The model to come from the factory as the famous 5 millionth model was the A6 Allroad Avant. This model comes with an all-weather grip enhancer. At first this specific piece of technology was on rally cars but now they have made their way to road vehicles.
Rupert Stadler, the Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi was on hand to state just how crucial the Quattro specification has been to the brand. It was a piece of pioneering technology when it was released. Audi is focused on continuing such feats in the future.
The technology was first seen at the Geneva Motor Show in 1980 inside the Audi Quattro. This particular vehicle was able to reach an outstanding 200 BHP. At first it started off with being a 4 wheel drive model. Eventually it evolved into an all wheel drive model. To begin with this particular model was destined for low production volumes. The first ever TDI Quattro with all wheel drive was seen in 1993. In 1997 the technology reached the compact segment of the market.
What’s so special about today’s model is that the Quattro technology can withstand all different weather types and has superb control on the road.
It’s also becoming a more and more popular model too. Last year Audi said that 43 per cent of their customers opted for the Quattro model. The Neckarsulm plant in Germany saw one in every two vehicles on the production line installed with the technology.
Quattro technology is heavily incorporated into Audi’s Motorsport teams too. The excellent grip and handling that the technology brings to the vehicle’s is quite invaluable.
The Audi R8 e-tron Quattro, the hybrid racer has recently made history by becoming the first hybrid vehicle to claim victory in the American Le Mans Series in Sebring. This innovative vehicle has been described as a dawn of a new era on Audi’s official website. It took just 18 months from the conceptual model to be developed into a production version. It’s a magnificent vehicle which has done a great deal in helping to revolutionise the sport.