Right Hooker Week: 2009 Audi RS6 Avant

You want power? When Cosworth slapped a few turbos onto Audi’s venerable 4.2 liter V8 for the C5 RS6, that’s what you got. 450 stampeding horsepower and 428 lb ft. of torque meant that in the early 2000s it was the model to beat. But AMG and BMW M quickly caught up and surged past the C5’s power output – even when Audi upped it with the “Plus” model to 469 hp.

The launch of a new RS6 based upon the C6 platform allowed Audi some room to expand the model’s engine output by literally expanding the engine: now 10 cylinders displaced 5.0 liters. Straddled by two turbochargers again, the second generation RS6’s power output leapt into a new league, with an almost unfathomable 571 horsepower and 479 ft. of torque. The C6 is a heavy car, but it was capable of 911-scaring 0-60 runs and could top 170 mph with ease.

What’s amazing is that Audi’s replacement for this car, the C7, moved to the new twin-turbo V8 4.0T motor. More power right? Well, not so fast; it actually produces about 11 horsepower less than the peak performance of the V10, though I’ll grant that the additional gears and greater torque mean it’s a functionally quicker car (as if it needed to be). Well, quicker than a stock one, at least, because this particular RS6 Avant has been ‘slightly’ upgraded to north of 700 horsepower.

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Year: 2009
Model: RS6 Avant
Engine: 5.0 liter twin-turbocharged V10
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 90,000 mi
Price: GBP 25,975 ($33,433 Buy It Now)

Stunning C6 RS6 Avant 5.0 V10 TFSI Tiptronic Quattro with full service history.. Misano Red pearl with Silver silk nappa leather and anthracite headlining.. Carbon fibre interior trim.. Huge specification with over £6k of factory options including sunroof & TV.. Upgraded to 730bhp by MRC Tuning with AP Racing brakes to match.. Engine re-built in 2017 by Audi specialist, costing over £4,000..

Upgrades – MRC Tuning 741ps Stage-2 engine & gearbox map, Milltek stainless steel sports exhaust, MRC Air filter kit, Forge Motorsport silicone intake hoses, AP Racing brakes with 6-piston calipers, Top Speed Restricted to 174mph, Privacy Glass-Side & Rear Windows Tinted, Electric Solar Panel Sunroof with Electric Slide/Tilt, Digital TV Reception, Adaptive Cruise Control, Bluetooth Mobile Phone Connection+Privacy Handset, Audi Advanced Parking System with reversing camera, Electrically Adjustable Steering Wheel, Memory Function For Passenger Front Seat, Roll Up Sunscreen For Rear And Rear Side Windows, Power Door Closure, Load Area Fixing Set,

Standard Features – 20 7 arm twin spoke design alloy wheels in graphite grey, MMi satellite navigation system, Aluminium gear shift paddles, Carbon atlas interior inlays, Silk Nappa leather upholstery, RS-6 Crest embossed on seat facings, Electrically adjustable seats with driver’s seat memory, Heated front & outer rear seats, Dual zone climate control air conditioning, BOSE surround sound stereo system, DAB digital radio with 40GB hard drive and Audi Music Interface, 6-disc CD multichanger, Bluetooth Mobile Phone Connection, Cruise Control, Multi-function steering wheel, Parking Aid (Front/Rear), Xenon Plus adaptive headlights, LED Daytime running lights, Headlamp Wash, Auto headlights, Rain Sensor, Front & rear electric windows, Electric heated and folding door mirrors, Auto-dimming interior & exterior mirrors, Front armrest, Power tailgate opening and closing, Remote central locking, Alarm, Immobiliser, Driver’s airbag, Passenger airbag with deactivation switch, Side airbags, Side airbags (rear), Curtain airbags, ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Programme, Traction control, Isofix child seat anchor points, 3×3 point rear seat belts, Folding rear seats, Power-Assisted Steering, Height & reach adjustable steering column, Height adjustable drivers seat, S-Line sports seats with electric lumbar adjustment, Tinted glass, Rear wash / wipe, Computer (Driver Information System), Trip computer, Service indicator, Tyre Pressure Control, Alloy sports pedals, Twin exhausts, Rear spoiler, Aluminium roof rails, Front fog lights, Pearlescent paintwork. Red,

Please visit our website for full specification and hi-resolution photographs…. Junction 17 Cars is a unique family run business, with branches in Peterborough and Nottingham, with all our cars HPI clear, and individually sourced, with service history, and fantastic features such as…. Owner’s manuals present…. Full service history (with 9 x records in the service book and file of supporting invoices)…. Dyno report confirming 741PS & 1047NM…. ‘RS’ related private number plate included…. Unbeatable flexible finance deals available with same-day approval…. UK’s best part exchange deals available; we guarantee to beat any we-buy-any-car quote…. Call now for details!!!, This car conveniently located at our Peterborough branch, just 5 minutes from Junction 16 of the A1, £27,975 p/x welcome

Do you have a fire you need to respond to RIGHT NOW? This is your car. Misano Red Pearl is a beautiful tone even if there’s a lot of it here. To me this shape still looks quite fresh and new; most wouldn’t recognize it as a decade old already. Inside the heavy-bolstered Recaro interior looks beautiful, too. The upgrades are high-dollar items, but it is a bit worrying that this example already has covered nearly 100,000 miles. For a car that is both very complicated AND very powerful, that’s something to take note of. You’re likely to be in for a pretty big service bill soon. But hey, what other 700 horsepower all-wheel drive luxury wagon can you grab for under $35,000? If the miles, mods or the color scare you off, though, there are others out there, like this lovely Sepang Blue Metallic example for 6,000 GBP less. Is there a downside?

Unlike yesterday’s RS4 that shared nearly all its architecture with the U.S. bound model, the RS6 was more unique and not offered here. You’re likely to face quite a steep uphill battle if you want to get one here before 2033. And in 2033, I’m going to wager there won’t be many still kicking around as they’ll be prohibitively expensive to keep running.

Still, it was a nice thought, right?

-Carter

3 thoughts on “Right Hooker Week: 2009 Audi RS6 Avant

  1. Their gas prices are stupid high. I am hoping they release this model in the states and not the sedan. We gett screwed on wagons.

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