Next-generation Audi RS6 to drop V10 for twin-turbocharged V8

2009 Audi RS6

The next-generation Audi RS6 is almost ready and will make its debut early next year. However, sources told German publication AutoBlid that Audi will be dropping the 5.2L V10 for a smaller V8 and will add two tubrochargers.

The current Audi RS6 Avant produces a total of 580-hp with a maximum torque of 479 lb-ft from its twin-turbocharged V10. 0 to 62 mph comes in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.

It was recently reported that the next-generation BMW M5 will be powered by the 4.4L twin-turbo V8 found under the hood of the new BMW X6 M and the BMW X5 M. Sources say that the M5 will be uprated to produce 600-hp.

2009 Audi RS6 Sedan:

– By: Kap Shah