quattro®,Grip, whatever the weather
quattro® is Audi’s renowned four-wheel-drive technology. With quattro®, optimal drive delivery to each wheel is managed automatically and continuously, for superior handling and phenomenal grip – even in less than perfect driving conditions.
In 1980, the Audi quattro® was the first permanent four-wheel drive production car. So while the technology is thoroughly tried and tested, it has also been enhanced and evolved ever since it was first introduced.
The latest version of quattro®, found in the Audi A7 Sportback typically sends 60 percent of its power to the rear axle and 40 to the front – delivering a sporty driving experience. As road conditions demand a maximum of 80 percent can be sent to the rear axel and 60 percent to the front. All of which ensures complete stability and traction whatever the situation.
The revolutionary S tronic transmission combines the responsiveness of a manual gearbox with the convenience of an automatic. Thanks to innovative dual-clutch technology, S tronic can make a gear change in just 0.2 of a second, with no interruption to the power flow, allowing you to benefit as fully as possible from the engine’s output at all times, resulting in better fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.
Short suspension with more flexible handling
Short suspension makes the bodywork proportionately sportier, bringing exceptional handling experience to you to make its operations more flexible and enhancing the elegant exterior of the entire bodywork.
Chassis: sporty and comfortable
In the everyday driving, Audi A7 Sportback feels as comfortable as a limousine. But when passing through the corners, it feels as sporty as a sports car. This is all thanks to its advanced chassis system.
The front suspension of the Audi A7 Sportback has the five-link structure and is mounted on the very rigid overall subframe; the rear suspension is a trapezoidal-link structure which is unique to Audi. Such a compact design combines good comfort and excellent driving quality.The link rods in the suspension structure are almost all aluminum forgings and also have a hollow design like the balancing pole, trapezoidal link rods and other components, substantially reducing the unsprung mass. In addition, the Audi A7 Sportback is also equipped with a new electric power steering system, giving A7 Sportback direct, precise and delicate steering characteristics and very low energy consumption.
To fully display the sportiness and comfort of the Audi A7 Sportback, Audi also offers a top suspension system – the adaptive air suspension, which makes Audi A7 Sportback able to pass any uneven roads smoothly. As a high-tech automatic lifting suspension system, the air suspension can maintain the vehicle body at a desired driving height under any load conditions.
Dynamic steering system
Audi A7 is equipped with the dynamic steering system. It can change the steering transmission ratio according to the speed and regulate the steering torque to match the transmission ratio, ensuring more accurate steering response and more immediate road feedback. At high speeds, the Audi dynamic steering system adopts indirect steering transmission, so that the vehicle control is steadier, and keeps a better linear running stability. On the contrary, if the vehicle runs on roads with curves at medium and low speeds, the system uses a more direct steering ratio to improve the steering accuracy and agility. During parking, the steering system adopts a direct steering ratio, which makes parking easy. The dynamic steering function is only used with Audi drive select.