Audi is commemorating a special milestone that likewise is a fitting event for this time of year: rolling off the production line at the recent plant in San José Chiapa is the 8 millionth Audi with quattro drive– the innovation that provides a huge, integrated increase in safety and driving enjoyment, even on snow.
The milestone vehicle is a garnet red Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro. Quattro innovation made its launching in 1980, and today it is offered in over 100 model variations.
The all-wheel drive system is basic in the Audi Q7, the Audi A4 allroad quattro, the Audi A6 allroad quattro, the Audi A8, the Audi R8 and all S designs and RS designs, also it is offered as an alternative in all other model series.
In 2015, 44 percent of all Audi consumers around the world picked models geared up with quattro drive. The Audi Q5 lead the list with about 262,000 units. The quattro designs produced particularly strong sales in the United States, Canada, Russia and countries in the Middle East. In Germany quattro sales amounted to 122,048 cars.
Audi provides the quattro drive in various versions customized to each design. For the compact design series with transverse-mounted engines, a digitally managed hydraulic multi-plate clutch is installed at the rear axle. On the R8 mid-engine cars, the multi-plate clutch is at the front axle. As per the driving scenario experienced, these active systems disperse drive torque variably to both axles.
The self-locking center differential utilized in lots of Audi designs, with a longitudinally installed front engine, is a simply mechanical planetary equipment. Generally it divides the drive torque sent out to the front and rear wheels with a 40:60 distribution.