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2013 Audi RS6

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  • Audi RS6
  • Year:
    2013
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  • Engine:
    twin turbo 4-liter V8 engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    580
  • Torque @ RPM:
    480
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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 Telegraaf.nl, 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.

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2018 Audi RS6-E Hybrid Concept by ABT

2018 Audi RS6-E Hybrid Concept by ABT

Aiming to break the laws of physics

After a short teasing campaign, the German tuner Abt revealed their newest work of art. Actually, “work of mad.” Based on top of the already frighteningly fast Audi RS6, Abt showcased the RS6-E Hybrid Concept, a car featuring a 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, V-8 and a freaking 288 horsepower electric motor strapped to the transmission.

Please welcome the first hyper-wagon with 1,004 horsepower. Of course, it had to be an Audi.

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2019 Audi RS6 Avant

2019 Audi RS6 Avant

Audi’s resident giant killer is getting the next-generation treatment

The new Audi RS6 Avant has been spotted covered in partial camouflage while making the test rounds recently. The high-performance wagon model of the A6 sedan is the latest Audi model to be captured by spy photographers. If anything, this shows that Audi’s test drivers have had their work cut out of them. The sporty station wagon was even spotted alongside the RS Q8 SUV.

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Want a Performance Wagon Other than a AMG E 63 S or the Panamera Sport Turismo? Tell Audi You Want an RS Avant

Want a Performance Wagon Other than a AMG E 63 S or the Panamera Sport Turismo? Tell Audi You Want an RS Avant

Keep writing those letter; Audi could be reading them

The Audi RS Avant super wagons aren’t available in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean the status quo isn’t going to change. Audi is open to bringing its rip-roaring machines to the land of milk and honey; it just needs to make a good business case for it. In that vein, fans of the RS 4 and RS 6 Avants can do their part to convince Audi by “writing letters” to the German automaker. Tongue-in-cheek hints aside, these letters could go a long way in establishing a viable marketplace for both super wagons.

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Audi May Bring RS Avant Models To The U.S. But It's A Reach

Audi May Bring RS Avant Models To The U.S. But It’s A Reach

Pretty please?

Who doesn’t love a fast wagon? We’re certainly pretty big fans, and we can’t help but dribble a bit when considering the prospect of getting into something like Audi’s line of RS Avants. Now, it looks like the Four-Ring brand is actually considering bringing these quick-’n-practical machines stateside. Maybe. Hopefully? All told, the brand isn’t ruling it out - we’ll take it.

Continue reading for the full story.

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John Olsson's New Ride is A Two-Faced RS6 With Sinister Intentions

John Olsson’s New Ride is A Two-Faced RS6 With Sinister Intentions

This is one wagon you don’t want to cross hairs with

Jon Olsson is known for his love of cars and owning some of the most desirable custom-built exotics in the world. The Swedish alpine ski racer is particularly fond of the Audi RS6 Avant. He once owned a heavily tuned RS6 Avant that met an untimely end when it was stolen and burned to a crisp. Not one to be unnerved by the circumstances that befell his ride, Olsson bought a new RS6 Avant before turning it over to ABT Sportsline for a little tuning job. The result is the Audi RS6 Phoenix.

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2017 Audi RS6+ by ABT Sportsline

2017 Audi RS6+ by ABT Sportsline

German tuner beefs up its Geneva offering with SE program for Audi’s performance family ride

This time last year, ABT Sportsline was preparing its involvement at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, and one of the cars that it was presenting was the Audi RS6 Avant. It’s funny then that exactly a year later, the German tuner is back in Geneva and one of the cars it’s bringing with it to the auto show is… the Audi RS6 Avant. But before you start screaming “recycle,” it’s important to know that this isn’t last year’s program. In fact, it’s different in a lot of ways, starting with its name: the Audi RS6+ Avant.

Okay, the “+” is the only thing different with the name, but let it be said that, for better or worse, there are a lot of differences between last year’s program and this new one. This program, for example, has a more rounded aerodynamic package than last years. On the other hand, last year’s engine upgrade program - believe it or not - resulted in more power for the RS6 compared to this year’s engine upgrade program. Weird, right?

Most importantly, though, the Audi RS6+ isn’t just made up of a tuning kit like it was with last year’s offering. This version of Audi’s stately wagon is actually a special edition model that’s part of the German tuner’s lineup for the 2017 staging of the Geneva Motor Show. Only 50 units of the RS6+ will be built with the first production of the 50 being the one that will attend the show.

So if somebody you know wonders what the “+” is for in the car’s name, remind them that this creation by ABT Sportsline isn’t a traditional tuning kit. Instead, it’s a tuning kit developed specifically for this car with the intent to sell said tuned cars in very limited numbers. Makes sense now, right?

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi RS6+ by ABT Sportsline.

