Crown

Board: Other Sports Cars Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    2006 RS6 in the states

    I saw a new body Audi A6 (05-06) with RS6 tags and 4 tailpipes, on 101 south this afternoon in Northern California. Can't find any specs on the Audi USA site, and i did not expect the RS version for the 6 series for at least a year or two here in the USA.

    Can someone give me, HP? engine (V10?) 0-62? top speed, etc, i wonder how my 997S is stacked up.

    ham

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    Quote:
    hamilton93 said:
    I saw a new body Audi A6 (05-06) with RS6 tags and 4 tailpipes, on 101 south this afternoon in Northern California. Can't find any specs on the Audi USA site, and i did not expect the RS version for the 6 series for at least a year or two here in the USA.

    Can someone give me, HP? engine (V10?) 0-62? top speed, etc, i wonder how my 997S is stacked up.

    ham



    Does not OFFICIALLY exist. Next time, use a camera, even if you have to cut off some little old granny.

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    Quote:
    hamilton93 said:
    I saw a new body Audi A6 (05-06) with RS6 tags and 4 tailpipes, on 101 south this afternoon in Northern California. Can't find any specs on the Audi USA site, and i did not expect the RS version for the 6 series for at least a year or two here in the USA.

    Can someone give me, HP? engine (V10?) 0-62? top speed, etc, i wonder how my 997S is stacked up.

    ham



    Don't worry regarding the relative performance of your 997s.

    The old RS6plus (with 480hp) was rather a slow car. The 0-200kph time was around 17-18 seconds or so and the car also felt quite slow in particular above 150kph.

    The new RS6 is rumoured to get 500-550hp. My guess would be that straight line acceleration should be very close to a 997s, with advantages for the 997s at higher speeds

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    Quote:
    MKSGR said:
    Quote:
    hamilton93 said:
    I saw a new body Audi A6 (05-06) with RS6 tags and 4 tailpipes, on 101 south this afternoon in Northern California. Can't find any specs on the Audi USA site, and i did not expect the RS version for the 6 series for at least a year or two here in the USA.

    Can someone give me, HP? engine (V10?) 0-62? top speed, etc, i wonder how my 997S is stacked up.

    ham



    Don't worry regarding the relative performance of your 997s.

    The old RS6plus (with 480hp) was rather a slow car. The 0-200kph time was around 17-18 seconds or so and the car also felt quite slow in particular above 150kph.

    The new RS6 is rumoured to get 500-550hp. My guess would be that straight line acceleration should be very close to a 997s, with advantages for the 997s at higher speeds



    The new RS6 has its sights set on the M5, not to mention the x55 AMGs, so I really doubt that it will be slower than a 997s. I predict a 13-second 0-200 kph time. Think about it - M5s are putting out 530-540 HP stock. In order for Audi to match its performance with AWD and slightly bigger weight, it will need over 550 HP - that could turn out to be the ultimate sedan. Plenty fast with gobs of torque (TT V10) and superior traction.

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    Quote:
    MKSGR said:The new RS6 is rumoured to get 500-550hp. My guess would be that straight line acceleration should be very close to a 997s, with advantages for the 997s at higher speeds


    With over 500hp, the Audi is the one with the theorhetical advantage at high speed (until the speed limiter cuts in)...

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    thanks, sounds like the new platform RS6 does not exsist yet so I think the car was posing and just badged RS, it was not a factory car out for tests, this was an owners car.

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    Wel, ya never know, maybe you saw the new RS6. How'd it look? Were there fender flares, and if there was, were they nice lookin? I'm pretty curious, because I was a pretty big fan of the RS6.

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    i agree with crash, i'll swerve to get pics next time, car did not have any flares and rubber looked too narrow so the more i think about it it was posing

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    Aw. that's too bad.

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    Could have easily been a 4.2 which has the wider body, debaged and a quad exhaust. It's relatively difficult to tell the difference between an RS6 and the A6...

