The King Of The Wagons Returns: 2014 Audi Rs6

Old RS6 owners might take some persuading, after all the previous generation car with its phenomenal twin-turbocharged V10 is a very tough car to follow. But, like lots of manufacturers out there, Audi is on a pretty evident downsizing movement with its engines so it’s no surprise that the motor in the new RS6 has lost 1-liter and a pair of cylinders in the quest for more “efficiency.” So while the charismatic V10 howl that accompanied the old RS6 may be gone, there has been only a small power drop as the 4L twin-turbo V8 develops 11 HP less than the V10, with 560 HP on tap. However there is more to this new engine than power figures as it manages to mate those 560 horses to a far more humane thirst for gasoline. The new RS6 returns 24 mpg (9.8 L/100 km), which if you compare it to the old car is a substantial improvement. Add to this a series of other very convincing figures, like a top speed of 189 mph, a 0-62 mph time of 3.9 sec, a towering flat torque curve of 516 lb/ft (700 Nm) available between 1,750~5,500 rpm, it quickly becomes obvious the RS6 is still very much a tough contender for the BMW M5. Plus with the RS6 available in Avant guise from the get go, it’s obvious this car will continue to reign high as the king of wagons. Needless to say we can’t wait to get behind the wheel of this beast and report back on how it performs.

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-Dino Dalle Carbonare


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26 comments
Corey K
Corey K

Wowie Wow wow WOW that thing looks AMAZING

Truhidden
Truhidden

Bring it to North America I'm tired of the plastic clad wagons we get trying to be SUV's ( all road! Like I'm driving my 60 grand+ car offroading to go camping, it will be destroyed in my world. )

Andrius zumajevas
Andrius zumajevas

Yes, I love it,but it's a total mindfuck,why I should buy slower rs6,if I can buy 2013 s6,which 0-62mph time of 3.7...

 

ghosthunter
ghosthunter

And how much does that weigh? The old RS6's were really heavy.But I still think the coolest Audi wagon is the RS2...

NikkSquidBonnett
NikkSquidBonnett

Having had the chance to drive an S8 with the 520hp version of this engine today I cannot wait for this to come out!

 

JackOlson
JackOlson

Ah the perfect daily driver returns...to the USA hopefully since Audi shafted us with the RS4

LouisYio
LouisYio

Cadillac CTS-V Wagon vs. Audi RS6

Ooooo!!!!

 

THAT IS ALL!!!!

*Flies away.

Ikazuchi
Ikazuchi

"The new RS6 returns 24 mph (9.8 L/100 km)..."   <-- I think you meant to type "MPG." 

 

Seriously, does nobody proof these posts before they go out? It's been typo-madness this week.

777
777

it may be faster and more fuel efficient, but its no e63 wagon, which in my view is the king of that class, it just doesn't quite have the character

volvohoon
volvohoon

If you were wondering most Enzo owners dd an RS6...

SVT_Bryan
SVT_Bryan

"RS6 is still very much a tough contender for the BMW M5. "

... but with so much more swagger!  I love my Audi's.

speedhunters_dino
speedhunters_dino

 @JackOlson Yeah most German manufacturers do take some curious choices when it comes to the US market. I never quite got why...

speedhunters_dino
speedhunters_dino

 @Ikazuchi Thanks for pointing it out. We try to do out best but with the amount of stories we are pumping out this week these sort of things happen. We are only human. Anyway I blame auto-correct LOL

speedhunters_dino
speedhunters_dino

 @777 I'd say the CLS63 Shooting Brake would be a better choice, looks far better than the hearse-like E-class IMO :)

volvohoon
volvohoon

 @777 Powerplant wise I agree, but not even 590 ft lbs from the performance pack could make me bring that thing home to  mama, it's uglier than sin... and power plant wise the rs6 is making 140hp/liter to the merc's sad 100hp/liter... I realize hp isn't everything, but Ferrari can get 110hp per liter without forced induction.

777
777

 @speedhunters_dino it may well be, but i have always liked a "big" wagon, i learnt to drive in a big v8 holden wagon so cars of that ilk hold some sentiment

ComJive
ComJive

 @volvohoon  @777 if you want character and a wagon, just take some huge diesel out of an american work truck (preferably a straight-6 cummins because I6s are always cooler than V8s) and put it in the middle of any wagon ever because it doesn't matter what the car looks like anymore

volvohoon
volvohoon

 @speedhunters_dino I know of 2, but have heard of more... although it was maybe an overstatement to say 2+ out of 660 is most


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