Audi S8 Avant Is What Happens When Designers Call It A Day

There had been a few reports over the years claiming that Audi might develop an Avant version of its flagship, the A8.

Fortunately, full-sized SUVs caught on and there was no need for such a vehicle anymore, but we all know that it will only take one of the three main German premium brands to develop an estate and soon, all of them will follow suit.

This photoshop from RainPrisk shows how such a model may look like. It was based off the current S8 sedan. Its sportier character is highlighted by a sloping roofline, aluminum bits and blue paint,

However, it’s safe to say that Audi has no plans of producing such a model, Mercedes-Benz doesn’t want a similar S-Class and BMW has no need for a five-door 7-Series, but surely there are some who appreciate this rendering and wish for something like this to hit dealerships. Are you one of them?

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  • bartisgod

    Yeah, it does look too long and ungainly on the sedan’s body. It needs a boxier roofline, a shorter wheelbase with longer rear quarter panels, and probably a lower beltline. The full-size wagon is very hard to pull off aesthetically without producing something that looks too bulky, too long and thin, or just plain weird, only Bentley and GM (the early non-bubble roof Vista Cruisers) did it. All wagons are midsize or smaller now because nobody wants to risk their reputation on the chance of producing another Caprice Wagon, and if this awful rendering is anything to go by, that’s a prudent decision. Even the Volvo V90 is at the high end of midsize. An attractive full-size wagon resembles a minivan so closely, that there’s no point in not just producing a lower, longer-hooded minivan instead. The latest gen Kia Sedona is basically that.

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