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Audi Avantissimo
Manufacturer Audi AG
Production 2001
Body and chassis
Class Concept car, Station wagon
Body style 5-door Avant
Layout Front-engine design,
quattro permanent four-wheel drive
Engine 4.2 L V8 twin-turbo
Transmission 6-speed Automatic transmission
Length 5060 mm
Width 1910 mm
Height 1430 mm
Successor Audi A6 Avant

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

The Audi 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 (810 N⋅m) of torque. The Avantissimo had a six-speed automatic transmission and also had quattro permanent four-wheel drive. Featured 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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