Did You Know That…?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74324"] source: Audi AG ... the DRC chassis (Dynamic Ride Control) originated in the first generation (C5) and is still used today in the current generation (C8) with the same functional principle? ... the wide construction of the RS 6 requires modified tanks and longer tank piping? Refueling during the prototype drives in the development phase always brings a smile due to the noise of the air known as “tank mooing...

“For Me, the Current RS 6 is the Crowning Achievement of Two Decades of RS History”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74375"] source: Audi AG Stephan Reil, long-time Head of Research & Development at quattro GmbH (now Audi Sport GmbH), remembers 20 years of the Audi RS 6 “At the time, nobody imagined that much power in a station wagon because there just wasn’t anything like it” “With the current generation C8, the RS 6 has grown into a worldwide success story” From the first generation RS 6 to the current one: Stephan Reil was there from the s...

Video of the Day: German Muscle Versus American Muscle

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73470"] words: Bill, photo: carwow What happens when you pit a mid engine C8 Corvette Stingray V8 against a mid engine Audi R8 V10 and a rear engine Porsche 911 twin turbo flat 6? A fun drag race. The R8 is a Rear Wheel Series one so obviously it's rear wheel drive as are the Corvette and 911. So will American brawn take out the Germans? You may or may not be surprised. Either way, it'll be fun. Watch the video below. [embed]https://yout...

Find of the Day: 2021 Nogaro Blue Audi RS 7

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70747"] words: Bil, photos: Manheim Imports Remember when the news of the RS 6 Avant finally coming to the States broke and everyone was ecstatic and then news came out that Audi of America was bringing over just 25 Nogaro Blue RS 6 Avant RS Tribute editions? Heads exploded. Those 25 Tributes were snatched up and everyone was envious. Meanwhile the RS 6's stablemate, the C8 RS 7, while equally a fantastic vehicle with very similar specs, was lar...

Hennessy Performance Uses Wife’s RS 6 to Set Fastest Top Speed with Christmas Tree on Roof

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67192"] Yes, the Christmas-Tree-on-the-Roof schtick gets a bit cluttered this time of year, but we’re still willing to drop some praise when we see a display like this. With runway rented for performance development, Hennessey Performance decided to try for top speed runs with a tree on top. First they tried Hennessey’s Porsche 911 Turbo S, netting 205 mph without the tree and dropping to 175 mph with the would-be fastest fir. Next came their...

Find of the Day: 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant RS Tribute edition for…

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="66683"] words: Bill, photos: Cosmo Motors Nogaro Blue is one of those Audi colors that just grabs attention. Combine it with the C8 RS 6 Avant and you have a rare bird. This is the RS Tribute edition and in case you've been living under a rock for the last couple of years, it's 1 of 25 that was imported to the States. We featured a Tribute back in March and the price on that (with 1,543 miles) was $152,000. This one with 7,151 miles is...well, he...

Video of the Day: C7 RS 6 Avant vs C8 RS 6 Avant Drag Race with Daniel Abt

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64046"] words: Bill, video: Daniel Abt If you've ever wondered how the older C7 stacked up to the new C8 RS 6 Avant, wonder no more. In Daniel Abt's (yes, that Daniel Abt) latest YouTube video, he pits the two super wagons against each other. Thankfully, there are English subtitles for those who don't speak German. While the C7 has a lot of miles on it, it's been upgraded with ABT power as has its younger sibling, the C8. Both put out about 700...

Video of the Day: Audi C5 vs C6 vs C7 vs C8 RS 6 Avants

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60194"] words: Bill, video: carwow Let me just preface this by saying there are no losers here. Mat Watson and his team from carwow seem to know what lies at the center of my heart...the RS 6 Avant in any generation. Here he pits the latest to its older relatives and while we would like to say we know what the results would be, there might be a surprise in the mix. Enjoy the video. [embed]https://youtu.be/8N-QUfl3tXU[/embed]

Find of the Day: 2021 Audi RS 6 Avant RS Tribute edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59251"] words: Bill, photos: Adam Lizotte-Zeisler Needless to say that with the Audi C8 RS 6 Avant finally hitting our shores for the 1st time, there has been a lot of excitement. We've seen RS 6 Avants in 'normal' Audi colors and exciting Audi exclusive colors but the King of the Hill color is Nogaro Blue. Not only does it harken back to the OG RS2 Avant but, at least in the US market, a Nogaro Blue RS 6 Avant means that it is a RS Tribute editi...

