Mainly called a maker of economical household cars till the early 1990s, Audi made its entrance on the efficiency market in 1980 with Quattro. The famous coupe was changed by the 80-based S2 from 1991 until 1996. Audi didn’t provide another performance coupe until 2007, when the S5 was launched, 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 proper weapon to complete against other high-end sports car makers. With the R8 having actually been revamped for 2015, word has it that Audi is now dealing with a brand-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 cars will supposedly be called the R6 and will be established under codename PO455. The news originates from German outlet Autobild, which also declares 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 become the second Audi sports car to obtain its platform from other Volkswagen Group products. As you might currently know, the R8 rides on the underpinnings Lamborghini developed for the Huracan.
2019 Audi R6 Exterior
Design-wise, the R6 will stay true to Audi’s existing design language and will more than likely integrate components from the R8 and TT. The front fascia will probably bear a more detailed 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 think that the R6 will have a comparable Singleframe grille, however the trademark element will feature horizontal slats instead of the R8’s honeycomb mesh. The side intakes will be narrower, while the headlamps will be thinner and feature different LED patterns.
The profile should likewise be a softened version of the R8, with less pronounced character lines above the side skirts and listed below the midsection, and somewhat smaller sized vents for engine cooling. The shape of the roof ought to also be less aggressive. Around back, we anticipate the R8 to keep the horizontal taillight design, but the units should have a various shape and utilize different LED clusters. A stylish diffuser with integrated exhaust outlets is likewise on the table, but Audi will most likely ditch the vents beneath the taillights and replace the rear wing with a spoiler.
2019 Audi R6 Interior
The R6’s interior should blend sporty and elegant information. Our finest guess is that the control panel will most likely be closer to the TT’s in terms of style, and feature a more traditional center stack than the R8. Nevertheless, we expect Audi to come up with new information and perhaps ditch the round A/C vents of the TT for a design that will make the R6 stick out in the lineup.
The flat-bottom, three-spoke 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 offer more lively colors in addition to its monochrome combinations revolving around black and dark gray. Just like all high-performance Audis, the R6 must likewise include different aluminum trim detailing as well as carbon-fiber inserts in the range-topping model. Also search for contrast stitching, Alcantara, and even diamond quilted seating surface areas. Bolstered sports seats will be standard, obviously.
It needs to likewise be loaded with high-end technology, although a few of the fancier features might be optional. In either case, the model will consist of Audi’s most current MMI with Navigation Plus and MMI Touch, Audi Connect module with Wi-Fi area, the brand-new Audi smart device user interface technology that shows picked apps from the cellular 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, however due to the fact that it will borrow its platform from the Porsche 718, we know for a reality that it will have a mid-ship layout. Audi has several engine alternatives for this 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 big for the Cayman/Boxster foundations, but Audi would not permit 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 discontinued that choice for the R8, it’s safe to presume that it will want the R6 to keep away from eight-cylinder power. However that’s not necessarily a concern, as the supercharged V-6 is plenty powerful at more than 300 horses in other models and Audi’s RS division could easily tune it to provide more than 400 horse power.
2019 Audi R6 Price
It’s too early to speak about rates here, however it’s safe to assume that the R6 will fall in between the TT and the R8. Chances are the new sports car will bring 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 high-grade model loaded 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 not offered.