2023 Audi R8 Coupe Interior and Cargo

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2023 R8 Coupe Interior

The interior of the 2022 Audi R8 is typically classy and elegant. It's simple but with enough drama to make you feel like you're sitting somewhere special, and particularly in the quattro variant, 'special' gets turned up to 11 thanks to lashings of carbon fiber and special racing shell seats. But don't fret if you prefer the RWD model - both types of R8 get a 12.3-inch configurable driver info display that doubles as the interface for your infotainment system, and for those who desire more than the wail of a V10, an available 13-speaker B&O sound system can be had, as well as options for extended leather upholstery as well as contrast stitching for further luxury.

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Seating and Interior Space

The Audi R8 loses practicality points to its chief competition the Porsche 911 due to the fact that it is a two-seater, but that makes it even more attractive to those who want that true supercar experience. Even in the RWD model, you get 18-way power seats as standard that offer plenty of comfort and support, and the view out as well as the general ergonomics of the seating experience are excellent. In the quattro model, you get racy bucket seats as standard that offer immense support. The only downside is that getting in and out without grazing the aggressive bolsters can be tricky.

2023 Audi R8 Coupe Interior Dimensions:

Audi R8 Coupe Trims5.2 V10 performance RWD5.2 V10 performance quattro5.2 V10 GT
Seating222
Headroom Front Seat38.5 in.38.5 in.38.5 in.
Legroom Front Seat40.9 in.40.9 in.40.9 in.
Shoulder Room Front55.1 in.55.1 in.55.1 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

Color options are not in short supply when it comes to the interior. Of course, you get Nappa leather as standard, but full leather costs $3,000 and contrast stitching adds a further 500 bucks. In addition, the vast majority of these options require extra packages like the Full Leather package, Premium package, and the Contrast Stitching package to be unlocked. At least the choices are vast: options include Black with stitching in Ara Blue, Express Red, Rock Gray, Vegas Yellow, or plain black. Also offered are Express Red leather with Steel Gray stitching, Palomino Brown with Steel Gray stitching, or Pastel Silver with Rock Gray stitching. For those who want a really fancy finish, quilted leather in the same combinations will set you back an extra $5,000. The quattro variant gets fewer color combos, but you do also get mixes of Fine Nappa leather and Alcantara.

2023 R8 Coupe Trunk and Cargo Space

Bringing things along with you for the drive is tricky, unless you're willing to use the passenger seat for a small bag. In the 'frunk', you'll find a little space for an overnight bag, but with just eight cubic feet of volume, it had better be a small bag.

In the cabin, small-item storage isn't great either. There's a small spot ahead of the gear-lever where you can put your phone and another small spot between the seats where a drink can be stored, but the door pockets are only big enough for keys. The glove compartment is also tiny, with no real space. Then again, if you can afford an R8, you probably don't care too much.

2023 Audi R8 Coupe Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2023 Audi R8 Coupe Cargo Dimensions:

Audi R8 Coupe Trims5.2 V10 performance RWD5.2 V10 performance quattro5.2 V10 GT
Trunk Volume8 cu. ft.8 cu. ft.8 cu. ft.

2023 R8 Coupe Infotainment and Features

Features

As we touched on earlier, there isn't a great number of advanced features offered with the R8. There's no forward collision alert or adaptive cruise control, but you do get regular cruise control, auto-dimming, power-folding, and heated wing mirrors, automatic high beams, adaptive dampers, a retractable rear spoiler, park assist with front and rear parking sensors, heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry, wireless charging, and push-button start. On the quattro variant, adaptive dampers and a retractable spoiler aren't offered, but it comes standard with LED laser headlights (optional on the RWD trim) and an Alcantara headliner. Both get a configurable driver info display measuring 12.3 inches.

Infotainment

Unlike most modern cars, you won't find a central screen in the R8 because everything is controlled via the steering wheel and displayed on the driver's configurable 12.3-inch display. But that doesn't mean that it's overly simple or short on the things you need. You still get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth connectivity, SiriusXM satellite radio, voice control, and navigation. Both trims have access to a punchier 13-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, but only in conjunction with the $5,900 Premium package on the RWD car; the quattro offers it as a standalone option for $1,900. For those who see this as a daily supercar, it's a worthwhile addition for days when, for some reason, a V10's song simply won't cut it.

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