Discover the Difference of Audi Quattro All-Wheel Drive

Although more automakers are developing predictive all-wheel drive systems, Audi has been refining theirs for over thirty five years. Now, over 85 percent of all vehicles sold with the four ringed badge come with quattro all-wheel drive. After so many years of evolution, it still works on the same basic philosophy: preventing traction loss before it happens.

How does quattro accomplish this? On the one hand, the system sends torque to the wheels with the most grip, and can even vector power to individual wheels. Mechanically, it uses a self-locking center differential instead of a transfer case, connected to two output shafts for front and rear axles. On the A4, for example, 40 percent of torque is sent to the front and 60 to the rear in normal driving conditions. Yet 70 percent of the engine output can be sent forward, and 85 percent aft, as needed. The result? Legendary traction.

To make sure your new Audi comes with quattro, contact our Memphis, TN dealership and let us know. We can answer your questions about the system, and set you up with a test drive of your chosen model.

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