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Audi RS6 Sedan Spied

 Audi RS6 Sedan Spied
Audi RS6 Spy Photo / Copyright by AUTOMEDIA

When the 580 bhp Audi RS6 Avant was revealed, the premium manufacturer was announcing its intentions to come out at the top of the German horsepower wars.

Now the sedan variant of the RS6 has now been caught once again testing in Germany by our spies with the most revealing shots yet. The front fascia in unchanged from the avant model but we can see the rear styling mimics that of the A4. Power will come from the Avant's V10 which will give impressive performance figures of 0-100km/h in  4.6 secons.

Published Apr 30, 2008 6:18 am By Clinton Deacon
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unknownuser
Cool Car!
Jun 8, 2008 1:17 pm
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norther
ceven u mole. those tailights are from the A5, also present on the new A4. jesus, stop arguing, it is a great car. get over it everyone. we all now it wont do 0 - 100 as they say `cause a lot of other factors are involved: like the wind, the surface they tested it on and so on and so forth. and homer, go drive ur mercedes if this is old..u octogenarian dope. and stop it with the "which pic is photoshoped or not"....u artists.
May 3, 2008 9:25 pm
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Homerlovesbeer
Gosh this car looks sooo boring and old man to me. Almost like I'd age to 50+ the minute I stepped into it.
May 2, 2008 3:44 am
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xenomorph
I guess you have no sense of style or taste Homer. This is absolutely not an old man car, and boring? Its sleek and cool. One of the reasons I like Audi's so much is because none of them look old manish. Some Mercedes, BMWs, Bentleys etc can look oldmanish to a degree. Your an old man though Homer so why does it matter to you?
May 2, 2008 9:06 am
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The_woo_factor
I am the BIGGEST audi fan. I even have human front LED lights face painted.
May 1, 2008 12:37 pm
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michelin901
hmm luks like ur the queen of the road
May 1, 2008 7:56 pm
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The_woo_factor
This is KING of the road.
May 1, 2008 12:27 pm
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michelin901
its still 3rd in the race as its much heavier than a m5 and an e63.
May 1, 2008 5:06 am
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Xanavi23
You're right it is heavier but with the weight comes the obvious bonus of 4WD...which on nice highspeed runs is nice to have especially with a V10 under the hood ;)
May 1, 2008 7:08 am
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kevoluetion
Very elegant and muscular...I love it
May 1, 2008 3:08 am
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unknownuser
I agree with Xanavi, especially now that new Audi's are going to get the new side styling ron the A4/5 and the snout from the A4/5 9already applied to the A3 for the refresh). Audi's "hoffmeister Kink" will be this new wave-shape along the sides, which I personnaly, like very much. I do agree that the current A6 and A8 along with the (early) previous generation A$ were soap-on-a-chassis, but the new designs keeps getting better and better.
May 1, 2008 1:48 am
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chile
I agree about the AWD and getting power to the road. As far a turbos being more fun, the issue is lies with the lag response unlike a NA engine where the power is at all levels of the RPM band instantly with the mash of the pettle.
Apr 30, 2008 11:13 pm
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Xanavi23
Yea but Turbo lag is only dependant on how the boost curve is tuned and the Turbos in question. In the case of the Audi, the engine will have a nice enough torque curve to hold over until boost hits, it is a V10 after all. Furthermore, im fairly sure that the Turbos on this car probably start spooling at a fairly low RPM range. Even lower if they offer an Engine/Boost tune selector button, think, 3 settings, city, sport, "FUN"...im not sure they will but it they do have the technology im sure, aftermarket firms have had boost controllers for that for years.
May 1, 2008 12:24 am
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chile
The C63 is a lot lighter than the RS6 will be. Some magazines have tested the C63 and have got times down to 4.1 in 0-60. The Rs6 if not mistaken is to compete with the E63, which sits at 510hp naturally aspirated. I'm sure the 6.3 (6.2) AMG engine can produce more like in the CL63 @ 517hp. I will take a naturally aspirated engine over an "equal" HP engine, which is turbo or supercharged. A free breathing engine impresses me more than one with a turbo that has 80-100 more HP. The German HP wars? Merc just has to drop in the 65 engine in the E/CLS to dominate this segment or even better, show us what the new 6.3 AMG engine can really do!
Apr 30, 2008 7:23 pm
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Roger
The power means nothing when your sitting in an automatic with just two rear wheels spinning. There's no enjoyment to requiring drivers aids to move anywhere. Get in a 580hp AWD and you'll notice that you can get much more power onto the road. ps - Turbos are more fun than NA engines.
