2004 Audi RS 6 Avant Plus

RS 6 Plus

Outside, matt black trim strips and roof rails visually distinguish the Plus version of the RS6. With an output of 480 bhp, the RS 6 plus generates 30 bhp more than the standard Audi RS 6 version. The peak torque of 560 Nm is achieved across a range that now extends from 1950 rpm all the way up to 6000 rpm – in other words, the engine speed range across which this enormous traction is now available has been increased by a further 400 rpm.

The secret to this optimised performance is a new engine control unit. In order to maintain stable thermal conditions in the light of its uprated performance, the technical specialists from quattro GmbH have positioned two additional radiators behind the intercoolers.

The road performance is unequalled by any other model in the field of competitors: a mere 4.6 seconds elapse for the standard discipline of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h. The Audi RS 6 plus hits 200 km/h in just 17.3 seconds.

New Technology

The Audi RS 6 plus has perforated brake discs; these are visible between the five arms of the larger 19-inch cast aluminium wheels.

Buyers of the RS 6 plus can in addition order sports suspension plus, at no extra charge. With variable damping, firmer spring/damper settings and a body 10 mm lower than the RS 6, its road behaviour and responsiveness are even more active and sporty.

A counterpressure-optimised sports exhaust system with matt black, oval tailpipes acts as a forceful mouthpiece for the lusty sound of the eight-cylinder engine.

Equipment

The Audi RS 6 plus has black natural leather seats and carbon fibre trim strips as standard. Customers can choose between all standard exterior colours of the RS 6 – or between the Blue, Silver and Black/Cognac packages that are available at no extra charge.

Even the vehicle identification number emphasises the fact that the Audi RS 6 plus is something utterly special. Its last three digits are reproduced on a plaque inside the car, displayed on the centre console. No more than 999 of this version will be built.

The Audi RS 6 plus can be ordered now, exclusively with Avant body, for delivery from the end of April. The recommended retail price inclusive of VAT is 101,050 euros.

Story by Audi and Supercars.net

In Detail

price €/td>€101,050
engineV8
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationBiTurbo
valvetrainDOHC, 5 Valves per Cyl w/2 Stage Intake
displacement4172 cc / 254.6 in³
bore84.5 mm / 3.33 in
stroke93.0 mm / 3.66 in
power357.9 kw / 480 bhp @ -700 rpm
specific output115.05 bhp per litre
bhp/weight260.87 bhp per tonne
torque560 nm / 413.0 ft lbs @ -4050 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheels4WD
front brakesVented Composite Discs w/8-Pot Calipers, ABS
rear brakesVented Composite Discs w/Single-Pot Calipers, ABS
f suspensionFour-Link Suspension w/Anti-Roll Bar, Single Tube Shock, Coil Springs,
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight1840 kg / 4057 lbs
wheelbase2759 mm / 108.6 in
front track1578 mm / 62.1 in
rear track1587 mm / 62.5 in
length4582 mm / 180.4 in
width1850 mm / 72.8 in
height1387 mm / 54.6 in
transmission5-Speed Tiptronic Auto
gear ratios3.571:1, 2.200:1, 1.505:1, 1.000:1, 0.804:1
top speed~250 kph / 155.3 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.5 seconds