• A6 Avant
    A6 Avant

    No luggage restrictions in this business class. The Audi A6 Avant: sportive elegance, luxurious equipment, high utility.

  • S6 Saloon
    S6 Saloon

    More intelligent power. An Athletic character and appropriately low fuel consumption: The Audi S6 Saloon.

  • S6 Avant
    S6 Avant

    Athletic character, quiet understatement and richly appointed - The Audi S6 Avant.

  • RS 6 Avant
    RS 6 Avant

    There's a lot to the Audi RS 6 Avant: inspiring power, impressive attractiveness and intelligent Audi ultra lightweight engineering.

  • RS 6 Avant Performance
    RS 6 Avant Performance

    The Audi RS 6 Avant performance: built for drivers who want more. More power. More dynamics. More exclusivity. More adrenaline. Even more agile thanks to the reduced power-to-weight ratio. Even more powerful thanks to the overboost function. Even more control with Audi drive select. The vehicle’s character changes at a push of a button. And so does the performance. Deeply impressive values. With hardly any room for improvement.

  • A8 L W12
    A8 L W12

    The Audi A8 L. Witness its powerful sovereignty. Led by luxury, complemented by performance, dynamics and efficiency. Throughout its full length.

  • S8
    S8

    Luxurious sportiness and more intelligent power. The new head of the Audi S model family: The Audi S8.

  • RS Q3
    RS Q3

    Here is a vehicle that provides not just a unique driving experience. It will inspire you too. The Audi RS Q3.

  • SQ5
    SQ5

    The SUV for a new generation. Convincing without being persuasive. Sportive without being unreasonable. Efficient driving pleasure.

  • TT Roadster
    TT Roadster

    Rigid sportsmanship, high performance, emotional driving experience. This is how sports cars should be built. The Audi TT Roadster.

  • TTS Coupé
    TTS Coupé

    The Audi TTS Coupé is bursting with sports car genes. Dynamic driving even controlled - by the new quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The design is individualized by S-specific elements and instantly recognizable. The innovative technologies in the drive, as well as new control and display concepts - including the Audi virtual cockpit - characterize the Coupé.

  • TTS Roadster
    TTS Roadster

    Provide the Wind forehead: From the grille up to the diffuser radiates the TTS Roadster pure power. A new generation of innovative technologies convinces inside - including the Audi virtual cockpit. The design has been sharpened, the striking side lines represent character and timeless aesthetics. Experience the pure power of the TTS Roadster.

  • TT RS Coupé
    TT RS Coupé

    Provide the Wind forehead: From the grille up to the diffuser radiates the TTS Roadster pure power. A new generation of innovative technologies convinces inside - including the Audi virtual cockpit. The design has been sharpened, the striking side lines represent character and timeless aesthetics. Experience the pure power of the TTS Roadster.

  • TT RS Roadster
    TT RS Roadster

    Provide the Wind forehead: From the grille up to the diffuser radiates the TTS Roadster pure power. A new generation of innovative technologies convinces inside - including the Audi virtual cockpit. The design has been sharpened, the striking side lines represent character and timeless aesthetics. Experience the pure power of the TTS Roadster.

  • R8 Spyder
    R8 Spyder

    Limitless intensity: the new R8 Spyder V10 combines impressive performance, sporty elegance and the fascination of open-top driving.

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quattro®

Those who know Audi know quattro. And once you have driven with quattro you don’t want to drive any other way. Why? Because this drive system puts engine power on the road in such a convincing way.

quattro is a permanent four-wheel drive system. If the wheels of one axle lose grip and threaten to spin, the drive torque is redirected to the other axle – automatically and continuously distributed through the self-locking centre differential with torque vectoring. The basic distribution is 40:60 – with 40% of the power going to the front axle and 60% to the rear. If necessary, however, up to 70% can be directed to the front and up to 85% to the rear to counteract wheel slip.

The advantage: more grip when accelerating and greater safety thanks to the exceptional roadholding. So much for the technology. But what makes quattro unique is really the driving feel. “It’s like you’re stuck to the road,” some customers say. We put it this way: quattro gives you a better feel for the road and thus more safety.

With the sport differential, it’s like driving on rails

The optional quattro with sport differential further reinforces this inimitable quattro feeling. Vehicles tend to understeer when turning into and moving through bends. This is a normal physical process: a moving body resists a change in direction. The elastic tyres and the suspension mounts tense up until the vehicle adopts the new direction. When accelerating into a bend, the load on the front axle is reduced and it can therefore transfers less lateral force to the tyres – the vehicle understeers.

This tendency is largely counteracted with the sport differential on the rear axle. This is because a superposition unit with two gear stages has been added to the quattro rear-axle differential on the left and right. These ensure that the individual wheels on the rear axle receive different levels of drive torque. The clutches are activated by an electrohydraulic actuator. Depending on factors such as steering angle, lateral acceleration, yaw angle and road speed, the control unit calculates the most suitable distribution of torque to the wheels for every driving situation. When the steering wheel is turned, for example, or the car accelerated in a bend, power is redirected specifically to the outer rear wheel.

This has the effect of pushing the car into the bend so that it follows the angle of the front wheels. The difference in tractive force between the left and right wheels exerts an additional steering effect, so that the corrections the driver has previously had to make to the steering wheel become virtually unnecessary. This allows precise control and sporty handling as well as greater agility along with outstanding traction.

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