|Shift||Auto Sequential behind the wheel|
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The first series of the RS6 was based on the second series of the A6. The initials RS stand for RennSport and it is positioned above the S (Sport) in the A6 range. It was sold from 2002 to 2004 in two versions, saloon and Avant.
This car was powered by a V8 petrol/gasoline engine with a displacement of 4.2 litres. It was boosted by two turbochargers, developing 450 hp between 6000 and 6400 rpm and 560 Nm of torque between 1950 and 5600 rpm.
The saloon went from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds (4.9 in the Avant version) while the maximum speed for both was 250 kph (155 mph).
The Avant was also constructed in a version called Plus equipped with an engine with power increased by 30 hp. A suspension management system was also installed to improve manoeuvrability. The production run was 999 cars, all with a special identifying name plate.
The second generation of the RS6 entered production in 2008. Sales of the Avant version preceded the saloon.
Its engine is a 5.0-litre V10 with four valves per cylinder, delivering maximum power of 580 hp between 6250 and 6700 rpm, while peak torque is 650 Nm between 1500 and 6500 rpm.
The RS6 accelerates from 0-100 kph (62 mph) in about 4.4 seconds and reaches 200 kph (125 mph) in 13.6 seconds. Top speed is limited electronically to 250 kph (155 mph) but on request, together with the carbon engine cover, you can unlock the engine to bring top speed up to 280 kph (175 mph).
The third series of the RS6 went into production in 2013.