The future of AWD: What is e-4ORCE?
A new all-wheel-drive system designed to work exclusively with Nissan’s electrified powertrains is introduced on the all-new X-TRAIL e-POWER, with e-4ORCE delivering reassuring traction and confident acceleration in all conditions, thanks to Nissan’s most advanced AWD technology.
The “e” in e-4ORCE signifies that the system was developed to work solely with Nissan’s electrified powertrains.
The powerful dual e-motor system has a total output of 157kW thanks to the addition of the rear motor, which allows for keen acceleration, with a zero to 100km/h time of just 7.0 seconds. It also has a rear torque response that is up to 10,000 times faster than a mechanical 4WD system.
In addition, the constant torque redistribution, including torque vectoring side to side, and near-perfect weight balance contribute to reassuring handling and ride comfort, enabling a powerful yet smooth driving experience.
With power distributed almost instantly according to the prevailing conditions, the driver and passengers will be unaware of the system working to maximise traction and control. Indeed, the system will be working even in apparently benign conditions.
The e-4ORCE twin-motor all-wheel-drive system delivers reassuring traction and confident acceleration in all conditions. The system doesn’t just unlock capability, but also delivers better grip, traction and turning ability, enhancing ride and handling.
By specifically managing power output and braking performance for each wheel, e-4ORCE sends power to the outer wheels in corners, ensuring agility and stability, which results in the vehicle tracing the intended driving line. This advanced traction management is constantly active, giving stability and grip in all driving scenarios, such as damp, muddy, oily, icy and snowy roads.
Engineers fine-tuned the precision control technology and twin electric motors of e-4ORCE to provide unparalleled ride comfort. Vehicle pitch and dive are reduced by adding regenerative braking via the rear motor.
In addition to optimising front and rear torque allocation, the system applies independent brake control at each of the four wheels to maximise the cornering force generated by each one. This delivers cornering that faithfully follows driver intentions with minimal steering adjustments.
- e-4ORCE delivers faster take off
- Linear engine tuning matches acceleration with RPMs, eliminating rubber-band feeling
- Constant torque redistribution and near-perfect weight distribution (51.8% F 48.2% R)
- Dual regenerative braking from front and rear motors
- Stable acceleration and braking, with the vehicle remaining flat
- Torque distributed front or rear to maximise grip
- Individually controlled braking
- Up to 10,000 times faster than mechanical 4WD systems