Audi RS 7 Sportback performance – Self-locking center differential
For heightened driving dynamics: new self-locking center differential
Power from the 4.0 TFSI engine flows through a standard eight-speed tiptronic with faster shifting times to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. The mechanical center differential distributes engine power to the rear axle at ratio of 40 : 60, and if slippage occurs, more torque is automatically applied to the axle with better traction – up to 70 percent can flow to the front axle and up to 85 percent to the rear axle. The self-locking center differential is lighter and more compact, improving driving dynamics as well as offering noticeably more precise cornering which makes for less understeer at the handling limits. As an added improvement, the steering response is more exact with customers benefitting from a more agile driving experience overall.