Audi A1 Quattro Prototype was out for a run on snow and ice in Canada. The premium subcompact hatchback features Audi's famous all-wheel-drive system, which is created to grant perfect traction even in severe road conditions.

The Quattro in A1 is based on that used in A3 and TT models. At its core is an electronically controlled, hydraulically actuated multi-plate clutch located in front of the rear axle for an optimized distribution of weight. Inside is a package of plates that rotate in an oil bath.

Audi A1 is offered in the UK from £13 420 OTR to £18 665. The engine range features 1.2 liter TFSI with 86PS and 1.4 liter TFSI with 122PS and a diesel 1.6 liter TDI with 105PS.

A1 Quattro Prototype will be added to over 120 variants with AWD system in the Audi line-up, from the A3 hatchback through to the R8 super car.

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