2019 Audi R6
Mainly called a maker of inexpensive family cars until the early 1990s, Audi made its entryway on the performance market in 1980 with Quattro. The legendary coupe was changed by the 80-based S2 from 1991 till 1996. Audi didn’t offer another efficiency coupe till 2007, when the S5 was released, however 1998 saw the release of the company’s first full-fledged sports car, the TT. The R8 supercar followed in 2006, giving Audi the proper weapon to compete versus other high-end cars makers. With the R8 having actually been redesigned for 2015, word has it that Audi is now working on a new cars to slot below the range-topping model and above the smaller sized TT.
Likely to break cover at some point in 2018, the new sports car will reportedly be called the R6 and will be established under codename PO455. The news comes from German outlet Autobild, which also claims that the R6 will share foundations 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 reports show to be accurate, the R6 will end up being the second Audi cars to borrow its platform from other Volkswagen Group items. As you may already understand, the R8 trips on the underpinnings Lamborghini developed for the Huracan.
2019 Audi R6 Exterior
Design-wise, the R6 will remain real to Audi’s existing design language and will probably integrate aspects from the R8 and TT. The front fascia will probably bear a closer resemblance to the larger R8, but the general design will be reduced and less aggressive compared with Audi’s range-topping sports car. As seen in our rendering above, we believe that the R6 will have a comparable Singleframe grille, however the trademark element will feature horizontal slats rather of the R8’s honeycomb mesh. The side consumption will be narrower, while the headlamps will be thinner and feature various LED patterns.
The profile needs to likewise be a softened version of the R8, with less noticable character lines above the side skirts and listed below the midsection, and a little 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 layout, but the systems must have a different shape and use various LED clusters. A sporty diffuser with incorporated exhaust outlets is also on the table, however Audi will probably ditch the vents underneath the taillights and change the rear wing with a spoiler.
2019 Audi R6 Interior
The R6’s interior must mix sporty and luxurious information. Our best guess is that the control panel will most likely be closer to the TT’s in terms of style, and feature a more standard center stack than the R8. Nevertheless, we expect Audi to come up with new information and maybe 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 rollovered, as will the digital instrument cluster that shows different data and navigation information next to the speedometer and rev counter. Leather upholstery will probably be basic and ideally Audi will provide more lively colors in addition to its monochrome combinations revolving around black and dark gray. Just like all high-performance Audis, the R6 needs to also include various aluminum trim detailing and even carbon-fiber inserts in the range-topping model. Likewise look for contrast stitching, Alcantara, and even diamond quilted seating surfaces. Strengthened sports seats will be basic, of course.
It ought to likewise be packed with high-end technology, although a few of the fancier features might be optional. In either case, the model will include Audi’s newest MMI with Navigation Plus and MMI Touch, Audi Connect module with Wi-Fi area, the new Audi smartphone interface technology that shows selected apps from the mobile phone directly on the screen, and a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system.
2019 Audi R6 Drivetrain
The drivetrain is arguably the biggest mystery surrounding the R6, but due to the fact that it will obtain its platform from the Porsche 718, we understand for a fact that it will have a mid-ship design. Audi has several engine options for this new sports car, however 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 underpinnings, but Audi wouldn’t permit the R6 to finest the R8’s efficiency.
Rumor has it that the Germans will use 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 choice for the R8, it’s safe to presume that it will want the R6 to stay away from eight-cylinder power. But that’s not always an issue, as the supercharged V-6 is plenty powerful at more than 300 horses in other models and Audi’s RS department could quickly tune it to provide more than 400 horsepower.
2019 Audi R6 Price
It’s prematurely to talk about prices here, however it’s safe to presume that the R6 will fall between the TT and the R8. Chances are the new cars will fetch more than the range-topping TT-RS, which will start from around $68,000 when it goes on sale in the United States, but it shouldn’t cost more than $80,000 in base trim. However, the state-of-the-art model packed with all the optional goodies will more than likely go into $100K area. For reference, the R8 retails from $162,900 now that the V-8 model is no longer available.