Glossary

quattro®

Vorsprung durch Technik: quattro® technology stands for permanent power to all four wheels distributed between the front and rear axles. Power to each axle leads to a low power requirement with very well balanced handling. The advantage: better traction during acceleration and greater safety thanks to exceptional road holding – even in conditions where two-wheel-drive vehicles lose grip.

The special Audi expertise that goes into the quattro® permanent four-wheel drive guarantees more driving pleasure – especially on slippery road surfaces. If the wheels of one axle lose grip and threaten to spin, the drive torque is redirected in the central differential to the other axle, automatically and continuously. The quattro® technology takes into account the influence of the engine speed and torque, the wheel speeds and the forward and lateral acceleration. The result: better acceleration, greater lateral stability, improved traction, higher safety and even more driving pleasure.