We are all created equally, some of us more equal than others, as the saying goes. Those names are merely the names chosen by each brand to represent their AWD drivetrains. So before we confuse the matter any further, what is Haldex? What is Haldex? Haldex Traction is a product of Swedish company HaldexAB, now owned by BorgWarner, that has specialised in manufacturing all-wheel drive systems derived from front-wheel drive setups for many years now. Haldex 4WD typically takes a front-wheel drive platform, such as the VW Golf, Audi A3, or Mercedes-Benz A Class, and converts the FWD system into all-wheel drive, normally through the use of electronic sensors and differentials to redirect power to the rear wheels.

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Here in America we can be a little intense when it comes to the automotive industry. Our country is large and, except in the largest cities, personal transportation is necessary for everything from our daily work commute to the trip to the grocery store.

We rely on automakers to create solid vehicles on which we can depend, and having all-wheel drive is one way to make that happen. Volkswagen actually has two different systems, one which uses a Torsen differential and the other which uses the Haldex coupling.

Some people argue whether this Haldex version should really be called a permanent AWD system since it actually acts as a front-wheel drive vehicle under clear driving conditions, while one that operates with the Torsen differential puts power to all four tires even when the roads are clear. The reason people like the Haldex, then, is because using power only when needed saves on fuel.

Read More: Tips and Tricks. The Haldex coupling works as part of the 4Motion system to variably distribute propulsive power between the front and rear wheels, working with the electronic stability control system to improve safety. By sensing and adjusting to factors such as slippage, handling and torque, it helps to keep your vehicle steady in slippery conditions. Like all parts, the Haldex system requires maintenance. Haldex fluid and filters should be changed out.

It also should be noted that there is only one type of Haldex fluid, and using anything else can lead to damage. Not sure if you need 4Motion in your vehicle? These attractive SUVs offer a potent ride with safety to boot. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.

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Volkswagen of Springfield. New Inventory Used Inventory. Schedule Service. How does the Volkswagen 4Motion system work with Haldex? What is Volkswagen 4Motion? Something you should know about the Haldex Like all parts, the Haldex system requires maintenance.

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Tech-Talk: What is Haldex?

The Haldex clutch is activated when the vehicle senses the front wheels spinning. The Passat is available with three Longitudinally mounted engines: A 1. A Torsen differential is a full time limited-slip center diff. The Torsen differential is prominently mechanical, and is always active.


Haldex VS Torsen: Which do I Have, and Does it Really Matter?

It specializes in the development and manufacture of intelligent all-wheel drive AWD systems. Since invention of Gen I in , the company produced several generations of products licensed to and customized for some major automotive brands, that in turn have marketed Haldex Traction AWD under different names. This system attempts to engage the rear wheels when the front wheels start to slip. The second generation of Haldex coupling is an electronically controlled permanent 4x4 system with a Haldex differential calculating how much drive should be directed to the rear wheels. With enhanced capabilities, it is aimed at providing a more immediate off-road response.


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