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What is quattro®?

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quattro® is Audi’s renowned four-wheel-drive technology. With quattro® , optimal drive is delivered to each wheel for superior handling and phenomenal grip – even in less than perfect driving conditions.

The idea was simple enough: Transfer power from front to back and side to side as needed. After all, a wheel spinning is wasted motion. Along with better performance, quattro® provides high levels of active safety and improved traction on virtually all surfaces. On cars with longitudinally installed engines, a differential distributes power and compensates for differences in wheel rotation when cornering; if the car has a transverse engine, these tasks are performed by a Haldex® clutch.