Audi creates its five millionth quattro model

JonathanMarch 22, 2013

German car maker Audi has achieved a phenomenal landmark, by successfully producing its five millionth quattro all-wheel-drive-equipped model.

The Audi A6 Avant allroad vehicle is just one of more than 140 variants across the manufacturer’s range to benefit from the state-of-the art invaluable all-weather grip enhancer.

First introduced at the 1980 edition of the Geneva Motor Show, the 200PS Audi quattro was the initial model to showcase the innovative mainstream four-wheel-drive system.

Over the years, the technology has made the transition from being a strategy exclusively applied to Audi rally cars to a drivetrain that features on a variety of roadworthy vehicles.

As such, many cars from the German brand now come complete with the all-wheel-drive system, which instils impressive all-weather traction and exceptionally high limits of adhesion.

The latest incarnation of Audi’s quattro technology is designed as a rear axle-mounted multi-plate clutch version of the innovative system and can be applied to a wide range of the manufacturer’s vehicles, from the A6 estate to the more sporty RS 5 Cabriolet.

What’s more, the German car maker has announced that the all-new A3, 300PS S3, RS 6 Avant and RS 7 Sportback will soon feature the quattro system too.

Rupert Stadler, the chairman of the board of management at AUDI AG, commented: “Quattro is one of the key pillars of our brand and has been a critical factor in our successful history.

“The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system makes it possible to directly experience our ‘Vorsprung durch Technik.’ We are committed to our pioneering role and will continue to develop this advantage with new technologies.”

Drivers can sample the technology for themselves today, should they take advantage of a great car leasing deal currently on offer for the Audi A6 Allroad 3.0 TDI Quattro 204 five-door S Tronic.

For £475.47 a month, motorists can drive a stylish car that boasts the ability to go from 0-62mph in just 7.5 seconds and yet return fuel economy in the form of 46.3mpg.


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