MTM’s 1,001hp Audi C8 RS 6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52140"] words: Bill, photos: MTM USA When the RS Q8 came out, tuners jumped on it and...well...tuned them into monsters. ABT Sportsline, MANHART, Wheelsandmore, and Lumma Design were just some who had added their own interpretation to the mighty SUV. Now it's the Audi RS 6 Avant's turn. A stock C8 RS 6 Avant has 591hp and 590ft/lb of torque. If that's not enough for you, MTM has the answer. With their Stage 4 upgrade, the 'meek' Avant tur...

ABT Sportsline Has Its Way With the A6 allroad

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48687"] words: Bill, photos: ABT America While we've been waiting for the RS 6 Avant to hit our shores, the A6 allroad crossed over our border months ago. For those who long for the super Avant but sadly can't afford one, the C8 allroad is a pretty darn good Avant and now ABT Sportsline has made it a damn good one. Everyone is looking for power and the ABT Engine Control will increase the 3.0T V6 from 335hp and 360 lb-ft up to 419hp and 405 lb-ft...

Want To Add 400 Horses and More Style To Your Audi RS 6 Avant?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47357"] words: Bill, photos: Wheelsandmore As we anxiously await the arrival of the Audi RS 6 Avant to our shore, those mad lads in Europe are already playing with theirs. German tuner, Wheelsandmore, revealed their vision of what the perfect RS 6 Avant should be. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47348"] Through software, upgrades to the turbochargers and exhaust, an air filter kit with changed air filter box, and modified intake...

In Detail: The New Audi RS 6

[source: Audi AG]  High-performance Avant for all purposes – sportiness and practical benefits 4.0 TFSI twin-turbo V8 with mild hybrid: high power meets high efficiency 441 kW (600 PS), 800 Nm (590.0 lb-ft), 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.6 seconds Ingolstadt, August 21, 2019 – 25 years of RS, 25 years of high-performance station wagons from Audi: With the new Audi RS 6 Audi Sport is ushering in a new chapter in the history of the high-performance Avant. Even more power comb...

US Spec for S6 and S7, Plus New Pics

It was a bit of a surprise yesterday when Audi went and dropped initial details and photos of the upcoming S6 and S7 range. That initial focus was entirely on the diesel versions bound for Europe. 24 hours out from the drop, we've been able to get our hands on a few more photos and a few U.S. details. It's probably worth beginning with the spec. Audi has ended its diesel business in the USA, focusing instead on TFSI turbocharged engines, TFSI plug-in hybrids and full electric offerings. ...

Audi S6 Test Mule at Nurburgring

We received these photos a few weeks back  but they never made it onto the blog. It's time to fix that oversight, because the Audi S6 has been a longtime favorite of Audi enthusiasts since the model was lunched during the C4 era. A new C8 version is expected later this year, and the car you see here is the proof. Which engine the new S6 uses remains to be seen. The previous car sported a more entry level tune on Audi's 4.0 TFSI V8. And, while we believe another 4.0-liter turbo is set for ...

In Detail: The New Audi A6 Avant

[source: Audi AG] The new Audi A6 Avant combines dynamic design with superb everyday utility and excellent adaptability. The rear has a striking design, yet offers a flexible luggage compartment concept with 565 to 1,680 liters (20.0 – 59.3 cu ft) of capacity. The drive and suspension are designed with comfort and sportiness in mind. The standard mild hybrid system boosts efficiency while the dynamic all-wheel steering enhances maneuverability and agility. With its intuitive opera...

2019 Audi A6 Makes US Debut at NYIAS

source: Audi of America Eighth generation Audi A6 delivers innovative technologies to the mid-size sedan segment All-new MMI® infotainment system including touchscreen with haptic feedback New V6 turbocharged engine and standard 48-volt mild-hybrid technology deliver performance and efficiency Editor's Note - The staff of quattro quarterly will be on the ground at the New York International Auto Show on March 28 and 29. We will bring you Facebook Live videos and photos on our...