Command Mother Nature with Audi’s Quattro All-Wheel Drive

Those of you who travel to areas that get more snow and rain than our corner of California probably have an all-wheel drive vehicle on your short list. But for one with a system that aids in performance as well as traction, there’s no substitute for the legendary Audi quattro system. It’s been copied, but with no equal.

The quattro principle is simple: preventing traction loss before it happens by sending power to the wheels with the most grip. It works by using a self-locking center differential instead of a transfer case, and nominally sends 40 percent of the engine torque to the front axle, and 60 percent to the rear. That power can be further routed 85 percent front to back, and be vectored to any wheel during cornering. In the quattro with ultra system, a twin clutch uncouples the rear wheels to save gas, and recouples them when needed for the same effect.

The quattro system is available on all of our new Audi models, and is specifically configured for the vehicle it’s installed on. To sample a model with this system, contact our Escondido, CA dealership and let us know.

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