2003 Audi RS 6 Overview

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4 Dr quattro Turbo AWD Sedan
Avg. Price: $22,113

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A 450hp Power Car Your Spouse Will Love by jk
 — The big advantage is 450hp (mine is now over 500hp due to mods)that provides a luxury ride that your spouse and your high end clients will love. Very comfortable with the get up and go. If you are l... Read More
True Rare German Muscle Car! by audicrazy
 — Just drove home last week from Chicago with my mint condition RS6 34k daytona grey/ black w carbon fiber interior, fully loaded including summer package. Best 800 miles Ive ever spent in a car (not li... Read More
A Beast Of A Car...the 4-door Road Rocket! by Justin
 — The RS6 was introduced in the United States as a limited production vehicle in 2003; only 860 were produced for the American market. The car combines an elegant interior - carbon-fiber trim, brushed... Read More

2003 Audi RS 6 Overview

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2003 Audi RS 6

Previously, Audi's only performance version of its A6 was the S6. But the 2003 S6 was only offered as an Avant wagon. Practical and fun, yes, but maybe missing a little hip quotient. In 2003, Audi and its quattro GmbH subsidiary offered the Audi RS 6, a beast of a sports performer locked in the classic lines of the high-end A6 body. At the time, it was Audi's fastest car.

The RS 6 was a 4-door sedan, and it had the same 4.2-liter, 40-valve 450-hp V8 engine as the S6, but the 2003 RS 6 featured twin turbos. That meant the RS 6 could hit 0-60 in 4.6 seconds. With a 5-speed Tiptronic transmission and low-end torque action, acceleration was quick. It hit 415 lb-ft of torque across a wide RPM range. The ride is smooth and balanced, the interior so plush you may be unaware you're exceeding the speed limit by double digits.

The limited-edition RS 6 (around 1,000 were sent over here) was available for one year only. It featured a stiffer suspension, lower ride height and stronger shocks. It was also the first Audi to feature the Dynamic Ride Control suspension, designed to reduce body sway and roll during cornering. All-wheel-drive quattro added to its expert handling and road performance. Because it was built on the A6's frame, it was a fairly roomy family sedan, with folding rear seats for more trunk space. Standard features included leather sports-style seats, power adjustable seats and mirrors with memory settings, heated front and rear seats, a power sunroof, ski bag, parking assistance sensors and xenon headlights with washers. The outside was subtly distinguished from the A6 by a rear spoiler, badging on the grille, flared wheel wells, aluminum trim and dual exhausts.  

The 2003 RS 6 cooks, and drivers love its overall performance. Acceleration is immediate and responsive, handling tight and confident, and the quattro always outstanding. All of this in a stylish, high-end luxury sedan makes for a perfect combination. Owners are disappointed with the outdated optional navigation system. They wish it came with a manual transmission. Others complain about customer service. Poor fuel economy and overall priciness are other detractions.

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