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Audi quattro® All Wheel Drive


Always ahead of the curve

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

Rear-view of Audi quattro® technology.

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.*

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.

View of the quattro® all-wheel drive driving through wet weather conditions.
Lineup of Audi quattro® SUVs.

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 model shown.

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.*

View of the first Audi quattro® model.