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Re: 2WD v. AWD

Look here for a very informative description of AWD.

Mark Trank wrote:
> Can anyone give me a quick and definitive response to the following:  a
> local mechanic recently opined to me that the quattro system operates (in
> normal mode) in front-wheel drive; only when activated (i.e.,
> differential activated) does the four wheel drive mode kick in.  I
> understand differently --that quattro is AWD at all times but that you
> have the ability to direct more power/traction to the front or rear
> wheels when activating the front/rear differential.
> TIA,
> mtrank@acva