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Old 12-04-2012, 06:38 PM
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'14 Audi RS6 announced, what does everyone think?

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Whose bright idea was it to put a huge quattro logo on the front?

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Old 12-04-2012, 06:45 PM
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Nice. I'm done here - going back to enjoy my slow, underpowered 550...........
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:46 PM
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Old fashion shifter is so... old fashioned...

Nothing like F10's electronic one....

Plus... station wagon... WTF...? Why would anyone need 300km/h top speed and 500 HP with a family in the back seat and full luggage?
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:53 PM
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Wagons rule. If you don't get them, oh well. Some of us do.

Looks pretty good.....wonder how it drives. But with Quattro, it'll be ridiculously fast.

Oh, and Car and driver will want to have sex with it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:04 PM
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Wagons rule. If you don't get them, oh well. Some of us do.

Looks pretty good.....wonder how it drives. But with Quattro, it'll be ridiculously fast.

Oh, and Car and driver will want to have sex with it.
I agree, wagons are nice. This one looks fantastic!
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:12 PM
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Wagons rule. If you don't get them, oh well. Some of us do.

Looks pretty good.....wonder how it drives. But with Quattro, it'll be ridiculously fast.

Oh, and Car and driver will want to have sex with it.
No no, of course they rock. I agree. What I was saying is, I thought we were looking at a sports car (sedan) and then from the second pic it appeared to be a wagon. Then I simply didn't get why put a monster engine in a SW. SW owners typically cruise with a tonne of cargo in the back, so doing 250 kmh+ is probably not that great of an idea. I just thought it's way overpowered for a SW. Sedan... sure.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:13 PM
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Wagons rule. If you don't get them, oh well. Some of us do.
I agree. Everyone has left the US wagon market. I really liked the old V70R

Of course, they'll make a sedan for those who don't like wagons. I think an M5 wagon will be made for Europe as well.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:15 PM
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SW owners typically cruise with a tonne of cargo in the back, so doing 250 kmh+ is probably not that great of an idea. I just thought it's way overpowered for a SW. Sedan... sure.
E60 M5 came in wagon form in Europe. All RS6s have come in wagon form. E63 AMG comes in a wagon form here in the US also
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:17 PM
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:37 PM
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E60 M5 came in wagon form in Europe. All RS6s have come in wagon form. E63 AMG comes in a wagon form here in the US also
Oh, OK, did not know that. BUT, the concept is weird if you ask me. It's kinda like having a Suburban (since SWs are not that common here) with a 1000 HP engine. Even X5M sounds a bit weird IMO. I've driven an X5 35i for 3 days and loved it, sure, but would I do 180kmh+ on a highway or need even more ripping acceleration in something that large? Nope. SW also seems more of a cruiser vehicle than a racing car IMO, is all... Especially when you load it with stuff as I said before (and I presume one would load a tonne of it if they bought a SW to begin with).
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SW also seems more of a cruiser vehicle than a racing car IMO, is all... Especially when you load it with stuff as I said before (and I presume one would load a tonne of it if they bought a SW to begin with).
Think of it as a missile for the German autobahn with place for the dog in the boot
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No no, of course they rock. I agree. What I was saying is, I thought we were looking at a sports car (sedan) and then from the second pic it appeared to be a wagon. Then I simply didn't get why put a monster engine in a SW. SW owners typically cruise with a tonne of cargo in the back, so doing 250 kmh+ is probably not that great of an idea. I just thought it's way overpowered for a SW. Sedan... sure.
It's for after you drop the kids off. True dual purpose machine. Much more sensible than an ML63 or Cayenne Turbo. Almost all of the storage and almost the same dynamics as the sedan.

I owned a tuned V70 R with 350 HP and AWD. Had it been a manual, I'd still own it. It was actually better balanced than the S60R and therefore had better traction.







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Old 12-04-2012, 07:55 PM
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^ My favorite color. And it had the awesome orange/brown leather seats. Plus the cool looking manual shift gate. Probably the coolest Volvo to come out in a while
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I am pretty sure those numbers are grossly underrated. Its like the new trend is to develop a 600hp car and then say it only makes 400hp so it makes the competition look bad when that "400hp" car can put out better figures than your 400hp car.

I'm a big fan of Audi RS models and this thing looks hot. My problem is still that damn old school flip up nav screen. If they brought this thing here for under 100K i would buy it but chances are slim to none.

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Loving it.

I really like how Audi RS isn't as "disco" as BMW's M from an aesthetics perspective.
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Looks better on paper than in photos.
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Looks better on paper than in photos.
Did you mean "in person than in photos"?

I didn't quite get that.
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Those are some wild looking seats!

Lol reminds me of dragon skin

Would peak my interest if I didn't feel like I should have a carseat and my kid is an honor roll student sticker on the back.
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Never been a fan of any wagon aesthetically, but in sedan form that will be impressive. Love the interior.
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Trust the Audifanboy to introduce us the new RS6

My bets are that it will still be an understeering, front heavy car with steering feel worse than the F10 (since they haven't solve their perennial weaknesses in the 2013 S8); but yes, faster than the M5 in the straights
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Lol reminds me of dragon skin

Would peak my interest if I didn't feel like I should have a carseat and my kid is an honor roll student sticker on the back.
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Trust the Audifanboy to introduce us the new RS6

My bets are that it will still be an understeering, front heavy car with steering feel worse than the F10 (since they haven't solve their perennial weaknesses in the 2013 S8); but yes, faster than the M5 in the straights
Meanwhile, over at BMW, this beauty is being made

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SW logic:

It's really nice to haul ass whenever you want to, and your bike will actually fit in the back without much contortion and luck...

I like it, but am skeptical about Audi's reliability.
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I like it, but am skeptical about Audi's reliability.
You mean the same brand that has better than BMW for the last couple years?
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