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  Audi RS6
2002 - 2004
Audi RS6
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Audi RS6 Audi RS6 Audi RS6

Metric   Imperial
Class Supersaloon
Body 4 Door 5 Seat
Layout Front Engine
4 Wheel Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Automatic
5 Speed Semi Auto
Number Built  
Type Conventional
Details Twin Turbo V8
255 in3 
Max Power
444 bhp @5700rpm 
Max Torque
413 lb/ft @2000rpm 
Power to Weight
245 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
228 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 106 bhp/litre 
Compression 9.3:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.35 x 3.66 in 
Fuel Cons
15 mpg 
Top Speed
189 mph 
0 - 30 mph
1.8 sec 
0 - 60 mph
4.8 sec 
0 - 100 mph
11.3 sec 
0 - 124 mph
19.0 sec 
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
4.4 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
13.1sec @107mph 
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
16.4 sec 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn 0.89 g 
Drag Cd  
180.4 in 
78.3 in 
54.6 in 
4055 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8.5 X 19
8.5 X 19 
Tyres (F/R) 255/35 ZR19
255/35 ZR19 
Fuel Capacity
18 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £9000 - £15000

Successor to the legendary RS2 and RS4, the new Audi RS6 breaks tradition by being offered not only as an estate but also as a highly desirable super saloon.

444bhp and 4-wheel drive offer exceptional performance for a car of this size - the 0-200kmh dash taking a mere 18 seconds on it's way to a de-restricted 189mph maximum! Not only that but handling is a vast improvement on it's predecessors, thanks to Audi's advanced Dynamic Ride Control. DRC is capable of eliminating body pitch and roll which, when coupled with the already proven Electronic Stability Program, endows the RS6 with a new level of handling.

Whether the original C5 version RS6 betters the M5 or S-Type R remains to be seen, but in terms of sheer performance it leaves it's rivals standing.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
76% 73% 36% 37
Ranks 87 of 771 Ranks 265 of 771 Ranks 13 of 771 Ranks 17 of 771

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Compare variants


(444 bhp)

RS6 Plus

(487 bhp)

Compare lineage


(2002 - 2004)

RS6 (C6)

(2008 - 2010)

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