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

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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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      05-10-2012 02:43 AM #35
      would drive/10

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      05-10-2012 02:53 AM #36
      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...
      Doesn't matter. People who pick manuals usually want something more involved and fun. Not because of 0-60 times.
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      05-10-2012 02:54 AM #37
      Was not expecting numbers like that when walking into this thread. Bravo Audi.

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      05-10-2012 03:33 AM #38


      Vive la difference! I couldn't tell the new A6 from the facelifted A4 when I saw one in my rearview mirror.
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      05-10-2012 05:27 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Hufeisen View Post
      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
      The vehicle naming convention...sure. Didn't think there was that much fudging happening in terms of engine size tho.
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      05-10-2012 06:40 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by RogueTDI View Post
      Dont think so. How do you figure that? Turbo lag? Not likely. Only launch control would explain it.
      Because of two things, lag and clutch slip.

      When you floor it off the line even without LC, the DSG offers a little clutch slip off the line to help launch the car and spool the turbos.

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      05-10-2012 09:36 AM #41
      The b8 s4 guys are getting only slightly slower times without lc. Shomegrown is correct.

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      05-10-2012 09:38 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by MKV Aaron View Post
      The b8 s4 guys are getting only slightly slower times without lc. Shomegrown is correct.
      Yep, last I check the quickest B8 S4 time was a 2010 DSG which doesn't even have launch control.

    18. 05-10-2012 09:39 AM #43
      Impressive numbers, however with TT V8 this makes more than 420 hp. Also this thing is heavy.

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      05-10-2012 09:47 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Hufeisen View Post
      You do realize this is a common pattern for many of the German manufactures?
      Yup. The 3.2 in my A4 is actually a 3.1. Seriously

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      05-10-2012 09:51 AM #45
      420hp? Riiiight. So this might actually be one of the most underrated Audi engines of all time going by these test stats. It's definitely putting down at least 420whp to move 4200lbs that quick.

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      05-10-2012 09:59 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by jepva View Post
      420hp? Riiiight. So this might actually be one of the most underrated Audi engines of all time going by these test stats. It's definitely putting down at least 420whp to move 4200lbs that quick.
      Maybe. Probably. But having LC, DSG, and shorter lower gears make it possible

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      05-10-2012 10:15 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Son View Post


      Vive la difference! I couldn't tell the new A6 from the facelifted A4 when I saw one in my rearview mirror.
      I honestly think Audi is just trolling at this point in terms of design.

      This car is seriously quick though. The new 3.9TT is legit.


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      05-10-2012 10:16 AM #48
      I don't know if a lack of a manual would bother me; it's a +4,200lb luxury car. A very fast luxury car, but a luxury car, nonetheless. What would bother me, in all honesty, is the prospect of its reliability (or its lack thereof) after the warranty is over. This isn't necessarily a concern for those who prefer to buy new cars every few years, but, for someone like myself, relative long-term reliability weighs heavily into the purchasing decision. I'm an old guy and have owned German cars most of my driving life, but not lately. Just can't get past the reliability aspect.

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      05-10-2012 10:18 AM #49
      Very nice! I don't really care for 0-60 numbers, but it sounds quite fast!

      Looking forward to seeing these on the road!

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      05-10-2012 10:36 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by NightTrain EX View Post
      I think what he is referring to is that the S6 is geared low for those quick 0-60times but obviously runs out of steam since it is only trapping 115.
      Only? For 420hp and 4200lbs, 115 is still a nice feat. For example, the C63 AMG, with less weight and apparently +60hp, traps 116 and was actually a tenth slower in the 1/4. Either way, the thing is seriously underrated and definitely does not lose "any steam". It may slow down after the short initial gearing, but it's still quick for it's alleged stats.

      http://www.insideline.com/mercedes-b...and-video.html

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