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JonnyH

Driving RS6 after B5 RS4

i would be really interested to hear other people's thoughts of they have driven/owned both cars.  I have a B5 with RS6 hybrid turbos, Milltek full system and LOBA cams, viper map.  I drove the C7 today and expected to be blown away by its power but felt that my car pulls harder, at least to the point I backed off.  I know the 6 would go on though.

All the reviews I have read of the 6 say it is blisteringly fast, I guess I have just had my baseline recalibrated.  I have ordered the RS6 because there are so many things I love about it, it's a fantastic package.  I guess that I'll live with it for a while then may have to take a trip to MRC...
Zildjian

Tough times,.....tough times.






buzzard

After owning a ko4'd B5 S4 I was lucky enough to be part of the srs millbrook Audi day and felt that the most complete package of all the cars was the C7 RS6
Wonderful in every way. (apart from the price.... )
Marc R

Exactly what i'm dealing with now....looking at an RS6 for the end of this year.
Noggymike

How long was your test drive?


I think the more you drive it the more you will explore it's power and learn to exploit it. I know this was true of my C5


I did the same a buzzard at Millbrook but for me this type of car excels in mid range overtaking type moves as this is where the G'box/torque comes into it's own and then maybe you will see things differently.
Rez

Zildjian wrote:
Tough times,.....tough times.








Indeed  

Very envious though..
JonnyH

I would say that my drive was very short, about 30mins, half in traffic.  I think my post came across a bit too negatively.  Having had more time to think about it I believe that Audi has mapped it so smoothly that it is probably just deceptive, I know I was looking at a big number when I eased off.  The sound is so different, my first V8, it's so comfortable, such a nice place to be.   I do also realise that I am in a very enviable position, though I have worked my ass off and risked a lot.  The B5 was always my weekend car, an xc90 my daily driver.  I have 3 kids and found it so practical for the last 4 years that I ordered another. Was due to get  the new model in 2 weeks but amazingly the RS was no more a month so I had a rethink.  Roll on mid August.

With the B5 I started with a standard car and kept wanting 'a little bit more' I got the bug.  You get used to anything.  I can remember saying the words 'I will never need any more power than this' when I got the B5, how wrong I was..
HPsauce

JonnyH wrote:
The sound is so different, my first V8, it's so comfortable, such a nice place to be.
Best try an S8 then before you finally make your mind up.  
Kent

I just think you can't compare a older classic with something new like that. They are chalk and cheese. Completely depends what you are looking for.
JonnyH

The mind is made up! I sat in an 8 while I had the chance, if I was driven around I would definitely consider one.
JonnyH

Kent

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I just think you can't compare a older classic with something new like that. They are chalk and cheese. Completely depends what you are looking for.


You are right, I guess I had just kept gradually improving mine over the years and never really appreciated what I ended up with in terms of numbers.  When you read 0-60 in 3.9 it sounds like a really low number but I guess mine does it at as fast, I have just never measured it properly.  I won't keep the B5 once the new car comes but for every reason I find to love the C7 I know I will miss the RS4, it just has soul.
HPsauce

Of course the latest RS6 and S8 are pretty similar in performance, that wasn't the case when they first appeared together (C5 vs D2).
But a D2 S8 was, and is, a lovely place to be.  
Kent

JonnyH wrote:
it just has soul.


Thats it. All these new modern boxes although massively capable in terms of performance and far more comfortable etc are just all the same.

If i had the money id have one as a daily hack without a doubt but they would never excite me like some of the older stuff.
Zildjian

[quote="JonnyH:671559"]I would say that my drive was very short, about 30mins..[/quote]

Well my driveway's about 40 feet, and I have to share it with nextdoor, so once again, tough times.....
buzzard

Just checked out price for 2nd hand S8 4. TFSI

45,000 ++++ for something nice with 20/30k miles....
Still way out of my league.
HPsauce

D4's are coming down, I've seen them (S8's) around 30K.

My first D2 S8 cost me over 20K (many many years ago) and was about 3 years old at the time; it was a cracker with a "hyper" options list and a list price of almost 80K back in '98   . Graham actually remembers it which surprised me!
Marc R

S8 d4's are depreciating very fast, expecially the pre-facelift ones...

RS6's however...they seem to keep their value somewhat better.
Marc R

On a side note:  I am very interested how the RS6 will compare against the upcoming RS3 saloon...

Offcourse it's another model but it's also half the price...
HPsauce

Just had a great weekend with back to back lengthy test drives of the latest RS6 and S8 on "interesting" (empty) roads in rural Wales.

The D4 S8 is very fast, but the C7 RS6 in comparison I'd just describe as downright brutal with everything set to "11".

Drove back home today (about 300 miles in total) in my D2 S8 which was significantly slower, but more than adequate (to put it mildly) and a much nicer place to be for a long drive than either of the newer models.
JonnyH

I have a longer test drive planned at the end of the month and should be able to get a much better impression.  Off down to Goodwood for the FOS in a C7, so about 400 miles more than I managed in my first drive.
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