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    Thread: First test numbers from the Audi S6 - it's pretty quick!

    1. Member Shomegrown's Avatar
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      05-09-2012 08:15 PM #1
      Just imagine what the RS6/RS7 is going to do.

      I suspect the skidpad numbers are much less than the regular A6 due to them not having the best test surface wherever they were testing in Europe.

      http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...s6-test-review

      VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan


      ESTIMATED BASE PRICE: $71,000


      ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 32-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection


      Displacement: 240 cu in, 3933 cc
      Power: 420 hp @ 6400 rpm
      Torque: 406 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm


      TRANSMISSION: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode


      DIMENSIONS:
      Wheelbase: 114.6 in
      Length: 194.1 in
      Width: 73.8 in Height: 56.7 in
      Curb weight: 4255 lb


      C/D TEST RESULTS:
      Zero to 60 mph: 3.7 sec
      Zero to 100 mph: 9.2 sec
      Zero to 130 mph: 16.1 sec
      Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 4.9 sec
      Top gear, 30–50 mph: 2.1 sec
      Top gear, 50–70 mph: 2.6 sec
      Standing ¼-mile: 12.1 sec @ 115 mph
      Top speed (governor limited): 155 mph
      Braking, 70-0 mph: 157 ft
      Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.87 g


      FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST):
      EPA city/highway: 17/26 mpg
      C/D observed: 14 mpg

      TEST NOTES: Launch control is activated in D sport with ESC off. Just stomp the gas with the brake and it zings to 5000 rpm, lift and it moves out.


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      05-09-2012 08:35 PM #2
      0-60 in 3.7 will embarrass 99% of cars, lol. Gotta love Quattro.

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      05-09-2012 08:45 PM #3
      For reference: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...02-test-review

      Also interesting the S6 and Boss 302 have the same EPA fuel economy.
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      05-09-2012 08:45 PM #4
      Is there any physical difference in the ~400hp 4.0T and the ~500hp 4.0T? This thing will be hilarious either way with some bolt-ons and a tune. I guess this goes without saying these days with modern forced induction engines though.

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      05-09-2012 08:46 PM #5
      Damn.

      Thats faster than my friends APR stg 2 B8 S4 DSG (12.3@112) and his new TTRS with APR program (12.2@116). Once he gets his primary cat taken out of the RS, it will be in the 11's, but still. Thats S6 with the same mods will be low 11s.

      Damn.

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      05-09-2012 08:47 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by VWturbonium View Post
      Is there any physical difference in the ~400hp 4.0T and the ~500hp 4.0T? This thing will be hilarious either way with some bolt-ons and a tune. I guess this goes without saying these days with modern forced induction engines though.
      Yeah, hardware wise they are very different. (turbos, internals, compression ratios, etc)

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      05-09-2012 08:48 PM #7
      3.933L = 4.0L? That's even worse than the "T" part

      Badass none the less
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      1988 is not an 80's car, it's an early 90s car but whatever.

    8. 05-09-2012 08:49 PM #8
      oh my goodness gracious...

    9. 05-09-2012 08:50 PM #9
      I cannot believe a luxury sedan can go 0-60 in 3.7 seconds. That is impressive. I wonder how fast the RS6 is going to be with the S6 being this fast.

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      05-09-2012 08:50 PM #10
      TEST NOTES: Launch control is activated in D sport with ESC off. Just stomp the gas with the brake and it zings to 5000 rpm, lift and it moves out.
      5000rpm!!!! Can't do that with a regular auto.

      More impressive is the fuel economy for the capacities of the car.

      V8 power!
      Last edited by Saintor; 05-09-2012 at 09:11 PM.

    11. 05-09-2012 08:55 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by IgorRGTI View Post
      0-60 in 3.7 will embarrass 99% of cars, lol. Gotta love Quattro.
      That is with a hard launch. Look at the 5-60 time to get an idea of the performance most people will see. Still quick, but not OMG.

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      05-09-2012 08:58 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by The Kilted Yaksman View Post
      That is with a hard launch. Look at the 5-60 time to get an idea of the performance most people will see. Still quick, but not OMG.
      Meh, not really. Flooring it off the line (instead of using LC) will get you a 0-60 time somewhere between the two.

