Audi RS6

Audi RS6

  The Audi RS6 is a full size sports car that was originally introduced in 2002 and then again in 2008. Available as either an avant or saloon the latest generation RS6 is powered by a Lamborghini sourced twin turbocharged 5.0 Liter V10 making 580 HP and 480 lb-ft of torque. This much power allows the RS6 to catapults the car from 0 to 60 MPH in under 4.5 seconds while the car's top speed is electronically limited to 155 MPH, but can be raised to 174 MPH at the customer’s request.

Audi RS6

Audi is preparing a strong offensive line in hopes of achieving greatness in the sports car market. In the upcoming months, the company plans to reveal four new sports sedans to complete their all-star team.

The first teammate will be the S8 , which will be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall. The S8 will feature a new 4.0 liter, twin-turbo V8 engine developed in cooperation with Bentley. This new engine will deliver a total of 493 HP - an increase of about 50 HP over the current S8 model - but will also have a fuel improvement of about 20%. The engine will be mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive system.

About two months after the S8 has its time in the spotlight, Audi will present the S6 and the S7 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The two models will also get the new 4.0 liter V8 engine with an output of 434 HP in the S6 and 464 HP in the S7.

The true all-star on this team, however, will be the RS6 . It will also get the 4.0 liter, twin-turbo V8 engine, but with tweaks to increase the power to an impressive 572 HP. The bad news, though, is that Audi will be saving the best for last and we won’t get to see the Audi RS6 until late 2012. The BMW M5 will be able to enjoy its lead in the rankings until then.

Source: Autobild

In all honesty, people go out of their way on a daily basis to avoid driving through some of the insane driving conditions professional drivers seem to float on. So, really, who in the world cares how fast any vehicle can drive while scooting around on some ice? The answer, dear friends, is anyone who can appreciate the art of driving and the thrill of speeding down a sheet of ice at record-breaking speeds. In other words, Audi. Or so we thought...

Earlier this month, Bentley smashed the world speed record on ice by getting the luxury car up to a scintillating 205.48 mph. Now, an Audi RS6 has taken the record away from Bentley with its speed of 206.05 mph. The new record was set at Gulf of Bothnia in Oulu, Finland and, more importantly, was set not by an automaker wanting to take the reigns from Bentley Bentley , but by a tire manufacturer that wanted to prove that their Nokian Hakkapeliitta 7 studded tires were better than the Pirelli SottoZero II tires used on the Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible.

“We wanted to take the record back to us because Bentley used competitor’s tires, and we, of course, could not let that be,” the statement Nokian sent AutoEvolution reads. “As for the car, we just used one of our own high speed test cars (which happened to be an Audi RS6 Audi RS6 ). So, Audi has not taken part in this attempt in any way. Also, there are no separate records for tires, cars or drivers etc, just one "fastest car on ice."

Well played, Nokian. Congratulations on having the best and fastest tires on the block.

The official details for the newAudi A6 aren’t even cold yet and already we are hearing ripples of rumors about different versions of the luxury sedan. It’s only natural that the company will follow the A6 with an S and RS (Renn Sport) version for it, so these rumors are more fact than fiction. However, while the RS version won’t be unveiled until about another two years, many people are too geeked up about it to wait that long, and this fresh rendering is proof of that.

Besides receiving an impressive exterior update inspired by the latest A7 Sportback and an even sportier interior with higher quality materials, the Audi RS6 sports sedan will also be built on the new MLP platform (structured to provide better weight distribution) that will help reduce the total weight by aprox. 220 lbs.

Also, the new RS6 will drop the current V10 engine in favor of a new twin turbo 4-liter V8 engine that will deliver the same performance numbers as the engine it replaces.

UPDATE 02/15/2011: Ask and you shall receive. Since people already began speculating about the RS6 anyway, an Audi spokesman has provided a couple of details for the vehicle. In an interview with, the spokesman said that the United States is a typical sedan country for which the RS6 is intended, eliminating the question of whether or not the RS6 will make it to our side of the pond. The Audi spokesman also said that the RS6 will feature lots of carbon fiber components in order to reduce the car’s weight by as much as possible.

UPDATE 03/28/2011: Today’s rumors suggest that the Audi RS6 will go on sale one year earlier than expected. This decision has been made in an attempt to attack the future BMW M5 set to be released in just a few months time.

Hit the jump to read more about the 2013 Audi RS6.


The most recent tuning packages we’ve seen from Romeo Ferraris have been for some not-so-fast vehicles like the Abarth 500 and the Smart ForTwo . However, this time around, the Italian tuners have chosen the Audi RS6 to toy around with. The result of their work is a total of 720 HP and a top speed of 205 mph. Now that’s a real Audi RS model!

The tuning kit comes in two different engine upgrade stages. Stage one includes an ECU update and installation of two filters, allowing the Audi to get an extra 51hp. Not bad, but Stage two is oh-so-much better. This stage has the tuner optimizing the mapping of the two units (one per bank) and replacing the central component with high-performance metal catalysts combined with two 200-cell. The tuner can then install a new exhaust system if the customer so chooses. The result is an increase of 140 HP to 720hp (up from a standard of 580 HP). In order to manage this impressive update, the tuner is also offering a new Brembo front brake system.

The Wettstetten/Ingolstadt tuner, MTM, has announced the official details on the RS6 Clubsport package announced a while ago. Thanks to some ECU modifications, the tuner was able to boost the horsepower to an astronomical level. That, in addition to an MTM stainless steel exhaust system, catalyst, and rear silencer (4-pipes, each one 80 mm with throttle valves in 2 pipes and control system), as well as other details and modified high-rev gearing, takes the 5.0 liter V10 engine to an astonishing 730 HP and 860 Nm of torque. The result is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and from 0 to 124 mph in 11 seconds. The RS6 won’t stop until it hits 217 mph. This was an even bigger jump than we had previously anticipated with this tuning package!

