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    • Audi accidentally reveals the 2015 RS6 plus early - Audi bumping the 4.0 TFSI twin turbo V8 over 600 horsepower

      Someone over on the Audi UK site was a bit overzealous and revealed new the new Audi RS6 Plus model early. The details have since been taken down but not before the internet as is customary saved a few pictures. Audi has done RS6 plus models before and essentially they give the car a more aggressive tune. We do not know if this is just a software only upgrade (it likely is) but we do know they increase the horsepower of the RS6 by 40 for a total of 600.

      This is the official description posted to the page before it was taken down, “The RS6 Plus is the latest of Audi’s stunning RS ‘Plus’ models, offering even greater performance and agility than the standard RS6—on or off the track. The RS6 Avant Plus uses a tuned version of the 4.0-litre V-8 TFSI RS6 engine which produces 600 hp—40 more than the RS6.”

      The other interesting part beyond the power boost is that Audi apparently is shaving weight from the RS6. How much weight? We do not know but it is nice to see they are not just focusing on the power alone.

      What we learn is that much like the competition Audi can offer a performance package option to increase the horsepower of the 4.0 TFSI V8 in the RS6 and RS7. An RS6 Plus model likely means an RS7 Plus model as well which is good for US fans as Audi only imports the RS7.


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      Comments 6 Comments
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Why no sedan this time around...it's like they're avoiding the M5 on purpose. Of course I would too if I was them...

        Should be interesting to see what kind of power it really puts down...should be very quick I'm sure.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        Why no sedan this time around...it's like they're avoiding the M5 on purpose. Of course I would too if I was them...

        Should be interesting to see what kind of power it really puts down...should be very quick I'm sure.
        I don't know why no sedan but it's not because they are avoiding the M5.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        They have to be producing a sedan....

        600 hp is awesome, keep it up Audi
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Fuuuucccckkkk - I love Avants.

        -Rich
      1. Zeee_Q's Avatar
        Zeee_Q -
        Wish Audi would bring all their RS models over to the U.S.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Zeee_Q Click here to enlarge
        Wish Audi would bring all their RS models over to the U.S.
        I wish they would too. Seriously, an RS6 plus wagon wouldn't hurt anyone. Bring over a few dozen, make them super limited and numbered for the US market, and I guarantee they will all sell.