If you’re an Audi enthusiast, you know that Audi quattro® isn’t just a drive system — it’s a foundation upon which Audi has built a legacy. For 35 years, Audi quattro® all-wheel drive has been a staple of sure-footed performance in the luxury car market. That’s no secret.

But one question remains: How does it work? Below, we break down what this legendary system brings to the table.

4 Things to Know About Audi quattro® All-Wheel Drive

Driving in wet weather is easier

The method behind the madness is all about distribution. Audi quattro® adapts to whatever conditions the road throws at it, and instinctively delivers power to all four wheels. Because of this, quattro® can generate superior traction in rain, snow, and other slick road conditions.  

Driving in dry conditions is better, too

But you don’t have to wait to use quattro® on a rainy day. Audi’s iconic drive system thrives in dry conditions, too. When paired with available torque vectoring technology, quattro® optimizes handling and cornering. How? By transferring torque to the outside wheels.

It is fine-tuned for each vehicle type

The experts at Audi understand that different vehicle types demand different drive systems to be successful. What works on an Audi A3 sedan doesn’t work for an Audi Q7. That’s why Audi quattro® is adjusted to enhance the traction of whatever vehicle it’s featured on. Many cars in the Audi lineup feature variable torque split technology, which delivers power where it’s needed most between the front and rear wheels.

It improves sport performance

Audi S and RS models are high-performing for a reason. Audi quattro® sport differential technology takes torque vectoring and kicks it up a notch. Sending power to the outside rear wheel, sport differential makes cornering acceleration up to 10% faster.

To learn more about the history of Audi quattro® all-wheel drive, watch this video from Audi USA’s official YouTube channel:

Experience Audi quattro® in Upper Saddle River, NJ

Enough talking. Want to see Audi quattro® in action? At Jack Daniels Audi of Upper Saddle River, we have a large selection of cars for sale in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, and many of them come with available quattro® all-wheel drive. Stop by for a test drive at our Audi dealership, and see the benefits for yourself.