Audi is testing A1 Quattro prototype in Canada

Posted on Wednesday, 12 January 2011 , 10:01:53 byLucia

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Audi is testing A1 Quattro prototype in Canada

At the beginning of 2010, we have witnessed the presentation of the all-new A1, and the question that rised on everyone's lips was whether the Audi would introduce its trademark all wheel drive quattro technology that we consider synonymous with the brand to its premium supermini. It may happen sooner than we thought as the German automaker is testing an unmarked A1 quattro prototype on Canada's snow-packed roads. The company's reports announce a car which represents one of the stars of the "Fascination of Quattro" well-known event taking place in Montreal in order to celebrate the past, present and future of the famous four-wheel-drive-system reaching its 30th anniversary in 2010. The A1 prototype features an all-wheel drive technology similar to that found in A3 and TT models. An electronically controlled, hydraulically actuated multi-plate clutch located in front of the rear axle represents the heart of the system. The front wheels receive power from the cutch under normal driving conditions and in the case of the front axle losing traction, the rear axle instantly receives torque from the clutch by forcing the plate packages together. The presentation of several new models from the group, including an S1 and an even more powerful RS1 variant is considered to be linked with Audi's decision to develop an all-wheel drive system available for the A1's PQ25 platform.
The most powerful model from the A1 series is represented by the front-wheel drive 185HP 1.4 TFSI, which was launched and admired at the Paris Motor Show.


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