Quattro AWD Great for Snowy Calgary RoadsFeb 5th, 2015
Benefits of Audi quattro All-Wheel Drive
Here in Calgary, snow is inevitable. For that reason, it’s important to find a reliable vehicle that is capable of navigating the wet, icy and snow-filled roads. Most rely on four-wheel drive to do the job because they are unaware of the advantages that an all-wheel drive system can provide. Here at Audi Royal Oak, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with a closer look at the benefits of Audi quattro all-wheel drive.
The quattro all-wheel drive system is one of the most seasoned in the industry. It has been in place in Audi models for more than 30 years, and was the first permanent all-wheel drive system designed for passenger vehicles. With more than three decades of engineering behind it, the system is one of the best available.
One of the biggest benefits of the system is its ability to provide traction in even the most unfavorable of conditions. Unlike four-wheel drive, the all-wheel drive system found in Audi models is able to monitor the status of each tire and adjust the performance of it accordingly. If the wheels on the left are slipping on a patch of ice, power is instantaneously directed to the right set of wheels, helping to maintain performance.
Another one of the advantages of quattro is that it doesn’t require any extra systems to deliver power to all four of the wheels. Where as four-wheel drive can be turned on or off, all-wheel drive is always at work. Since thrust from the engine doesn’t have to be routed to any additional systems, Audi vehicles are still able to hold onto the impressive fuel economy ratings that two-wheel drive models are able to provide.
With more than 30 years of experience and the ability to provide increased performance while maintaining fuel efficiency, quattro is the pinnacle of all-wheel drive systems. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of quattro or want to put it through the paces for yourself, be sure to get in touch with us here at Audi Royal Oak. We have plenty of all-wheel drive models in stock here in Calgary and would be more than happy to get you in the driver’s seat so that you can see exactly what we’re talking about.