Audi Avantissimo

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Audi Avantissimo
ManufacturerAudi AG
Body and chassis
ClassConcept car, Station wagon
Body style5-door Avant
LayoutFront-engine design,
quattro permanent four-wheel drive
Engine4.2 L V8 twin-turbo
Transmission6-speed Automatic transmission
Length5060 mm
Width1910 mm
Height1430 mm
SuccessorAudi A6 Avant

The Audi Avantissimo was a concept car by the German automobile manufacturer Audi. The car debuted at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show. It also appeared at the 2002 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Audi planned the car to be luxurious and distinguished, but also very fast. Many of its styling cues are visible on the 2004 Audi A8.[citation needed]

The Avantissimo had a 4.2 L V8 engine equipped with twin turbochargers. This engine developed about 430 PS (316 kW; 424 hp) and 600 lb⋅ft (813 N⋅m) of torque. The car had a six-speed automatic transmission and quattro permanent four-wheel drive. It also featured an electrochromic roof.

This concept introduced much of the technology later available on the series production A8 D3, including: Multi Media Interface, 6-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles, V8 biturbo engine (similar to C5 RS6), self-levelling adaptive air suspension with continuously controlled damping, electric park brake, bi-xenon headlights with static Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) curve headlights, dashboard, driver identification systems with fingerprint scanner.


Audi Avantissimo - a New Form of Dynamism and Luxury

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