Audi is celebrating because have already been sold 8 million cars with quattro. The brand with the four rings has reached this milestone in the new factory in San Jose Chiapa (Mexico) where he is producing the new Audi Q5. Precisely this model has been the one who has reached the magic figure, in particular a Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro with a red garnet as that shown in the header image.
The technology quattro appeared for the first time back in the year 1980 and is noted for its speed and lightness. This awd system has been evolving over the years, and its presence in the range of Audi is increasing, being currently available in more than 100 versions. What we can see of series in models such as the Audi Q7, the Audi A4 allroad quattro, the Audi A6 allroad quattro, the Audi A8 or the Audi R8.
But is not there the thing, because we also found the quattro in all models of the S and RS series, the most athletic. It is also offered as an option in the other models of the range. Such is the importance of this traction in 2015 was present in 44% of the sales of the brand. Only the Audi Q5 has sold 262.000 units and their main markets are the united States, Canada, Russia and the Middle East.
Although it is also noted that the traction quattro is not the same in all models. For example, for those with the engine in a transverse position using a clutch hydraulic multi-disc controlled electronically in the rear axle. For its part, in the Audi R8 with motor central the multiplate clutch is on the front axle. In any case, this system distributes the torque between the two shafts to ensure optimal performance
Source – Audi