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4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Audi A6 RS6 (08-10) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £78,314 - £79,917
Used price £12,035 - £24,075
Used monthly cost £300 - £601
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £570
Insurance group 46 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Supercar fast, understated looks, handles superbly, available as an estate

CONS

Incredibly thirsty, high running costs, lacks the feelgood factor

Audi A6 RS6 rivals

Jaguar
XF R
4.5 out of 5 4.5

Written by David Ross on

The Audi RS6 quattro is one of the most powerful production cars available. Powered by a ten-cylinder bi-turbo 5.0-litre engine it boasts an astonishing 580bhp, putting it alongside a handful of cars such as the Bentley GT Speed in terms of power output. And when it comes to performance the RS6 isn't far behind most supercars with a 0-62mph time of just 4.5 seconds - that's on par with Audi's own R8.

As you'd expect, it handles superbly, combining immense grip with surprising agility for a car that weighs more than two tonnes. The ride is fairly supple making the RS6 useable every day, but although it's stormingly quick it lacks the feelgood factor of its less powerful rival, the BMW M5. Like the BMW it is available as a saloon and an estate, but while it's technically brilliant, it's also incredibly expensive.

Audi A6 RS6 rivals

Jaguar
XF R
4.5 out of 5 4.5

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