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New Audi RS6! Official!

2007-09-05 11:32

The Audi RS6 Avant

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Audi
Model RS6
Engine 5.2-litre V10
Power 426 kW
Torque 650 Nm
Transmission 6-speed tiptronic
Top Speed 250 km/h
Audi has released official photos of its new second-generation RS6 in Avant guise.

The sedan version will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new RS6, which is coming to South Africa next year, is based on the S6.

This super car is powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.2-liter V10, which weighs only 278 kg. The car itself tips the scale at 2 025 kg.

The new RS6 engine develops a whopping 426 kW, which places it ahead of the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. The mighty peak torque of 650Nm is available across the entire range from 1 500 to 6 250 r/min.

Power is driven to all four wheels via a six-speed tiptronic gearbox and Audi's Quattro four-wheel-drive system.

In addition to the Quattro system, electronic stability control and sports suspension with Dynamic Ride Control, the damping system that was introduced on the RS4, boost the overall ride, grip and handling.

There is also the option of an additional three-stage damping system that allows the driver to change the suspension set-up according to the road conditions and the person's driving style.

The RS6 has a 4.6-second 0-100 km/h time and reaches the 200 km/h mark in 14.9 seconds. Top speed is electronically governed to 250 km/h.

Styling changes from the S6 include a deeper front bumper, a revised grille, flared wheel arches housing standard 19-inch wheels, wider sills under the doors, and a new rear bumper with twin chrome oval tailpipes.

Buyers can also spec the RS6 with 20-inch wheels and a ceramic brake system.


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