Audi RS6 4.0 TFSI quattrowith its bi-turbo eight-cylinder engine is very motivated. 560 hp and 700 Nm of torque make for irresistible traction. The Avant accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in not even four seconds. But despite that – Roland Mayer and his MTM team have done their stuff and breathed even more life into the power bundle – the current version boasts 722 hp and 885 Nm. This knocks a few tenths of a second off the sprint to 100 km/h, now achieved in exactly 3.3 seconds, 200 km/h is clocked in 11.3 seconds and on its way to its top speed of 340 km/h the 250 km/h mark is passed in a shade under 19 seconds.

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At this point, Roland Mayer refers to original measurements: “we tested and measured this variant in Nardo – everything genuine, everything okay.” In a direct comparison with the C6, the predecessor with a 10-cylinder power unit, the mtm interpretation also emphatically illustrates that less can be more: “our C7 leads by a nose”, says the boss with a grin. However, this current MTM configuration for the RS6 C7 will not be the last. “The technical potential of the standard version permits different variations that we will carefully evaluate for their suitability for everyday use”, said the boss with an eye to the future.

Superiority comes at a price – in this instance as well. The RS6 4.0 TFSI quattro is your’s for 107,900 euros ex works. The price tag on the power upgrade to 722 hp is just short of 13,751.80 euros and the MTM stainless steel exhaust system with flaps in the front and main silencer worth almost 4,000 euros is included in the price.

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The power is applied to the road via MTM 20” bimoto wheels. They are shod with 285/35 ZR 20 Michelin Pilot Supersports and offer appropriate feedback under load and when braking. The front axle is served by an MTM-defined Brembo monobloc six-piston braking system (405 x 36 mm) and punched brake discs.

Looks good, with the flush-fitting wheels and carbon wing mirrors; sounds good as well with the crisp gear change intervals from one to eight, controlled by two shift paddles made of the same high-tech material.