2014 Audi RS7 vs. 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe
BMW M6 Gran Coupe vs Audi RS7 Sportback
Can Audi’s fiery 552bhp RS7 beat four-door coupe rival from BMW?
Only the most powerful and exclusive Audis get to wear the hallowed RS
badge. Yet the brand describes the latest addition to its ever-expanding
range as “the most seductive model in Audi RS history”.
The new RS7 Sportback combines the 552bhp twin-turbo V8 of the RS6 Avant with the sleek A7 body
to create a luxurious four-seat coupé with supercar performance. It’s
not the only upmarket, four-door coupé with a hugely powerful engine,
because BMW has shoehorned the 552bhp 4.0-litre V8 from the M5 supersaloon
into the sophisticated 6 Series Gran Coupe. But while the Audi is
four-wheel drive, the BMW features a rear-wheel-drive layout that promises
greater driver thrills.
What our contenders have in common are eye-watering prices that wouldn’t
look out of place on a bona fide supercar. So which one of our fast
four-doors better justifies the cost?
The pressure to make engines ever cleaner and more fuel efficient has
created a trend towards smaller capacities – which means that the days of
the V8 may be numbered. Thankfully, BMW and Audi haven’t abandoned them
just yet. These 552bhp turbos are epic
– the Audi’s 4.0-litre has 20Nm more torque, but the BMW’s 4.4
generates its 680Nm peak torque output 250rpm sooner. Both deliver
scintillating performance and tuneful soundtracks.
The RS7 gets Audi’s cylinder shut-off tech. This means the engine runs as
a four-cylinder at low loads. Active engine mounts isolate extra
vibrations, so you hardly notice it. Like the BMW, it also has fuel-saving
Putting it on the road
Channelling more than 550bhp on to the road is a challenge, but with its
quattro all-wheel drive and sports differential, the RS7 has the upper hand
in terms of traction. The set-up features a standard 40:60 torque split,
yet 85 per cent can be sent to the rear axle or 70 per cent to the front,
depending on grip. While the rear-wheel-drive BMW includes a clever
limited-slip differential, it works its traction control harder –
although it always intervenes smoothly. On the track, you can go for a
dynamic setting that gives you more freedom, or turn the electronic safety
nets off completely for tyre-smoking tail slides.
Porsche Panamera turbo- The recently
revised £107,903 Panamera turbo has the
badge kudos, power and performance to match the two cars in this test,
thanks to its thumping 513bhp turbocharged V8 engine.
1st place - BMW M6
It's very expensive (especially compared to the mechanically identical M5),
but the M6 Gran Coupé looks and feels special. With its agile rear-drive
chassis, it’s rewarding to drive and offers pleasures beyond its
staggering performance. It’s also more comfortable than the Audi.
2nd place Audi RS7
With its powerful engine and quattro all-wheel drive, the RS7 offers
supercar pace in a practical and stylish body. But while there’s lots of
grip, the chassis disappoints, with an inert driving experience and an
uncomfortable ride. And at this price you need more than just a great
1969 Camaro Drag Car
A very nice 1969 Camaro
Drag Car that I shot at the Knoxville Drag Strip on 4/6/2012...very cool
car..see it run...ck it out!!!
Giving my dad his dream car, a Classic 1969 Camaro, part 2 of 2, Please read the description
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT, After many years of hard work, blood, sweat and
some more blood. I finally was able to restore, build and give my dad his
dream car. A 1969 Camaro, this is a car he has
wanted ever since he was young. I promised myself I would do this. Please
see the first part, as it is the letter I gave him before he got the car
and explains a little more why I did this. He found out about the car about
a year prior but had not seen it since it was painted and finished. I want
to thank the two other clips I found on youtube that helped give me the
motivation to achieve this, showing me that this dream, any dream was
possible. And of course everyone who helped make this a reality, I can
never thank you enough. My son is recording this while my brother and I
went around the block to get the car and drive it up to give it to him.
Note @ 11:30 the clip of the letter is played again. thanks for watching
and keep Dreaming
UPDATE Aug31, 2011
On a day chosen for moms, mine passed away peacefully on mother's day
May 8 with my dad, my brother and I by her side. I want to thanks again
everyone for all there thought and wishes. I know even though my mom is not
here but will never be gone. This is the last video that we have of my mom.
I miss you mom.
69 Camaro Drag Race!
Dave pits the 540Merlin up against one of the nastiest street 69 Camaro's around. An amazing race!
I've opened an online store where you can get 540Merlin T-shirts and other
great stuff! This is the only source in the world for 540Merlin stuff.
Insane Audi RS5 w/ Armytrix Cat-Back Valvetronic Exhaust Sound!
Armytrix's YouTube channel:
Armytrix's website: http://www.armytrix.com - The company Armytrix has come
up with a very loud stainless-steel Exhaust available for the Audi RS5. You can hear
this pretty Audi RS5 doing a series of loud accelerations, revs and onboard
action, sounds awesome!
Armytrix Corp. has established itself as a manufacturer of world class
titanium and stainless valvetronic Exhaust system for high-end performance cars.
ARMYTRIX R&D team consists of German and Japanese factory engineers and
supercar tuning experts, each of them has more than decades of knowledge
and experiences in race track and automotive performance industry.
In case you're wondering, I'm collaborating with Armytrix and some of their
videos will be featured on my channel.