Always ahead of the curve

For 35 years, our legendary quattro® all-wheel drive has pushed vehicle performance — and the thrill of the ride.1

European model shown

Always ahead of the curve

For 35 years, our legendary quattro® all-wheel drive has pushed vehicle performance — and the thrill of the ride.1

European model shown

Always ahead of the curve

For 35 years, our legendary quattro® all-wheel drive has pushed vehicle performance — and the thrill of the ride.1

European model shown

A gripping proposition

quattro® all-wheel drive isn't just designed for wet weather. With its legendary grip and available torque vectoring technology, quattro® significantly enhances handling and cornering performance in dry-weather conditions as well.2

The always on, all-weather, all-wheel drive

When the weather shows you its worst side, our legendary quattro® all-wheel drive shows you its best. By intuitively sending power to all four wheels, quattro® delivers power to the wheels with the most grip, maximizing traction in wet-weather conditions.

European model shown

One size does not fit all

Unlike some other all-wheel drive systems, Audi tailors each quattro® system to the specific vehicle it's found on. For example, our high-performance models are available with a unique version of quattro® that differs from our SUVs. By tailoring the system to each vehicle's intended purpose, quattro® can provide enhanced performance and traction benefits.

European models shown. Some may not be available.

Variable torque split

A variable torque split between the front and rear wheels can deliver power where and when it's needed most, granting more traction to the wheels with the most grip. It helps give you surer footing on ever-shifting road conditions.

Torque vectoring

It's all about physics. Available torque vectoring works by braking the inside wheel(s) in corners, proactively transferring torque to the outside wheels — which helps turn the car and improve handling performance. Newton spoke, we listened.

Sport differential

Available on select vehicles, including S and RS models, the sport differential uses an active rear differential to not only send power to the outside rear wheel in corners, but to also accelerate that wheel up to 10 percent faster. Simply put, the sport differential uses the rear wheels to help turn the vehicle for maximum cornering performance.

The legend of quattro®

Thirty-five years ago, Audi quattro® became the first permanent all-wheel drive system for passenger cars. Since then, it's inspired many imitations — but no equal.1

European model shown