Audi Announces Two Limited Edition RS6 Packages

Tuesday February 23rd, 2010 at 8:22 AM
Posted by: michael.leroy

2010 Audi RS6Expatriates have all the luck

If you are looking another reason to pack your bags and move to Europe, maybe Audi can finally persuade you with a limited edition RS6 that is only available in Europe. 500 of these limited edition RS6′s will be made and each will be individually numbered. There will be two separate packages, but both will come with 20-inch wheels, sports suspension and a “Carbon design package” for the engine bay.

Audi has has given both special edition packages rather cumbersome names: RS6 plus Sport and RS6 plus Audi exclusive. Customers looking for special colored leather trim and a custom paint job will want to choose the exclusive package. The far less “exclusive” plus Sport package will have an instrument-panel hood and a center console wrapped in leather. Audi will even throw in a set of special front floor mats.

The limited edition RS6 allows expats to rack up the tickets when blasting past the numerous speed cameras in Europe. A twin-turbocharged direct injection V10 will provide 580 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Peak torque will be available at 1,500 rpm. Strange cars with ‘Polizei’ written on the side will appear as tiny specs in the rear view mirror when testing the 188 mph top speed.

Both the exclusive and sport package comes with lane assist and adaptive cruise control. The exclusive (note “exclusive” use of non-capitalized “e”) goes a step further with bespoke paint and leather specified by the buyer.The RS6 also comes fitted with a 40 GB hard drive to store music and maps for the built in navigation system. A hard drive to store music is a nice feature, but 40 GB is a pitiful amount of storage space considering the price of the RS6.

Both limited edition RS6′s are available now. The Sport version is an extra €3,250 and the Audi exclusive package is €8,310. Audi claims they are providing a 50 percent discount with both packages compared to choosing the options individually. A plane trip to Ingolstadt, Germany is not included.





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