Ice can make even familiar roads treacherous. quattro delivers power where it's needed, helping you stay safe. Loose ground means the grip of each wheel can change in an instant. quattro makes sure you stay in control. Slippery roads can cause loss of traction. quattro constantly analyses the grip of each wheel and the power they receive.
Hydraulic multi-plate clutch quattro is designed for models where the engine is mounted across the chassis rather than lengthways. It constantly adapts to road conditions.
Designed for models with a lengthways-fitted engine, the self-locking centre differential system splits power asymmetrically to achieve perfect balance between all four wheels.
Light and compact, the viscous coupling system is ideal for sportier models such as the R8. Additional power cen be directed to the front wheels to handle difficult conditions.
quattro with Sports differential further enhances the quattro system's abilities by splitting the drive variably between each of the rear heels for an even more agile and dynamic driving experience.
When cornering, the drive is biased to the outside rear wheel as it's turning through a larger radius reducing the need for steering corrections. Sports differential also helps to avoid wheel-slip when braking, improving fuel consumption and reducing brake wear.
quattro with Sports differential is available on selected quattro models from the A4 upwards