This year’s Geneva Motor Show has been a doozy. We’ve seen a number of big debuts, new concepts and some stunningly pretty cars. Audi was one of the brands that had some pretty big debuts but it was far from the only one. To be honest, the Germans really dominated Geneva, showing off several new vehicles and concept. So let’s take a look at some of the best cars from the show.
Let’s start off with Audi. The four-ringed brand had two massive car debuts in Geneva. One of them was the Audi e-tron Prototype, the brand’s first ever all-electric vehicle, which was not only seen at the show but also driving around outside on the street. While it was covered in a sort of digital-camo, it was pretty easy to tell that the e-tron will look quite good. It looks a lot like the upcoming Audi Q8, which is a good thing as that’s going to be a handsome SUV.
There was also the Audi A6 that made its official worldwide debut, despite having been revealed a week prior. At the auto show, fans and journalists were able to actually get up close to the A6, poke and prod at it, and see what it’s actually like. Responses have been good, as it looks better in the flesh than it does in pictures and it’s interior is really quite impressive. The A6 is an important car for Audi so we were excited to see it in Geneva.
For Audi’s Bavarian rival, there was really only one important car but it was a big one. The BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept was not only one of the best looking cars on display in Geneva but it was one that shows of a very serious Audi RS7 competitor. The M8 Gran Coupe will be based on the standard M8 Coupe and is likely going to get the same powertrain as the new BMW M5, which is an absolute monster. But it will have a sexy four-door coupe-like body style that should match up well with the upcoming RS7. That should be a very exciting matchup.
From Stuttgart, the folks at Porsche have launched an electric concept car of their own. The Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo Concept is a very interesting car and one that, despite my typical feelings about such cars, I really seem to like. It’s a sort of rugged wagon in the same vein as the Audi Allroad, which is a car I don’t love, but it’s entirely electric. It has two electric motors, one at each axle, that makes 590 hp and can get from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Combine that with its cool styling, futuristic cabin and surprising practicality and you have an incredibly well-rounded car. Sign us up.