Does the new A3 get real quattro
The Audi UK website says:
"In 1980, the Audi quattro was the first permanent four-wheel drive production car. So while the technology is thoroughly tried and tested, it has also been enhanced and evolved ever since it was first introduced and can now be experienced with the new Audi A3 quattro."
Then again the Q3 brochure says:
"It’s called quattro® permanent all-wheel-drive. In this system, four permanently driven wheels deliver better acceleration, road-holding and safety, while asymmetric dynamic torque distribution intelligently controls the flow of power to the front and rear axles.
It means that the Audi Q3 can ‘read’ the road, sensing changes in the surface beneath the wheels and adjusting their grip accordingly. So when conditions get a little more demanding – in particular, when you go off-road – quattro® adapts, putting all the force of the Q3’s engine precisely where it’s needed to handle the change in terrain."
But that has Haldex, AFAIK.
Will the new A3 have the torsen system (is that possible with a transverse engine, or have they turned it around)? Or are Audi ignorant of their own technology....again?