Audi RS6 vs BMW M5

Picture of Audi RS6 (C6)
Picture of BMW M5 (F10)
Category Audi RS6 (C6)BMW M5 (F10)
Max power (ps / bhp) 579 / 571560 / 552
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 650 / 479680 / 502
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1985 / 43761870 / 4123
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 292 / 288299 / 295

Performance

Category Audi RS6 (C6)BMW M5 (F10)
0 - 40 kph 1.5 s1.4 s
0 - 80 kph 3.4 s3.1 s
0 - 100 kph 4.1 s3.9 s
0 - 130 kph 6.6 s5.8 s
0 - 180 kph 11.7 s9.7 s
0 - 200 kph 12.9 s11.7 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 8.8 s7.8 s
0 - 100 mph 8.6 s7.8 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.4 s @ 101.3 mph8.2 s @ 103.1 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s11.9 s @ 122.4 mph
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)306 kph (190 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.75 g (7 m/s²)0.79 g (8 m/s²)

Summary

Category Audi RS6 (C6)BMW M5 (F10)
Track Performance 366400
Straight line speed 9181200
Total 12841600

Verdict

M5 is the fastest by a small margin.

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BR2,  9y ago

Who really cares what tarmac is used, as long as the care is really stock, shouldnt matter, not every tarmac is the same, the tarmac in The UK isnt the same as ones in the US(And i can Vouche for that), or Russian tarmac vs Italian, all that could make a .1s to x differnce in the quality and type used, so its really pointless to say something like "Normal" tarmac vs that kind vs drag strip vs race track etc etc.


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NIN  9y ago

@ More BHP

The Car and Driver times (0-60 3.7, 1/4 mile 12.0 @ 122mph) were set on a public road in Spain, not a dragstrip.

The launch control makes it easy for every driver. Without launch control, the AWD cars will have the advantage on public roads and "normal" drivers.


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More BHP  9y ago

Like to see the M5 post those straight line/ lap times in normal day to day weather by normal drivers. Similar 4WD cars, eg Audi RS6, will easily beat it then... BMW love perfect "lab" conditions.


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loshmi  9y ago

.autoweek.com/article/20110921/carreviews/110929973

"As project leader Siegfried Friedmann reveals, > The new M5 shares just 20 percent of its components with the 5-series.

The remaining 80 percent is claimed to be unique."

Errr, considering that even wheelbase is diferent to regular 5 series, I think my number is right.


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BR2  9y ago

Why dont you wait for the RS6 to actually surface and get tested before making your conclusions based on fanboysim, these look great close up in silver, no average person would expect the M5 to haul so much ass, but still, at that price, i think i would get something else.


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Jeff B  9y ago

BMW M5 have just 20% parts from regular 5 series, 80% parts are M spec. Nor is the 535i M5, nor is A6 3.0 tfsi RS6.

Err, considering the body and interior are the same, I think your number is too low.


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Julle85  9y ago

@loshimi
What do you think, if a new Audi S8 has 520 hp, and it acceleration 0-100kph 4.2 seconds, and the new RS6 will comes, it will have at least 580-600hp. And the S8 is heavier than a new Audi S6 Avant. And The RS6 is much lighter than the S6 Avant. Power to weight ratio will be perfect in the Audi RS6, what comes earlier than RS6 Sedan.


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Xerxes  9y ago

You right! RS6 will kicks M5 ass harder.


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loshmi  9y ago

BMW M5 have just 20% parts from regular 5 series, 80% parts are M spec. Nor is the 535i M5, nor is A6 3.0 tfsi RS6.


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Kalata  9y ago

Also A6 TDI beats 530d, same sytuation... New A6 base drive like on rails, better than oversteer 5 series.
.fastestlaps.com/comparisons/ablnuik2ljdj


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Kalata  9y ago

New Audi models are not understeer!
They drive very well, balanced with a lot of traction...
You sound like a stupid kid who watch too much Top Gear...
A6 30. TFSI kills 535i on the track and on the straight line, so this is a foretaste of the new RS6.


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loshmi  9y ago

And better 0-50kph time is thanks to AWD. But so is the understeer. :)


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loshmi  9y ago

Yeah right... S6 just has better acceleration from 0 to about 50 kph. Later on, it just isn't fair comparison.
Can't wait for some track results for S6 (with well-known Audi understeering all over the place) and then we'll see how really close is S6 to F10M.


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muse  9y ago

@loshmi 420hp S6 can cope quite well with M5 F10 so ...


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loshmi  9y ago

As soon as new RS6 hit the streets, I'm gonna compare F10M to him. But he is still in development fase, and we don't know how much hp is gonna have. RS6 always needed some 60+hp advantage to beat an M5. But I doubt it will have 600-620ps this time.


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anoni  9y ago

hei loshmi,
the e60 chassis compete whit C6 chassis.

all the derivates from this chassis, are competing together.

the f10 chassis is competing with C7 chassis.

all in one, all the cars which are producing in the same time are competing together.

the rs6 c6 was discontinued in 2010. this car was never produced in paralel with the m5 f10 to say that the best product from audi is compeating with the best product from bmw.
is no need to be stupid.

the rs6 c7 will hit the market later this year and will be the only competitor from the audi.


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BR2  9y ago

If your going to compare, compare THIS Generation M5, to Audis THIS Generation RS6, the one pictured is LAST Generations, n i Love how you already say this M5 will kick the RS6 ass when the car isnt even out yet lol and better? (Whiff)(Whiff) i smell Bmw FanBoy...


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loshmi  9y ago

No, I'm gonna compare RS6 C6 to M5 e34 just to make you happy. M5 E60 was released 2005., RS6 C6 2008., M5 F10. 2011. So why don't compare F10M to RS6 C6??? RS6 stil has advantage in terms of power, but F10M is just better. If a C7 RS6 has less than 600ps he will still have his ass kicked by M5 F10.


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Wiky  9y ago

Yeah new RS6 will be faster.


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BR2  9y ago

...So your gonna compaer the New M5 to the Old RS6?...wow