BMW’s 5-Series GT hasn’t been as successful as the company hoped it would be. However, the Bavarian company will expand its Gran Turismo line-up with the addition of two new models, one based on the 3-Series and one on the 1-Series . Audi hopes it can stunt the success of these models as well with its new A4 Superavant.
Audi’s new model will be built on the A4 platform and will be built to fill the gap between the A4 Avant , the Q5 , and the up and comingBMW X6 -competitor, the Q6 crossover. As for the name, there are three different possibilities: A4 Sportback, A4 Avantissimo, or A4 Superavant, the latter being the most likely.
Under the hood, expect to find a 255 HP 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 2.0-liter TDI rated at 197 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
The new A4 Superavant will be offered as a concept sometime in 2014, with a production version to follow two years later.