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    Quote:
    Crash said:
    Quote:
    MKSGR said:
    Quote:
    hamilton93 said:
    I saw a new body Audi A6 (05-06) with RS6 tags and 4 tailpipes, on 101 south this afternoon in Northern California. Can't find any specs on the Audi USA site, and i did not expect the RS version for the 6 series for at least a year or two here in the USA.

    Can someone give me, HP? engine (V10?) 0-62? top speed, etc, i wonder how my 997S is stacked up.

    ham



    Don't worry regarding the relative performance of your 997s.

    The old RS6plus (with 480hp) was rather a slow car. The 0-200kph time was around 17-18 seconds or so and the car also felt quite slow in particular above 150kph.

    The new RS6 is rumoured to get 500-550hp. My guess would be that straight line acceleration should be very close to a 997s, with advantages for the 997s at higher speeds



    The new RS6 has its sights set on the M5, not to mention the x55 AMGs, so I really doubt that it will be slower than a 997s. I predict a 13-second 0-200 kph time. Think about it - M5s are putting out 530-540 HP stock. In order for Audi to match its performance with AWD and slightly bigger weight, it will need over 550 HP - that could turn out to be the ultimate sedan. Plenty fast with gobs of torque (TT V10) and superior traction.



    Although I would like a 0-200 time of 13 seconds this will not happen. Audi, unfortunately, is not known for efficiency when it comes to translating power into performance. Just look at the new RS4. Rather slow for 420hp. Unfortunate but true.

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    Quote:
    Grant said:
    Quote:
    MKSGR said:The new RS6 is rumoured to get 500-550hp. My guess would be that straight line acceleration should be very close to a 997s, with advantages for the 997s at higher speeds


    With over 500hp, the Audi is the one with the theorhetical advantage at high speed (until the speed limiter cuts in)...



    Forget it. I once tested the RS6plus. The RS6plus (480hp) is really slow above 200kph. And still it consumes 20 l/100km.

    After the test drive I decided to buy an Audi A8 Diesel instead (I was looking for a comfortable, spacious, and powerful car).

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    Quote:
    MKSGR said:
    Quote:
    Crash said:
    Quote:
    MKSGR said:
    Quote:
    hamilton93 said:
    I saw a new body Audi A6 (05-06) with RS6 tags and 4 tailpipes, on 101 south this afternoon in Northern California. Can't find any specs on the Audi USA site, and i did not expect the RS version for the 6 series for at least a year or two here in the USA.

    Can someone give me, HP? engine (V10?) 0-62? top speed, etc, i wonder how my 997S is stacked up.

    ham



    Don't worry regarding the relative performance of your 997s.

    The old RS6plus (with 480hp) was rather a slow car. The 0-200kph time was around 17-18 seconds or so and the car also felt quite slow in particular above 150kph.

    The new RS6 is rumoured to get 500-550hp. My guess would be that straight line acceleration should be very close to a 997s, with advantages for the 997s at higher speeds



    The new RS6 has its sights set on the M5, not to mention the x55 AMGs, so I really doubt that it will be slower than a 997s. I predict a 13-second 0-200 kph time. Think about it - M5s are putting out 530-540 HP stock. In order for Audi to match its performance with AWD and slightly bigger weight, it will need over 550 HP - that could turn out to be the ultimate sedan. Plenty fast with gobs of torque (TT V10) and superior traction.



    Although I would like a 0-200 time of 13 seconds this will not happen. Audi, unfortunately, is not known for efficiency when it comes to translating power into performance. Just look at the new RS4. Rather slow for 420hp. Unfortunate but true.



    Yes, that's very unfortunate. The Quattro system might be the culprit here. However, that is exactly my point. It will probably get close to 600 HP in order to be competitive with a 540 HP M5. The old RS6 was a bit quicker than the E39 M5, with about 50 HP more, more weight and AWD. Makes sense actually.

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    If its not a real car but a mule, i doubt it would have badges on it;) probably just some poser. Furthermore, someone said a V10 turbo, and this is not the case, just a NA V10.

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    Quote:
    bostonmini said:
    If its not a real car but a mule, i doubt it would have badges on it;) probably just some poser. Furthermore, someone said a V10 turbo, and this is not the case, just a NA V10.



