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Drive system

quattro drivetrain

Not all automatic transmissions are the same, and not all quattro drive systems are the same. In this section, we decipher the different technologies, explain their modes of operation as well as concepts like the Audi valvelift system and ‘rightsizing’.

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Eight-speed tiptronic




Active noise cancellation




Active engine mounts




Asynchronous motor




Audi valvelift system (AVS)




B-cycle process




Cylinder on demand




S tronic dual-clutch transmission




Electric all-wheel drive




Electric powered compressor




Power electronics




Manual transmissions




Mild hybrid technology




quattro permanent all-wheel drive




quattro drive system with ultra-technology




Recuperation




Rightsizing




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