BMW M5 vs Audi RS6

Picture of BMW M5 (F10)
Picture of Audi RS6
Category BMW M5 (F10)Audi RS6
Max power (ps / bhp) 560 / 552560 / 552
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 680 / 502700 / 516
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1870 / 41231895 / 4178
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 299 / 295295 / 291

Performance

Category BMW M5 (F10)Audi RS6
0 - 40 kph 1.4 s1.2 s
0 - 100 kph 3.9 s3.5 s
0 - 130 kph 5.8 s5.4 s
0 - 180 kph 9.7 s9.8 s
0 - 200 kph 11.7 s12.1 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 7.8 s8.6 s
0 - 100 mph 7.8 s7.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.2 s @ 103.1 mph8.0 s @ 103.1 mph
1/4 mile 11.9 s @ 122.4 mph11.6 s @ 122.4 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 19.1 s @ 152.9 mph19.1 s @ 149.7 mph
Est. 1 mile 31.5 s @ 175.2 mph31.6 s @ 173.4 mph
Top speed 306 kph (190 mph)305 kph (190 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.79 g (8 m/s²)0.92 g (9 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M5 (F10)Audi RS6
Track Performance 771790
Straight line speed 10981260
Total 18682050

Verdict

RS6 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Karthick01  7y ago

Audi RS6 won as I Expected.


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MB65  8y ago

For most drivers in real world weather where most people drive, the RS6 will be faster. BMW a great car though.


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Mental  8y ago

"And a 4wd version of an E63 is Fkn retarded, MB just lost its Hooliganism..

Still, you can be Clarkson, if you have the BLACK series. ;)

I hope the E-Class BLACK will be introduced some time further.



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Explain  8y ago

Emet, +1.


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Emet  8y ago

Of course there was...

It didn't have power boost.. but still. It's official.
Even before RS6, the first S6 C4 did also have its Plus version.. so it's kind of tradition.


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BR2'  8y ago

....The fact is, there was no C6 RS6 Plus, doesnt matter if it has optional equipment or not, Any one can be exclusive with options, that doesn't mean its a Plus, Audi didn't make a C6 RS6 Plus, simple fact, and theres no Plus Version Audi WITHOUT a power increase.

But like I said, im hoping for a Plus version,(The S8 already produces Way above its advertised Bhp levals, so this one prolly produces 600Bhp already..) But I don't see many people in the market shelling out an extra 20k+ for an Estate car. not over the 78k Listing price, I just don't see Audi making it, nor it being a hot seller, but, I could definetly be wrong.


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Explain  8y ago

BR2'
"..There was no C6 RS6 Plus...."

The Plus-version doesn't always means a power increase. The Audi built limited edition Plus Exlusive models, which has the topspeed 190 mph. So the topspeed and the limited edition of the RS6 replace a power increased RS6 Plus-model.

"The second-generation V10-engined RS6 didn't get a power jump for its run-out Plus model. Why? Because Audi knew its V8 successor wouldn't (initially) top the V10's 572bhp, so instead focused on adding optional equipment. The only performance tweak Quattro undertook was to raise the speed limiter from 155mph to 190mph".

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Secret-new-cars/Search-Results/Spyshots/Audi-RS6-Plus-to-get-power-boost-more-Plus-models-on-the-way/


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BR2'  8y ago

@Mental

Unfortunetly, unless you live in the Usa, we don't have the option of getting Manual Gearbox, Only DCT is available.
@Explain

..There was no C6 RS6 Plus....

@Hans

I hope there's a Plus, but how many times has Audi said they were building, or planning a car...and never did?...They didn't the last Generation, and the previous Generation before that wasn't a big seller. And the RS7 isn't an Estate obviously, but don't use a shape as an excuse, there track tims or acceleration times will Hardly vary if at all.

And a 4wd version of an E63 is Fkn retarded, MB just lost its Hooliganism..


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benzsl  8y ago

Though current avant version of RS6 may be faster than M5 sedan on some tracks, it is slower on straight line especially at high speed compared with M5.


