicles can make your day on exciting off-road tracks.

  • Midsize SUVs

    There are SUV models that have proven themselves, such as the Range Rover. The British manufacturer wants to reach on even broad audience and introduces a small "Rangy": the Velar. In addition to Range Rover's typical luxury, the Velar wants to persuade buyers with its chic appearance. Jeep relies on the tried and tested: the design of the Wrangler has remained almost the same for over 60 years.

  • Commercial Vehicles

    With 3.5 million units sold worldwide, the Mercedes Sprinter is one of the most popular commercial vehicles. Now in its third generation, it is more modern than ever. Thanks to numerous connectivity applications, it is intended to make fleet management easier. It is also equipped with passenger car-level comfort and safety features. 4x4 checks out the Sprinter in Amsterdam.

  • Porsche Cayenne eHybrid

    Porsche exits the diesel business. Hybrids such as the Cayenne E-Hybrid are expected to become more important.4x4 tests if the Cayenne E-Hybrid really just consumes 3.2-litres on average. Plus: 4x4 goes on a tour with the BMW X4 and explores the region around Spartenburg - the birthplace of the Coupé-SAV. And: Mountain climbing with the Volkswagen Touareg in Austria.

  • Wannabe SUVs

    The Model Picanto aspires to be Kia's smallest SUV with ist 'X-Line' design. But he has to put up with the comparison to a real SUV - the Kia Sorento. Who will win the battle David vs. Goliath?

  • Climbing Tools

    One of the selling points of SUVs is their off-road capabilities, but that's a feature that is rarely used in practice. Buyers opt rather for the off-road look. Whether it's a jacked-up station wagon like the Volvo V60 Cross Country or the Seat Tarraco, which with seven seats becomes the van of modern times: The crossover character is absolutely trendy these days.

  • Unimog

    The Munich Monster: 700 horsepower. 900 Neuton metre torque, 28-inch wheels. The most powerful Hummer ever built! Also: The Unimog - a true multi-talent. Or - how to avoid paying HGV charges on the motorway!

  • Porsche 911 4S vs Audi RS4

    Today on 4x4: News from Romania - a snowboarding world champion leads off-roaders through the Carpathians. And: A battle of horsepower. Porsche 911 4S versus Audi RS4 - which four-wheel drive sports car drives better?

  • Hummer World Run

    Hummer World Run. 200 Humvees in a cross-country frenzy. 1st International Humvee Meeting in Munich. Decadence: the Mercedes G 55 AMG. 700 Neuton meter torque and almost 500 horsepower.

  • TechArt Porsche 911 Turbo

    Today on 4x4: a four-wheel drive with a top speed of 200 miles per hour - the TechArt Porsche 911 Turbo hits the road! 4x4 fanatics with a military bent. Fans of 4x4 military vehicles hook up in South Tyrol.

  • Outback Off-Road Adventure

    Outback Off-road Adventure: The Australian experience. Including the obligatory crocs - meet Rob Bredl and his 'living handbags'!

  • BAUMA - The World's Largest Trade Fair in the Construction Industry

    Every three years Messe München is turned into the world's biggest construction site. Dozens of giant cranes with a height of more than 100 meters, asphalt mixers as big as single-family houses and excavators, dump trucks as well as construction machinery of all sorts fill the exhibition halls and the outdoor area. It's BAUMA time! The world's largest trade fair in the construction industry sets superlatives. All major manufacturers like Liebherr, Caterpillar or Volvo and Mercedes Trucks are represented here and showcase their highlights.

  • Folge 62

    Ein Special Interest-Magazin rund um offroad-taugliche und allradgetriebene Fahrzeuge. Im Mittelpunkt stehen Gelände-Urgesteine und PKW mit Allradantrieb.

  • Folge 14

    Abenteuer Allrad, ein Special Interest-Magazin rund um offroad-taugliche und allradgetriebene Fahrzeuge. Im Mittelpunkt stehen Gelände-Urgesteine und PKW mit Allradantrieb. Heute in Abenteuer Allrad: Bayer gegen Brite! kann der BMW X3 den Landrover Freelander im Gelände auszustechen?

  • Fascination Off-Road

    Things are getting serious on this episode! This time 4x4 shows you the real off-road lifestyle, when we check out the first Rallye Defender at Europe's biggest all wheel drive exhibition. In addition to that 4x4 finds out how a Jeep Wrangler can be turned into an offroad-monster that costs twice as much as the regular one. Also: A Fiat Panda fights its way through the Icelandic highlands.

  • The SUV Desert Challenge

    A fascinating trip through the desert and the mountains of Oman with the complete Mercedes SUV range. We also test drive the Mercedes G Class on the streets of Dubai and find out how handy the big luxury SUV performs.

  • Folge 16

    Abenteuer Allrad, ein Special Interest-Magazin rund um offroad-taugliche und allradgetriebene Fahrzeuge. Im Mittelpunkt stehen Gelände-Urgesteine und PKW mit Allradantrieb.

