• Oct 9, 2009
As a profession, there's a very long list of cars on sale in Europe that we can't buy which us auto journo types nevertheless constantly rattle our (virtual) pens over. From the Volkswagen Scirocco to the Honda Civic Type R to the 300+ hp Ford Focus to the Citroen C6, total and complete absence makes the heart grow fonder -- as well as providing an easy, brainless way for us to end all stories about said forbidden fruit. I mean imagine reading this line, "The BMW M5 Wagon sports a 507 hp 5.0-liter V10 and can run up over 200 mph with the limiter removed. Leave it in Germany!"

That said, there are a few cars that we really do want. As in, when we get together after hours on a press launch with some free booze and really start talking cars, these are the vehicles we pine for. For instance, as nifty as the Ford Focus RS is, we get to drive around in the MazdaSpeed3 often enough -- we'll live. But the aforementioned M5 Wagon? Gotta have it. Or the RS4 Avant? Mommy please. Or the Citroen C6? Or, perhaps best of all, the twin-turbo V10 Audi RS6 Avant? Oh man -- could you imagine? So yes, it's true -- all automotive journalists secretly (and not so secretly) spend their lives lusting after mega-horsepower wagons. Now you know how unreasonable and silly we all are.

Oh, yeah -- almost forgot. MTM just took their tuned 702 hp RS6 Avant to the annual Nardo High Speed event, and it blew the doors off all the other cars, two-door sports cars included. How fast? 344.2 km/h. Translated into something us 'Mericans can understand: 214 miles per hour. Can we get a dang? DANG! Full results appear next month in Auto Motor und Sport -- we'll keep you posted.

[Source: MTM]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      It's been proven with science that squirrels are an inconvenience. Foxes on the other hand, they're great, so majestic, they almost seem like they don't belong 'here.'

      I hate Europe. They go and make Ferrari's and Crepes and then drop this nonsense [Europe-only-production] on us, I've had it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love it! For a dad with a couple rugrats who still wants a crazy fast car, German engineering, and the european build quality and comfort, this is the perfect car. Its not a track records nor take the twisties with the greatest of ease, its a top end monster that can haul 5 people and groceries + a stroller. Its a wagen for God's sakes!
      An even better idea which Audi should consider is throwin in the 5cyl powerplant from the TT-RS into the new B8 chassis, add the usual RS flared fenders, make it Avant-only and badge it as the new RS4. Done. I'm sold.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the Citroen C6????

      really...???
        • 5 Years Ago
        I would take a C6 over the Audi wagon. I can't really use the Audi's massive horsepower, but I can use the Citroen's out of this world coolnesss, plush interior and magic carpet ride.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I just explained how weird we are...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would love to buy (and be able to afford) an Audi RS6 Avante... PLEASE, Audi, bring it here! We haven't had an RS6 in 6 years and we've been really good since then, I promise!
      • 5 Years Ago
      driving the rs6 is a wonderful experience, it's just such a ridiculous combination from an OEM standpoint.
      • 5 Years Ago
      brilliant!!!!!!!!

      M5 and E63 AMG have nothing on this...

      and now i know this is gonna butt hurt about this, but same goes for the CTS-V

      and i know i know the CTS-V sport wagon hasnt been made yet, and it will be cheaper by 20 or 30 grand, and its and american car so everyone has to defend it, but if you have the money for and RS6 avante, odds are the CTS-V wont even cross your mind
        • 5 Years Ago
        It is a tuner car, not a factory RS6.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well to be fair, BMW M5 and E63 AMG are stock cars and can't be compared to a 705 hp car that probably costs well over $200,000. Now if you take G-Power M5, you got yourself a winner.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Perfect. Just perfect. Even better than squirrels.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I come for the Power and the Sport.

      I stay for the Technik.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, I want one today
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those Guys (MTM) are know for doing really good works...
      They give big horse power & good brakes...
      The great things is that... you can make it look normal..... just tune up the motor, the brakes and the exhaust system... but prepare your bank account
      Just to bring that 5.4L engine to the 730hp mark you will need 8,210.00 EUR ...and that is just for the engine moods...

      Nevertheless I would enjoy having a small hatch, like the Leon with their moods :D
      stealth every-day car with a small secret ...
        haddonfineart
        • 2 Years Ago
        All they are doing to the engine is Tweak the ECU chip no governor, and add Free Flow Air cleaners. The free Flow Cat and brakes I heard were at a total cost of 9,000.00 EUR for all
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is fully 100% unadulterated AWESOME.

      That's the car you get when a buddy has a Dodge Viper or Corvette ZR1 that they're bragging on. Then they ask about your 'pansy' wagon and you floor them with the figures on the car.

      Amazing. That car needs to be here. Now. And in my driveway IMMEDIATELY. (If I had a hundred grand or so to shell out, that is)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Try more like two hundred grand, probably.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Holy s***!!! Now that's a true sleeper!!! I love the Audi RS6 Avant, this thing is awesome!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        not so much on my point of view...


        Even the most inocent german driver must know an rs6 when it sees one. Even if not, the bodywork, gigantic brake callipers and most probably the sound (or "voice", as some may prefer) of the car are hints that there´s evil under that skin.
        Remove the bodykit though, and you have the very doomsday beast on cloak mode.
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