The Audi RS 6 is now 20 years old

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 28 Jul, 2022

It has been 20 years since the Audi RS 6 was introduced. An Audi press release recounted Tuesday the history of the Avant wagon, which has been offered as a sedan, it became an iconic model as an Avant wagon.

It wanted to capitalize on its success in motorsports by expanding its lineup of performance road cars at the turn of the 21st century. Audi decided to transform the C5-generation A6 into the RS4 after transforming the smaller A4.

The C5 Audi RS 6 was launched in 2002 with a 4.2-liter V-8 from the S6 but with twin turbochargers and Cosworth tuning. With 444 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, it accelerated the RS 6 from 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds.

Electronically limited to 155 mph, the top speed was 155 mph. In the Plus version, the output was increased to 473 horsepower (torque remained unchanged) and the top speed was increased to 174 mph.

The C5 RS 6 was manufactured in sedan and Avant body styles in the United States, but it was only sold as a sedan for the 2003 model year. The RS 6 was only produced in 860 units, and those were the only ones exported to the U.S.

They introduced the second-generation C6 RS 6 in 2008, powered by a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V-10 producing 572 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. torque. Its 0-62 mph time was only 0.1 seconds faster than the C5, and the same electronically-mandated speed limits were retained.

It was only sold for two years and never imported to the US. The S6 sedan does come with the naturally-aspirated 5.2-liter V-10 from the Audi R8 and Lamborghini Gallardo supercars.

In 2013, Audi returned to eight cylinders with the C7 RS 6. A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 in the C7 produced 552 horsepower but 516 lb-ft of torque, making it faster than the V-10 from a standstill, reaching 62 mph from a stop in 3.9 seconds. In addition, it was capable of 190 mph top speed. C7 RS 6 was only available in Avant wagon form in the United States.

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