FredCourtrot. I believe.shimmy said:Has anybody swapped their M5 for an RS6. I sold mine a couple of months ago and I am missing the fun a little with the replacement cruiser and fancy an RS6.
Would appreciate anybody's views on the move especially those who have driven both hard.
jh_m5 said:I have both a M5 and a RS6- The RS6 is definitly quick but does not handle as crisply as the M5- there is a turbo lag but the power is definitly felt more than the M5. To get the RS6 to handle as well as the M5 you definitly want to sharpen up the suspension. The M5 has a little bit better fit and finish.
I use the RS6 in the winter and rain- the M5 in the good weather.
Hope this helps.
Anytime you have a turbocharged or supercharged engine, it will be easier to modify. Upping the boost, adding new turbos, diverter valves, and exhaust systems all with have large affects on the performance. Not to mention, the M5 is a very hard and expensive car to modify, while keeping OEM reliability.Would the RS6 be easier to modify?
So I've heard. With that being said, I've also heard the Quattro in combination with the trick DRC suspension does a good job keeping the car flat and quick. I haven't heard of any suspension that has hit the market for the RS6 to really make a significant improvement, and I'm pretty into the Audi scene. I beleive their is a Bilstien suspension that has just been released, but it scraps the majority of the suspension, affectively getting rid of the DRC.To get the RS6 to handle as well as the M5 you definitly want to sharpen up the suspension.