The quattro principle

Both fascinating and simple

The principle is simple, the effect fascinating. quattro distributes propulsive power continuously between all four wheels. This results in appreciably more traction, better acceleration, excellent cornering and directional stability and outstanding handling characteristics.

This makes quattro an innovative drive system on virtually any surface. From the debut of the first quattro up until today there has been a vast array of innovations and technologies. For over 30 years, Audi has been one of the technological leaders in the car industry in terms of four-wheel drive and has been one of its key pioneers. And this development continues. At the forefront of four-wheel drive technology there are three versions of the quattro drive system:

  • quattro permanent four-wheel drive
  • quattro permanent four-wheel drive with self-locking centre differential and torque vectoring
  • quattro with sport differential

The quattro drive systems are available for nearly every Audi model line.