Details of Audi Avant disclosed before Geneva debut

Details of Audi Avant disclosed before Geneva debut

German luxury car manufacturer Audi has revealed all we need to know about the Avant concept before it goes on display at the Geneva Motor Show. Compared to the two-door Prologue concept that was on show at the Los Angeles auto show, we can see that the proportions are a little bigger. The new Avant has a body length of 16.8 feet, which is three inches short of the long-wheelbase A8.

The new Avant has had some external design changes from the LA two-door, such as wider air inlets emphasised by some subtle lighting effects. Audi says the rear of this model is similar to a yacht, with the back window sloping down at a 45-degree angle and topped with a spoiler. The lights at the rear go across the entire lid of the boot, which mirrors the LA coupe version.

Inside the cabin, touchscreen is featured at the expense of button controls. There is an excellent feature for back seat passengers with the inclusion of Audi tablets fitted behind the front seats. Audi hopes that the new 'butler' software will be a hit with owners, as it will recognise passengers by their smartphones and adjust seat settings accordingly.

Under the bonnet, the Prologue Avant has a similar powertrain to the Q7 e-tron Quattro but with added power. Audi says the Avant can accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds and has a top speed, which is electronically limited, of 155mph. In pure battery mode the car can travel 33.6 miles.