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Hans  8y ago

@ddd E63 AMG "S" is also stupid thing?
More hardcore versions than better. IMO


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Hamcee  8y ago

seems like the rs6 is a fantastic car.

to bad that audis real performance car, the r8 is a pos and bascially loses to every competition.

i think the potential buyers of a rs6 or m5 dont really care which car is faster on the track. they will just go for the brand.


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Mental  8y ago

@ddd
Oh, so R8 V10 plus is stupid too? Don't be a kid. In today's period of power-wars, some extra power combined with the improved suspension, brakes etc. is a big Plus for the track performance. And I have hopes on RS6 Avant plus.


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ddd  8y ago

Rs6 plus would be stupid thing...RsX models are the most extreme and they should stay the most extreme...

What would be next step ? RsX Plus + ? RsX Plus Minus Plus ? Mega RSx ?


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Explain  8y ago

BR2, "Im doubting there will be an RS6 Plus".

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/Secret-new-cars/Search-Results/Spyshots/Audi-RS6-Plus-to-get-power-boost-more-Plus-models-on-the-way/

Of course there will coming the RS6 Plus, you've have see the different RS6 plus model in every the RS6 generation.

But that is not sure, does the RS6 Plus come in this gen RS6 or in the facelift RS6 model.


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Hans  8y ago

BR2' and his "doubting"...clairvoyant back again?
And you again forget that the RS7 is NOT Estate.

@E60-5 already this "ugly wagon" beat M5 and it looks much better.
Poor fanboy looser.


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Mental  8y ago

All that argue is senseless. You don't have a complete verdict. There is no even power to weight ratio data for Audi, so it reduces points. And no performance data. And the track competition consisted of both wet track does not claim a total verdict. So please wait.

But my opinion, Audi is more a technically advanced car - better acceleration, better traction, more practical than the BMW. But I think.. I would actually take an M5 over RS6 Avant, because Bimmer is RWD - more fun, more maneuverable, and available with the manual tranny, even though it's just slow compared to the DCT. No, don't think Audi is anyhow worse than the M5, it is excellent, but I suppose with Bimmer I would live better.

But when the word AMG is mentioned, the choice is getting even harder. Everyone has its own advantages. And then comes Panamera, Caddy and the current 4porte as the top competitors... But I would never take any of them, because M5 / RS6 / AMG are simply much sexier... The previous 4porte was Magnificent, but shamefully, it's already out of production... BUT there is also another candidate, and it is from Britain. And its name is.. Jaaag XFR-S. The best out of them all. Period.


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E60-5  8y ago

audi probably sent out a ringer to beat the m5

there is no way in hell an ugly wagon come close to the m5 let alone the sh***y 8speed box

http://forums.audiworld.com/picture.php?albumid=96839&pictureid=176181


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BR2'  8y ago

@Emet

Theres a good chance the RS7 could be faster, it should since its a higher RS version then the 6, but I don't see that happening, or at least barely noticeable, I also don't see weight being that difference either, maybe 50kg at the most, just a guess though, manufactures always claim a certin weight, and not a single one gets weighed even close to that. most anyway.

@Super8

If you have a shitty driver in the RS6, and a good one in the S15, you can very well win, some of those Pro Touge racers know there stuff, but on equal drivers, A Silvia S16 Spec-R Aero GT wouldn't even win against a B5 RS4, let alone any S Model Audis today, this is when both cars are strictly stock of course.

@Hans

Im doubting there will be an RS6 Plus, I don't see the market for it, Nor do I see this RS6 outselling the M5/E63, simply because of its Estate style, if it was a full on Saloon car, then maybe, the last 2 Generations of RS6 weren't that big of a seller, mostly due to that same fact, and the prices aren't exactly cheap.

But sure, M5 Competition Vs RS6 Plus...Then they both get trounced by the New Panamera Turbo S, and upcoming CTS-V...and possibly the new E63 PP 4wd.......Game Over..


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Hans  8y ago

BR2' you said M5 Competition I say Audi RS6 plus (about 600 PS) :)
it's coming soon