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Top Gear Magazine Drag Races Two High-Powered Wagons: Video

Top Gear Magazine Drag Races Two High-Powered Wagons: Video

Autobahn thrust in a grocery-getter package

I love it when a vehicle does something unexpected. Just a few examples might include a school bus that does a wheelstand all the way down the 1320, or a mud-eating Smart Fortwo that crushes off-road, or a wagon with enough power to smoke a sports car. Unfortunately, those first two take a little extra wrench time, but if it’s a cargo-hauling five-door speed machine you’re after, ze Germans have the answer – several, in fact. Top Gear Magazine recently got its hands on two of them for a straight-line runway showdown, and the result is this two-and-a-half minute video.

In the red corner, we have the Audi RS6 Avant, which comes loaded with a 4.0-liter V-8 boosted by two turbos for 552 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, all of which gets routed to the pavement via the Four Ring’s quattro AWD system. In the black corner is the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate, which also gets a twin-turbo V-8, but ups displacement to 5.5-liters and increases output to 577 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Only the rear axle provides the traction.

Clearly, the Audi has the advantage off the line, as the Merc will no doubt scramble to put down all that muscle from a standstill. Once in motion, however, the Audi will start to lose ground to the more powerful AMG missile.

Which Teutonic terror will come out on top? Hit play to find out.

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2016 Audi RS6 Avant by ABT Sportsline

2016 Audi RS6 Avant by ABT Sportsline

German tuner cooked up something special for the high-performance wagon

Estate sedans, or station wagons as they’re otherwise referred to, have often been perceived as family cars. But over the past few years, an influx of high-performance wagons have invaded the market. One of these models is the Audi RS6, which packs, among other things, a 4.0-liter TFSI V8 engine that spits out 560 horsepower and 517 pound-feet of torque. Impressive, right? Well, that depends on who you ask because if that question was posed to ABT Sportsline, the answer would be “not quite.”

The German tuner maybe impressed with the RS6 Avant, but as a company that has been around for 120 years, it’s predisposed to always think of ways to make the car better. Sure enough, ABT Sportsline did just that when it presented its latest tuning program for the RS6 Avant at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

The kit is typical of what you’d expect to come from ABT Sportsline. It has an aerodynamic package, dressed up interior, new set of wheels, and most importantly, an engine upgrade that puts the wagon’s power output into the realm of today’s supercars. It seems weird to think that a wagon is capable of mind-numbing performance numbers, but given that Audi already gave it a V-8 engine, it would’ve been an even bigger surprise if ABT Sportsline left the engine alone.

Ultimately, this RS6 Avant is so far removed from the perceptions attributed to station wagons that you might as well treat it as a supercar hiding in a wagon’s clothing. The only downside is that the German tuner is only building 12 of these babies to commemorate its 120th anniversary. Seems a little low for a car with some historical ties, right?

Continue after the jump to read the full review.

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2017 Audi RS6 Allroad

2017 Audi RS6 Allroad

Rumors about the automotive market seem to be flying around a lot lately. In fact, it seems like we car guys always have something to talk about. Today it’s a rumor that appears to be coming directly out of Germany. As speculation would have it, Audi is planning to add an Allroad variant of the RS6 to its lineup.

Details are pretty thin at this point, and Audi has yet to mention anything about it. We do know that Volkswagen AG recently announced that it would be cutting back, so we didn’t expect to see a new project so soon. A model like the RS6 Allroad would sit in a niche market, so it seems like a weird project to come about now – with the all the drama VAG has on its hands right now, anyway. Then again, with a potential release date of Fall 2016, the RS6 Allroad could have been in the works before VAG’s world came crashing down. In that case, you couldn’t blame the company for capitalizing on money already invested in development.

Only time will tell if the rumor has any truth to it, but that doesn’t stop us from speculating on what an RS6 Allroad would look like. That said, we’ve put together a rendering high-performance, high-riding Audi. Should the rumor turn out to be true, we believe it will look similar to the images you’re looking at now. Keep reading to find out all about it.

Continue reading to learn more about the upcoming Audi RS6 Allroad.

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2016 Audi RS6 Avant Performance

2016 Audi RS6 Avant Performance

At the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, Audi unveiled the 2016 S8 Plus, a beefed-up sedan with 605 horsepower at its disposal and a 0-to-62 sprint that leaves behind not only the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, but also prominent sports cars such as the Aston Martin Vanquish or the BMW M4. As we move closer to 2016, Audi took the same drivetrain and dropped it in the RS6 Avant and RS7 Sportback. Unlike the S8, however, the RS6 and RS7 didn’t receive a "Plus" badge. Instead, they were launched using "Performance" monikers.

Naming aside, the RS6 Avant Performance marks the return of Audi’s high-performance wagon after an 11-year hiatus. Offered in a limited run between April and September 2004, the RS6 Plus had an engine that was developed and manufactured by Cosworth and took to the streets with an impressive 476 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque on tap.

