2003 Audi RS 6 Quattro AT5
The company name Audi is based on the Latin translation of the
surname of the founder, August Horch. "Horch", meaning "listen" in
German, becomes "audi" in Latin. The four rings of the Audi logo
each represent one of four car companies that banded together to
create Audi's predecessor company, Auto Union. Audi's slogan is
Vorsprung durch Technik, meaning "Being Ahead through Technology".
Audi, along with fellow German marques BMW and Mercedes-Benz, are
among the best-selling luxury automobile brands in the world.
For consignment, a land based rocket ship disguised as an Audi RS6
Quattro AT5. To break that name down tells us much: RS means Racing
Sport, the 6 is the model designation of the V8 twin turbo engine,
quattro designates all-wheel drive and AT5 designates the automatic
transmission, and it is a 5-speed. Quite the car, and quite the low
mileage 28,397, and very well taken care of.
All aero European rounded over surfaces and integrated lights and
door handles this car can cut through the air like a hot knife
through butter. Original Avus Silver Pearl Effect bathes all the
expertly fashioned exterior panels which are minding their gaps
very nicely. A rounded front body matching bumper leads the way
with the 4 integrated rings badging on the grille. The side panels
of this car are nearly perfect and body matching handles, a small
trim at the mid-section and a rocker fairing are all bathed in the
Avus Silver. Black trimmings surround the glass, and a seemingly
seamless sunroof is on the top. On the back a small spoiler is on
top of the trunk lid, more integrated rounded taillights, and dual
chromed oval shaped exhaust protruding from the lower panel just
below the bumper. Large 18-inch wheels keep the rubber to the road,
and when you get on the accelerator you'll need every inch of
Audi calls it silver, so we will go with the manufacturer, but it
covers the seats, which are comfy buckets in front with some tuck
and roll inserts and smooth bolsters, highlighted by a dark gray
piping throughout. A rear bench is nearly showroom and may not have
been sat in very often! A console topped in silver then turning
black on the sides and front, races forward to the dash. Here we
have a nice storage box and the top doubles as an armrest. The
shifter is wrapped with a gray toned burl panel as well. Buckets
are all power adjustable. Doors are a mixture of some gray toned
burl panels, molded plastic and a central light gray panel where
the armrest and power toggles reside. The entire dash is very clean
and has more peppering of the gray toned burl along with black
molded plastic all neatly rounded over not unlike the exterior. The
sporty steering wheel has paddle shifters which we will get into on
the Drive-ability section. Black carpeting all clean is flooding
the floors and a nice light gray tight headliner in pristine
condition is above. Read on!
Under all those German engineered plastic coverings which their
cars are famous for, is a 4.2 liter DOHC Bi Turbo V8. It sports
Bosch Motronic ME 7.1.1 EFI. On back is a 5-speed Tiptronic
automatic transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
It is a ZF 5HP24A version with a Torson T-2 center differential to
spread power to both sets of wheels. On the back is a 3.197 final
drive axle. Also noted is Servotronic speed sensitive steering, and
Nary even a hint of rust, all cast aluminum all independent
suspension, perfect floor pans, and the dual exhaust snaking its
way towards the back of the car. Power disc brakes which feature 8
piston front calipers and large rear discs help with the woah
horsey aspect after you've gotten too happy with your boot.
Slipping into the supple leather one has no idea of what they are
in for in this unassuming yet well-appointed interior. It fires
right up and on the test track it is a thrill ride. Seemingly
unlimited acceleration, paddle shifting makes it even more fun, and
excellent brakes. It handles like it's on rails and with the two
turbos there is plenty of power to spare. All excellent, and just a
check engine light illumination which led us to check, and we got
error codes PO491, and PO492 which denote secondary air injection
system banks 1 and 2. With all this power you can use the K-9 radar
detection system which is installed and ready to detect.
A well preserved low mileage rocket ship for the road, performance
all-wheel drive German engineered, aero sports sedan to say the
least. All finishes are in excellent condition and it runs like the
wind, you could say a Passat, or a Jetta, or a Golf, but actually
it's an Audi RS6 Quattro Bi Turbo. Schnell!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.