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When you think of all-wheel-drive passenger cars, Audi is one of the brands that immediately comes to mind. Audi has been building all-wheel-drive cars since the 1980s, and today the technology is available in every Audi car line. Audi's Quattro system has evolved, and the latest version (in the A4, A5/S5, A6/S6, TT/TTS, and R8) attempts to imitate the feel of a rear-wheel-drive car by sending more power to the rear axle than the front. In models that offer a choice of powertrain, all-wheel drive usually comes standard with the more powerful engine and is optional with the lesser engine. The A4 Avant (wagon) comes only with the 2.0-liter four and all-wheel drive, and the sporty S4 is likewise AWD only. All-wheel drive is now standard on the TT/TTS coupe/roadster. In the A6 mid-size family, the base, 3.2-liter V-6 drives the front wheels, but the supercharged V-6, the V-8, and the V-10 (in the S6) all come standard with all-wheel drive. Both the six-cylinder A5 coupe and its V-8 counterpart (the S5) are all-wheel drive only, as is the A8. Finally, the R8 supercar comes standard with all-wheel drive.

A3 2.0
Price: $31,325
AWD cost: $2100 (vs. 2.0 fwd)
City/Hwy MPG: 21/28
AWD penalty: 1 mpg city (vs. 2.0 fwd S-tronic)

A4 sedan
Price: $31,925-$42,725
AWD cost: $2100 (vs. 2.0 TFSI Premium fwd)
City/Hwy MPG: 21/27, 22/30 (2.0 auto, manual)
AWD penalty: 2 mpg city, 3 mpg hwy

A4 Avant
Price: $35,825-$45,025
AWD cost: standard
City/Hwy MPG: 21/27
AWD penalty: n/a

S4
Price: $46,375-$53,875
AWD cost: standard
City/Hwy MPG: 18/27, 18/28 (manual, auto)
AWD penalty: n/a

A5/S5
Price: $36,475-$52,875
AWD cost: standard
City/Hwy MPG: 18/27 (6-cyl auto); 21/27 (4-cyl auto); 14/22, 16/24 (S5 manual, auto)
AWD penalty: n/a

A6 3.0T/4.2
Price: $51,025-$59,875
AWD cost: standard
City/Hwy MPG: 18/26, 16/23 (3.0T, 4.2)
AWD penalty: n/a

A6 Avant
Price: $57,185
AWD cost: standard
City/Hwy MPG: 18/26
AWD penalty: n/a

S6
Price: $78,025
AWD cost: standard
City/Hwy MPG: 14/19
AWD penalty: n/a

A8
Price: $75,375
AWD cost: standard
City/Hwy MPG: 16/23 (A8, A8L)
AWD penalty: n/a

R8 4.2/5.2
Price: $117,295-$149,095
AWD cost: standard
City/Hwy MPG: 12/19, 13/18 (4.2 manual, R-Tronic); 12/20, 13/20 (5.2 manual, R-Tronic)
AWD penalty: n/a

TT coupe
Price: $38,275
AWD cost: standard
City/Hwy MPG: 21/29
AWD penalty: n/a

TT roadster
Price: $41,375
AWD cost: standard
City/Hwy MPG: 21/29
AWD penalty: n/a

TTS
Price: $46,375-$52,425
AWD cost: standard
City/Hwy MPG: 21/29
AWD penalty: n/a

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