Rain, Snow, and Sporty Driving Are the Stomping Grounds of Audi Quattro

These days, the quattro name is ubiquitous with Audi’s all-wheel drive system. But did you know it’s named for the rally car that the system was developed for? It’s true. After winning the brand two championships, Audi started using quattro in their road cars. Thirty seven years on, and it remains one of the best and most innovative systems on the market.

Quattro all-wheel drive is a predictive system, like many found on modern vehicles. It works seamlessly—directing engine torque to the wheels with the most grip, all before traction is actually lost. The secret is a torque-sensing center differential, which is lighter and works quicker than a transfer case. Connected to two output shafts, it can continuously and infinitely route power front to back—with a maximum of 70 percent and 85 percent able to be directed each way, respectively. But quattro isn’t just for bad weather. When cornering, torque vectoring can also route power and moderate braking force to the inside wheels.

Whether you’re hitting the road or the ski slopes, there’s no replacement for the security and grip of quattro. It can be found standard or as an option on every new Audi model we sell at our Salt Lake City, UT location. Let us know if you want the vehicle you test drive to have this system!

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