An Audi success story – 8 million cars with quattro drive

quattro record done a entrance in 1980, and currently it is accessible in some-more than 100 indication versions. The quattro all-wheel expostulate complement is customary in a Audi Q7, a Audi A4 allroad quattro*, a Audi A6 allroad quattro*, a Audi A8, a Audi R8 and all S models and RS models, and it is accessible as an choice in all other indication series. In 2015, 44 percent of all Audi business worldwide chose models versed with quattro drive. The Audi Q5 surfaced a list with about 262,000 units. The quattro models generated quite clever sales in a United States, Canada, Russia and in a markets of a Middle East. In Germany quattro sales totaled 122,048 cars.

Audi offers a quattro expostulate in opposite versions tailored to any model. For a compress indication array with transverse-mounted engines, an electronically tranquil hydraulic multi-plate purchase is mounted during a back axle. On a R8 mid-engine sports car, a multi-plate purchase is during a front axle. According to a pushing conditions encountered, these active systems discharge expostulate torque variably to both axles.

The self-locking core differential used in many Audi models, with a longitudinally mounted front engine, is a quite automatic heavenly gear. Normally it splits a expostulate torque sent to a front and back wheels with a 40:60 distribution.

Sport differential is accessible on a back spindle with some of a top-of-the-range engines. It actively distributes a torque between a back wheels by means of dual superposition units, any with an electrohydraulic multi-plate clutch. In impassioned cases, roughly all of a torque is sent to one circle – a complement indeed pushes a automobile into a curve, expelling any possibility of understeer. 

Latest development: quattro with ultra technology
The latest proviso of growth from Audi is a quattro expostulate with ultra technology. It is serve designed for models with a longitudinally positioned engine. Here, an actively tranquil multi-plate purchase during a finish of a delivery distributes a torque variably between a expostulate axles in all-wheel expostulate operation. A decoupler in a back spindle differential can additionally open a tie to a back wheels. Both clutches are non-stop in pushing situations where a all-wheel expostulate doesn’t offer any advantage. This way, a tools of a back drivetrain obliged for drag are not engaged. The system’s control section uses a crowd of information to furnish a indication of a vehicle’s standing raised about half a second into a future. If a complement detects, for instance, that a inside circle is about to remove grip, it switches predictively to all-wheel drive. As a result, a all-wheel expostulate is always prepared when it is needed. The new judgment extremely boosts potency but abating traction or pushing dynamics.

Success story: a story of quattro
Audi achieved a miracle in automotive story with a quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate – in 1980, no other manufacturer offering a fast-running and light all-wheel expostulate for high-volume production. The record premiered in 1980 in a Ur-quattro during a Geneva International Motor Show. In 1986 Audi transposed a initial generation’s manually locking core differential with a Torsen differential, that could variably discharge expostulate torque. The heavenly expostulate followed in 2005, with a asymmetrical, energetic placement of energy and torque. The self-locking core differential is invariably being serve grown by Audi and is deliberate a benchmark for traction and pushing dynamics total with really light weight.

Audi has also distinguished many triumphs in motorsport with quattro technology. The list so distant includes 4 World Rally Championship titles, 6 victories in a famous Pikes Peak Hill Climb competition in a United States, a pretension win in a TransAm array in a U.S., dual DTM titles, 11 inhabitant Super Touring Car Championships, and a Touring Car World Cup. The latest feat for quattro technology: In late November, Mattias Ekström and his private rallycross team EKS prisoner a Driver World Champion and Team World Champion titles with the Audi S1 EKS RX quattro in a FIA World Rallycross Championship.

Fuel expenditure of a models named above:

Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic (185 kW):
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 7.1 – 6.8** (33.1 – 34.6 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 162 – 154** (260.7 – 247.8 g/mi)

Audi A4 allroad quattro:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 6.7 – 4.9** (35.1 – 48.0 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 154 – 127** (247.8 – 204.4 g/mi)

Audi A6 allroad quattro:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 6.5 – 5.6** (36.2 – 42.0 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 172 – 149** (276.8 – 239.8 g/mi)

** Figures count on a tire/wheel sets used.