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.
Finally, the 2009 Audi RS6 was unveiled! Featuring the 5.0 liter V10 engine, the new sports car from Audi promises to be a dreaded rival for its main competitors like Bmw and Mercedes-Benz. Capable to develop an astonishing 580 hp and 480 ft lbs of torque, the engine catapults the car from 60 mph in under 4.5 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph or, at customer’s request to 174.
The new Audi RS6 also has to be comfortable at speed, and to help accomplish this, the front axle features four lightweight aluminum control arms per wheel.
The German manufacturer also installed a new damping technology called Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) which reduces reduces pitch and roll using purely mechanical means. The vehicle features a new ESP system which offers driving fun without compromising safety, but it can also be entirely deactivated for uncompromised fun.
The 2009 Audi RS6 features 19 inch alloy wheels and comes with 390 millimeters brake disks on the front and 365 millimeters on the rear. Also 20 inch wheels are offered as an option as well as a ceramic brake system fitted with 420 millimeters brake disks in the front and 356 millimeters in the rear wheels.
The new model from Audi will be launched in mid-October and will be available for 105,550 euros (about $157,000.)
Audi seems to be an alphabet soup of future coupes. We know there will be a V10 version of the R8, we’re waiting on seeing a concept car for a sedan/coupe A7, and looking for a V12 diesel version of the R8 likely caller the R10.
But those are the known quantities. What Audi is keeping us in limbo about are the smaller coupes. Audi could be working on an R3 as a version of Volkswagen’s new roadster (and a replacement for the TT); there could also be a R4 based on the upcoming smaller Porsche Boxster; or there are also rumors about a R6 to compete with the current Boxster’s size.
If the R4 or the R6 make it to production will probably depend on the wishes of Audi’s new corporate parent Porsche. If Porsche sees an opportunity to build one of both of these cars without cannibalizing from its own sales, then these will likely see the light of day.
The latest tuning kit for the Audi RS6 Avant comes from DKR Tuning, a company who recently unveiled its customized Porsche 997 Turbo. The new programme for the German vehicles features some ECU tweaking which boosts the engine from 580 to 660 hp and 750 Nm.
The top speed is also raised at 202 mph! In order to obtain these high speeds, a new H&R suspension kit is installed as well as the 20 inch Cargraphic RS alloy wheels. The tuner offers also new carbon-fiber accessories for the interior in order to give your car a special touch. Price of the kit: $2,000.
O.CT Tuning loves Audi vehicles and in order to demonstrate this unveiled today its customization programme for the R8 and the recently launched RS6 Avant. In the vision of fans the Audi R8 was the perfect car but O.CT thought something else and with the help of a new power exhaust-system the car gained an extra 26 hp which helps it to be with 1,5 seconds quicker, than the standard R8, in the sprint from 0 to 124 mph.
The RS6 Avant, as you know is one of the fastest stock station wagon in the world but being a tuner means to want more and more and in order to sustains these words O.CT boosted the car with the help of some ECU tweaking to an astonishing 650 hp 750 Nm of torque. Still, with the help of a new, custom built 4-pipes exhaust system, the vehicle received a well deserved 700 hp and a top speed of 200 mph, just like its brothers from MTM and ABT.
KW suspensions, is known in Germany as the best specialist for performance suspension system but also as the main manufacturer used in the DTM races. KW teamed up with Audi, and its astonishing RS6 Avant Type 4F in order to offer a new suspension system for the 580 hp station wagon.
According to the manufacturer, the KW suspension kit can be used with the factory suspension system but also with Audi’s Dynamic Ride Control (DRC). With the new kit installed, the car is lowered with up to 45 mm, but still this doesn’t only improve the appearance, also the handling capabilities.
Even though many tuners released a sport package for the Audi RS6 Avant, this didn’t stop Sportec in developing its own sport Stage 1 performance kit for the same car. The new package features a reprogrammed ECU which ads 70HP to the car’s 5.0L bi-turbocharged V10 reaching to 650hP at 6,300rpm. With the new kit aboard the RS6 is now capable of reaching 160 mph in under 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 190 mph. There is also available a lowering kit and a set of 20 or 22-inch lightweight alloy wheels.
IMSA, a German tuner specializing in high-end sport cars such as Lamborghini, unveiled today its latest tuning kit for the Audi RS6 Avant. The new program consists in a power boost of 70 hp, a modest one if we think at the 715 hp Audi RS6 Avant by B&B or the 702 hp RS6 Avant by MTM. However, the vehicle can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, that’s 0.1 seconds faster than the Kicherer Mercedes SL63 AMG. The sprint from 0-124 mph is made in 13.8 seconds.
In order to obtain these performance figures the tuner added new high-flow air intakes as well as a new exhaust system. A new suspension system was also added, lowering the car with up to 25 millimeters, providing better stability at high speeds.
A car that goes this fast also has to be able to well. To accomplish this, a new set of brake discs were mounted, measuring 14” in front and 13.8” the back as well as new 20” ultra-light alloy wheels.
After the first official images and details on the 2009 RS6, Audi revealed the first official video of the sporty sedan. Sales will begin in mid-October and will be available for 105,550 euros (about $157,000).
The RS6 is powered by a 5.0 liter V10 engine capable to develop an astonishing 580 hp and 480 ft lbs of torque. The engine catapults the car from 60 mph in under 4.5 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited at 155 mph or, at customer’s request to 174.
The Audi RS6 Avant is becoming a popular customizing car. After ABT, MTM and B&B versions, Kicherer of Germany unveiled today its customization options for the Audi RS6 Avant. Dubbed Audi R-S-Street, the vehicle comes with a power increase from 580 hp to 700 hp. The extra horses make the 0-60 mph sprint is achieved in 4.3 seconds, the 0-124 mph is made in 13 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited to 173 mph.
In order to deliver better stability the car not only received a new suspension system that lowers the car by 25 millimeters, but also gets a new rear air diffuser. A new exhaust system is used for a better sound of the engine. The body kit of the vehicle includes carbon fiber mirror covers and front lip spoiler. What is really special at this car is the custom body paint and the custom 22 inch wheels which complement the kit.
After ABT unveiled its customized Audi RS6 Avant with 700 hp and 590 ft lbs of torque, its main rival, B&B unveiled its new tuning kit for the German car. The new program from B&B has 4 versions of boost for the V10 TFSI engine, developing 650, 670, 700 and 715 hp. With the 4th level installed, the car can hit 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, with 0.3 seconds faster than the ABT RS6 Avant, and has a top speed of 200 mph.
Also, a new a new suspension kit was added in order to obtain a better stability. No words about the price yet. Also check Audi RS6 Avant by ABT.