GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Audi’s big news from this year’s Geneva auto show is the release of its updated A4 Avant. The all-wheel drive wagon is six inches longer than its predecessor, giving it more than 50 cubic feet of storage space. The Avant comes with a choice of two direct-injection gasoline and three diesel engines: the top-of-the-range V-6 is good for 265 horsepower.
The Avant is based on the same layout as the updated A4 sedan and features the same suspension configuration and the same Audi drive select system, which lets drivers influence how the engine, automatic transmission, and steering system respond, according to www.cnet.com. Onboard tech options are also similar to those in the sedan, including an available 505-watt Bang and Olufsen audio system with 14 speakers. That option puts its audio on par with higher-end Audi models such as the S5 coupe and the R8.