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The quattro all-wheel drive system is an Audi cornerstone. Now Audi is making it even better – with new models and new technologies. quattro in an electrified powertrain represents a completely new concept for the mobility of the future.

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  • 09/29/21
    Technology

    The legendary quattro and five-cylinder engine

    quattro and the five-cylinder engine are legends with a great history, but are also defining trailblazers for the future of the automobile. As an integral part of Audi’s “Vorsprung durch Technik” DNA, the drive system and engine have not lost any of their power to captivate, even 40 years after they premiered. The constant all-wheel drive and the sporty engine awaken memories of historic venues. But they are also the technological basis for the automotive experiences that lie before us. Why don’t you take a look back at 40 years of the quattro experience with rally legends Stig Blomqvist and Fabrizia Pons, as well as Formula E driver Lucas di Grassi and get on board when the all-wheel drive powers into the electric future. You can also find out how the latest development stage of the five-cylinder is continuing Audi’s tradition of sporty engines.
  • 09/27/21
    Sport

    Rally co-driver Fabrizia Pons: “The quattro has never lost its grip on me”

    They are historic venues for the international rally scene and they have close ties to Audi: the Col de Turini as a stage of the Monte Carlo Rally and San Romolo as a very crucial point of the asphalt special stages of the Rallye Sanremo. Thanks to the quattro and the five-cylinder, the company with the four rings drove from one success to another in the 1980s. It was an era that established the legend of what was then Audi’s revolutionary drive concept and technologies that define the Audi DNA “Vorsprung durch Technik” to this day. Fabrizia Pons, co-driver for Audi factory driver Michèle Mouton in the 1980s, and Sebastian Grams rhapsodize about the old days and look forward at the possibilities that the quattro and the five cylinder offer today and in the future.
  • 08/26/20
    Models

    Comfortable and agile – Audi’s eAWS technology turns SUVs into quick-change artists

    How do you provide a large SUV with sporty road-holding properties and minimal body roll without impairing ride comfort? Audi has resolved this conflict of objectives by means of electromechanical roll stabilization (eAWS). Assisted by the 48-volt onboard electrical system and powerful actuators, the stabilizers on the front and rear axle can be actively controlled according to the driving situation.

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  • 09/29/21
    Technology

    quattro moments experience

    The quattro is a legend, a sure-fire sale, and trailblazer all at once. As an integral part of Audi’s “Vorsprung durch Technik” DNA, the drive system is the bridge to the future. The five-cylinder engine is just as closely linked to Audi's history as it is to the racing heritage of the brand with the four rings. Both the permanent all-wheel drive and the engine that still arouses emotions today are the focus of the quattro moments experience drive, in which Audi is looking back and ahead at locations steeped in history – the Col de Turini in the French Maritime Alps and San Romolo in Italy. Join us for a look at 40 years of the quattro experience and learn how Audi is powering into the electric future with the all-wheel drive and continuing its long tradition of high-performance engines with the latest development stage of the five-cylinder. You’ll find all of the details about the event and further press material on the legendary quattro and five-cylinder engine here.
  • 11/02/20
    Audi MediaCenter

    40 years of quattro

    Audi is quattro and quattro is Audi. For more than 40 years, the permanent quattro all-wheel drive has been one of Audi’s key technologies. Outstanding traction, high driving safety and enormous driving dynamics characterize Audi’s permanent all-wheel drive. This makes quattro a trump card for the brand. Audi quattro is fascination, quattro is emotion. But technically speaking, not all quattros are the same. Learn more about this in our Audi TechTalk. Full information and press material can be found here.

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  • 11/02/20
    Technology

    40 years of quattro: the highly successful technology from Audi

    A technology and success story from Audi is celebrating a major birthday: The quattro drive system has turned 40 years old. Since the original quattro first made its debut in 1980, the principle of four-wheel drive has become one of the cornerstones of the brand. To date Audi has sold almost 11 million cars with quattro drive. The most recent chapter of the success story is electric: The Audi e-tron uses electric all-wheel drive, and the e-tron S models already feature its first expansion stage: electric torque vectoring, i.e. the need-based shifting of torque between the rear wheels.
  • 03/03/20
    Technology

    40 Years of quattro: the All-Conquering Technology from Audi

    A technology and success story from Audi is celebrating a major birthday, as the quattro drive system turns 40 years old. Since the original quattro first made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 1980, the principle of four-wheel drive has become one of the cornerstones of the brand. To date, Audi has produced almost 10.5 million cars with quattro drive systems. Now, it is time for the next chapter in this particular success story: The prototypes Audi e-tron S and e-tron S Sportback use electric torque vectoring.

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