Seller Submission: 2003 Audi RS6

The C5 generation (2002-2004) Audi RS6 is a car that should need no introduction to the modern car enthusiast. But in case you need a refresher, allow me to give you the details. The RS6 was based on Audi’s A6 sedan platform, but added a 4.2 liter twin turbo V8 that pushed 450 horsepower and 428 ft-lbs of torque into a 5-speed auto and all four wheels via Audi’s torsen-base Quattro system. It was also, lower, stiffer, brakier, and wider than the standard A6. In its day it was a monster and today the RS6 offers one of the best $/hp you can find on the street. Find this 2003 Audi RS6 offered for $13000 in Sioux Falls, SD via craigslist. Seller submission from Ben.

From the seller:

2003 Audi RS6
VIN: WUAPV54B33N904802
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 81000
paint color: grey
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan
This 2003 Audi RS6 is one of about 1200 that were imported to the USA. The RS6 model (also called “The Beast” or “4 Door 911”) was never before and never again imported to the USA, except for this one year. Already becoming a collector’s investment, this car started the “super sedan’ movement with Quattro all-wheel-drive, performance suspension, and a 4.2L DOHC aluminum V8 with twin turbos. Sticker price on these was in the $90k range. All were loaded with options.

ENGINE TYPE: twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 40-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, Bosch Motronic engine-control system with port fuel injection
Displacement: 255 cu in, 4172cc
Power (SAE net): 450 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 415 lb-ft @ 1950 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 5-speed automatic with lockup torque converter

Wheelbase: 108.6 in Length: 191.3 in Width: 72.8 in Height: 56.1 in
Curb weight: 4050 lb

Zero to 60 mph: 4.6 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 14.1 sec
Top speed (governor limited): 155 mph

In addition to all the standard features, this RS6 has the optional sport exhaust (indicated by black exhaust tips and a freer flowing system). Big Brembo brakes are standard. I’ve also completed the MTM Stage 2 ECU/TCU modifications which increased stock 450 HP to 545 HP and 540 lbs/ft of torque. Automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The factory wheels have been powdercoated to match the Daytona Grey body. Windows have medium tint. Interior is light grey leather with woodgrain trim and Alcantara suede headliner.

This car has never been driven in the winter, and has always been kept in a heated garage. Pampered, detailed, and comes with a binder full of service records and information. Really a great car – selling only to “simplify” and maybe make room for another Audi someday.

Just completed an Audi full pre-purchase inspection and service – all inspection findings were corrected (new CV boot and small coolant leak repaired).

Full disclosure – I don’t want potential buyers to have any surprises.

The (primitive) Navigation System doesn’t work. It didn’t work when I purchased the car, but I’ve managed to find my way around without it.

There is some paint chipped off of one of the fender wells (shown in pictures), and one of the wheels has a very small scratch/chip (also shown in picture). Other than that, body is in great shape – excellent for a 2003.

There is one line of LEDs out on the stereo display (shown in picture)

Here are a few more links for your information explaining the uniqueness, specifications, and potential of the RS6


Here is Doug DeMuro’s take on the RS6.

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