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2018 Audi A5 quattro®

We’re good at causing friction.
Without friction, there wouldn’t be traction. Every Audi A5 features the latest advances in quattro® all-wheel drive technology. The system helps you maintain grip by sending power where it’s most effective.[1]

Standard quattro® all-wheel drive

Under most conditions, the quattro® all-wheel drive system’s torque distribution ratio is 40:60 front-to-rear for dynamic handling and performance. A sophisticated self-locking center differential can send as much as 70 percent of power to the front wheels or 85 percent to the rear wheels to help maintain control and optimize performance.[1]
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Available quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology

Ultra® technology is the latest quattro® advancement and comes standard on the A5 with a six-speed manual transmission. Using sophisticated sensors, ultra® technology is both virtually predictive and proactive. By analyzing data, the system can think ahead and switch between allwheel drive and two-wheel drive to help adjust with changing weather and road conditions.[2]

Torque vectoring

To help enhance directional stability around corners, the quattro® system slows the inside cornering wheels by applying minimal, selective braking pulses.[1]

2018 Audi S5 quattro®

A more effective way to tame 354 wild horses.
You’ll find them leading the pack.[1] With quattro® all-wheel drive, we proved that all-wheel drive transfers power better than two and we have the trophies to show for it.

Available S sport package

The S sport package features the quick-thinking sport adaptive damping suspension and a quattro® sport rear differential that can direct torque to individual rear wheels. Red brake calipers add a touch of distinction.