2003 Audi RS6

As much as the E39 BMW M5 changed the game for sports sedans, the Audi RS6 took the executive supercar-slayer to the next level. Sporting a twin turbocharged version of the venerable 4.2 V8, the Audi RS6 offered simply stunning performance with 450hp on tap. But horsepower wasn’t the only result of the forced induction, because the RS6 also offered nearly 70 lb.ft of torque more than the S62 motor. Sure, it was a touch heavier than the E39, but on the highway this car was and still is a monster. Like the E39, good condition examples of these super sedans are now trading in the mid 20s; today there is a beautiful grey over grey example with no reserve on the auction. Looking ready to surprise a few 911s, take a look at one of our favorites:

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Year: 2003
Model: RS6
Engine: 4.2 liter twin-turbocharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 77,188 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

VIN:
WUAPV64B53N905472
Stock #:
1636
Condition:
Used Clear Title
Mileage:
77,188
Transmission:
6 Spd Automatic
Engine:
4.2L V8 PFI DOHC 32V Turbo
Drivetrain:
All Wheel Drive
Exterior Color:
Avus Silver Pearl
Interior Color:
Silver

There isn’t much listed on the car. It’s described as Avus Silver Pearl, but it looks like Daytona Grey to me; perhaps someone else can weigh in? Miles are lower to average for this example; plan on transmission service in the future if you’re serious. I love the lighter leather this example sports, and I’m always glad to see the original RS6 Celebration alloys. Written service history or a better description is non-existent which we’ve come to expect from these online dealers, but overall condition appears to be quite good. With about a day left on the bidding, the car currently sits at $11,500; not likely where it will end up but if it stays low this could be a serious bargain performance machine.

-Carter

8 thoughts on “2003 Audi RS6

  1. That is not Avus silver as far as I know, but I will leave that detail to those who know better than I.

    The RS6 is my favorite wolf in sheeps clothing from that era. What an amazing machine.

  2. Both bumper covers are a different color and none match the body? That thing has been wrecked. It’s also a few thousand miles(80k) away from major services like timing belt and water pump. Yeah I agree that isn’t Avus Silver, Avus is more light and less coarse.

  3. Gents, I’m fairly certain that the bumper cover color difference is merely a lighting/photo difference in shade. It’s fairly common with the C5s to look like this because the bumper covers are at a slightly different angle than the curves on the fenders. I could be wrong, but I think the paint is correct and original. EDIT: I did find one photo where the front bumper cover is shown a bit better, and it appears to be more matte in paint color. Perhaps it was repainted, but the rear is correct. A quick google shows no accidents reported, but perhaps a little scary 4 previous owners.

    Vehicle Information:
    2003 AUDI RS6
    VIN: WUAPV64B53N905472
    SEDAN 4 DR
    4.2L V8 PFI DOHC 32V
    ALL WHEEL DRIVE
    Standard Equipment | Safety Options
    CARFAX Report Provided By:
    Stellar Autos
    401 S Dixie Hwy E
    Pompano Beach, FL 33060
    1-888-348-1507
    Visit Dealer Website
    Contact Dealer
    No accident/damage reported
    No accident / damage reported to CARFAX
    3 or more previous owners
    4Previous owners
    Service information available
    14Service records available
    Registered as a personal vehicle
    Personal vehicle
    Last reported odometer reading/mileage
    77,188Last reported odometer reading
    CARFAX Price Adjustment
    $1,060 Above retail book value
    Just say, Show Me the CARFAX!

  4. as I’ve said before…this was the only saloon that ever tempted me to part company with my E39 M5.
    The deal breaker was the lack of a 6spd…and the maintenance costs on these is more significant than on the E39 M5….Audi does really suck out of warranty…other than that….the RS6 is a monster, especially at speed on the highway….450hp is still relevant today and these are known for being very tweekable..LOL
    now this car however seems really odd…I too thought the bumper cover black or at the very least poorly matched when painted, that does not look like camera angle lighting to me.
    Much is made of carfax but at the end of the day if there is no police report or insurance claim made…they slip under the radar….this may be a case for that…

  5. I can’t find a VAG VIN-option decoder to determine what color that truly is.

    Here is an Avus Silver (to me, this actually seems closer)
    http://car.mitula.us/offer-detalle/328/98685254721602387/1/1/audi-rs6-avus-silver/USA+Vehicle+Finder?cc=1

    Then here is a Daytona Grey
    http://www.audizine.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=100391

    And it really could be lighting, but the cars in those pics don’t appear to have the bumper hue offset like the example for sale. Bumpers are a commonly painted thing though, especially for people that park on the street a lot in an urban area.

    I agree w/ @MDriver on Carfax & Autocheck generally being good and helpful, but they by no means guarantee that a car wasn’t in an accident or received some other kind of paintwork at some point – they are pretty non-reliable for all but the most serious of insurance funded repairs (and even then, no guarantees).

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