The 2015 Audi R4 is one in all 3 new rear/mid-engine 2-seat roadsters being plannedâbut never approvedâby parent Volkswagen group for mid-decade debuts. The others absolutely really undoubtedly are a vw version which can doubtless be patterned by the 2008 bluesport concept ( and would possibly keep that name ), as well as a porsche â550â which can slot below that brandâs boxster in size, power, and worth. All are primarily based on vw groupâs new purpose-designed mmb sports-car platform and can so share a basic format, a precise number of underskin componentry, and perhaps few major dimensions. In spite of this, britainâs autocar magazine reports that every model can have its own exterior and interior styling, powertrains, suspension tuning, and features therefore as to not compete with each other for sales.
Early insider reports had led consumer guide to predict a 2012-model rollout for your own R4 and 2013-model intros for your own vw and porsche ( the latter once rumored as new 356 ), however the entire mmb program slipped behind schedule for numerous reasons, not the smallest amount of that was vwâs acquisition of porsche ag in 2009. As things stand now, autocar expects the Audi R4 to begin sale late in calendar 2014, suggesting a 2015-model u. S. Debut. Weâd guess the vw and porsche can reach u. S. Dealers by mid-2015 if not sooner. Weâd additionally guess the 3 brands will just be under orders to coordinate their introductions therefore as to not steal one anotherâs publicity thunder. In fact, all this assumes the trio gets approved for production. Interestingly, Audi officers recently told autocar that the R4 can arrive after the brandâs next-generation tt premium-sporty/performance car and can also follow the redesigned version of its R8 exotic car, implying that each of these can surface by mid-2014.
Exterior and Interior 2015 Audi R4
Despite previous rumors, the R4 will only be offered in a roadster version and will take its design inspiration from the E-tron Spyder concept matched up with design lines that will also be used for the next generation R8 supercar. The model will be built on the Volkswagen Groupâs new MMB platform and will be placed between the Volkswagen BlueSport model and the new entry level Porsche in terms of luxury and sportiness.
New rumors suggest that the R4 will share major elements of its front-end structure with the third-generation Boxster, but in a radically different way.
Engine 2015 Audi R4
Initial rumors suggested that the R4 would be offered with a V6 engine with an output of around 280 and 300 HP. The actual engine lineup for the new R4 will consist of three different engines. The first is a modified version of the current 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine featuring a new variable cam and valve lift control system and an output of about 280 HP. The second choice is a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine – the same engine found in the TTRS – with an output of about 350 HP. The final engine is a twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with an output of about 200bhp and 295lb ft. Even though the inspiration for the R4 comes from the E-tron Spyder concept, the new model will not come sporting an electric motor.
Transmission options include a standard six-speed manual and a seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch unit.
Prices 2015 Audi R4
The new Audi R4 is set to be revealed in 2014 and will go on sale in 2015 for about $40,000.
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