Playing around with VCDS - noticed something with a 8R audi q5. AWD is not enabled?

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bennjamin

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Hi everyone - just a quick newbie query.
I have a 8R audi q5 tdi.

Looking around VCDS recently - and noticed in the "installed" items that AWD was not ticked. Silly question , but is this an electrical option for another model or type? What exactly is it (in this instance - as AWD is a mechanical thing , right ? :)

Thanks !
 
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On most Audi models that have the engine mounted longitudinally, AWD has historically been a strictly mechanical thing; a Torsen differential. Some of the newer ones now have some electronics controlling the center differential to allow toque to be directed front and aft, but I'm supposing yours isn't one of those.

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Thanks boss :0)
 
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