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.
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.
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.
What does one do when they come across a car that boasts 580 HP and 650 Nm of torque in its standard version? Well, if that person is German car tuner, Reifen Koch, then they use it as an opportunity to increase the power and transform it into a raging machine. This is what Reifen Koch did when they boosted the Audi RS6’s power to about 700 ponies and 790 Nm of torque with their new tuning package.
In order to achieve such strapping results, the tuner added a sport air filter, new exhaust system, and a re-mapped ECU. The result is a top speed of 205 mph. The only other addition brought along for the engine upgrade ride is the new set of 22" rims from Schmidt with 265/30 22 speed tires.
We’d be interested to see what other tuners could do with the starting point the Audi RS6 provides. As far as we know, this is the furthest one has been able to get in regards to horsepower. Of course, loving the art of speed as we do, we know there is always something bigger and better around the corner.
Drag races are always fun, especially when you have two cars that pretty much run on the same numbers. On the occasion where we find that one is vastly superior to the other, we don’t exactly see the point in having a race.
However, the Russians don’t roll like that. When they see two sports cars out on the streets, the natural inclination would be to strap up, turn the recorder on, and push the pedal to the metal.
In this video taken by Dragtimes, we have an Audi RS6 that comes with 750 horsepower running against a Nissan GT-R with 480 horsepower. It’s not exactly an even match-up, but it’s still worth watching.
The German tuner, MTM, has tuned up an Audi at least once before when it transformed the Audi RS6 Avant into a speed machine. Now, MTM is at it again with the MTM RS6 Clubsport which has received a jumpstart in horsepower from 580 to an impressive 730hp with a peak torque of 785Nm. This feat was a bigger accomplishment than their last which took the Avant from 580hp to 702hp. The MTM RS6 Clubsport can also now hit a top speed of 211 mph in comparison to the 155mph top speed of the standard RS6 model .
The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 4.1 seconds and to 124 mph in 12.6 seconds.
That’s pretty much all we know on the MTM RS6 Clubsport right now, but stay tuned, we’ll get back with more details as soon as we receive them!
The limited-run Audi RS6 Plus is expected to make an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show and in typical Audi fashion; the Ingolstadt-based carmaker has given us a little sampling of what’s in store.
Audi released a few photos of the interior console for the RS6 Plus, providing us with a quick glimpse of what the car’s interior looks like before it breaks cover in Geneva. If you look at these photos, you’ll notice that Audi included a commemorative plaque for the RS6 Plus where it is marked ‘001/500’, a sign that the RS6 Plus will be limited to only 500 models.
The German automaker Audi has unveiled two new limited edition equipment packages for the RS6 full size luxury sport sedan. Called the RS6 Plus and RS6 Plus Sport, the special edition sedan comes with a few exclusive equipment packages from the four ring automaker and will be limited to only 500 units. The upgrades start with a carbon design package for the engine compartment, a sport tuned suspension hidden behind a set of special five spoke rims measuring 20 inches in diameter, an instrument panel and center console covered in lavish leather as well as bespoke RS6 logos adorning the front floor mats. But best of all the special equipment packages distinguish these RS6s by raising the electronically limited top speed of 155 MPH all the way up to 188.28 MPH, that’s over the magical 300 km/h mark. The special RS6’s are priced at 3,250 euros for the Plus package and 8,310 euros for the Sport version.