[A4] Re: Quattro, Torsen, Haldex and others...

Brian White brian at bjwhite.net
Mon Dec 27 16:14:05 EST 2004

This is interesting...

Check that out.  Notice "can one wheel drive car".
The demonstration I saw this was clearly not the case with a Quattro IV equipped A4.  Now, given 
that this was a marketting demonstration, it could have been rigged.  But just ask easily, Audi 
could be overstating the facts.  I wonder. Hmm...

---------- Original Message -----------
From: Rocky Mullin <caliban at sharon.net>
To: Dan DiBiase <d_dibiase at yahoo.com>, michael pagano <mvp12547 at yahoo.com>
Sent: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 12:59:01 -0800
Subject: Re: [A4] Re: Quattro, Torsen, Haldex and others...

> that's what i'm talking about.  quattro has always been about 
> this IIRC.
> At 12:52 PM -0800 12/27/04, Dan DiBiase wrote:
> >--- michael pagano <mvp12547 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> >>  I have had only one wheel traction with my former 97 a4 sedan. Saw it
> >>  while my son was trying to pry it out of a snow bank I sort of lost it
> >>  in.
> >>  Only the left front was biting...it did manage to pull it out.
> >
> >Well, this is interesting... Acura has been advertising their 'SH-AWD'
> >(Super-Handling - All Wheel Drive) system in the new RL as having thw
> >ability to do just this - send X amount of the torque available to just
> >any one wheel, if that is all that has traction... I always assumed that
> >quattro was also able too do this.... In looking back into my car's
> >brochure, it reads -
> >
> >"Now in it's fourth generation, quattro's ability to direct engine power
> >where and when it's needed - from front to back, from side to side, even
> >to a single wheel - continues to keep it a step ahead of newer systems."
> >
> >The illustration they should clearly shows a schematic where three of the
> >wheels are on a slippery surface and one wheel is getting all of the
> >power.
> >
> >(Page 37, 2004 Audi A4 dealer brochure)
> >
> >BTW, anyone seen the new RL in the metal? I saw 2 in one day, both in
> >tiwn, within 10 minutes, one black and one silver, and thought both are
> >extremely generic-looking.
> >
> >Dan D
> >'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
> >Central NJ USA
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