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      05-09-2012 09:31 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by IgorRGTI View Post
      0-60 in 3.7 will embarrass 99% of cars, lol. Gotta love Quattro.
      maybe, but 115mph trap speed will have a lot of cars in this class reeling it in up top. regardless, great numbers all around.

    14. 05-09-2012 09:34 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by The Kilted Yaksman View Post
      That is with a hard launch. Look at the 5-60 time to get an idea of the performance most people will see. Still quick, but not OMG.
      I thought that too, at first, but it is still trapping 115 which is not bad at all...

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      05-09-2012 09:38 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      Standing ¼-mile: 12.1 sec


      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      @ 115 mph


      Pretty quick..... in first gear.

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      05-09-2012 09:44 PM #16
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      05-09-2012 09:51 PM #17
      What do people expect it to trap in the 1/4 mile?

      Cadillac CTS-V hits 117, and the Boss 302 someone posted above hits like 113.
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    18. 05-09-2012 09:54 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by 302W View Post
      3.933L = 4.0L? That's even worse than the "T" part

      Badass none the less
      You do realize this is a common pattern for many of the German manufactures?

      BOT - I need to win the lottery and get one of these

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      05-09-2012 09:57 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Spiller337 View Post
      What do people expect it to trap in the 1/4 mile?

      Cadillac CTS-V hits 117, and the Boss 302 someone posted above hits like 113.
      2mph+ is a lot in this class so I wouldn't slight the CTS-V's 2mph advantage, but that can be almost entirely attributed to RWD vs AWD of the Audi. A better comparison might be something like the GTR which traps 118+ but does not have 4 doors. The C63 AMG traps 116-118, the problem is there are really no direct competitors in this class with AWD. Simply adding AWD to one of the BMW offerings doesn't quite compare well with this type of vehicle either, nor are they intended to. All in all the numbers for this car are fantastic and the only one that bothers me even a little is a the trap speed but i am sure there is copious power waiting to be extracted from this car in the aftermarket that will quickly take this to a ~120mph beast.

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      05-09-2012 09:58 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Spiller337 View Post
      What do people expect it to trap in the 1/4 mile?
      Apparently a 4250 lb AWD 420 hp car is supposed to trap more than 115.

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      05-09-2012 10:04 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by curvedinfinity View Post
      Would take CTS-V for more pah less $
      CTS-V starts above $65k these days, so prices should be roughly the same.

      Just a comment, CTS-V is an awesome car too.

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      05-09-2012 10:04 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      Apparently a 4250 lb AWD 420 hp car is supposed to trap more than 115.
      It might be rated at 420hp, but that trap speed and weight indicate a significantly higher horsepower rating. Closer to 500hp.


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      05-09-2012 10:04 PM #23
      Too bad it's missing a 6MT.

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      05-09-2012 10:17 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
      Too bad it's missing a 6MT.
      Probably wouldn't do 3.7 sec with the 6MT, if the TT-RS example is to be followed....Audi has got the launch control + AWD thing figured out on the DSG cars...

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      05-09-2012 10:21 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      Probably wouldn't do 3.7 sec with the 6MT, if the TT-RS example is to be followed....Audi has got the launch control + AWD thing figured out on the DSG cars...
      In the hands of Shomegrown armed with a gopro and an empty road somewhere in MI I bet it could.
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      05-09-2012 10:24 PM #26
      when does this thing go on sale?
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      05-09-2012 10:39 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      In the hands of Shomegrown armed with a gopro and an empty road somewhere in MI I bet it could.
      I need to find these empty road in MI....lol

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      05-09-2012 10:40 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      I need to find these empty road in MI....lol
      There are plenty. Just head to downtown Detroit.

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      05-09-2012 11:58 PM #29
      This thing is significantly faster than the Audi R8.

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      05-10-2012 12:02 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by warren_s View Post
      This thing is significantly faster than the Audi R8.
      and cheaper.
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      its not your car...

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      05-10-2012 12:14 AM #31
      I love it. Just wish I could afford one

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      05-10-2012 12:39 AM #32
      because sad

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      05-10-2012 12:42 AM #33
      i just lost my pants.
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      05-10-2012 02:40 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      Meh, not really. Flooring it off the line (instead of using LC) will get you a 0-60 time somewhere between the two.
      Dont think so. How do you figure that? Turbo lag? Not likely. Only launch control would explain it.

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      would drive/10

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