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Audi RS 6, BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Sedan
#1 of 37 Is 450hp enough to topple the M5?
by fst1 STAFF
Jul 16, 2002 (9:13 am)
The upcoming RS6 definitely looks good on paper, but will it be enough to dethrone the M5?
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#2 of 37 It might be...
Jul 20, 2002 (10:44 am)
It's said to be the most powerful sedan currently for sale 450hp. but I imagine if that's so BMW will up the ante quickly. Personally I think the less powerful A6 4.2 is a better deal, ditto the 540i.
Jul 28, 2002 (4:29 pm)
Jul 31, 2002 (7:52 pm)
Until the next M5 E60 comes out, till then the RS6 will be the best buy for the most powerful sedan. But if you wait long enough, Audi is coming out with the RS8, very powerful!
#5 of 37 Inherently better
Aug 11, 2002 (4:58 pm)
When you have that much power, it makes sense to have all wheel drive. Especially in the snow. This car has brilliant specs and I eagerly await its arrival.
#6 of 37 Will irritate M5 owners
Aug 14, 2002 (12:02 pm)
I think the RS6 will be able to beat the M5 in the 1/4 mile by almost 1 second, and if it's raining, forget it!
If I had $80k to spend on a car, I would pick the RS6 over the M5.
If I had $50-70k to spend on a car, I'd get the Infiniti Q45 sport (that rear-view camera is cool, not to mention 340 horses).
#7 of 37 New M5 in 2004?
Aug 14, 2002 (2:34 pm)
I think as a 2005 model according to the BMW dealer. Rumors are for the V10 F1 engine posting in excess of 460 hp!!!
The RS is an Auto Tranny with the tiptronic sportshift. Since I do not believe you can get an M5 in an Auto, they really do not compete with each other. Also there will supposedly be less than a 1000 imported here.
#8 of 37 Opinions on colors...
Aug 23, 2002 (5:09 pm)
I just put down a $ 5000 down payment for a 2003 RS 6 (I'm to take delivery in May 2003.) I have to let the dealer know which 3 color choices I prefer (from most wanted to least.) I was thinking First: Blue; Second: Red; Third: Silver. What do you guys think? Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Aug 23, 2002 (10:26 pm)
What shade is the blue? I'd pass on red, but you can't go wrong with silver on an Audi.
Aug 24, 2002 (12:17 pm)
It's the dark blue color you see in the pictures on this site. I agree silver is very nice on this car. It's also available in a dark racing green, black, and grey. I was having second thoughts on the red as well (it might attract unwanted attention from police on the road.)