The legendary quattro: setting the pace in e-mobility as well

How did the quattro become so legendary? When the Audi quattro made its debut at the 1980 Geneva Motor Show, it marked the premiere of a transmission that was completely new in the passenger car sector – an all-wheel-drive system that was light, compact, efficient, and exhibited minimal distortion. This made the quattro concept particularly … Read more


It happened right in the first curve. Anyone who wants to know anything about this car will also learn something about themselves. Who is actually moving whom here? The quattro does something to a person, as if the mechanism could be synchronized with a human without using Bluetooth at all. Sovereign is he when roads … Read more

40 years, 40 figures, 40 images: fascinating facts and tales about Audi’s quattro technology

0 clutches and differentials are at work in the Audi e-tron** and in the e-tron Sportback**. The fully electric SUV models utilize electric all-wheel drive, whereby the electric motors implement all quattro functions. 0.5 seconds is how far ahead the control unit always calculates in the quattro with ultra technology. The intelligent open- and closed-loop control … Read more

2.5 TFSI: Audi’s most powerful series five-cylinder

These images are burnt into the memory of motorsport enthusiasts: Pikes Peak in the US. Summer 1987. Walter Röhrl whips his Audi Sport quattro S1 (E2) across a dirt road some 4,000 meters (13,123 ft.) above sea level as if there were no tomorrow. The air grows thinner. Both literally and metaphorically. In some places, … Read more

Rally world champion Stig Blomqvist: “The RS e-tron GT gives off a quattro feeling through and through“

Lucas di Grassi: Stig, you drove the legendary Audi Sport quattro S1 in the Sanremo Rallye in the 1980s. What did you think of the Audi RS e-tron GT’s performance on that road? Stig Blomqvist: At the Rallye Sanremo, I really know every centimeter. It has fantastic scenery with narrow mountain roads that are like … Read more

The legendary quattro and five-cylinder engine

quattro and the five-cylinder engine are legends with a great history, but are also defining trailblazers for the future of the automobile. As an integral part of Audi’s “Vorsprung durch Technik” DNA, the drive system and engine have not lost any of their power to captivate, even 40 years after they premiered. The constant all-wheel … Read more

In search of driving pleasure: quattro drive and suspension of the Audi e-tron

Variable torque distribution: the electric all-wheel drive With the electric all-wheel drive Audi transferred the combined know-how from more than four decades of quattro drive into the electric age. The premium brand combined the efficiency of a single- axle drive with the driving dynamics and traction of an all-wheel drive. This technology also reached a … Read more

Powerhouses: five-cylinder engines at Audi

The five-cylinder engines from Audi have achieved cult status – partly due to their successful deployment in motorsport and also on account of their reliability and economy. The engine’s unique 1-2-4-5-3 ignition sequence and the incomparable sound that comes with it make the driving experience so exhilarating. The first five-cylinder gasoline engine powered the Audi … Read more

International Audi eTwin Cup 2021: The winning team is from Switzerland

Checking vehicle damage, calculating battery capacity, or answering questions about auto technology and service processes: 16 teams of three service employees and technicians each competed with one another in a total of five disciplines during the first international finals of the Audi eTwin Cup World Championship 2020/21. In the process, the Swiss team emerged as … Read more