There are models that are characterized by their versatility and rapid adaptation to a changing society that needs new business models and users who expect a new concept of urban mobility. There are many brands that have begun to manufacture their models under these premises, among which Audi stands out, which have incorporated elements of the latest technology that allow their performance to be the best on the market until now. There are several models that have written their name in the book of the history of the brand, as is the case of the Audi RS6, a model that has 20 years of history and has already been four generations.
It all started at the beginning of the 2000s, when they opted to incorporate new evolutions and incorporating a sports philosophy in their RS. This made you thank you the incorporation of top quality engines, offered the best results. To do this, we find changes in the engine, chassis, transmission, giving it a more aggressive perspective, adopting wide skirts, ailerons, large wheels and oval exhaust pipes.
In 2002 we find the first major evolution, with a motor of 450hp of power and 560Nm of torque, was redesigned with a twin turbocharger and 4.2 liters of displacement. Audi first turned to a newly developed undercarriage with the Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) chassis dynamic control system. This system, erects that the chassis always goes closer to the ground, making it firmer.
The second major evolution would come in 2008, when the quality of the engine increased, until reaching a power of 580 hp and a maximum torque of 650 Nm, disponible from 1,500 rpm. At that time those figures exceeded even the R8, which offered a maximum power of 560 hp in the R8 GT version. Audi reached for the first time a top speed of over 300 km/h with the RS 6 plus; specifically, 303 km /h thanks to its V10.
In 2013 they decided to step aside and return to their four-liter eight-cylinder. AndL RS 6 made it clear on the road that the two cylinders less and the reduction of the power by 20 hp did not harm the performance section at all. A novelty for the third generation of the RS 6: customers demanded a little more comfort, so the air suspension was adopted as standard equipment.
The last audi is the one we have right now. Launched in 2019, it features a four-liter biturbo v8 engine, 600 hp and 800 Nm of torque. To do this, it incorporates MHEV light hybridization technology with 48 volts, which further improves efficiency. Although slightly heavier, the RS 6 Avant accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, and needs just 12 seconds to reach 200 km/h.