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Old 5th September 2007, 14:42   #1
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Audi is sticking two exhaust pipes up to the environmental brigade with this, the ridiculously powerful new RS6, revealed here for the first time.
The new RS6 packs a faintly ridiculous 572bhp from the twin-turbo 5.2-litre V10 that's been squeezed beneath its lightweight aluminium bonnet - 145bhp more than its twin-turbocharged 4.2-litre V8 predecessor.
That surfeit of power instantly makes the RS6 to the leader of the muscle-saloon pack; the Mercedes E63 AMG has a mere 503bhp and the BMW M5 a trifling 500bhp. Then again, Audi already produces a 429bhp 5.2-litre V10 S6, so it really needed to ramp up the power for the RS6.
Providing the shove is a tweaked version of Audi’s 90-degree 40-valve 5.2-litre V10 petrol engine with twin turbochargers, air-to-air intercooler and the latest direct injection system.
Max power is developed at 6250pm, with peak torque of 480lb ft (96lb ft up on the M5; 15lb ft up on the E63) arriving at just 1500rpm.
Audi says that the RS6 will leap from 0-62mph in 4.6sec – faster than the M5, and as quick as the E63. The difference, however, is that the Audi is likely to be able to manage that performance whatever the weather, thanks to standard quattro four-wheel drive.
As in the first-generation RS6, drive is fed through a six-speed automatic gearbox with steering wheel mounted shift paddles. This time, however, the beefed-up Torsen differential based arrangement doles out 60 per cent of the power to the rear and 40 to the front, to provide what Audi describes as improved levels of traction and more rear biased handling.
There's also a reworked suspension, with the same four-link arrangement up front and multi-links at the rear as the S6, but with radically altered elasto-kinematic properties to take advantage of the increased power being put through the rear wheels. Also standard is Dynamic Ride Control, a mechanical system that alters damping during cornering to counteract roll and pitch.
The looks aren't quite as pumped up as the performance: for a car that packs over a hundred horsepower more than a Porsche 911 Turbo, we think it's rather subtle.
Up front there's a more heavily profiled front bumper with larger cooling ducts, a revised grille with brushed aluminium frame, and the now-obligatory-for-Audi LED daytime running lights.
Along the flanks, the RS6 flexes its biceps, with massively bulging blistered wheelarches that recall the original Quattro. Wheels are 19-inchers as standard, shod with 255/40 tyres, but 20-inchers with 275/35 rubber are optional.
At the rear is a pair of chromed oval tailpipes, set within a rear bumper that has a full-width diffuser for high-speed stability. There's also a subtle spoiler.

RS6 sedan pictures will be added when available.....

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Text--Autocar UK
Pictures---Autozeitung.de

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4.6 second for 0-100 kph on a 572 bhp car... is there a catch? Not unless it weighs the same as an elephant.
The 550 bhp 2.5 tonne Cayenne turbo s does the same in ~ 5 seconds.
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wow one hell of an 'estate' car. whats the deal with the slushbox? no manual option?
and what about a nice sedan too, for people who dont need to carry a dog or watever else people with estate cars do
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absolutely crazy.. look at the size of the brakes. this car would weigh alot. a stock a6 is also pretty heavy and id think this would weigh about the same.
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well it weighs 2025kg according to DIN(no driver) standards.E63 and M5 are 1955Kg including driver.

E63 does 0-100km in 4.3-4.5 sec
M5 in about 4.6secs

But this a AWD car and the drag will have an effect on acceleration and topspeed.Price is expected to be 100K Euro+ in Germany.Now where did Merc keep the 63's superchargers.

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I loved the understated looks of this thing. Audi in recent times seems to be the leader of the German pack, you bet I had a lot of pain in writing this. But Audi, thanks for keeping it simple and clean and yet have the specs to beat.

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I loved the understated looks of this thing. Audi in recent times seems to be the leader of the German pack, you bet I had a lot of pain in writing this. But Audi, thanks for keeping it simple and clean and yet have the specs to beat.
Spot on! I have said this before and say it again, Audi's new age designs are just so clean and proportionate. Unlike the unnecessarily quirky stuff from Benz and BMW.

Butttttttttttttttttt 572 BHP on an estate! Man....thats more than some of our favorite sportscars.
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And this comes when i have had an A8 parked outside my workplace for most of today!
Even in a slightly hideous green, the car looked beautiful, and that sunroof just completed the car perfectly.

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4.6 second for 0-100 kph on a 572 bhp car... is there a catch? Not unless it weighs the same as an elephant.
The 550 bhp 2.5 tonne Cayenne turbo s does the same in ~ 5 seconds.
Well Audi is known to be conservative about performance numbers - although according to the rumor mill, this thing's gonna have *well over* 600 bhp of muscle.
And to these pair of untrained eyes, the Cayenne looks like a lorry, this looks beautiful.
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Wow that is one beauty. It looks a mix of an estate and porsche boxter

0-100kmph figures arent impressive seeing the powe this thing packs. The color and wheels also look too hot to handle.
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Well Audi is known to be conservative about performance numbers - although according to the rumor mill, this thing's gonna have *well over* 600 bhp of muscle.
And to these pair of untrained eyes, the Cayenne looks like a lorry, this looks beautiful.
I was just compairing performance figures taking into account the bhp and the weight.... no comparisons b/w the cars but rather conservative performance figures by Audi.

@GTO.... Beemer is quirky but not Merc, the new S-Class may be a little loud but its still fantastic looking, regal, sporty all the same time. The sillhouette is just amazing.


P.S... Cayenne may be ( not for me ) ugly, but its talents as a vehicle are second to none.
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