  • Trendy City SUVs

    City SUVs are the latest trend in the automobile industry. They are as short as a Golf, but they provide a better view due to a raised seat position. All-wheel drive is not necessary for those cuddly off-road vehicles, but a cool image and a urban design is. Also on this episode: an off-road review of the Subaru XV and an incredible comparison between Audi RS Q3 and Mercedes GLA AMG.

  • Land Rover Special

    70 years old and younger than ever before: The Land Rover Defender is one of the oldest off-road vehicles. It’s loud and uncomfortable, but also absolutely authentic and simple. 4x4 reviews the Landy. Moreover on this special Land Rover episode of 4x4: the Range Rover Evoque, the latest model from the British car manufacturer, is on its way to the legendary Silkonroad.

  • Extraordinary SUVs

    This time 4x4 shows unusual SUVs like the Mitsubishi Outlander. However, we are not talking about the regular one, but the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV with two electric engines and a 2-liter gasoline engine. Does a hybrid SUV make sense on pathless terrain though? 4x4 tested it. Furthermore: the American full-sized pickup Chevrolet Silverado that can save you money - with natural gas!

  • SUV Girlpower

    There is a cliche about SUVs that they are only used by wealthy big-city mothers to bring the kids to school. But truth is: mountain and desert areas have the highest density of all-wheel drives. Follow two charming but tough ladies in a Hummer H3, when they conquer the Atlas Mountains at the Conti 4x4 trophy. Plus: Two female reporters test the SsangYong Rexton and Hyundai Grand Santa Fe.

  • SUV Concepts

    For a very long time, Bentley and Jaguar have opted not to produce any SUVs. But after a change of mind, they developed concepts for luxurious SUVs. Are luxury SUVs really necessary or might they even be better than other luxury models? Seeing that SUVs are still hugely popular, it's a logical step for those luxery brands to introduce cars with a higher seating position.

  • Off-Roaders and Lifestyle SUVs

    The Nissan X-Trail and BMW X4 don't look like your typical off-roaders. But with all-wheel drive, strong diesel engines and different prices they adapt to the living conditions of many people. Nissan introduces the third generation of the X-Trail, while the BMW X4 celebrates its world premiere in Bilbao. Plus: the ""Steinbeißer-Trophy"", an exceptional rally event with crazy off-road vehicles.

  • American SUVs

    For Americans SUVs are not only pack animals. Instead, they are vehicles for everyday use. Americans don’t want to miss their spacious conditions, comfort and a high displacement engines. The motto: the bigger, the better. 4x4 introduces you to the world of American off-roaders, including the Chevrolet Suburban, Jeep Cherokee and GMC Yukon.

  • Tuned SUVs

    Everything that has wheels can be tuned, SUVs are no exception either. The big vehicles are already impressive from the get go, but there is always more: powerful wheels, crazy colors and performance data similar to those of super sports cars. In this episode 4x4 presents impressive tuned SUVs like the Kelleners BMW X5, Mercedes Brabus B63 and the Porsche Cayenne tuned by Techart.

  • Small, Powerful, Stylisch

    Usually you wouldn't see small cars like the Audi A1, Volkswagen Golf and Mini on an all-wheel magazine. But when the 'A' becomes an 'S' and the Golf gets an 'R', the small cars turn into strong all-wheel beasts. That's reason enough to test them! All-wheel drive not only brings traction in rough areas but also a lot of driving pleasure. Furthermore: the Mini Countryman gets refreshed.

  • All-Wheel Drive on Snow

    When winter is coming, you have a lot of advantages with an all-wheel vehicle. There is traction even when the road is slippery. For the driver this means not only more safety but also more fun behind the wheel. 4x4 spends a day with Rally pro Niki Schelle on the icy terrain of snowy Austria. Moreover: Why is the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution so perfect for drifting? Find out on this episode of 4x4.

  • Amarok Adventure Tour through Africa

    Stunning landscapes, wild animals and pure off-road feeling: that's the Amarok Adventure Tour by Expedition leader Matthias Göttenauer. For a total of three weeks, 2.5 tons of four wheel drive vehicles fight their way through South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. The first three-day leg takes them through the Kalahari Desert, which reaches temperatures of up to 40 degrees.

  • Rally Fun

    With an all-wheel drive you can not only drive across the terrain, but you can also have a lot of fun on gravel roads. The Subaru WRX STI shows how that works. Also on this episode of 4x4: The Ford Escort RS Cosworth. In the 90s, Ford wanted it to be a successful rally car, but today it is a coveted classic-to-be and a collectors' item with a high fun factor.

  • Luxurious All-Wheelers

    This time it’s all about luxurious all-wheelers. With 570 hp, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4 seconds and a price of 180.000 Dollars, the Porsche Panamera Turbo S is an all-wheeler of superlatives. If you don't have that much money but still want to enjoy a certain level of luxury, you should check out the Infiniti QX 70, a crossover with a bold design and a sports cars genes.

