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.
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.
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.
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.
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