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40 years, 40 figures, 40 images: fascinating facts and tales about Audi’s quattro technology

Audi Tradition celebrates 40 years of quattro
Presented at Automobilsalon in Geneva 1980: The Audi quattro
  • Four rings, four driven wheels – a 40-year success story
  • From the lockable center differential to electric torque vectoring
  • Ahead of the competition: a triumph in motorsports and among customers

The quattro drive has been a technical core area and pillar of Audi for 40 years now. The great success story ranges from the manually lockable center differential in 1980 to the three electric motors that drive the new e-tron S models in Audi’s e-tron product line. Four rings and four driven wheels, 40 figures from 40 years – a small collection of facts that not everybody 2020 knows.

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