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Audi R8 e-tron: Interior spy shot shows facelifted interior?

Audi R8 e-tron

Does this interior spy shot of the Audi R8 e-tron show the interior of the upcoming Audi R8 facelift?

The most obvious change here is a much bigger center console. We’re not sure whether this will be an e-tron only affair or all upcoming R8s but it’s substantially bigger than that of the current-generation R8.

One major change is the disappearance of the traditional e-brake lever in favor of the pull switch found in most modern Audis. Interestingly, for tech fans, we also note an MMI control cluster identical to what’s been seen in the new MQB A3. If that’s so then it suggests the facelifted R8 could make use of Audi’s latest NVIDIA Tegra2 powered MMX infotainment module. If that’s the case then this means AudiConnect, Google voice search, Google maps, touchpad on the main MMI rotary knob and more.

It appears the R8 gets an updated steering wheel more inline with current Audi sport wheels, though elements like the upper dashboard and door panels remain the same.