4RingBlog says: Forget the M5, I want the Audi S6

BMW M5 | March 2nd, 2009 by 32
0607 x2007 audi s6front driving 4RingBlog says: Forget the M5, I want the Audi S6

The Audi versus BMW comparison articles have been increasing over the last year or so. While the Mercedes-Benz is considered a traditional competitor to BMW, …

The Audi versus BMW comparison articles have been increasing over the last year or so. While the Mercedes-Benz is considered a traditional competitor to BMW, Audi is more and more moving into that spot.

Many BMW officials have acknowledged several times that Audi is competing with them on all the segments and they are seen more and more as their primary competitor.

0607 x2007 audi s6front driving 498x373 4RingBlog says: Forget the M5, I want the Audi S6

In the past, we covered many articles which put different BMWs and Audis head-to-head, like the Audi A5 vs. 330i or 335i vs S5.

Today, 4RingBlog.com goes a bit further and writes an article on the BMW M5 vs. the Audi S6. Of course, at a first glance, a fair comparison would have been between the M5 and the RS6, but unfortunately for the Audi fans, that model is not available in the U.S …..yet.

So, let’s see what they have to say and soon, we will post our own comparison.


“After the buzzer went off and we made our way back to the restaurant, I came across a brand new also-Phantom Black  S6 parked in front of the restaurant. After giving it a few walk-arounds, my family managed to pull me away and into the restaurant where we got a table by the windows that happened to overlook the exact spot where the S6 was parked.

I spent most of dinner studying the car  and decided that I absolutely love the exterior design of the car. Oddly enough, by the end of dinner, I’d decided I liked the C6-platformed S6 even more so than the current E60 M5. Surprising? Maybe, the M5 is currently the fastest, best-handling sport sedan available and I do like performance. However, it seems everyone has an M5, much less an E60 5 Series. I typically see 2 or 3 M5’s on the way to work each day let alone the dozens of 5 Series, a commute on which I rarely see an A6  and there’s never an S6 to be found.

This is what I love about the S6 though, it’s subdued nature. It carries the heart of a Lambo Gallardo, though detuned to about 435HP, it’s still plenty quick producing a 0 to 60 time in the Porsche 911/Cayman range all while seating 5 comfortably – but doing so with a very understated and sneaky exterior design.”

Read the full review here: BMW M5 and Audi S6

and please, tell us what you think. I  know this is a topic that is controversial, so let’s hear the pros and cons of the two cars.

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