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Audi RS 6 Avant C5 (4B) Station Wagon (2002-2006)

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Product Overview

Audi RS 6 Avant C5 (Typ 4B) is the ultimate high-performance executive station wagon from the beginning of the century in production from 2002 to 2006. It was available with a single bi-turbocharged V8 engine that displaced 4.2 liters.
Based on arguably the most advanced NA V8 engines to have come out of Volkswagen's portfolio, the bi-turbo variant found in the C5 RS 6 Avant was the crown jewel at the time. While it made the vehicle even more nose-heavy, it also gave the RS 6 Avant a distinct handling characteristic that many Audi enthusiasts have come to enjoy.
Unfortunately, the 5-speed ZF 5HP24A automatic transmission was used. While this was after the update that ZF introduced in 2001, this gearbox was still rather weak for quattro AWD applications. With the tremendous (for the time) amount of power and torque from the RS 6 Avant, this transmission fails regularly and has to be attended to much more frequently than one would like.
Nevertheless, as the first "super wagon", the C5 RS 6 has a special place in the hearts of many Audi enthusiasts.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the Audi RS 6 Avant C5 comes with multi-link at the front and double-wishbone at the rear.

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What we found**

Neo score 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Exceptional mix of elegance and sportiness
  • Wonderful bi-turbo V8 engine
  • The original super wagon
Cons
  • Very high fuel consumption
  • Unreliable auto gearbox

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Specifications

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
455 L / 16.1 cu-ft ~ 1590 L / 56.2 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
11.0 L / 11.6 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
7.5 L / 7.9 qt
Fuel Capacity
82.0 L / 21.7 gal
Passengers
5
Payload
490 kg / 1080 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Double-wishbone
Tire Size
255/40 R18
Turning Circle
11.4 m / 37.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
5-door Station Wagon

Dimensions

Size | Height
1390 mm / 54.7 in
Size | Length
4852 mm / 191.0 in
Size | Width
1850 mm / 72.8 in
Track Width | Front
1578.0 mm / 62.1 in
Track Width | Rear
1587.0 mm / 62.5 in
Weight
1865.0 kg / 4111.6 lbs
Wheel Size
8.5J X 18
Wheelbase
2759 mm / 108.6 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.9 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
4.7 sec
CO2 Emission
350 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.35
Fuel Economy
14.6 L/100km / 16.1 MPG (combined) | 21.8 L/100km / 10.8 MPG (urban) | 10.4 L/100km / 22.6 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 3
Engine
BCY
Engine | Bore
84.5 mm / 3.3 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.3:1
Engine | Displacement
4.2 L / 254.6 cu-in / 4172.0 cc
Engine | Power
450.0 hp / 335.6 kW @ 5700-6400 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
107.9 hp/L / 1.8 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Torque
560 Nm / 413.0 lb-ft @ 1950-5600 rpm
Engine | Type
Bi-turbocharged multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 5 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic Tiptronic

Production

Availability
2002 ~ 2006

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