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New 2009 Audi RS 6 Sedan In-Detail - (Global)

September 9th, 2008
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426 kW (580 hp) and 650 Nm (479.42 lb-ft) torque, acceleration from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.5 seconds and an optional top speed of 280 km/h (173.98 mph): the new Audi RS 6 Sedan has launched itself to the very top of the business class – as the most powerful series-production sedan in its segment. The sporty tiptronic transmission and the quattro all-wheel drive system, which has a slightly rear-driven emphasis, transfer the immense power onto the road with no loss. Uncompromising performance is also provided by the suspension with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) damper control and the mighty brakes. Like all RS models from quattro GmbH, the new RS 6 is a car of supreme dynamism that makes no compromise in its qualities for everyday use.

Performance that fascinates

The dynamic success story continues. Following the RS 6 Avant, quattro GmbH is now presenting the RS 6 as a sedan. With its fascinating performance and breathtaking dynamism, the new RS 6 is in a league of its own – it is the world's most powerful sedan. With twin turbochargers and direct injection, 426 kW (580 hp) of output and 650 Nm (479.42 lb-ft) of torque, the V10 engine stands head and shoulders above the competition. And at the same time, the new RS 6 offers all the comfort of the large business model series from Audi.

Driving like a high-performance sports car, the new Audi RS 6 cuts a truly awesome image. Its V10 biturbo engine powers it from zero to 100 km/h(62.14 mph) in just 4.5 seconds. On request, Audi can increase the electronically limited top speed from 250 to 280 km/h (155.34 to 173.98 mph). The six-speed tiptronic transmission in the new RS 6 is a member of Audi's new generation of sporty automatic transmissions. These feed the enormous power onto a quattro drive system, which is configured to transmit slightly more power to the rear axle so that it too responds with great dynamism.

A powerful partner: the sports suspension

The sports suspension handles the power of the V10 FSI superbly. A fluid-mechanical system with the designation Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) controls the work of the shock absorbers. On request, Audi is able to fit the sports suspension plus, which allows the driver to adjust the damping characteristics in three levels using the MMI operating and multimedia system. Powerful lightweight aluminum wheels with a 19-inch diameter are standard. 20-inch wheels are available as an option. Behind them, mighty wheel brakes are fitted. Alternatively, the new RS 6 can also be braked with ceramic brake disks.

Like all Audi RS models, which are jointly developed and built by quattro GmbH and AUDI AG, the new RS 6 is impressive for its powerful characteristics – uncompromising sportiness, a dynamic and elegant design, great individuality in its equipment and superb quality. The new Audi RS 6 Sedan will be on the market in Germany from mid-October. Prices start at 105,550 euros.

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