The six-millionth Audi equipped with the Quattro system, an Audi SQ5, has just rolled off the production line in Ingolstadt.
The original Quattro system that was first introduced in the 1980 Geneva Motor Show. It was intended to only run for a few years, but the car itself was kept in production up until 1991. After finding success in the Quattro system, Audi continues to this day in refining the all-wheel drive system.
Audi says there are 170 models equipped with Quattro that can be selected with various body style options, engine selection and transmission types. The Quattro system can also be found as a standard option on the Q7, R8, A4 and A6 Allroad, and all S and RS model lineup.
“Dynamism and sportiness, the utmost technical precision and safety – that’s what Audi’s quattro technology stands for. More than 30 years ago, it was recognized as a pioneering accomplishment; today, it is synonymous with technical progress,” said Dr. Hubert Walt, Board of Management Member for Production at AUDI AG.
The Quattro system’s racing pedigree is also apparent when Walter Rohrl drove an Audi Sport Quattro S1 in the Pikes Peak Mountain in Colorado, USA. Rohrl achieved a new course record and won the event 3 times. Another achievement of the original Quattro includes the World Rally Championship that Audi won four times.