Visually speaking, the Audi RS6 Clubsport seems to have been given access to an MTM height adjustable suspension kit. This kit will allow the driver to lower the vehicle by about 10-45". The tuning package also includes a carbon diffuser, a discreet carbon front spoiler lip, BIMOTO rims in 20” or 21”, and a roll-cage. The interior will be void of any rear seats, but will feature RECARO bucket seats and a 6-point safety harness.

Yes, the car kind of looks like a cross between a yellow and checker cab, but with the type of engine upgrades it has, anyone would be an idiot to not want to drive the hell out of it.

UPDATE 12/13/10: The 730 horsepower beast that is the MTM RS6 Clubsport was recently taken out for a test run by the boys of MTM at the Nardo race track. Their track exploits resulted in some pretty astonishing numbers as the modded RS6 exploded for a top speed of 225mph! All that speed – and power – on a luxury sedan? Consider us mighty impressed!

Press release after the jump.

Well that was quick.

Fresh off of Audi’s reveal of the 2012 A6 sedan artists are already making their own design renditions of what the new Audi RS6 is going to look like. The first one to publish his work is an artist from EDL Design, who proceeded to design a sportier and edgier looking vehicle than what Audi revealed yesterday.

Comparing the photos of the A6 Audi with the designer’s rendering, you could tell that the artist did his homework. The ride height has been lowered with the air intakes also coming close to the ground. The rims are also bigger, meaner, and more aggressive than the A6.

We don’t know exactly what Audi has in store for us with the new RS6, but at the very least, the rendering gives us a tinge of an idea as to what to expect from the folks over at Ingolstadt.

We’re still grasping for straws as it relates to what kind of powertrain the new RS6 is going to have. As comparisons go, though, the top-level A6 is slated to come with a 3.0 TFSI engine with 300 HP and 440 Nm of torque so we’ll put the cards out and say that expect something more powerful than that for the RS6.

Source: EDL Design

It’s not every day that you have the chance to see a test comparison between a sports coupe and a sedan. But when it comes to twoAudi models, this comes as no surprise.

GTBoard compared an MTM Audi RS6 and a Audi R8 V10 with the limiter removed from the ECU.

The first of them, the RS6, was able to obtain 656 hp and 785 Nm of torque. With these numbers, the sprint from 0-60mph is made in 3.9 seconds while the top speed can be limited at 279, 290, or 310 km/h.

As for the R8 V10, it develops a total of 525 HP, but with the limiter removed, it gets the same 560 HP as found in Lamborghini’s Gallardo and the Audi R8 GT.

Which is the best? Who knows; life is full of surprises. Check out the video to see which reigned supreme.

The current generation Audi RS6 is about to end its life in just a few months, but this doesn’t mean that tuners can’t work on improving it. The new package comes from Cargraphic and includes both performance and aerodynamic updates.

For the engine updates the tuner is offering a new air filter, a modified exhaust system, and an ECU remap. The result is impressive with the 5.0 liter turbocharged direct injection V10 engine now developing a powerful 665 hp (up from a standard 570 HP). The package also includes a stainless steel exhaust silencer and sport catalysts. There’s no talk yet on how this improvement will increase the car’s performance.

The Cargraphic RS6 sits on 21-inch five double-spoke black wheels which are 10.5-inch wide and are wrapped in 285/30 tires. The tuner has yet to reveal pricing for the new package.

This is definitely a nice way for the RS6 to say goodbye in style!

Fifth Gear’s Jason Plato has put two of the most powerful sedans of all times face to face. Check out what happens when the Audi RS6 and the Mercedes E63 AMG battle it out, but first, let’s take a look at the two sets of specs to get a better idea of which sedan will come out on top.

The Audi RS6 is powered by a 5.0 liter V10 engine that delivers a total of 580 hp and 480 ft lbs of torque which is definitely more powerful than the 6.3-liter V8 engine found in the E63 AMG that develops 518hp. This difference translates into little difference in the 0-60mph sprint which both cars can make in 4.5 seconds. Top speeds for both cars are limited to 155mph, but the top speed in the RS6 can be increased to 174mph upon the customer’s request.

So, which do you think would be the top pick between the two German sports sedans, the RS6 or the E63 AMG? See if your choice matches Jason Plato’s by watching the video!

Audi announced that the current generation RS6 will go out of production at the end of the third quarter. Clients who will want to buy a new RS6 will have to wait a couple of years. Audi will first unveil the next A6 next year, most likely at the Geneva Motor Show. The next RS6 will follow shortly.

The current generation Audi RS6 is powered by a twin-turbo V10 engine that delivers 580 hp and a peak torque of 650 Nm. However for the next RS6 Audi will drop the V10 engine in favor of a twin-turbo V8 engine with an output between 550 and 600 HP.

The next generation Audi A6 will be made from a multi-material space frame that combines different metals wherever they are most favorable as far as structural rigidity and impact protection. The added benefits are improved handling, increased fuel economy, and lower emissions. The exterior of the future A6 will be inspired by the smaller and sportier all-new Audi TT . The vehicle will be predominantly made up of aluminum, but there will be steel and foam reinforcements wherever necessary. In addition, Audi is developing an all-new lightweight front and rear sub-frames which allow for increased strengthening around the integral parts of the lightweight chassis that tie it together.

Source: WCF

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