Quattro | Audi Australia
Audi quattro - Audi Australia

Audi quattro

What is quattro?

Those who know Audi know quattro. And once you have driven with quattro you don’t want to drive any other way. Why? Because this drive system puts engine power on the road in such a convincing way. quattro is a permanent four-wheel drive system. If the wheels on one axle of the vehicle lose grip on the road and threaten to spin, power is distributed to the axle of individual wheel with better grip. The result is significantly improved traction in all conditions.

Since its debut in 1980, Audi quattro all-wheel drive has evolved to deliver the optimum blend of traction, fuel efficiency and driving dynamics. Proven time after time, quattro will guide you into the unknown.

With more than eight million models produced with quattro technology, Audi is the most successful premium manufacturer of vehicles with permanent all-wheel drive worldwide.

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quattro in all its forms

Using leading edge technology, quattro is designed to give you the superior driving performance, fuel efficiency and power in any weather or terrain. Distributing power to the wheel, the Audi quattro system ensures you not only stay safe and in control, but that you experience the best grip and traction when you need it the most.
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    Multi-plate clutch

    To balance performance and efficiency, the hydraulic multi-plate clutch can distribute power and torque to the front, rear or variably between both axles based on the driving conditions to maximise drivability.

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    Self-locking differential

    Delivering torque between the front and rear with a 40 to 60 percent distribution, this quattro system engages all four wheels regularly. The system can push power forwards, backwards, left or right, depending on the driving situation and terrain.

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    quattro with ultra technology

    quattro with ultra offers maximum traction on multiple terrains with a new level of efficiency. Using cutting edge technology and sensors, our quattro all-wheel drive system examines road conditions and uses this data to respond proactively to your driving behaviour and driving needs.

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    The latest generation in all-wheel drive technologies, is the electric all-wheel drive system. Designed for our electric Audi line up to maximize efficiency, the electric quattro all-wheel drive system can modify or alter the amount of power being sent to each individual wheel to meet driving conditions. Unlike our other quattro systems, the electric all-wheel drive system is around 30 milliseconds faster in distributing torque because it sends power from the electric motors to the wheels versus through a mechanical clutch. Under normal driving conditions, to boost range capability and minimize energy consumption, the electric all-wheel drive will deliver power only to the rear wheels.

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Drive with quattro.

Book a test drive today and get behind the wheel of an Audi with quattro, or sign up for the Audi driving experience and feel quattro's legendary track and off road performance first hand.