AUDI RS6 ENGINE OIL Capacity and Specifications

Audi Rs6 Engine Oil Capacity and Specifications

If you’re searching for Audi RS6 engine oil details, this blog post covers the year of the RS6, its engine model, oil capacity with and without filters, and oil specifications are all listed below.


Audi RS6YearEngineEngine Oil Capacity (without filter)Engine Oil Capacity (with filter)Engine Oil Specification
Audi RS62003-20044.2L twin-turbo8.5 liters9.0 litersVW 502 00 / 505 01
Audi RS62008-20105.0L twin-turbo8.5 liters9.0 litersVW 502 00 / 505 01
Audi RS62013-20144.0L twin-turbo8.5 liters9.0 litersVW 502 00 / 505 01
Audi RS62020-present4.0L twin-turbo8.5 liters9.0 litersVW 508 00 / 509 00


  • The first and second versions of the RS 6 were offered in both Avant and saloon forms.
  • Like all Audi ‘‘RS‘‘ models, the RS 6 pioneers some of Audi`s newest and most advanced engineering and technology, and so could be described as a halo vehicle, with the latest RS 6 Performance having the equal most powerful internal combustion engine out of all Audi models, with the same horsepower and torque as the physically larger Audi S8 Plus.
  • Like all S and RS models, the RS 6 is only available with Audi’s ‘trademark’ Torsen-based quattro permanent four-wheel drive system.
  • The seventh and current (as of January 2010) Quattro GmbH model is the latest Audi C6 RS 6.
  • The original Audi C5 RS 6 Quattro (Typ 4B) was the top-of-the-line user of the Volkswagen Group C5 platform (1997–2004), and was initially available as a five-door five-seat Avant – Audi’s name for an estate or station wagon.
  • Derived from the Audi C5 S6 (itself derived from the Audi C5 A6), the RS 6 also shares the aluminium structure from the firewall and forward with the C5 A6s with V8 engines (A6 4.
  • For the C5 RS 6 powertrain detail, the engine is an all-aluminium alloy 4,172 cubic centimetres (254.
  • 2-litre V8, variable inlet valve timing, and twin turbochargers gave the RS 6 an exceptionally wide power band, with peak torque available from 1,950 to 5,600 rpm.
  • The RS 6 was only available with Audi’s Torsen-based Quattro permanent four-wheel drive, utilising the Torsen T-2 dynamic ‘automatic torque biasing’ (ATB) centre differential (diff), a modified unit which was being used in the 6.
  • There were a total of three original equipment manufacturer (OEM) wheel and tyre types available with the RS 6.
  • Between April 2004 and September 2004, there was a final limited run of an even higher-performance RS 6, named the Audi RS 6 Plus.
  • The additional performance was achieved with a new engine control unit (ECU), and two additional coolant radiators behind the side-mounted intercoolers (these were standard fitment on the standard RS 6 in hotter climate countries).
  • The RS 6 Plus came with Dynamic Ride Control (DRC) as standard, and also included a no-cost option of ‘‘Sports Suspension Plus‘‘, which lowered the standard sports suspension by a further 10 millimeters
  • The total production run of the C6 RS 6 was 8,000 units, with 6,500 of these being Avants and the remainder saloons.
  • The RS 6 was not available in North America, leaving the Audi S6 as the top-performing trim there.
  • (The unpopularity of wagons made it unlikely that the RS 6 Avant would be imported, and although it had been rumored that the RS 6 sedan would be offered in the United States, nothing came of this as the RS 6 importer could not clear US regulations).
  • However the estimated price of the RS 6 sedan in 2010 was $160,000 USD (another source quotes $126,000 USD in 2009, making the RS 6 perhaps too expensive for the United States market) which set it apart from the performance variants of other executive cars: the MSRP of BMW M5’s was $85,700 USD, of Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG’s was $87,700 USD, and of Audi’s own S6 was $78,025 USD.
  • The C6 RS 6 Avant was launched in April 2008, and the four-door saloon/sedan was available from August 2008.
  • Visually, the RS 6 differed from the related S6, having flared front and rear wheel arches (fenders), harking back to the original Audi Quattro, to allow for a wider wheel track.
  • Like all Audi ‘‘RS‘‘ models, the RS 6 is fitted with Audi’s ‘trademark’ Quattro permanent four-wheel drive as standard.
  • This version of the RS 6 uses the latest asymmetric dynamic 40:60 front-to-rear default torque distribution from the Torsen T-3 ‘automatic torque biasing’ (ATB) centre differential.
  • Like the previous RS6 and the B7 RS 4, this generation of RS 6 includes Audi’s ‘‘Dynamic Ride Control‘‘ (DRC) Sports suspension system.
  • The C7 RS 6 was not offered in North America, however that market received RS 7 Sportback which shares the same powertrain and platform.


This information is researched and compiled by: Erwin C. Salarda