    I doubt it. I seriously think Audi is going to use a TT V10 from the A8. The 4.2 V8s from RS4s are showing failures and Audi needs a reliable, powerful and torquey engine, not a technological marvel that breaks down every 5000 niles...

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    they have the V10 from the gallardo to play with....NA engines seem to be their new thing no?

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    The " regular " 2007 S6 was officially announced weeks ago , with something like a 420 HP V10, detuned from the 450 HP V10 for the same motor in the S8. So I would venture 500-600 hp from a twin turbo V10 for an RS6 , since that's what it's two main comps, the M5 and the coming E63 will have , power wise, and the Audi has to make enough to compensate for the weight of quattro drive system.

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    Quote:
    MKW said:
    The " regular " 2007 S6 was officially announced weeks ago , with something like a 420 HP V10, detuned from the 450 HP V10 for the same motor in the S8. So I would venture 500-600 hp from a twin turbo V10 for an RS6 , since that's what it's two main comps, the M5 and the coming E63 will have , power wise, and the Audi has to make enough to compensate for the weight of quattro drive system.



    Exactly.

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    Quote:
    Crash said:
    ... The 4.2 V8s from RS4s are showing failures...



    What's the story?

    The old RS6s were only faster to 60 due to better traction and automatic gearbox. Audi usually uses very long gearing in the higher gears, add the fact that both transmission and AWD sap power and worse aerodynamics (let alone the engine cooling) make it not much faster than the M5.

    The new BMW has a 7-speed SMG transmission...

    Re: 2006 RS6 in the states

    Quote:
    Ferdie said:
    Quote:
    Crash said:
    ... The 4.2 V8s from RS4s are showing failures...



    What's the story?

    The old RS6s were only faster to 60 due to better traction and automatic gearbox. Audi usually uses very long gearing in the higher gears, add the fact that both transmission and AWD sap power and worse aerodynamics (let alone the engine cooling) make it not much faster than the M5.

    The new BMW has a 7-speed SMG transmission...



    From what I understand some engines are suffering from stress failures. I really have no idea what Audi were thinking with the RS6... Hopefully the new one is improved enough to beat the competition.

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 11/18/18 10:43 PM
    EnglishManInNY
    403858 5190
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 11/20/18 7:12 PM
    Enmanuel
    321006 1978
    Porsche Sticky 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) 11/20/18 6:29 PM
    Lars997M
    272950 2971
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 11/7/18 2:43 PM
    Pilot
     
     
     
     
     
    211346 1077
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 11/15/18 6:23 PM
    BONES
    192064 2674
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 11/20/18 1:57 PM
    SciFrog
    123341 2424
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 11/15/18 12:15 PM
    RCA
    32286 316
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    throt
    14051 121
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 6/18/18 8:51 PM
    Monkey
    13329 31
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 1/9/18 1:43 PM
    Kimi
    523536 5816
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 4/3/18 9:15 AM
    KresoF1
    483348 4254
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 9/13/18 10:12 AM
    RCA
    279030 2589
    Porsche Cayman GT4 11/16/18 11:30 AM
    RCA
    264127 2611
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    RCA
    191549 1074
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 11/20/18 2:09 PM
    BiTurbo
    190172 1755
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 11/20/18 9:10 PM
    GoHardGT3RS
    179112 3224
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    142747 757
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 11/20/18 6:41 PM
    intouch1
    142574 2247
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 1/6/18 10:41 PM
    Wonderbar
    128307 1284
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    111650 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    106518 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 11/20/18 9:25 PM
    Enzo II
    85090 1138
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 10/13/18 9:50 PM
    RCA
    66649 672
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    RCA
    57199 423
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/3/18 11:09 AM
    bluelines
    46681 477
    Others Tesla Roadster 11/14/18 12:48 PM
    lukestern
    43280 1395
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    RCA
    42820 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 11/20/18 9:13 PM
    GoHardGT3RS
    41304 598
    Lambo Aventador and SV 11/19/18 8:31 AM
    RCA
    39336 472
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 11/14/18 11:25 AM
    RCA
    39055 637
    282 items found, displaying 1 to 30.