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2012 Audi R4 Review and Prices

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About 2012 Audi R4

The latest addition to the Audi lineup is rumored to deliver a mid-engine design and would likely be a compact sports car. Although sports cars have never been a seller, the 2012 Audi R4 is marketed by its manufacturer to deliver an impressive powertrain without wrecking your budget. To see more details about this new vehicle model, you can get details below.

The 2012 Audi R4 is due for release late 2013 and at early at this point, some basic details about the model has been leaked. It is expected to be the first of 3 2-passenger sports cars that will be developed using the same platform as developed by VW Group. This new model is expected to deliver two body style choices: roadster and coupe. It will also come with the same aggressive styling that Audi is known for with a brand new aluminum superframe chassis. The body weight is measured at 154.7 x 70.1 x 48 inches in dimension with an overall base curb weight of 2,976 pounds. The wheelbase is measured at 95.7 inches to ensure there is sufficient interior room for this two-seater.

As of now, there are two engine options available for the 2012 Audi R4. The first of two engine options is the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that can produce up to 265 horsepower and up to 258 lb-ft torque. The second option is the 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder engine with 340 max horsepower and 332 lb-ft torque. There are also two types of transmission systems to choose from: six-speed manual and six-speed automatic. It also rakes in an impressive 0-60 mph speed within less than 6 seconds, which is important for a sporty or performance car such as this one.

In terms of fuel economy, the actual ratings have not been issued yet since reviewers won’t be able to test drive the 2012 Audi R4 until the first half of 2011. However, this has been dubbed by the manufacturers as a fuel efficient model that does not compromise powertrain performance.

Pro’s of 2012 Audi R4

*Excellent acceleration capacity;

*Powerful engine options;

*Aggressive styling;

*Value for money.

Con’s of 2012 Audi R4

*Lack of distinctive styling features.

Pricing Details

The 2012 Audi R4 is expected to face a lot of major competition in the market with the mid-engine Porsche Cayman coupe as its closest rival. Therefore, the manufacturers had to make ends meet in order to deliver competitive pricing and stay true to its reputation of offering great value.

Given the fine tuning done on this model along with the market changes, the base price for this model is expected to begin at approximately $49,000. The specific pricing information on other trim versions is expected to vary although it is not yet officially revealed.

The Bottom Line

When the 2012 Audi R4 was first unveiled, many thought it was a concept made out of sheer fantasy. But as it turns out, having its own platform, it is actually bound to keep its competitors at bay with its aggressive styling and up to par performance that is an excellent value for its price range.

Resources:

http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/2012-audi-r4.htm

http://www.leftlanenews.com/audi-r4.html

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