More importantly, the RS6 Performance arrives ten years after Audi discontinued the RS2 Avant, the brand’s first RS-badged vehicle. The RS2 was co-developed with Porsche, and its turbocharged, five-cylinder engine generated 315 horsepower. A little more than a decade has passed since then and Audi’s high-performance wagon has nearly doubled its output. Find out more below.

Updated 11/16/2015: Audi dropped a first promo video for its latest RS6 Avant Performance. Enjoy!

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi RS 6 Avant Performance.

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Jon Olsson's Audi RS6 DTM Plays In The Snow: Video

Jon Olsson’s Audi RS6 DTM Plays In The Snow: Video

Jon Olsson may have decided to sell his fabulous Rebellion R2K race car, but that doesn’t mean the Swedish skier has given up making ridiculous car videos or joining upcoming editions of the Gumball 3000 rally. On the contrary, he just made a comeback to showcase his wild, bespoke Audi RS6 on a snowy road in cold Scandinavia.

Unlike most other videos that include a car and a lot of snow. Olsson’s doesn’t feature any drifting whatsoever. Instead, Jon uses his beefed-up wagon as a snow plow, eventually turning it into an Audi-badged popsicle. The footage, which comes with the message "Chase the Dream. No Matter What," also acts as a promo for the 2015 Gumball 3000 rally, set to begin in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 23rd and reach Las Vegas seven days later.

As usual, Olsson will join the event to showcase his newest ride, in this case being the 2015 Audi RS6 DTM. Racing fans will be quick to point out that there’s no such thing as a DTM-spec RS6, but I will remind them that Jon’s cars are as bespoke as they get. Though it might not compete in the series, the RS6 above has been inspired by DTM race cars, receiving a new body kit with flared wheel arches and numerous carbon-fiber parts, including a front splitter, front canards and side skirts. Power comes from the same 4.0-liter V-8 motivating the stock RS6, but output has been increased from 560 to over 900 horsepower.

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2015 Audi RS6 DTM By Jon Olsson

2015 Audi RS6 DTM By Jon Olsson

One look at this outlandish wagon is all you need to realize its owner is not normal. The exterior bristles with carbon fiber, asserting itself with jet-fighter-like aerodynamics, while the extended wheel arches hug enormous wheels over a lowered-stance that suggests a very firm suspension. Hidden by the stickered bodywork is a turbocharged powerplant pumping out close to 1,000 horsepower. But despite all these sacrifices to the deities of speed and performance, the owner claims this RS6 is a daily driver, perfect for a run to the ski slopes.

That’s because the owner is blogger, product designer, pro skier and certified car nut Jon Olsson. Olsson has done some pretty outlandish stuff when it comes to automobiles, with notable acts of insanity including the modification of a Lamborghini Gallardo LP540 for snow shuttle duty and the sliding of the Ultima GTR-based Rebellion R2K up a powder-packed mountain.

With a history like his, it should come as no surprise that Olsson is a fan of high-performance, AWD Audis. “I have always loved the crazy wide body style of the DTM cars and its been a dream to build a similar car for the road, but I also need a car that has enough space to carry all my ski gear to the slopes, so the decision was made to see what we could do with an Audi RS6,” Olsson states in his blog.

The result is a unique example of what the best tuners in the world are capable of when given permission ( and the budget) to break free from convention.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Audi RS6 DTM By Jon Olsson.

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2015 Audi RS6 Avant by Audi Exclusive

2015 Audi RS6 Avant by Audi Exclusive

There are a lot of cool cars we can’t have in the United States, including a host of incredibly fast yet still practical wagons. The Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG Shooting Brake is the first that pops into mind, but the RS6 Avant is the vehicle that adds even more insult to injury. While Europe gets no less than four Audi-badged wagons, U.S. customers have just the one in the form of the A6 Allroad. And while most of us can live without the A4 Avant and the A3 Sportback, not having the RS6 Avant on this side of the pond is pure blasphemy. While I could rant about this for hours, I’m going to take a break to tell you about the latest Exclusive package Audi rolled out for the RS6 Avant.

The bundle comes just in time for the wagon’s recently launched facelift and adds further aggressiveness to the already beefed-up grocery getter. Nothing massive, but just enough to turn the RS6 Avant from enticing to downright sinister.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi RS6 Avant by Audi Exclusive.

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Forza Horizon 2 Gets NAPA Chassis Car Pack

Forza Horizon 2 Gets NAPA Chassis Car Pack

Another month has come and gone, so Turn 10 and Playground Games are now bringing us another downloadable car pack for Forza Horizon 2. This one carries the title NAPA Chassis Car Pack, and it comes with six new machines to roll around in. In traditional fashion, the cars cover a wide variety of driving styles and ages. There are two supercars, a pair of classics, a 500-plus-horsepower wagon and a similarly powerful luxury SUV.

