[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]
traction control, etc.
When the quattro car attempts to accelerate, the rear wheels will slip,
be breaked by ABS, torsen center diff transfers torque to the front
wheels, and the car moves.
Given 4 driving wheels, the real advantage is that the wheels
will NOT slip until a great deal of additional torque is applied
to them - quattro (or any *real* AWD system) will *prevent*
slippage, rather than merely react to it.
It is also easier to maintain traction than to recover
from a slide - so the moral is: "don;t slip in the first
(this is one of the reasons that I found M-B's "4-matic"
such an ill-conceived system. It waited till a wheel slipped,
then engaged a combination of clutches to clean up the mess).