  • Pick-up Trucks

    Pickups are all-purpose utility vehicles. In Europe they are mainly used by industrial drivers, but in the United States trucks are as widespread as SUVs. What is the fascination behind these open pickup trucks? Off-road expert Kurt Sigl and Toyota specialist Alexander Wohlfarth find out, when they test the German VW Amarok and the classic Japanese Toyota Hilux on and off the road.

  • Power Off-Roaders

    Together they have more than 1000 horse power and 1400 Nm of torque: The Porsche Cayenne Turbo and the Range Rover Supercharged are real power off-roaders. On the road they are in a class of its own. But how well do they off road? We find out, when we put these powerhouses to the test on unsurfaced roads. Also on this episode: We check out the Bentley Bentayga and the Jaguar F-Pace.

  • Breslau Rally

    This time, the all-wheel program 4x4 will show you the highlights from the legendary Rally Breslau Poland 2014. The 150 participants are audacious, brave and a little crazy, too - but they do their best to get to the finish line on motorcycles, quads, or in all-wheel all-terrain vehicles. Asphalt? Unfortunately not! The almost 769 mile-long route even takes the teams through rapid rivers and over tree trunk-barricades.

  • All-Wheel Specialist Subaru

    Subaru is the world's largest manufacturer of four-wheel drive cars and 4x4 specialists since several decades. The brand with the Pleiades star constellation in its company logo is not only famous for rally cars like the Subaru WRX but mostly for wagon-like crossovers like the Forest and the Outback. We put the Subaru Outback with innovative assistance system EyeSight to the test and take the Subaru Forester with Lineatronic for a cross-country ride.

  • All-Wheel Family Vans

    In 4x4- the all-wheel program we show you the whole spectrum of the 4-wheel Cross Country cars. They're practical cars with a lot of space which can carry heavy loads, or they're cars for the whole family, or they are both. The Volvo V60 Cross Country is versatile and has a solid appearance. Customers with an active lifestyle especially love the Swedish car. The powerful Cross country Audi from Ingolstadt is a completely different thing: The Audi RS 6 has 560 horse power, 700 Newton-meters of torque distributed over both axles. This 4-wheel drive car is made for fast family men. Go drive on the highway, not in the terrain! All-wheel drive cars for families on 4x4-the all-wheel program.

  • Lifestyle SUVs

    The successor the Mercedes GLK is finally here: the GLC. This compact SUV is considerably rounder than its predecessor. So at first sight, the GLC doesn't look like an off-road capable four-wheel drive anymore. But it comes up with better workmanship, more space and innovative assistance systems. 4x4 ' The All Wheel Magazine finds out if the lifestyle SUV can still win over off-road fans.

  • Pick-ups Old and New

    Pickup trucks have been available since the start of motorized locomotion. The combination of passenger car and utility vehicle is practical and versatile. That's why the success of pickup trucks is unbroken. 4x4 - The All-Wheel Magazine tests the Japanese workhorse Mitsubishi L200 off the road and on the streets. Compared to a lot of different pickups the L200 possesses a permanent all-wheel drive. Does that make it unbeatable off the roadroad? Find out on 4x4 - The All-Wheel Magazine.

  • Off-Road Sedans

    It doesn't have to be an all-terrain vehicle all the time. All-wheel drive makes sense in other models, too. All-wheel sedans give you space, comfort and driving safety. The Audi A4, the successor to the Audi 80, has been built since 1994. The typical bread-and-butter car from the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer is still popular. In the fall of 2015 the fifth generation, internally called the B9, arrives in stores. At first sight it doesn't look that good, but under its hood it's equipped with innovative technology. We checked out the A4 with quattro drive in Italy. Plus: We test the flagship of the Korean producer Hyundai - the Genesis on 4x4 ' The All-Wheel Magazine.

  • Off-Road Action

    All-wheel drive doesn't just stand for safety and traction, but also for a lot of driving pleasure. The Mercedes G-class is the dinosaur amongst all-terrain vehicles. No ascending slope is too steep and no mud hole is too deep for this car. In 2015 Mercedes put a revised version onto the market which shows its skill once again. Plus: Looping the loop with a car? The Jaguar F-Pace is capable of doing that. The world record stunt on 4x4 - the All-Wheel Show.

  • All-Wheel All-Rounder

    This commercial vehicle is not only popular with craftsmen. Families trust this all-rounder as well. The Volkswagen Caddy is versatile and robust. The Alltrack variant with all-wheel drive cuts a good figure off the road, too. The Japanese manufacturer Subaru offers a handy all-terrain vehicle as well: the Levorg. The new station wagon offers plenty of room for passengers and luggage, but is supposed to be sporty at the same time. All-Wheel All-Rounder on 4x4 ' the All-Wheel Magazine.

  • Primm 300

    Diabolical dust, deadly potholes and 640 hp. This is Armin Schwarz's latest work environment. The former European Rally champion meets one of his toughest challenges. The Primm 300 - 482 kilometers of desert track.