The actual cars in the pack are as follows (in handy chronological order no less): 1970 Buick GSX, 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport, 2002 Lotus Esprit V8, 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged. 2015 Audi RS6 Avant, and 2015 McLaren 650S Coupe

The AWD and incredible power of the Audi Avant should make it a great all-round choice for players looking to try something different, and the incredible 650S from McLaren will likely find lots of garages to call home. I like seeing Forza still focus on great cult cars like the Lotus and Buick, and dropping in something a little different for those off-road races with the Range Rover seems pretty inspired to me. After reviewing the Supercharged Range Rover myself, I feel like it certainly deserves a slot on the Forza roster.

The pack is available to download today for all Xbox One players, and it carries a price of $5. If you are the proud owner of the Season Pass, these cars are all free. If you just want to try out one of these new cars, the Lotus is available as a separate download all on its own for the low sale price of free.

You can check out a little more info about each car as well as a video showing off all the new machines in action after the break. Be sure to hit those comments with which one is your favorite from this list.

Click past the jump to read more about Forza Horizon 2’s new NAPA Chassis Car Pack.

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David Beckham Crashes His Audi RS6

David Beckham Crashes His Audi RS6

Soccer icon David Beckham and his son Brooklyn were involved in a car crash over the weekend in the elder Beckham’s Audi RS6. According to multiple reports from the UK, the harrowing ordeal happened last Saturday shortly after Beckham picked up his son, who at that time had just finished playing for English Premier club Arsenal’s under-16 team in a game against Brighton.

Details on what exactly happened are still unclear, but a source close to Beckham told The Telegraph that the accident occurred at “quite a speed,” indicating that it was not your typical fender bender. Pictures of the crash scene also paint a clear picture to the extent of damage incurred by Beckham’s RS6 and the Mitsubishi Colt Coupe Cabriolet with a woman and her daughter inside.

Luckily, all parties involved escaped serious injury. Beckham only suffered minor shoulder pains while his son escaped unhurt from the crash. The mother and daughter in the Colt CTZ were both taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

We’re all hoping that everyone involved in the accident recovers from their injuries. We’ve had far too many of these incidences, and while car crashes are a reality of life, they can also be avoided if drivers are more careful when they’re behind the wheel of their cars.

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2015 Audi RS6 Avant

2015 Audi RS6 Avant

The Audi RS6 Avant has been the go-to choice for anyone needing a truly all-weather-capable supercar with five doors. When it first debuted, it created an unprecedented combination of AWD performance, horsepower, and practicality. Despite its powerful position in the marketplace, Audi has killed the model twice since it debuted in 2002. The first-generation car was only around from 2002 until 2004 when Audi discontinued the RS6 in favor of the smaller RS4. The mightiest of the A6 models returned again in 2008, but was gone by 2010. Finally the car returned for the last time in 2012, and it appears as though it may be here to stay. Unlike the previous models that only survived for three years, the current model is in fact going to live a long and illustrious life as Audi announced a refresh for the 2015 RS6 Avant. Please start thanking your preferred deity.

While the entire A6 family is getting a pretty thorough refresh with new engines and drivetrains, the changes to the RS6 Avant are mostly visual with the majority of the drivetrain and chassis components carrying over from the current machine.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Audi RS6 Avant.

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Audi Planning Diesel RS Models to go Along With the Potential R8 Diesel

Audi Planning Diesel RS Models to go Along With the Potential R8 Diesel

It’s been a good 2014 for Audi. The company is on pace to sell 1.6 million cars this year, a record-breaking number that has come closer and closer to threatening BMW’s top sales numbers. But Audi isn’t just settling for the sales title. It also wants to continue to be on the cutting edge of innovation, something Audi boss Rupert Stadler brushed on when he announced plans to launch RS-badged high-performance diesel models in the future, possibly as soon as the end of the decade.

The company is optimistic that it already has the applications to transition the technology from concept form into production. Remember, the RS5 TDI concept showed that it was possible to slap an e-turbo-diesel engine into an Audi without compromising the car’s performance capabilities.

Stadler understands that the key in achieving that goal is to take a step-by-step process on piecing together the tools and technology needed to make it work on a production model.

You can count on Audi to always be at the forefront of innovation. The German automaker thrives on being in that position, and when you give it incentive to succeed, you can bet that it’s going to pull out all the stops to make it happen.

Click past the jump to read more about Audi’s future diesel plans.

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2014 Audi RS6 Avant Plus

2014 Audi RS6 Avant Plus

In America, the A6’s history stretches back to the 1995 model year, when the German automaker refreshed its existing 100 model and renamed it the A6. In the same year, Audi renamed its existing S4 the S6, giving the new model a performance model to call its own. In 2003, the U.S. got a taste of the true potential of the A6 lineup, as the RS6 and its 450-horsepower V-8 made a quick, one-year-long cameo here. The RS6 Avant made its debut in Europe in 2013, and as we head into the late-2014, early-2015 model year in Europe, it appears an uprated RS6 Avant Plus is on its way.

Now it is time to get even more excited, as it looks like Audi will apply the same treatment to more models in its lineup and the next in line is the RS6 Avant.

