More Power For The New 480 BHP Audi RS 6 'Plus' - In Britain Summer 2004

The Audi RS 6 Plus Avant

Audi RS 6 Plus Avant

Faster Audi RS 6 Plus Avant Arrives In Britain This Summer

The ultimate version of the Audi RS 6 developing 480 bhp is being launched this month in the UK. The renamed RS 6 ‘plus’ Avant is priced at £66,675 on the road with first customer deliveries in Britain starting in June.

This latest quattro four-wheel-drive high performance Audi, the most powerful Audi ever built for the road, offers pace unequalled by any other direct rival model. 0-62 mph takes a mere 4.6 seconds and the Audi RS 6 plus will also hit 200 km/h in just 17.3 seconds.

With power output increased to 480 bhp, the RS 6 plus generates 30 bhp more than the standard Audi RS 6 version. The new increased peak torque of 560 Nm on the ‘plus’ model is achieved across a rev range that now extends from 1,950 rpm all the way up to 6000 rpm. This means that the engine speed range, in which this enormous torque 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 engine conditions in the light of its uprated performance, the technical specialists from quattro GmbH at Neckarsulm, Germany, have added two additional radiators behind the intercoolers.

Technology for the enthusiastic driver

The unique DRC (Dynamic Ride Control) suspension fitted as standard to all RS 6 models and also fitted to the ‘plus ‘ version, involves diagonally linked dampers with a central valve that reduces rolling and pitching movements by means of the damper characteristics, without the use of electronics.

The Audi RS 6 plus features a series of additional refinements to enhance its exceptional capabilities. These include for example perforated brake discs; mated to the familiar five arms of the larger 19-inch cast aluminium wheels.

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Published 20 April 2004 Melanie Carter
 

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