The German manufacturer made a breakthrough in automotive history in 1980 with its quattro forever all-wheel drive system. Quattro, which means 4 in Latin, is based on the principle of transferring the power of the engine to the front and rear axle at varying rates according to road rules.
If we try to explain in the most basic way, the quattro system activates all four wheels continuously and without interruption. It transmits the most genuine traction force to each wheel depending on the ground pedestals that each wheel of the vehicle touches. The quattro all-wheel drive system distributes the drive force in the middle of all four wheels.
The brand has recently perfected this system for the electric car family e-tron, bringing together high performance, unmatched handling, safety and power efficiency.
Audi's current e-tron models have two electric motors on the front and rear axle. Under normal conditions, the vehicle moves by electric motors on the rear axle. Thus, while saving power, a smooth and comfortable ride is provided. The electric motors on the front axle, however, come into play when a more dynamic drive is required, high torque is required or when handling is difficult on slippery, wet or snowy ground.
In the e-tron S models, there are two electric motors on the rear axle as well as an electric motor on the front axle. Thus, the e-quattro system can work more agile in S models.