Apr 30, 2008 9:19 pm
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benz_man
If you think at all that premium turbocharged engines still suffer from turbolag you should drive a BMW 335i or VW 2.0T model. I can't think of any better examples as to what direct injection, continuously variable valve timing and forced induction can do to a powerband. Immediate torque delivery that seems un-ending is captivating and breathtaking. With CAFE cracking down it is also the way of the future.
May 1, 2008 4:15 am
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Xanavi23
Wisp is right about buying an RS4...but i still like the RS6 alot especially with this V10, someone said Audis are all ugly...i heavily disagree. I prefer Benz a bit from this class of car but nonetheless Audis are very nice, clean looking cars. I also like the Snout/grill alot, it gives Audis character...you know what it is when its behind you. If i had the cash for numerous cars in my garage, i'ld definitely fit an RS4, maybe an RS6
Apr 30, 2008 4:53 pm
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FP23
Oh well, the pics of the rear are NO SPYSHOTS .. they are photoshopped very badly i.e. the white part in the taillights is much smaller in reality *g* WCF should write, that those pics are edited. I'd like to see the real SPYSHOTS to make up my mind and I can waive those bad "Artist Impressions"
Apr 30, 2008 3:56 pm
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wisp
Thanx for the info sub39h. On a different issue now. Car makers try to differentiate their cars (most prominently the front grill) so as to at least entice a family into buying more than one of their cars and also to give the buyers the satisfaction of "mine is bigger than yours". The big blip with Audi is that there succesful Gothic grill has got to their heads such that it's all they dream of. I mean who would buy an A6 when you can get even better technology now and the same interior set up as well as almost identical dimensions in the new A4. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. Of all their cars i think the R8 and S5 are the best lookers and should be the only two to deserve that aggresive look. The rest should get a hyundai look.
Apr 30, 2008 3:07 pm
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SDman
totally love the new rear look.. think audi is better lookin than merc and bimmer now
Apr 30, 2008 2:49 pm
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afterace2
i love when the tail is completely changed and the face is left as it was - that's a great facelift !
Apr 30, 2008 2:41 pm
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trailer
Yes, they are all ugly, having a shape of hand soap, nothing exciting. None of them has a unique external feature that can help one distinguish an Audi from a distance.
Apr 30, 2008 2:14 pm
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kevoluetion
I think its time for you to get glasses
May 1, 2008 3:05 am
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The_woo_factor
Trailer is talking trash. Go an drive your toyota elsewhere.
May 1, 2008 12:30 pm
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brocky
Not that Audi's are ugly.. .they're one of the most beautiful cars out there. Just thought I needed to make that clear.
Apr 30, 2008 12:19 pm
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wjaprep
Yeah, but thats BMW's thing.
May 1, 2008 10:40 pm
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wjaprep
I mean about the Hoffmeister Kink not about them being beautfil cars :)
May 1, 2008 10:41 pm
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brocky
Audi needs to develop a Hoffmeister Kink as well. It'll make their car look better. I ain't digging the windows
Apr 30, 2008 12:18 pm
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wisp
I don't get this, how can a Merc C63 AMG detuned power unit sprint from o to 100 in 4.5 secs as claimed by themselves whilst a biturbo V10 RS6 do the same distance in only 4.6 secs. Someone must be lying here and i bet it's Merc coz there's no way i see that C 63 natural aspirated car beating a V10 bit turbo. Can someone please confirm if at all Mercs figures are proven, coz then i'll take my hat off to them coz thats super fast for a detuned engine.
Apr 30, 2008 12:14 pm
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sub39h
well you've got to factor in that the RS6 weighs in at over 2 tonnes and the C63 will undoubtedly be a lot lighter. I mean look at it this way, the RS4 "only" has 414bhp and that'll do 0-60 in 4.9 seconds (0.3 more seconds with 166bhp less?).
Apr 30, 2008 2:41 pm
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xenomorph
This doesn't exactly answer your question, but apparently a lot of manufacturers don't give the true acceleration of the car. e.g. a BMW 335i's manufacture claimed acceleration to 100kph is over 5 seconds but in real world tests I've heard it can do something under five seconds to 100kph. Maybe the RS6 will be the same and when independant tests are done it will be faster? I would have thought this car would be able to do a sub 4.5 seconds to 100kph. We will have to wait and see I guess.
May 2, 2008 8:38 am
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ceven
Oh, and it's of course "seconDs". :D
Apr 30, 2008 11:39 am
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