Audi R4 planned for 2014

Audi R4

While the project seemed to have been canceled, the Audi A4 would finally actually born in 2014 or in 2015 at the latest.

Last month, the persistent rumors evoked Audi’s abandonment of its plan to R4. In addition to the R8, the German had in fact devised an electric version badged E-Tron and a roadster version called R4. Before you give it up, we were told, at the request of the parent Volkswagen . The reason? Not lead to lower sales of Porsche Cayman and Boxster, the Audi TT and the future VW Blue Sport.

Finally, the proposed R4 seems always in the plans of the German mark. The leaders of Volkswagen (and Audi and Porsche) have reached agreement on the respective positioning of future roadsters to common platform. Do not worry: as the Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and Volkswagen Touareg, which also share the same platform, the models are completely different in the end.

Audi R4 (here designed by Autocar magazine) and could see his style influenced by the concept of E-Tron Spyder and receive the traditional 4-cylinder 5-cylinder 2.0 and 2.5, well away from the Porsche engines for example.

This new turn of events from Volkswagen would result in the launch of the Audi A4 in 2014 or, later, in 2015. Unless yet another twist, of course …

Audi R4

 

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