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2018 Audi A8 L quattro®

Weather or not, quattro® is ready to assist.

The benefits of quattro® all-wheel drive may shine brightest when it rains or snows, but the system never takes a second off. Even in dry conditions, quattro® can sense a loss of traction due to loose gravel or other hazards and can redirect power to the tires with the most grip. This fast response can help keep you on your intended path.

Standard quattro® all-wheel drive

Under most driving conditions, the quattro® all-wheel drive system in the Audi A8 distributes 40 percent of the torque to the front wheels and 60 percent to the rear wheels to provide a rear-wheel drive feeling. When the system detects a loss of traction at either axle, quattro® can send up to 70 percent of torque to the front wheels or 85 percent to the rear wheels.
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Torque vectoring

To enhance directional stability at higher cornering speeds, the quattro® system slows the inside wheel by applying minimal, selective braking pulses.[1]

2018 Audi S8 plus quattro®

Four ways to put power in its place.

A two-wheel drive system could struggle to apply all of the 605 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque from the twin-turbo V8. By delegating the duties to four driven wheels and redirecting torque to the wheels with the most traction, quattro® helps turn power into motion.[1]
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quattro® sport differential

To help optimize traction of the rear wheels, the standard quattro® sport differential can direct torque to the outside wheel to help improve traction when you’re rounding a corner. The sport differential works with the vehicle’s traction and stability control systems, which can sense a loss of traction.