Part of the test drive route is on gravel tracks and desert sand. On this loose surface, the Audi e-tron demonstrates its excellent traction and dynamics. This is all made possible thanks to a new generation of quattro drive – the electric all-wheel drive. It ensures permanent and variable regulation of the ideal drive torque distribution between the two axles – within fractions of a second. At the same time, it is intelligently networked with numerous chassis systems, above all the four-stage electronic stabilization control, which can also be switched off completely, and the standard Audi drive select dynamic handling system. In addition to the drive characteristics, this also affects the factory-fitted air suspension. On off-road terrain, the Audi e-tron’s ground clearance is raised by 50 millimeters (2.0 in) at the touch of a button, while on highway stretches the vehicle body is lowered by up to 26 millimeters (1.0 in). In addition, the central chassis control unit individually controls the shock absorbers at each wheel at millisecond intervals – according to the road condition, driving style and the mode set in Audi drive select. Whether you want relaxed touring, dynamic cornering or excursions away from paved roads, with its broad range stretching from smooth ride comfort to sporty and stable handling, the Audi e-tron is a genuine all-rounder.