Audi RS6: Cold Hands, Warm Heart?

February 21, 2008
To go up against Mercedes' E63 AMG and BMW’s M5, Audi is planning to offer the hot RS6. We caught it here, in northern Sweden, while it was undergoing some late prototype testing in the frigid Arctic.

The larger air intakes in the front bumper, and the wider fenders and diffuser at the rear, are the key clues as to the true identity of this Audi. And while the S models have four round exhaust pipes, the RS models will receive oval pipes as their distinguishing feature.

We caught the sedan version this week, but the new RS6 will also be available a wagon (which has already been introduced). They’ll be powered by the same V-10 engine as the S6, but with some help from a turbo, all together delivering about 580 horsepower. This Audi will give the M5 and E63 AMG some strong competition, we believe.--Brenda Priddy & Company

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