If I were to describe the Audi in one sentence, I would say “ It's Audi's most powerful production car ever and the most driveable since the ur-Quattro”. Period. No one can argue that! Everywhere, car enthusiasts fancy this Audi.
The VW Groups’s 5.0-litre V10 uses turbocharging to achieve its phenomenal power output, and you know if you fancy giving it a run for its money away from a set of traffic lights, be warned. The car will pass the 62mph barrier from a standing start in 4.6s. The fact this could happen is because the twin turbochargers and a series of component modifications are responsible for the power boost enjoyed by the RS6. The turbochargers gives the Audi an edge against other luxury cars. The gears are shifted through steering wheel paddle shifters connected to a six speed automatic gearbox and an upgraded guattro 4x4 system has the unenviable task of putting all that power down onto the road.
What also new with the Audi is that the S6 chassis has a revised all-hydraulic version of the Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) system found previously in the old RS6 and the RS4 models. DRC allows the driver do adjust the RS6’s damping through a three-stage system with comfort, dynamic and sport settings. It progressively stiffens the suspension for a more focused driving experience when required or eases off to enhance ride comfort.
What really caught my attention is their safety system. The ESP system on the RS6 has been programmed to make late interventions, allowing the driver scope to enjoy the car’s handling characteristics to the maximum. How this works is the system will brake individual wheels and modulate the engine’s power output to rescue the situation if it detects that the driver has lost control but it’s been specially designed to give the enthusiastic RS6 owner room for manoeuvre. In some ways, you could say the car trusts you enough to make decisions in time before it acts.
The RS6 has some really neat interior features. It has beautiful design touches, leather and alcantara RS sports seats, a flat-bottomed RS steering wheel and expensive-looking aluminium detailing. There are read-outs for turbo boost pressure and oil temperature too. The car is selling for just under £80,000 for a large executive saloon. The price is considered very reasonable for the value it gives. What more can you ask for, for a vehicle of this stature.
I must say the Audi RS6 is definitely not an average executive saloon. It’s a car with an awesome array of talents, from its 572bhp performance to the Avanbt version’s 1,660-litre payload capacity and one that takes the executive supercar arms race to a whole new level.
In conclusion, all I can say is I like the idea of owing a 5.0-litre biturbo V10 executive saloon that drives up to 572bhp, and its phenomenal power output. I think the Audi would fit in well for a family car, especially for driving long distance journeys. Surely, my kids will enjoy the drive.
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