Audi, ranked number one in the list of luxury car brands, has delivered their 5 millionth vehicle featuring Quattro All-Wheel drive which has been manufactured at Neckarsulm plant in Germany. The car will be known as Audi A6 Allroad and is manufactured in white color only for a customer in Europe.
The Audi has achieved this feat of delivering top number of cars and this testifies their role in the development of all-wheel-drive technology.
Their Quattro car technology development experiments started in 1976-77 and the technology made its first debut in 1980 in the sports car. The team of engineers started to work on the technology after they found that their earlier technology don’t stand any chance against Volkswagen lltis all-wheel-drive which was much more powerful.
Over the years, the company has continuously made updations to their Audi Quattro technology. The latest version of their wheel drive is e-tron Quattro which was used in the race cars that finished at the top two positions at Le Mans last year.
As per reports, to this day, the company continues to recreate the expertise. The latest edition, nicknamed e-tron quattro, has already confirmed its determination in the globe of auto racing, with a couple of R18 race vehicles equipped with the know-how taking out the top two places at 2012’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
“Proposed for the auto manufacturer’s future road vehicles, e-tron quattro does away with the driveshafts found in conventional all-wheel-drive structures and puts back them with a ‘through-the-road’ hybrid method. To all intents and purposes, one axle of the vehicle is catered with the assistance of an interior combustion engine in a conservative way, and the other one with the help of an electric motor,” the report also stated.
For the time being, the auto giant is making experiments with their e-tron Quattro technology in an A5 prototype, and is expected to debut this technology in new diesel-electric super vehicle.