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Old 15th July 2013, 10:35   #16
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This is the RS6 hence the better alloys.
Audi should seriously consider an RS6 sedan to really take on the M5 and E63

Wished for the same especially after the screaming mad 5.2 V10 in the previous RS6.
But according to Audi, the RS6 sedan isnt needed . They made the RS7 to tackle the M5 & E 63 and claim it is a direct competitor to them although i dont see how since the RS7 would go up against the CLS AMG and the M6. That engine is in a freak state of tune in the RS versions and they go like stink thanks to Quattro.
Like that wasnt enough Audi are now coming up with even an more mental RS6 & RS7 + to counter the CLS shooting break. How mad is that ? The RS7 does 3.9 to the ton and the shooting break came with a lot more power to do it in 3.7 so Ingolstadt responds straightaway with an RS +.
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Sahil,

Mercedes & BMW (Don't know much about Audi India) add a lot as standard to their CBU base price, (Eg. a lot of M5 Standard spec for India is optional in EU.)
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Car makers need to give these CBUs are decent standard kit level for the base price!!
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Maybe Audi says it does not need the sedan because it knows it cannot ever beat the E63, keep aside the M5?

kidding, how you been?

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But according to Audi, the RS6 sedan isnt needed . The RS7 does 3.9 to the ton and the shooting break came with a lot more power to do it in 3.7 so Ingolstadt responds straightaway with an RS +.
Isn't 3.9 for RS7 Slow, now that CLS / E 63 S models do it in 3.6?
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Sahil,


kidding, how you been?



Isn't 3.9 for RS7 Slow, now that CLS / E 63 S models do it in 3.6?
Been great man how about you ? Good to have you back
From my previous post - [i] so Ingolstadt responds straightaway with an RS +/I]
Hope that answers your question. The CLS shooting brake and E 63 S have more power (IIRC) than the RS7 and hence the plus n all. Face it Dev , those 3 are never going to stop having a go at each other.....much like you like having a go at me in here ! LOL
Will never beat the E63 let alone the M5 - CLASSIC DEV ! I repeat...its great to have to back man !
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Audi has launched the new S6 in India, which essentially is a high performance variant of the its A6 Sedan. S6 comes with a 4000cc V8 engine which makes 420bhp. This 4.0 TFSI engine is mated to 7 speed S-tronic transmission, which is Audi's version of Dual Clutch transmission. This engine gearbox combo helps the S6 achieve a 0-100kph time is 4.5 seconds, which is 0.7 seconds faster than the previous generation S6 which came with 5.2 V10 TFSI engine. The last generation S6(C6) was not sold in India.

To help with the emissions and Fuel Economy, this engine comes with cylinder de-activation system. This 4.0 TFSI is also used in the S8 where it makes 520 bhp but comes mated to 8 speed ZF automatic transmission.

In International markets, S6 is not a competitor to BMW M5 and Mercedes E63 AMG, it is the RS6 which competes with these cars. S6 is positioned against BMW 550i and Mercedes E550. The RS6 version for C7 Generation of A6 is yet to come out.

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S6 is essentially a souped up high performance variant of the A6 sedan. This car is targeted at someone who does not want to compromise everyday usability but still wants the car to be Sporty.

I got an oppurtunity to drive the Audi S6 on the Buddh International F1 Curcuit.

There is not much on the outside to Distinguish the S6 from the A6. Almost all of the body panels are same. Front bumper has some changes, the grille and bumper get some changes in the front, at the rear a lip spoiler is added but the boot remains the same. Quad Exhaust pipes and the diffuser panel at the back are the most prominent changes apart from the huge rims.

The real world performance from the 4.0 V8 engine is nothing short of phenomenal, even when i drove the S6 back to back with the R8 V10 plus, i did not miss any of the horses. The acceleration and overall performance is easily in the supercar territory. Those who have driven the earlier gen V10 equipped S6 will miss the Formula car like engine note, but this V8 sounds reasonably sporty. Flooring the accelerator pedal literally pins you to the seat. The engine stays very strong all throughout the rev range, in D mode there still is some lag, the kind we normally associate with VAG group DSG gearboxes, due to the missing Torque Convertor maybe!

The handling though is a different story, it is not bad at all, but in effort to retain everyday usability and considering the mammoth dimensions with all the creature comforts retained the car isn't as track focussed as the proper sportscars. I'd also blame this on the other car i drove before the S6, the Audi R8 V10. For a car that is almost 5 metres long, and comparing it to the standard A6 variants(the ones with Quattro), the body control and agility is pretty impressive.

Out on the track, switching off the ESP compeletely transforms the handling behaviour, though ESP cannot be completely switched off. With the ESP off, the ESP system lets the car slide a lot more and the handling is more engaging with lesser electronic intervention. Even from the note of the tire squeal, you can easily make out the ESP now is switched off. For a four wheel drift, just floor the A pedal coming out of a corner with Esp off, and all the four tires struggle for grip. Within 2 or 3 laps, on a long sweeping curves, i could easily control the level of under and over steer with just the Accelerator pedal with steering held steady. Easily the main highlight of this car is the performance on offer. In dynamic mode the steering weighs up real heavy for a Audi road car, though it still isn't not as feelsome and direct as most of the BMWs.

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The drive was on a very smooth surface, so i really cannot give you a idea on how well this car will adapt to our Indian road conditions. Judging by the big difference in the handling in comfort mode over the sporty Dynamic mode, that makes me guess the Air suspension should be reasonably comfortable for the daily abuse on our potholed roads. In comfort mode with D mode selected in gear selector, the power delivery and gearshifts were as smooth as you would expect from any tuned for comfort luxury sedan, the aggressiveness and the associated jerkiness associated with rapid shifts was completely toned down.

The Interiors are as spacious as the standard A6. The rear seats are very comfortable, with loads of room even for six footers to stretch their legs. The fronts seats. The front seats were supremely comfortable, with a lot more side bolstering. The interiors retain almost all the creature comforts from the standard A6, and maybe more might have been added. The add to the sporty feel, the black interiors get an overdose of Aluminium finish.

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Chris Harris pits the RS6 Estate with the CLS 63 AMG Shooting Brake. The Audi looks stunning with those wheels and that colour. Enjoy!



And the drag race is shot very well in super slowmo.
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Saw this Audi S6 at the Kala Ghoda parking lot few days back.
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