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September 9th, 2008
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The design

Dynamic elegance – the design of the new Audi RS 6 is characteristic for an Audi. The high-performance V10 engine and its two turbochargers need a lot of air to breath and for cooling, so the inlet openings in the front had to be enlarged accordingly. They are surrounded by arched bridges. The front apron has also been redrawn. Within the single-frame radiator grille, there is a high-gloss black protective grille in a hexagonal, honeycomb design bearing the red and silver RS 6 logo.

Next to the xenon plus headlights, which can optionally be complemented with the dynamic cornering light function known as adaptive light, are the front fog lights, which have been relocated to allow a greater throughput of air in the front apron. The daytime running lights strips, each comprising ten LEDs on the lower edge of the headlight, provide a powerful visual touch. A cover on the top of the headlight focuses this view.

Powerful side trims and flared fenders are the main features of the side view. To reduce weight, the front fenders are made of aluminum, as is the hood. These create space for the large wheels of the new RS 6. At the same time, they are reminiscent of a milestone in the history of the automobile, the original 1980 Audi quattro ("Ur-quattro"), the pioneer of permanent all-wheel drive.

This powerful look is continued at the rear of the vehicle. The broad diffuser with its own special look, holding a large oval exhaust tail pipe on both the left and the right-hand sides. A rear spoiler harmoniously integrated into the side panels and the trunk lid is aerodynamically extremely effective, and the RS6 emblem rounds off the fine detail. The rear lights predominantly employ LED technology.

The new Audi RS 6 has a length of 4,928 millimeters (16.17 ft), a wheelbase of 2,846 millimeters (9.34 ft), a width of 1,889 millimeters (6.20 ft) and a height of 1,456 millimeters (4.78 ft). The drag coefficient is 0.31. The distinct elegance of the design is underlined by the standard metallic/pearl effect paint. The color Sepang Blue is exclusively reserved for the RS 6. Other colors that are available are Monza Silver, Monterrey Green, Phantom Black, Mugello Blue, Misano Red and Daytona Gray.

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