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Just curious is it being an EV (without a slip-differential?) is somehow better or worse for traction in mud or gravel, compared to a traditional 4x4, say a Tiguan 4x4 (ICE obviously). Not going to take the EV6 off roading but on country lanes etc.

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I have a vacation home in the mountains. There is a fairly steep 1 mile private gravel road to reach my place. I always put my vehicles in 4wd when going up the road, because it helps prevent wheel spin and ruts in the gravel. My EV6 and does a very good job of applying power to the front wheels on the gravel road (normal driving mode).
 

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Just curious is it being an EV (without a slip-differential?) is somehow better or worse for traction in mud or gravel, compared to a traditional 4x4, say a Tiguan 4x4 (ICE obviously). Not going to take the EV6 off roading but on country lanes etc.

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with the the torque that an EV produces and the low center of gravity due to the battery, you should be able to climb a wall.
 

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Last AWD I had was over 20 years ago. It was an Audi A6. At times when at a steady cruise and you'd lift the throttle you'd feel the AWD system binding...felt odd like there was play in the system.

I don't notice any play in the drive system with the EV6.
 

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My wife has a Mazda CX-5 AWD with 2.5 direct injection naturally aspirated engine no turbo. The CX-5 is a bit sluggish and underpowered for it's size/weight. As fvov was saying the cars without a limited slip differential use traction control to apply brakes to the spinning wheel in order to compensate. I think TFL channel on YouTube tested a few cars with AWD when various wheels are slipping, they used rollers.
 
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