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clutch

the number of eggs (usually only of birds) produced in a single laying period.
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The centrepiece of the Skoda all-wheel drive system is a fifth-generation electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. It interacts with the vehicle's electronics and assistance systems and reacts to every change in the driving situation immediately.
The dual-clutch transmission directs forces to a newly designed quattro drive system with an electro hydraulically activated multi-plate clutch at the front axle.
The all-wheel drive system uses an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch positioned on the rear axle.
For fast and precise power distribution to the two axles, Porsche has developed its all-wheel-drive system (PTM) with an electronically controlled and activated watercooled multi-plate clutch. There's also rear-wheel steering that improves both track driving and everyday performance and at low speeds.
The weight-saving, compact and efficient system uses an electro-hydraulically controlled multi-plate clutch to distribute drive between the front and rear axle just as required for the situation at hand.
A lighter multi-plate clutch mounted at the rear axle has the ability to transfer between 50 and 100 per cent of power to the rear wheels.
Optional on the 45 TFSI version, the new multi-plate clutch distributes power between the front and rear which canbe adjusted by the drive select system.
It is equipped with the same 124.6cc four-stroke, air-cooled, two-valve DTS-i engine that produces 10.9bhp and 10.8Nm of torque, coupled with a five-speed constant mesh gearbox that uses a wet multi-plate clutch arrangement.
The all-wheel-drive system uses an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch positioned on the rear axle.
While the bigger Q5 and Q7 models get a heavy duty Torsen-based full-time four-wheel drive system, the Q3 opts instead for the simpler and lighter Haldex multi-plate clutch set-up.
At the rear of the system a rear drive module drives each rear wheel via an independent wet multi-plate clutch. These clutches can disconnect the all-wheel drive system downstream of the rear drive module hypoid gears.
An electronically controlled, hydraulic multi-plate clutch constitutes the heart of the quattro drivetrain in the S3 Sedan.

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