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

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      05-10-2012 10:37 AM #51
      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.
      explain to me please what other MID size family sedan is trapping that much more?

      I just proved to you guys that the beloved CTS-V is trapping near identical times (116) with more power.

      Where's the issue?

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      05-10-2012 10:45 AM #52
      Holy ****ing fast... was not expecting that, launch control or not.

      I wonder how this will compare to a (more expensive) 430hp, AWD, PDK Panamera GTS... (C/D has First Drive estimates, but not a full test yet).

    3. 05-10-2012 10:49 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by NOTORIOUS VR View Post
      explain to me please what other MID size family sedan is trapping that much more?

      I just proved to you guys that the beloved CTS-V is trapping near identical times (116) with more power.

      Where's the issue?

      BMW M5 traps 122 (you only said MID size...didn't mention price)

      What's your issue with assuming that the CTS-V is what we all "fap" to? I think it's a kick ass ride, but it's not the be-all-end-all that YOU are making it out to be. If this weren't an audi being chastised here, would you be so bent out of shape?
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    4. 05-10-2012 10:49 AM #54
      Audi is one of my all time favorite on the shelf cars...Meaning I love them (S/RS versions especially) but I would never ever buy one. I simply find it too hard to get pass the type of $$$ they ask for them, kinda silly to me.

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      05-10-2012 10:51 AM #55
      That's some pretty impressive figures for an S model and not an RS model

      I can't imagine how many of these they'll sell over here, the streets are flooded with current and previous gen S4/S6's.

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      05-10-2012 10:53 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by NOTORIOUS VR View Post
      explain to me please what other MID size family sedan is trapping that much more?

      I just proved to you guys that the beloved CTS-V is trapping near identical times (116) with more power.

      Where's the issue?

      Not to bring hero runs into a conversation about one magazine review, but there are CTS-V's that have trapped 120, and a lot more in the 117-118 range. A 120 car will absolutely punish a 115 car.

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      05-10-2012 10:55 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by djsheijkdfj View Post
      Not to bring hero runs into a conversation about one magazine review, but there are CTS-V's that have trapped 120, and a lot more in the 117-118 range. A 120 car will absolutely run away from a 115 car.
      Let's be realistic though, what % of buyers care about what their S6 traps? .001%? 99.99% of the buyers will be over 40 and just want a fun car to drive to work and back.

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      05-10-2012 10:55 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by NightTrain EX View Post
      BMW M5 traps 122 (you only said MID size...didn't mention price)
      That's impressive... I'm not into bench racing numbers so I don't know them all off by heart.

      What's your issue with assuming that the CTS-V is what we all "fap" to? I think it's a kick ass ride, but it's not the be-all-end-all that YOU are making it out to be. If this weren't an audi being chastised here, would you be so bent out of shape?
      Oh please, TCL loves the CTS-V... or anything LSx powered... it's the gold standard in here

      It's a nice car don't get me wrong.. but as you can see the S6 is no slower then the CTS-V or E63

      And you have it wrong, I'm not defending the Audi (it doesn't need defending as it's numbers IMO are right on point). I was just pointing out a typical TCL useless post when it's obviously wrong "only fast in first gear"

      I would have done the same in any other thread

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      05-10-2012 10:57 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by djsheijkdfj View Post
      Not to bring hero runs into a conversation about one magazine review, but there are CTS-V's that have trapped 120, and a lot more in the 117-118 range. A 120 car will absolutely punish a 115 car.
      I'm very aware about what cars do if they trap higher then another.. I have plenty of 1/4 mile experience.

      I compared the C&D numbers to C&D numbers.

      Bench/magazine racing is questionable in the first place.

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      05-10-2012 11:00 AM #60
      Wow! That's impressive! They should put this engine in the S4.

    11. 05-10-2012 11:00 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by NOTORIOUS VR View Post
      That's impressive... I'm not into bench racing numbers so I don't know them all off by heart.
      So then why bring it up as a point of contention? I didn't know it by heart either, that's why there's google.
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      05-10-2012 11:00 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by NOTORIOUS VR View Post
      Oh please, TCL loves the CTS-V... or anything LSx powered... it's the gold standard in here

      .................


      but as you can see the S6 is no slower then the CTS-V or E63

      ..................

      And you have it wrong, I'm not defending the Audi

    13. 05-10-2012 12:31 PM #63
      pretty impressive numbers, however I'd imagine you can't do too many of those 5000 rpm launches before something goes:

    14. 05-10-2012 01:01 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by NOTORIOUS VR View Post
      explain to me please what other MID size family sedan is trapping that much more?

      I just proved to you guys that the beloved CTS-V is trapping near identical times (116) with more power.

      Where's the issue?
      The M5 traps 122

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      05-10-2012 01:35 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by 300_munkeys View Post
      The M5 traps 122
      The new M5 starts at $90k..the RS6 is the M5 competitor. The S-line of Audi has always sort of been an in-between the top range BMW and the M, sort of why BMW is coming out with the value M line. But based on this new S6, I'd imagine the RS version will more than holds its own against the new M5.

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      05-10-2012 01:56 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by NOTORIOUS VR View Post
      I compared the C&D numbers to C&D numbers.

      Bench/magazine racing is questionable in the first place.
      Lol go on...

      But yeah its fast. What about the other stuff?

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      05-10-2012 02:06 PM #67
      I highly doubt most owners would ever take this past 115mph, so even if it loses steam up top, it's still fast enough where it counts to destroy almost anything on the road
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      05-10-2012 02:15 PM #68
      the real question is


    19. 05-10-2012 03:26 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by jepva View Post
      The new M5 starts at $90k..the RS6 is the M5 competitor. The S-line of Audi has always sort of been an in-between the top range BMW and the M, sort of why BMW is coming out with the value M line. But based on this new S6, I'd imagine the RS version will more than holds its own against the new M5.
      Yeah I know it was a little tongue in cheek.

      I would definitely take this over the equivalent 5 series, fwiw (550i?)

    20. 05-10-2012 03:37 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by gambit420s View Post
      the real question is

      what country is that?


      It's a shame Audi is keeping away the best version and only giving us the sedan.

      Also I wonder if this is the engine which will eventually go in the RS4/5.

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      05-10-2012 03:56 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by koko12 View Post
      pretty impressive numbers, however I'd imagine you can't do too many of those 5000 rpm launches before something goes:
      I personally wouldn't worry about it (my personal opinion only, by no means a legal recommendation ). This transmission has been out for a few years in a number of cars and I've never heard of anyone having issues due to LC use.

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      05-10-2012 04:03 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by koko12 View Post
      pretty impressive numbers, however I'd imagine you can't do too many of those 5000 rpm launches before something goes:
      would definitely be a concern of mine with any car that has a LC mode. just hope the warranties aren't void for using it and you'll probably be fine. i'd imagine there is quite a bit of driveline shock with a car that heavy and making over 400hp/torks.
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      05-10-2012 04:20 PM #73
      I'm impressed a sedan that runs 12.1 gets 26mpg highway.

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