• S3 Saloon
    S3 Saloon

    Power that does not let you go. Brought onto the road with confidence by the standard quattro® permanent all-wheel drive. Thrilling performance. Unique look. Typical S.

  • S4 Saloon
    S4 Saloon

    Less really is more. Less consumption but more power. Less weight but more technology. Less driving machine and more driving legend. The S4 rewrites the rules when it comes to sports sedans

  • A5 Sportback
    A5 Sportback

    The elegance of a coupé along with the versatility of an Avant. This vehicle breaks open classic categories while defining a new one: the Audi A5 Sportback.

  • S5 Coupé
    S5 Coupé

    The Audi S5 Coupés dynamic S-underbody carves the promise of its design into the road: A new form of coupé driving.

  • S5 Sportback
    S5 Sportback

    The Audi S5 Sportback: dynamic sportsmanship featuring a unique blend of elegance, visualized through various design-elements.

  • S6 Saloon
    S6 Saloon

    More intelligent power. An Athletic character and appropriately low fuel consumption: The Audi S6 Saloon.

  • RS 6 Avant
    RS 6 Avant

    There's a lot to the Audi RS 6 Avant: inspiring power, impressive attractiveness and intelligent Audi ultra lightweight engineering.

  • S8

    Luxurious sportiness and more intelligent power. The new head of the Audi S model family: The Audi S8.

  • TTS Coupé
    TTS Coupé

    The Audi TTS Coupé is bursting with sports car genes. Dynamic driving even controlled - by the new quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The design is individualized by S-specific elements and instantly recognizable. The innovative technologies in the drive, as well as new control and display concepts - including the Audi virtual cockpit - characterize the Coupé.

  • TTS Roadster
    TTS Roadster

    Provide the Wind forehead: From the grille up to the diffuser radiates the TTS Roadster pure power. A new generation of innovative technologies convinces inside - including the Audi virtual cockpit. The design has been sharpened, the striking side lines represent character and timeless aesthetics. Experience the pure power of the TTS Roadster.

  • R8 Spyder
    R8 Spyder

    Limitless intensity: the new R8 Spyder V10 combines impressive performance, sporty elegance and the fascination of open-top driving.



Those who know Audi know quattro. And once you have driven with quattro you don’t want to drive any other way. Why? Because this drive system puts engine power on the road in such a convincing way.

quattro is a permanent four-wheel drive system. To prevent the wheels on one axle from spinning, the drive torque is redirected to the other axle. In the Audi R8, this is performed by a directly responsive multi-plate clutch with optimised control system, which permits variable distribution of the torque between front and rear axle.

Due to the mid-engine layout, quattro has been set up with a heavy rear-axle bias in the R8. The transmission is mounted behind the longitudinally installed engine and has an auxiliary drive for a prop shaft, which directs the power to the front axle. There a viscous coupling distributes the torque. With the basic driveline configuration, around 15% of the power is directed to the front wheels and 85% to the rear wheels; if required, up to 30% flows to the front. A locking differential at the rear axle further enhances the dynamics. Should a wheel on one axle spin, it is braked by the electronic differential lock (EDL).
As is typical of a sports car, the R8 is rear-biased
In the R8 too, quattro delivers the qualities that have long been characteristic of Audi: outstanding traction, virtually slip-free acceleration, enhanced driving dynamics, improved directional stability – and of course more driving pleasure.
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