Audi improves quattro AWD with new sport differential
In its basic setting, the torque-sensing centre differential delivers 40% of torque to the front axle and 60% to the rear. The new set-up is able to send part of this torque to the individual rear wheels almost instantly (less than 100 milliseconds) if it detects any loss of traction. The new differential features a multi-plate clutch running in an oil bath, with the clutches activated by an electro-hydraulic actuator.
Drivers will be able to select from three different operating modes, with ‘comfort’ mode focusing on stability, ‘auto’ mode providing a balance between stability and handling, and finally ‘dynamic,’ which offers the best handling but the roughest ride.