First details suggest that, unlike the previous two Plus models, the RS6 Plus’ final output will be increased to an astounding 600 horsepower — up from the standard 560 horsepower in the RS6 Avant. The extra 40 horsepower combined with numerous weight-saving tactics will transform the RS6 Plus into a real beast.

The best part is that the model won’t be built in limited fashion, so if you want an improved RS6 this may be your chance.

We’ll update this review as Audi releases more info.

Updated 06/24/2014: A happy accident revealed a series of new details on the future RS6 Avant Plus. A British Audi dealer posted on its web site details on the future sports wagon. Of course it took it out when realizing the error, but it was too late. According to them, the RS6 Avant will be powered by the usual 4.0-liter TFSI engine, but with the output increased to 600 PS (591 horsepower). (Autoevolution)

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Video: Audi RS6 Avant Vs Vauxhall VXR8 Supercharged

Video: Audi RS6 Avant Vs Vauxhall VXR8 Supercharged

The Vauxhall VXR8 doesn’t get nearly the same amount of love as the Audi RS6 Avant, or any of the equally powerful German estate models. But completely dismissing the VXR8 isn’t fair to the Vauxhall, something EVO found out first-hand during a recent comparison run between the two.

It goes without saying that high-performance estate models don’t get any better than the RS6 Avant. Audi is one of the pioneers of the segment and the latest RS6 Avant holds true to all of Ingolstadt’s capabilities in building a car that still runs incredibly despite carrying all that weight.

Ultimately, EVO found the RS6 Avant impressive given the standards Audi has set for it. But it didn’t possess the kind of "fun" EVO wanted out of its, which is saying something. The 1:26.5 lap time of the RS6 was impressive in a lot of ways, and certainly much faster than the 1:29.9 seconds the VXR8 pulled out of its hat.

But as far as entertainment value was concerned, Evo gave the nod to the Vauxhall not so much because its more fun to drive, but because you get a whole lot of raised heartbeats doing so. Audi has always been about efficiency, and it’s no different with the RS6 Avant.

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2014 Audi RS 6 Avant Winter Mobile By Jon Olsson

2014 Audi RS 6 Avant Winter Mobile By Jon Olsson

Jon Olsson is a professional freeskier and alpine ski racer coming from Sweden. As he spends most of his life on the snow, you can imagine that for him a car specially equipped for the winter is a must. In the past years he prepared himself a very cool Lamborghini Gallardo to transport his ski, but also a specially designed PPI Design R8 Razor GTR, among many other.

Now his garage will also include a new Audi RS6 Avant specially designed for the winter season. Apparently the new RS6 Avant made quite an impression and this is why it was picked by Olsson: "this truly is the most impressive car I have ever driven, the only car that came close to impress me as much was the Agera R, so I think that says a lot!"

We are not very sure if a comparison between the Agera R and the RS6 Avant is accurate, but we just can’t wait to see all the updates the car will receive in the near future.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi RS 6 Avant Winter Mobile by Jon Olsson.

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Video: Audi RS6 Thrashed Around Millbrook Test Track

Video: Audi RS6 Thrashed Around Millbrook Test Track

How often do you get to experience a super fast luxury station wagon doing insane speeds on test bowl or even a twisty, complicated and undulating test track? Audi UK recently ran a campaign where guests were invited to experience Audi’s ’S’ and ’RS’ range of premium sports cars.

Millbrook proving grounds is a purpose-built test facility in Bedfordshire, England. It includes a high-speed bowl where the cars can be maxed, plus a twisty Alpine test course with elevation changes and tight bends. The Alpine course was designed to mimic actual mountain roads where the car’s high speed handling and stability are pushed to the limit.

Guests got a chance to ride alongside a seasoned driver and experience the limits of the cars. The new Audi RS6 Avant was the star of the show, much to the surprise of just about no one. Despite its immense size and weight, the RS6 was pretty quick around the Alpine track, and on the high-speed bowl, the RS6 hit speeds in excess of 170 mph.

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2013 Audi RS6 Avant by MTM

2013 Audi RS6 Avant by MTM

German tuner MTM has always been one of the most successful Audi tuners in the world, so when news comes out that it is hard at work on another program, we all stand up and wait for the project to finish.

Well, the latest one is done and its got a pretty intense engine upgrade, to say the least. This is the Audi RS6 Avant and, while it doesn’t inspire the kind of break-neck power and fancy aesthetics that seemingly all station wagons carry with them, MTM made sure that this RS6 Avant packs a wallop of an engine upgrade.

The engine remains the same, which is to say that the RS6 Avant is still powered by a 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 engine, but MTM went to work on tuning it. This tune resulted in an increased output of 722 horsepower and 652 pound-feet of torque — a dramatic increase from the RS6 Avant’s standard output of 560 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. With this significant upgrade in tow, the RS6 Avant is now capable of hitting 62 mph in 3.3 seconds, 124 mph in 11.3 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph.

