RS6 Reigned Supreme until Mercedes-Benz and BMW Raised their Game
After just two and a half years and 8,081 units, Audi has ended production of its RS6 super sedan, the most powerful Audi to ever
|After a two year run, Audi has announced it is ending production of its RS6 super sedan. (Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press)|
Like the RS2 and RS4 before it, the RS6 carried supercar-pummeling power wrapped in a visually inconspicuous cloak. At the time of its introduction, the RS6 played into the same game of stealth as its arch nemesis BMW with its 400 horsepower M5, and Mercedes-Benz's leather-laden E55 AMG. Audi one-upped the competition by offering an unheard of 450 twin-turbocharged horsepower together with the unshakable traction of its Torsen-based permanent all wheel drive system.
With the introduction of the RS6, a host of changes were ushered in. For the first time Audi offered its European clientele an
|Audi shook the competition when it unveiled the 450-hp twin-turbocharged all wheel drive super sedan. (Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press)|