Compare 2008 Audi RS 4 vs 2009 BMW M6

2008 Audi RS 4
2009 BMW M6
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4-Door Sedan
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 11 17 $93,930 $102,100
2-Door Convertible 11 17 $99,270 $107,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$62,227
$93,930
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$66,910
$102,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1115 / month
$1702 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi RS4 sedan and cabriolet bring rocketlike power and price tags to the otherwise humble A4 lineup.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 30.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 82.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 35.6
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 49.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
28.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 191.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 109.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 13.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 x - TBD - 14.7 x 1.42
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 14.6 x 0.94
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 13.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.1 13.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Variable
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/35R19 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/35R19 P255/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3909
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 19 x 9.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 170
Engine
Displacement
4.2L/254 5.0L/305
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7800 500 @ 7750
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V10
Fuel System
FSI Direct EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 @ 6000 383 @ 6100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 11
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 13
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.81
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.65
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.62
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Manual SMG
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.99
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.83
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi RS 4 BMW M6
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link M Sport
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-Pivot
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone M Sport
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 4-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA

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