Primarily referred to as a maker of inexpensive household cars up until the early 1990s, Audi made its entryway on the efficiency market in 1980 with Quattro. The famous coupe was changed by the 80-based S2 from 1991 up until 1996. Audi didn’t use another efficiency coupe up until 2007, when the S5 was released, however 1998 saw the release of the company’s very first full-fledged cars, the TT. The R8 supercar followed in 2006, offering Audi the appropriate weapon to contend versus other high-end cars makers. With the R8 having actually been revamped for 2015, word has it that Audi is now dealing with a new cars 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 likewise declares 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 precise, the R6 will end up being the second Audi cars to obtain its platform from other Volkswagen Group items. As you might currently understand, the R8 trips on the foundations Lamborghini established for the Huracan.
2019 Audi R6 Exterior
Design-wise, the R6 will stay real to Audi’s present style language and will more than likely integrate components from the R8 and TT. The front fascia will most likely bear a better similarity to the bigger R8, however the total style will be softened and less aggressive compared to Audi’s range-topping cars. As seen in our rendering above, we believe that the R6 will have a comparable Singleframe grille, however the hallmark aspect 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 must likewise be a reduced variation of the R8, with less noticable character lines above the side skirts and listed below the waist, and a little smaller sized vents for engine cooling. The shape of the roofing need to likewise be less aggressive. Around back, we anticipate the R8 to keep the horizontal taillight design, however the systems must have a various shape and utilize various LED clusters. A stylish diffuser with incorporated exhaust outlets is likewise on the table, however Audi will most likely ditch the vents beneath the taillights and change the rear wing with a spoiler.
2019 Audi R6 Interior
The R6’s interior ought to mix stylish and elegant information. Our finest guess is that the control panel will most likely be closer to the TT’s in regards to style, and feature a more traditional center stack than the R8. Nevertheless, we anticipate Audi to come up with new information and perhaps ditch the round A/C vents of the TT for a style that will make the R6 stand apart in the lineup.
The flat-bottom, three-spoke wheel will be rollovered, as will the digital instrument cluster that shows numerous information and navigation details next to the speedometer and rev counter. Leather upholstery will most likely be basic and ideally Audi will provide more vibrant colors in addition to its monochrome mixes focusing on black and dark gray. Similar to all high-performance Audis, the R6 must likewise include numerous aluminum trim detailing and even carbon-fiber inserts in the range-topping model. Likewise search for contrast stitching, Alcantara, and even diamond quilted seating surface areas. Boosted sports seats will be basic, obviously.
It must likewise be loaded with high-end technology, although a few of the fancier features might be optional. In any case, the model will consist of Audi’s newest MMI with Navigation Plus and MMI Touch, Audi Connect module with Wi-Fi area, the new Audi smart device user interface technology that shows picked 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, however due to the fact that it will obtain its platform from the Porsche 718, we understand for a truth that it will have a mid-ship design. Audi has several engine choices for this new cars, 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 foundations, however Audi would not enable the R6 to finest the R8’s efficiency.
Report 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, given that Audi ceased that alternative for the R8, it’s safe to presume that it will desire the R6 to keep away from eight-cylinder power. However that’s not always a problem, as the supercharged V-6 is plenty effective at more than 300 horses in other models and Audi’s RS department might quickly tune it to provide more than 400 horse power.
2019 Audi R6 Price
It’s prematurely to discuss rates here, however it’s safe to presume that the R6 will fall in between the TT and the R8. Possibilities are the new cars will bring 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. Nevertheless, the state-of-the-art model packed with all the optional goodies will more than likely enter into $100K area. For recommendation, the R8 retails from $162,900 now that the V-8 model is no longer readily available.