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Old 08-30-2013, 11:04 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Bozz View Post
I have *heard* that the reason Audi didn't put a Quattro setup under the S3, was because it wouldn't fit under the car. Is this correct?
Yes, because the A3 is transverse FWD, so to reduce packaging complexity, they used the same system they used in the Golf.

The A4 is longitudinal, so it lends itself easily to mechanical AWD. Or, if someone were to replace the center diff with simple gears and remove the front halfshafts, it would be RWD. Same for the A6.
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