At the corners, the RS6 carries MTM 20-inch bimoto wheels wrapped in 285/35ZR20 Michelin Pilot Supersport rubber. Up front, this hopped up wagon features an MTM-exclusive Brembo monobloc six-piston braking system with 405-by-36 mm (15.9-by-1.4-inch) discs.

This massive engine modification program does come at a cost with MTM charging €13,751.80 ($18,504.42) for the treat of getting the RS6 Avant’s output up to the 700-horsepower range.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2013 Audi RS6 Avant by MTM

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2013 Audi RS6 by ABT Sportsline

2013 Audi RS6 by ABT Sportsline

The Audi RS6 Avant has been in the tuning headlines recently. So much so, that we are starting to wonder if so many owners think it is subpar or if tuners are just starting to recognize that it is ripe for tuning.

We’d like to believe its the latter because the RS6 really is a masterful piece of work. Aftermarket companies are right to be interested in the vehicle, and no more so than one of the biggest Audi tuners in the world: ABT Sportsline.

A day after it introduced a new program for the S3 Coupe, ABT is following it up with its own take of the high-powered German wagon. Unlike the S3 Coupe program, this RS6 Avant was given its share of distinguishable aesthetic upgrades, specifically the addition of new carbon-fiber mirror caps. A stainless steel exhaust silencer system was also installed, as well as new suspension springs, and a new set of either 20- or 22-inch wheels.

Those are some nice additions, but we all know that ABT Sportsline prides itself on its impressive performance programs, and this RS6 received quite a load. From the standard 560 horsepower and 519 pound-feet of torque numbers of the RS6’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, ABT was able to drive it all the way up to a staggering 700 horsepower and 652 pound-feet of torque, allowing the sports wagon to now hit 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds to go with a top speed of 199 mph.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2013 Audi RS6 Avant by ABT Sportsline

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2013 Audi RS6 by OCT Tuning

2013 Audi RS6 by OCT Tuning

The new Audi RS6 Avant is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter, V-8 engine that delivers a total of 560 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful sports wagons out there. Even the best can be better sometime, so the German tuner O.CT Tuning found a solution to improve this output even further.

The tuner is offering two stages of upgrades for the RS6. In Stage 1, the engine electronics are heavily modified, pushing the V-8 engine to a blistering 670 horsepower and a peak torque of 649 pound-feet.

With the extra 110 horsepower under the hood, the RS6 awakens to a tune of 0 to 60 in 3.4 second. Top speed is increased to 190 mph, but an optional set of tires allow O.CT to unharness the RS6 to a top speed of 200 mph.

A Stage 2 upgrade is also available, and it includes an additional sports exhaust system that adds another 10 horsepower to the output level delivered by stage 1.

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Video: Audi RS6 Avant - Paint Battle

Video: Audi RS6 Avant - Paint Battle

You may think that folks at Audi headquarters are rather busy developing all those cool models, but they always find some time for a little play. The above video outlines their latest play session, as they set up a paint-ball game between the new Audi RS6 Avant and free-running supremo, Damien Walters.

Of course, the one having the most fun is Ex-Stig, Ben Collins, who was chasing Walters around in the Audi RS6 Avant. We’re pretty sure that both men had tons of fun, but Collins got to do so behind the wheel of a super-powerful wagon.

It doesn’t really mater who actually won this game, all it maters to us is that Collins put on one heck of a show behind the wheel, and we enjoyed every second of the game.

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2013 Audi RS6 Avant

2013 Audi RS6 Avant

The all-new Audi RS6 sedan is great and we already know pretty much everything there is to know about it. The new RS6 Avant, on the other hand, remained a relative mystery since details of it first leaked. As time went on, our patience wore thin and we managed to dig up some information on it to wet our hot-hatch whistle a little.

Now that we have pretty much found out all of the important details and even found some rather official-looking leaked images, Audi has lifted the veil and released the RS6 Avant’s details. We didn’t expect to see the RS6 Avant’s information until the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, so we are wondering if Audi released this information willingly or if its hand was pushed by the automotive industry’s prying eyes.

Sure, we’ll go ahead and take some credit for this early information release.

Updated 12/11/2012: Audi has released a trailer video for its new RS6 Avant. The video shows the new sports wagon in action on the road and offers an idea on how the engine under the hood sounds like. Enjoy! Oh, and what a glorious sound it is. Enjoy!

Updated 08/09/2013: Audi unveiled a new commercial video for its RS6 Avant. The idea behind the commercial is that with every RS6 Avant you will also have parts from the R18 Le Mans Prototype racecar.

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Video: Chris Harris Compares the Audi RS6 and Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake

Video: Chris Harris Compares the Audi RS6 and Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake

In the latest episode of Drive, Chris Harris tested two of the most amazing sports station wagons out there: the Audi RS6 Avant and the Mercedes CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake. Both cars deliver an impressive amount of luxury, are quite powerful and are very (very) expensive. Upon first look, these two wagons appear to be identical, but when it comes down to on-road behavior, Chris finds them to be quite different. Check out the video to see what Harris thinks on the two models!

