Following on the heels of the RS 6 Avant, Audi now presents its sedan which drives like a super car thanks to its superior performance and thrilling dynamics, yet offers all of the everyday utility of a large executive vehicle.
The engine of the new Audi RS 6 is a high-tech work of art. The 4,991cc V10 bundles together Audi's race winning technologies like FSI direct fuel injection, dry-sump lubrication and twin turbo-chargers.
With up to 1.6 bar of boost pressure, these technologies provide smooth, powerful thrust and an incomparable power band. The peak torque of 650Nm is available all the way from 1,500 to 6,250 rpm. Peak power of 426kW is generated between 6,250 rpm and the maximum figure of 6,700 rpm.
With a power to weight ratio of 3.4 kg per hp, the Audi RS 6 performs like a super car should. It catapults to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.
The engine's power flows through the six-speed tiptronic, one of a new, dynamic generation of Audi automatic transmissions.
The body of the 4.93 metre RS 6 also sports a number of distinctive features that immediately identify it as the king of the castle. These include the single frame grille, the large air intakes, the headlights featuring xenon plus, adaptive light and RS 6 specific LED daytime running lights, the flared fenders and deep side skirts, the rear diffuser, the spoiler integrated into the trunk lid and the two large oval exhaust pipes.
Standard equipment for Australian specification cars includes MMI with a colour monitor and TV reception (analog and digital), advanced key entry, electric glass sunroof, Audi Navigation, dual zone deluxe automatic air conditioning plus, an acoustic parking assistant at front and rear, a 3-spoke, multi-function leather sports steering wheel with flat-bottomed rim and a Bose surround sound system. A boost pressure indicator for the two turbochargers in the driver information system rounds out the instrumentation.
The Audi RS 6 will arrive in Australia in the first quarter of 2009. Pricing is yet to be announced.