• Jun 26, 2007
"Thanks God for traction control," was the first thought that ran through our minds when we came across the reported power figures of the new Audi RS6. Floating around the tubes of the Internets are the chassis codes for the new RS6, which look something like this: Audi AG 47 7967 21 AAJ N31 N30 579 426 5002. What does all that mean? Well, the 579 figure is the metric horsepower rating, which is equivalent to about 571 HP, while 426 refers to the kilowatts, and 5002 is a reference to the cubic centimeters of displacement.

According to Auto Motor und Sport, purveyors of only the finest rumors, over 730 lb.-ft. of torque will be sent to all four wheels via a six-speed ZF automatic gearbox, with the possibility of a DSG transmission later on. In order to tame all those units of energy, carbon ceramic disks will be an option over the standard rotors – a good call if you ask us.

Beyond the jaw-dropping potential of the 'standard' RS6, the German rag also reports that a 'Plus' version may become available with additional power – somewhere in the neighborhood of 620 to 625 HP – with the twin-turbo'd mill potentially finding a home within the RS R8.

[Source: Auto Motor und Sport via Motor Authority]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Audi 4.2 FSI V8 - 8250 rpm redline, how exactly is that lower than any BMW? And about the question of bashing the billionth edition of the mustang etc. and not making economy cars, the difference is that BMW, MB, Audi ALREADY have smaller models with 1.6-1.8 litre engines, and they sell a lot of them, unlike the big 3, although they may have the models and engines, nobody seems to be buying them, everybody is after the good ol V6, and a car without a V8 option is considered inferior for some reason...
        • 7 Years Ago
        The new M3 has an 8400 rpm rev limiter, 8300 peak power.
        The RS4 has an 8000 redline, 7800 peak power, and 8250 rev limiter.
      • 7 Years Ago
      .. and anyone with the whole brain knows that it IS relevant.
      • 7 Years Ago
      holy crap.... I think i need a towel...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Huh. I was right. They ARE making a time machine.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Another 8 mpg, nose-heavy Audi. zzzz. Wake me when they do something innovative. Nope, I'm not terribly impressed: big car, bigger engine, it's been done.
        • 7 Years Ago
        if you hear RS6 and you go zzzzzz, then you really shouldnt be calling yourself an auto-enthusiast, and you probably shouldnt be posting on an auto-enthusiast website...
        • 7 Years Ago
        Give me a break. Another supercar sedan and I'm supposed to be having multiple orgasms? VAG shoehorns a Lambo V10 into an Audi and that's considered exciting?

        There's a giant pissing match ongoing between the German car-makers. I see nothing terribly interesting coming out of it, just bigger engines, some forced induction, and a handful of production cars few can afford that cannot ever be driven near their potential off a racetrack. zzzzz.

        Now, if they did 571 hp and got 30 mpg, that'd be something to get excited about.
        • 7 Years Ago
        they can do that, it's called the V12 TDi engine, which could easily get 25+ mpg. problem is, yanks won't buy a diesel engine at these prices, so Audi won't sell them
      • 7 Years Ago
      Audi 4.2 FSI V8 - 8250 rpm redline, how exactly is that lower than any BMW? And about the question of bashing the billionth edition of the mustang etc. and not making economy cars, the difference is that BMW, MB, Audi ALREADY have smaller models with 1.6-1.8 litre engines, and they sell a lot of them, unlike the big 3, although they may have the models and engines, nobody seems to be buying them, everybody is after the good ol V6, and a car without a V8 option is considered inferior for some reason...
      • 7 Years Ago
      700FT LBS TORQUE?!?! and Quattro AWD? I can only imagine launches with that car. That is seriously impressive. I'm sure this car will be more expensive than I can afford but it sure sounds like the ultimate 4 door sedan. Audi's known for having a nice aftermarket following, so expect some chip tuning to give it a bump to 850ft/lbs+ I need to go win the lottery...
      • 7 Years Ago
      wow audi is on a roll. one great product after another.

      who would have thought that 20 years ago?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Good God...730 foot pound of torque?! Out of all four wheels? Four words: four wheel burn out. That car would turn any commute into dust.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Holy Torque Batman!!! When does this Gut-Wrencher come out? Please come to the USA!!!

      • 7 Years Ago
      The idiocy of it, of course, is that traction control will make sure you'll never have all that horsepower.

      Having said that, the car sounds cool anyway :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      considering the RS4 has 420 HP on tap, this only makes sense

      but is still astonishing
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