Audi RS-7 vs BMW M6 Gran Coupe will be headline-news on every magazine cover by mid-summer. An RS badge on an Audi always guarantees the highest levels of performance with the greatest levels of comfort and style. Audi just released the RS-7 Sportback at the North American Auto Show. No doubt that the RS-7 is a direct competitor to the recently released BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG 4-Matic, and it’s not so distant cousin, the Porsche Panamera Turbo.

Based on the sleek five door A7 sedan that resembles a coupe, while the RS-7 is a car not to be reckoned with. Equipped with a 4.0 liter V8 Twin Turbo TFSI engine generates 560 hp (412kW) and 516.29 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. Power is transferred to all four wheels through a 7-speed tiptronic automatic transmission. Audi claims 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds while top speed is electronically limited to 189.5 mph (305 km/h). Audi claims an average fuel economy of 24 mpg for the US market, that’s about 10 kilometer/liter. Pricing details will be released in the next few weeks.

Similarly to the RS-7, the 2013 BMW M6 Gran Coupe also has 4 doors and a sloping roof-line. It also packs a turbo charged, fairly low displacement V8. The M6 is powered by a 4.4 liter Twin Turbo V8 producing 560 hp (412 kW) and 500 lb-ft (680 Nm) of torque, a figure that Audi targeted BMW directly with. But the similarities stop there. Power is delivered to the rear wheels only, at this point, using a 7-speed M-DCT dual clutch transmission. Starting price is at $96,500, with a claimed of 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds, while real life results may be below the 4 second mark.

If you pit a 2013 Audi RS-7 vs BMW M6 Gran Coupe on a 0-60 mph (~ 100 km/h) drag race, the Audi may have the upper hand. Taking into consideration how quick the larger S8 flagship sprints to 60 mph. That’s while utilizing every bit of power by way of the Quattro AWD system. Continue to the quarter mile, the M6 may gain ground while having fewer power-train mass to flaunt around at high speeds. Not to mention the fun that the rear wheel drive Gran Coupe delivers, a factor that all wheel drive traction of the RS-7 cannot deliver. Well, unless Audi development engineers learned a few lessons from the Porsche Panamera, in terms of chassis tuning and sheer driving excitement.


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