[BiturboS4] Saw SR6 in the Flesh Last Night

Keith Mizen keithmizen at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 2 10:12:14 EST 2003

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Motoring press in the UK has put the new AMG E55 Mercedes marginally ahead as
the best 'insanely fast large saloon' at the moment (476bhp, 0-100mph in 10
secs!).  RS6 and M5 seem to swap for second position depending on what
magazine you read (they like the Audi's performance and gearbox - don't like
the stiff ride and usual Audi lifeless steering).

New S4 vs M3 has been pretty close too. M3 considered the best drivers car,
but S4 is more refined, better in the wet and obviously a lot more understated
and lairy than the beemer (which is a good or bad thing depending on
preference I guess). Steering has impoved, but still doesn't give the same
feedback as an M3.

Oh, and there are apparently rumours that the next RS4 will use a twin turbo
version of the current 4.2 V8 - the same engine as the RS6 in otherwords
>From: "Kjos'"
>Reply-To: "Kjos'"
>Subject: [BiturboS4] Saw SR6 in the Flesh Last Night
>Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2003 10:04:45 -0800
>Hi all,
>There is an SR6 at the Portland, OR Auto Show. It had very bright overhead
>lights on it and looked absolutely fantastic. The graphite gray paint was
>awesome. The clues to its identy are subtle and there is no SR6 badge on the
>grill or anywhere on the front of the car. I asked if it could be purchased,
>but there must be more shows for this car as they just laughed in response
>to the question. I wasn't about ready to part with $81K anyway. It's
>probably already known by most of you, but the factory spec of 0-60MPH in
>4.7 seconds is impressive compared to the new S4 spec of 5.7 seconds. A
>stock M3 does 0-60 in 4.9 seconds, so there is a huge cost difference here
>for the SR6 if 0-60 performance is what you are interested in. The SR6 only
>comes with a new 6-speed tip tranny. You would think that at that price
>range a SMG-type tranny would be in the offering (the 6-speed tip isn't SMG
>is it?). It's probably just not ready yet. You know they're working on it as
>the BMW market is their main path for growth and SMG trannys are hot on the
>M3s and will be soon on other new models.
>John Kjos
>BiturboS4 mailing list
>BiturboS4 at audifans.com

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