2009 Audi RS6 Sedan prematurely revealed

So, the famous Audi RS6 Avant sports wagon will soon have a little brother. While not as spacious (a thing that can only be appreciated when you travel from Germany to Portugal with your wife, a couple of kids and a cat), the new sports sedan still offers an impressive combination of comfort and performance features that many of its competitors can only dream of.

According to the German brand’s official press release, the 2009 Audi RS6 Sedan will rev its mighty 580hp / 650Nm (480 lb-ft), 5.0-liter Twin-Turbo V10 FSI engine at the upcoming Paris Motor Show this October. Although some manufacturers are often painfully slow at delivering the cars shown at major shows, this time it will be only a couple of weeks more before first customers will start receiving their first cars.

2009 Audi RS6 Sedan prematurely revealed
2009 Audi RS6 Sedan

The new sports sedan will take only 4.5 seconds to jump from zero to 62mph mark, which is 0.1 better than the RS6 Avant can do. Its top speed is limited at 155mph (250km/h) but that can also be raised to more impressive 174mph (280km/h).

Personally, I can’t wait to see first upgrade packages from serious tuning specialists that will be able to fully reveal all of its potential, which is currently hidden in order to please local governments and the green lobby.

2009 Audi RS6 Sedan

Additional driving comfort will be provided courtesy of DRC — Dynamic Ride Control system, which reduces pitch and roll using purely mechanical means. Only time will tell how good the pump-based stability system will do its job in real life, but so far Audi’s claims look quite promising. Also, known for its engineering prowess, the German car manufacturer extremely rare fails to deliver on its promises.

Just as usual, the DRC offers a choice of three damper settings — sport, dynamic and comfort. The car sits on a set of standard 19-inch alloy wheels fit with 255/40 tires and providing some room for the 390 millimeter brake disks with six-piston fixed aluminum calipers — painted black and decorated with RS badges.

2009 Audi RS6 Sedan (rear view)

It is reported that the 2009 Audi RS6 sedan will go on sale in mid-October and in Germany will have a starting price of €105,550 including 19% VAT.

2009 Audi RS6 Sedan (interior)
2009 Audi RS6 Sedan (interior, front bucket seats)
2009 Audi RS6 Sedan (dimensions, blueprint)

Photos: Audi

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