(from Audi Press Release)
quattro GmbH is now launching an ultimate sports version of the RS 6
developing 353 kW (480 bhp). The RS 6 plus is equipped with features
echoing the world of motor sport and comes with new colour concepts.
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
Technology for the
The DRC suspension has already created a
sensation on the Audi RS 6. DRC (Dynamic Ride Control) involves
diagonally linked dampers with a central valve that reduces the rolling
and pitching movements of the vehicle body by means of the damper
characteristic, without the use of electronics.
Further specific features now underscore the professionalism and sports
character of the Audi RS 6 plus.
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
The trim strips and roof rails, likewise in matt black, outwardly
visually underline its enhanced sportiness.
Inside this car, aluminium pedals signal the special sports emphasis of
the Audi RS 6 plus.
More equipment, more
The new equipment concept is a major plus
point. 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.
The Blue equipment package comprises the special colour Sprint Blue,
pearl effect, for the body; the seats are in black leather with silver-coloured
Alcantara centre sections. The blue threads in the carbon fibre inserts
echo the body colour.
The Audi RS 6 plus with Silver package has the special body colour
Silver, metallic, and the black leather seats contrast subtly with the
Alcantara centre sections, which are also black. The matt brushed
aluminium trim inserts provide a note of contrast here.
The Black/Cognac equipment package looks particularly stylish. The
exclusive body colour of Ebony Black, pearl effect, harmonises perfectly
with the trim strips in black piano finish. Cognac-coloured leather
seats with black piping accentuate the interior.
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.