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Torque-vectoring AWD

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what is torque-vectoring all wheel drive?

Torque-Vectoring all wheel drive system monitors vehicle speed, wheel speed, gear position, steering angle, yaw rate, lateral G forces and other inputs, and automatically adds torque to the outside rear wheel in corners to make the car turn quicker.

Examples of Torque-Vectoring all wheel drive systems:

  • Honda's Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD)
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evo's Active Yaw Control system
  • Audi's quattro evolutions
  • Ricardo Cross-Axle Torque-Vectoring system - works on both front and rear wheels (new Audi A4 and A5??? not confirmed)
  • German transmission and driveline company ZF's Vector Drive system (used anywhere?)

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There are 3 comments
February 09, 2015 - 07:05

My 2015.5 Volvo XC60 has torque vectoring (called CTC by Volvo), and despite being a high profile SUV, it is very "tied down" when doing hard high speed cornering.

February 11, 2011 - 19:45

Thanks Mitsubishi

Jerzy Dyszy
January 04, 2011 - 12:22
Torque Vectoring

1) German transmission and driveline company ZF's Vector Drive system is used in BMW X6 and 7 series, as an option, I belive. Here is link to a graphics. dl.dropbox.com It,s very similar to Audi's Sport Differential by the way, only actuating device is different (BMW - electric, Audi - hydraulic)

2) New example of relativly simple Torque Vectoring is Nissan little Juke in 4x4 form. Note - rear axle without differential! Graphics - dl.dropbox.com

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