Some say that numbers never lie, yet they don’t often tell the truth either. Just like when it comes to Audi RS6, it’s definitely a good and bulletproof choice. Its 4L V8 generates 552 bhp. This is because of Quattro, launch control, superglue rubber, and spaced bottom gears that accelerate to about 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds, along with a whiff of tire smoke as well as a faint trace of the charger whine, but the claimed consumption of fuel is frugal 28.8 mpg.
Aside from that, Audi RS6 has 8 gears compared to the 7 gears of BMW M5. But, what makes them different and which is better?
The real test of a good driver’s car isn’t the amount of power or tech, yet how such assets are deployed. Too much tech may get in the way and such cars are flirting with the tech overload. The Drive Select system of Audi has evolved into hard work through encouraging the driver to program an increasing variety of the vehicle characteristics including everything from the damper settings to the exhaust note’s pitch. There are also no less than 5 various driving modes to select from, which include Lift, Individual, Dynamic, Auto, and Comfort. It could be quicker to begin an Airbus.
BMW M5 is more like the 737. They have learned from the mistakes in overly complicated DNA of V10-engined M5. You may still personalize transmission, engine, steering, dampers, shift speed, and stability program, yet the keys to do so are grouped around transmission lever that’s prepared for action. However, you may still program 2 pre-set modes by a pair of the steering-wheel buttons. Therefore, you will get airborne much quicker.
Audi RS6 remains a blunt instrument to drive. In spite of ceding 20bhp to the Lamborghini V10 engined predecessor, this produces a huge 37 pound-foot of extra torque, which smears into the road in a juicy, flat curve all the way to the 5500 rpm. Leave everything in Auto and consider relying on the flexible Quattro drivetrain that may dish up to seventy percent of the torque to the car’s front wheels and you may hoon it like hot hatch, without the need to worry about understeer unless you change direction mid-corner. You can also switch to Manual mode and you will need to be on the ball to stop V8 crackling in the limiter through the first several cogs.
BMW M5 even if hefty by the M Sports standards is basically 65 kilograms than Audi RS6, but it is half a second slower to about 62mph. With the same torque on tap at the comparable revs, the difference is basically down to extra traction as well as better gear ratios, yet again, the figures are not the entire story. The steering of BMW is superior, which remains connected haptically regardless of how much lock you wind on and the output or input ratio is both immediate and linear. Just do not fiddle with steering calibration options because they morph perfect from heavy to very heavy.