The RS6 Avant is far and away one of our favorite wagons ever to grace the pavement. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter TFSI V-8 engine that delivers a total of 560 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, which afford it a 0-to-60 mph sprint of just 3.9 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (174 mph with the Dynamic Package and 189 mph with the Dynamic Package plus).

The CLS 63 AMG, on the other hand, is a model that we are still unsure of. It’s styling is a little over the top and it is powered by less powerful 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that delivers a total of 557 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of twist. This nets the Mercedes wagon a 0-to-60 mph sprint of 4.3 seconds and up to a top speed of 155 mph (electronically limited).

Given these two cars are so close to one another on paper, one may assume that they are nearly identical on the track. Well, you will find out, just as Harris did, that things become significantly skewed in one wagon’s favor when you put the rubber to the road. See the video to find out which model runs away with the competition.

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Video: Nissan GT-R vs Audi RS6 Avant

Video: Nissan GT-R vs Audi RS6 Avant

British magazine AutoCar had the crazy idea of putting face to face a Nissan GT-R and an Audi RS6 Avant. While it may sound like a crazy idea, the two cars actually perform pretty closely with one another: they both have all-wheel drive, deliver more than 500 horsepower and in the UK are priced at £80,000 - around $120,000 at the current exchange rates.

Despite the on-paper similarities between the two, AutoCar took them on the road to see if the big, practical Audi RS6 can really outpace, or at least hang with, the breathtaking Nissan GT-R. Steve Sutcliffe had the pleasure of hosting the battle and this video will show you the result of the test.

Check it out to see if the RS6 Avant is really as cool as Audi claims and if it can stand in front of the powerful GT-R. Let us know which of the two models is your favorite!

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Video: Nokian Tyres Sets Ice Speed Record With Audi RS6

Video: Nokian Tyres Sets Ice Speed Record With Audi RS6

Trying to figure out the most impressive land-speed record in the world is an exercise in futility because of the sheer number of them and the circumstances surrounding each of these records.

That being said, there’s still a certain level of respect we have to give for each new world record, including the recent one set by Finnish tire manufacturer Nokian Tyres.

Using a stock Audi RS6, Nokian Tires fitted the sports saloon with its eighth-generation Hakkapeliitta studded winter tires and proceeded to set a new ice-driving speed record with a top speed of 208.6 mph, beating the previous record it also set two years ago when it clocked a top speed of 206.1 mph.

The new record was set by the company’s test driver, Janne Laitinen, over the frozen waters of the Gulf of Bothnia. We’re not going to pretend to know where that is, but the record in itself is pretty impressive, especially when you consider certain rules the tire manufacturer had to adhere to.

It may sound ridiculous, but the ice which the RS6 ran on had to be natural with no chemical treatment done to it, but such are the aforementioned circumstances that makes picking the most impressive land-speed record such a chore.

Whatever the case may be, a big congratulations goes out to Nokian Tyres for breaking its own world record.

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Meet the 2013 Audi RS6 Avant

Meet the 2013 Audi RS6 Avant

Previous rumors suggest that the 2013 Audi RS6 Avant will be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but considering the first images have already surfaced the internet we consider that the official debut will happen a little bit earlier than expected.

The first thing you will have to notice is that these leaked images confirm the previous rumors that the new RS6 will drop the usual V-10 engine in favor of a new V-8 TFSI engine. This engine till most likely be a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine that will deliver up to 570 horses. The RS6 will also feature Audi’s torque-sensing all-wheel-drive system, which is also revealed by the images.

The exterior on the other hand offers no surprise, as the new RS6 will be feature design elements we have already seen in previously announced Audi models. The interior looks also a little bit more elegant and the exterior looks to have picked up a set of ceramic brakes.

We’ll keep an eye out for more info!

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2012 Audi RS6 Avant by Fostla Wrapping

2012 Audi RS6 Avant by Fostla Wrapping

Back in 2008, MTM unveiled the RS6 R based on the previous generation Audi RS6. Now, German tuner, Fostla Wrapping, has brought the MTM RS6 remake back to the front page with a series of updates that make the sporty wagon look even better.

Fostla wrapped the car in a very cool matte blue metallic PWF and then combined it with a 5% tinting of the front and back lights. There is also a new set of 20" wheels equipped with 275/35R20 tires - the right addition if you want to stop this beast when it hits its top speed of 216 mph. A carbon front lip and a rear diffuser will further improve the aerodynamics of this car.

Under the hood, the engine delivers an amazing 759 HP and a peak torque of 672 lbs-ft. A new stainless steel exhaust system with race catalyst will make the engine sound amazing. If you were wondering, the R in the title stands for "Rosskur," which is "power increase" in German.

