The most remarkable of the luxury car brands, Audi has assembled its five millionth car, with its famous quattro technology of driving all four wheels, on 25th February at its main production unit in Neckarslum, Germany. It is deemed as a very important milestone in the company’s history. This prestigious record has been made in this thirty third year of the quattro technology with almost 140 variants of cars running it, as the company claims. The five millionth car is an Audi A6 all road 3.0 litre TDI diesel engine, white in colour.
The A6 variant of Audi all road is considered the best of its kind. This model is slightly bigger than its predecessors, with 18 inches wheels. It is designed with the ultra light weight construction principle. It also has the advantage of minimized fuel consumption when compared to prior models of Audi.
The quattro technology has been one of the key factors of the leading brand. The quattro technology based car first touched the roads on 3rd March 1980 at Geneva motor show, through its Quattro coupe. From then Audi has introduced a number of cars running on quattro technology. Quattro means four, and as the name suggests the technology powers all the four wheels of the car. The technology uses a hollow shaft that allows power to flow to all the four wheels of the vehicle. It normally gives a 40/60 torque split to the front and rear wheels respectively. This technology, powers most of the Audi’s models such as Q5, Q7, A4 allroad, A6 allroad and many.
According to the chairman of the company, quattro is the key pillar of their brand and a critical factor in their successful history. Quattro was formerly believed to be a technology for sports cars. But Audi rolled out passenger vehicles with this same technology and made it a big hit. Nearly 50 percent of Audi’s production makes use of this technology and every one of four customers is said to choose a quattro model while buying an Audi car. It is reported that 43 percent of the customers chose quattro type cars in 2012, which, the company claims to be a record.