Audi RS6 (2008–2011)
RS6 quattro available first in Avant estate form with saloon following in October 2008. UK OTR price confirmed at £77,625 OTR - first deliveries in May 2008. V10 engine is boosted by two turbo chargers, streamlined by FSI direct petrol injection and linked to six-speed tiptronic automatic transmission. 580PS @ 6,250rpm, 650Nm from 1,500-6,250rpm, 0-62mph in 4.6 seconds, top speed limited to 155mph, 20.1mpg combined. Latest generation quattro system with 40:60 front-to-rear torque split. New development of hydraulically controlled Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) system from RS 4 with selectable damper settings. Sports interior boasting up to 1,660 litres of luggage space
1,660 litres of space and 580PS of V10 performance. 38-0 allocated to UK first year. Heavily modified, 5.0-litre version of the compact, naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 FSI petrol engine powering the 435PS S6 quattro. Two turbo chargers and extensive component refinements boost output to 580PS at 6,250rpm, and increase torque from 540Nm to 650Nm, available from just 1,500rpm right through to 6,250rpm.
Latest generation quattro four-wheel-drive system with standard 40:60 front-to-rear torque split, ensuring that it translates seamlessly into smooth, safely contained and uninterrupted performance. The feeling of unflappable composure is emphasised further by a new version of the Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) system that won plenty of praise in the original RS 6 quattro and has since been used in the RS 4 quattro. 20" wheels. DRC connects shock absorbers on each side of the car diagonally to their counterparts by way of a central valve, which directs a flow of oil to provide additional damping force whenever a shock absorber is compressed, making for impressive gains in handling precision and stability.
New to this RS 6 quattro was a three-stage selectable control for this system, which will be fitted as standard to UK versions and allows the driver to choose from three damper settings - comfort, dynamic and sport – according to preference and conditions. Also a specially reconfigured version of the Electronic Stability Programme which has been programmed to intervene as late as possible, maximising driving pleasure without compromising ultimate safety. If required, the ESP system can be completely deactivated.
Saloon version from October 2008 at £76,160 OTR