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Audi goes on a trademarking frenzy: Q6, Q8, R6, S2, S9, RS1, and RS8

Audi goes on a trademarking frenzy: Q6, Q8, R6, S2, S9, RS1, and RS8

Audi is dead set on hitting their goal of 1.5 million annual sales and expanding in markets like China, Germany, and the United States by 2015. In order to achieve this, its lineup needs to stay fresh, so Audi has gone trademark crazy with Q6, Q8, R6, S2, S9, RS1, and RS8 names getting snagged.

As you can see, some of these name are rather familiar, like the Q6, RS1, and RS8. The other four names are completely new; we’ve never even heard rumors about them. Speculatively speaking, the S2 will be a sportier version of the upcoming A2, and the S9 name gives us hope for an A9 in the near future. As for the R6, it is believed to be the company’s new sports car that will be placed under the current R8. This vehicle was previously rumored to be called either the R4 or R5. Only time will tell if any one of these names will stick.

As for the Q8, it will be an SUV placed above the current Q7. It is set to become the largest and most luxurious SUV Audi has ever offered.

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Spy Shots: Audi RS6 Avant caught testing at Nurburgring

Audi is preparing to add a new RS model to its line-up as shown by these images of the future RS6 Avant. The sports-focused mid-sized vehicle was caught testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany, donning some heavy camouflage. This just means that the mule that was testing previously has been tossed out and the production version is now making its testing rounds.

As previously reported, the Audi RS6 will be powered by the same 4.0 TFSI bi-turbo V8 as the S6, the S8, and even the new Bentley Continental GT V8. However, the final output is expected to be increased to the 500 HP area, so the RS6 should be a real monster.

The future Audi RS6 will also feature a wider track and more aggressive brakes, as well as a meaner overall look. The bad news is that Audi doesn’t plan on offering it as a sedan just yet, so station wagon haters will have to give in or wait that much longer.

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Top Speed Rendering: 2013 Audi RS6 Avant

A few days ago, the Audi RS6 Avant prototype was out testing in the snow, giving our spy photographers an opportunity to capture it in action. After that, it was high time to do a little magic and come up with a new rendering of the production version, so here it is.

While building the new RS6 Avant, Audi focused on reducing the weight by as much as possible, so the production version will have plenty of elements built from lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP). That reduction of weight will benefit the 4.0 TFSI bi-turbo V8 engine that will be under the hood of the RS6 Avant. This engine was borrowed from the S6 and S8 models, as well as the new Bentley Continental GT V8. It delivers 500 HP, or possibly up to 550 HP, getting rather close to the 580 HP of the current RS6 Avant and its V10 engine.

Let us know what you think about our rendering in the comments section below!

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Bentley develops new turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine

Bentley has currently postponed plans for launching any new model or updates for their current models. Instead, the company is moving forward in the development of a new turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that will be used for the future models starting next year. Coincidentally, the same engine will be used for the new Audi S6 and RS6.

The new V8 engine will be offered in two different versions: a single-turbo unit with around 415 HP - used for the entry level models - and a twin-turbo version with close to 555 HP for the speedier versions (like the RS6). The new engine will be combined with a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission.

Bentley will unveil the new GTC at the Frankfurt Motor Show where Audi will also bring the S6, but the new V8 engine won’t be revealed until next year, most likely at the Geneva Motor Show.

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More details on the future Audi S8, S7, S6, and 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.

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Audi RS6 becomes fastest car on ice

Audi RS6 becomes fastest car on ice

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, 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). 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.

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2013 Audi RS6

2013 Audi RS6

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 Telegraaf.nl, 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.

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2011 Audi RS6 by Romeo Ferraris

2011 Audi RS6 by Romeo Ferraris

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.

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2010 Audi RS6 Clubsport by MTM

2010 Audi RS6 Clubsport by MTM

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!

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Artist renders 2012 Audi RS6 Sports Sedan

Artist renders 2012 Audi RS6 Sports Sedan

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.

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Video: Audi R8 V10 vs MTM Audi RS6

Video: Audi R8 V10 vs MTM Audi RS6

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.

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2010 Audi RS6 by Cargraphic

2010 Audi RS6 by Cargraphic

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!

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Video: Audi RS6 vs. Mercedes E63 AMG

Video: Audi RS6 vs. Mercedes E63 AMG

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!

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Current Audi RS6 out of production

Current Audi RS6 out of production

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.

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2010 Audi RS6 with 700 HP by Reifen Koch

2010 Audi RS6 with 700 HP by Reifen Koch

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.

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Video: Nissan GT-R takes on Audi RS6 Evotech in Russian streets

Video: Nissan GT-R takes on Audi RS6 Evotech in Russian streets

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.

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MTM RS6 Clubsport

MTM RS6 Clubsport

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!

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Audi releases first set of photos for the new RS6 Plus

Audi releases first set of photos for the new RS6 Plus

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.

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