Next RS6, due in 2019, set to be powered by twin-turbocharged V8 capable of 0-62mph in 3.6sec
24 July 2018

Audi is developing its next RS6 with a new twin-turbocharged V8 engine to give it substantially more firepower in its fight against the BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63.

The new RS6 is due to make its debut at the 2019 Frankfurt motor show and will be built alongside the technically related RS7 at Audi’s Neckarsulm plant in Germany.

Like its bigger brother, the RS6 will pack a twin- turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 petrol unit, as used by the Porsche Panamera Turbo and Lamborghini Urus, to offer around 605bhp. That’s the same power output quoted for the limited-volume RS6 Avant Performance and 43bhp more than the previous regular RS6. The new engine is also said to deliver an extra 37lb ft, at 590lb ft.

By comparison, the M5 offers 600bhp and 553lb ft, and the most powerful version of the E63, the S, delivers 604bhp and 627lb ft.

Drive for the RS6 will be sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox and traditional Torsen torque-sensing quattro system.

The new RS6 is also set to have a near 80kg reduction in kerb weight largely thanks to the use of a second-generation MLB structure. As a result, it looks good for a 0-62mph time of around 3.6sec – 0.1sec quicker than the time quoted for the RS6 Performance. Refinements in aerodynamic efficiency are also set to give an incremental rise in top speed to 193mph.

The RS6 will arrive after the fifth-generation S6, which is also due in 2019 in both saloon and estate forms. The new S6 will swap its predecessor’s 4.0-litre V8 motor for a twin- turbocharged 2.9-litre V6, which is both lighter and more potent. It’s expected to deliver in excess of 450bhp and 406lb ft via an eight-speed automatic gearbox and quattro four-wheel drive.

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24 July 2018

 Why?, why do we have to have Cars with so much power?, could be time to make People sit tests to see if they are capable and sensible enough to own a Car such as this.

Peter Cavellini.

24 July 2018
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Why?, why do we have to have Cars with so much power?, could be time to make People sit tests to see if they are capable and sensible enough to own a Car such as this.

You don't have to buy it, Peter. You're welcome to stick to the entry level model. If people want to buy such a powerful vehicle, and companies want to sell them, why shouldn't they? Besides, every new model generates jobs for thousands of people!

24 July 2018
Venturi288 wrote:

Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Why?, why do we have to have Cars with so much power?, could be time to make People sit tests to see if they are capable and sensible enough to own a Car such as this.

You don't have to buy it, Peter. You're welcome to stick to the entry level model. If people want to buy such a powerful vehicle, and companies want to sell them, why shouldn't they? Besides, every new model generates jobs for thousands of people!

. It’s not the performance, how fast it goes, it’s that old Chestnut....if you pass your test first time and money isn’t a problem you could walk straight into an Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini Showroom and order whatever, insurance?, if you can afford the Car insurance isn’t the problem, experience, the lack of, ok, if your clever you’ll take up some courses on how to drive them,but ad you often see on Yotube Supercars getting totalled by nothing more than no experience what to do if you over cook it in a situation, that’s my problem with 600+bhp Cars, they get into the hands of the inexperienced too soon..

Peter Cavellini.

24 July 2018
Venturi288 wrote:

Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Why?, why do we have to have Cars with so much power?, could be time to make People sit tests to see if they are capable and sensible enough to own a Car such as this.

You don't have to buy it, Peter. You're welcome to stick to the entry level model. If people want to buy such a powerful vehicle, and companies want to sell them, why shouldn't they? Besides, every new model generates jobs for thousands of people!

 

Quite right. But Peter Captain Obvious Spam his name everywhere Cavellini doesn't understand such a simple concept.

24 July 2018

 and what Planet do you live on?, if that was the case there’d be no unemployment, does that apply to a new Biscuit, Toothpaste? For instance,no, as I’ve said, if you can afford more than one Car, have two Houses or indeed own your own Company and your 17 yr old Child passes there driving test...what are you going to let them buy?, some Parents just let them have what they want, so it’s a Porsche or a Ferrari, but there’s something missing?, oh! It’s driving experience, jumping from a 75bhp super mini you learnt in to 750bhp isn’t going to drive the same, do you think graded licenses should be brought in to stop this? save some lives?, so, I’ve no qualm about the BHP it’s the experience of the Biological interface that could get behind th3 Wheel....

Peter Cavellini.

TS7

24 July 2018

...with a pinch of salt.

The current RS6 Performance (note autocar: not 'plus') is quoted as 3.7 seconds, TG magazine hauled it to 60 in 3.3 and it sure as hell doesn't take 0.4 more for another 2 mph. As for top speed the current model is lstill imited at 189.5 mph, it could go faster if unleashed. Tyres are an issue though, unless they go for more expensive bespoke rubber I suspect.

24 July 2018
TS7 wrote:

...with a pinch of salt.

The current RS6 Performance (note autocar: not 'plus') is quoted as 3.7 seconds, TG magazine hauled it to 60 in 3.3 and it sure as hell doesn't take 0.4 more for another 2 mph. As for top speed the current model is lstill imited at 189.5 mph, it could go faster if unleashed. Tyres are an issue though, unless they go for more expensive bespoke rubber I suspect.

 

Audi has this strategy of completely undervaluing their 0-60 times for some time now, I dont not know why they do it, I heard once it has something to do with different types of fuel around the World and therefore cars might perform differently.

Im am sure this wagon will do 0-60 in less than 3 seconds easily.

25 July 2018
Ubberfrancis44 wrote:

Im am sure this wagon will do 0-60 in less than 3 seconds easily.

 

Yeah... no.

24 July 2018
Awesome car. Just a shame the new one will be too wide for anything except an autobhan. The RS6 will get stuck behind the truck on a UK B road whilst I zoom past both of them in my Polo GTi

 

 

 

24 July 2018

drove many types s4 , rs5 rs6s etc etc , got a company s4 now ((

does't matter if they get faster and faster, there still not exciting. 

the new r8 v10 at 195 mph was also a tame animal.

 

COME on audi, makes cars exciting again, even Porsche has forgotten this for the majority of their cars.   well done renault alpine (

 

 

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