Mainly called a maker of cost effective household cars until the early 1990s, Audi made its entryway on the performance market in 1980 with Quattro. The famous coupe was replaced by the 80-based S2 from 1991 till 1996. Audi didn’t offer another efficiency coupe till 2007, when the S5 was introduced, but 1998 saw the release of the company’s first full-fledged cars, the TT. The R8 supercar followed in 2006, providing Audi the appropriate weapon to complete against other high-end cars manufacturers. With the R8 having been upgraded for 2015, word has it that Audi is now working on a brand-new sports car to slot listed below the range-topping model and above the smaller sized TT.
Likely to break cover at some point in 2018, the new cars will apparently be called the R6 and will be established under codename PO455. The news originates from German outlet Autobild, which also claims that the R6 will share underpinnings with the next-generation Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman. Both a coupe and a roadster are on the table, with the latter to sport an R6 Spyder badge. If these rumors show to be precise, the R6 will end up being the second Audi cars to borrow its platform from other Volkswagen Group products. As you might already understand, the R8 trips on the foundations Lamborghini developed for the Huracan.
2019 Audi R6 Exterior
Design-wise, the R6 will remain real to Audi’s current style language and will most likely integrate elements from the R8 and TT. The front fascia will most likely bear a more detailed similarity to the larger R8, but the overall design will be toned down and less aggressive compared to Audi’s range-topping sports car. As seen in our rendering above, we think that the R6 will have a comparable Singleframe grille, but the trademark aspect will feature horizontal slats rather of the R8’s honeycomb mesh. The side intakes will be narrower, while the headlamps will be thinner and feature various LED patterns.
The profile must also be a softened version of the R8, with less pronounced character lines above the side skirts and listed below the waist, and slightly smaller sized vents for engine cooling. The shape of the roof should likewise be less aggressive. Around back, we expect the R8 to keep the horizontal taillight design, but the units should have a various shape and use different LED clusters. A stylish diffuser with incorporated exhaust outlets is also on the table, but Audi will probably ditch the vents beneath the taillights and replace the rear wing with a spoiler.
2019 Audi R6 Interior
The R6’s interior must blend stylish and luxurious information. Our best guess is that the control panel will probably be closer to the TT’s in terms of design, and feature a more traditional center stack than the R8. However, we expect Audi to come up with new details and possibly ditch the round A/C vents of the TT for a design that will make the R6 stand out in the lineup.
The flat-bottom, three-spoke steering wheel will be carried over, as will the digital instrument cluster that displays numerous data and navigation information next to the speedometer and rev counter. Leather upholstery will probably be basic and hopefully Audi will provide more lively colors in addition to its monochrome mixes revolving around black and dark gray. Similar to all high-performance Audis, the R6 ought to also include various aluminum trim detailing and even carbon-fiber inserts in the range-topping model. Likewise search for contrast stitching, Alcantara, as well as diamond quilted seating surfaces. Strengthened sports seats will be basic, of course.
It should also be packed with high-end technology, although a few of the fancier features could be optional. In either case, the model will consist of Audi’s latest MMI with Navigation Plus and MMI Touch, Audi Connect module with Wi-Fi area, the new Audi smart device interface technology that displays selected apps from the mobile phone straight on the screen, and a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system.
2019 Audi R6 Drivetrain
The drivetrain is perhaps the most significant secret surrounding the R6, but because it will borrow its platform from the Porsche 718, we know for a fact that it will have a mid-ship layout. Audi has numerous engine alternatives for this brand-new cars, but do not get your hopes up on seeing the R8’s 5.2-liter V-10 under the hood. Not just is the Lamborghini-sourced engine is too huge for the Cayman/Boxster foundations, but Audi wouldn’t enable the R6 to best the R8’s performance.
Rumor has it that the Germans will utilize either a 3.0-liter V-6 or a 2.0-liter four-banger, both with forced induction. Why not the 4.0-liter V-8 in the RS6? Well, because Audi ceased that alternative for the R8, it’s safe to assume that it will desire the R6 to keep away from eight-cylinder power. But that’s not always a problem, as the supercharged V-6 is plenty powerful at more than 300 horses in other models and Audi’s RS department might easily tune it to provide more than 400 horsepower.
2019 Audi R6 Price
It’s too early to discuss costs here, but it’s safe to assume that the R6 will fall between the TT and the R8. Opportunities are the brand-new sports car will fetch more than the range-topping TT-RS, which will begin with around $68,000 when it goes on sale in the United States, however it should not cost more than $80,000 in base trim. However, the state-of-the-art model packed with all the optional goodies will probably go into $100K territory. For referral, the R8 retails from $162,900 now that the V-8 model is no longer readily available.
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