2002 Audi S6 Avant Quattro
2002 Audi S6 Avant Quattro
- 4.2L/340HP V8
- All Wheel Drive
- Tiptronic Transmission
- Black over Black
- All Service Records back to Original Owner
- Clean and Collectible Wagon
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“Just your everyday 340-horsepower, 155-mph family station wagon” – Car and Driver, November 2001
For some time, Audi has had a practice of holding their more powerful and interesting model introductions until late in the series' run. The German brand often does so by bringing a hot “Avant” (Audi-speak for station wagon) to market. The legendary RS2 Avant was the first in 1994, and the RS6 Avant launched last year is the most current example. The C5 series of mid-size Audis was nearing the end of its run in 2002 when the Ingolstadt automaker introduced the Audi S6 to the unanimous acclaim of the automotive press:
Autoweek: “The fun factor is very high in the S6 Avant due in large part to the 4.2-liter V8 that Audi rates at 340 horsepower.”
Road and Track: “The S6 is quiet, solid, and above all responsive to inputs from your right foot.”
Motor Trend: “The S6 is perfect if you like its distinctive profile, luxury trappings, and need all-weather handling and room for gear. Especially if you want to get where you're going in a hurry.”
Car and Driver: “The bottom line: If BMW's M5 is the ultimate sedan (Any arguments on that? No? Good.) Then the S6 Avant is the ultimate wagon. End of discussion.”
The AudiWorld Internet forum reports that Audi of America imported just 882 S6 Avants to the U.S. in 2002. More than half that number were painted silver, and all were equipped with Tiptronic shiftable automatic transmissions and Quattro® all-wheel drive.
Offered here is a 2002 Audi S6 Quattro in Brilliant Black over Ebony. The car's odometer shows 92,756 miles, fewer than 5,000 miles per-year since new. A single, minor-damage incident (to the driver's-side door), noted by Carfax in 2017, has long since been professionally repaired with no sign of the repair remaining. The S6's outstanding condition, extensive service documentation (included in the sale), and low mileage make it a rare opportunity to own a very special Audi.
In addition to standard equipment (listed on the reproduction window sticker shown in the photo gallery), the car's factory-installed options include:
- Navigation system (Since augmented with a Sony® touchscreen system also featuring cellphone interface with Bluetooth,® SiriusXM®, Apple CarPlay,® and Android® capability)
- Rear side airbags
- Rear Parktronic® parking assist
- Heated front and rear seats
The exterior non-metallic, black paint retains excellent gloss across the entire “long roof” car. In particular, the color is well-suited to emphasizing the flared-fender design (unique to the V8-equipped Audis in 2002) and the tasteful chrome and brushed-metal trim (lower-door “side blades,” billet-aluminum side mirrors, and roof rails) on the classic body. (To best assess the quality of the paint and chrome finishes, be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) There is no damage to the aluminum and steel body panels. Lightly tinted cabin glass and all lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks or other damage. All factory-mounted badging—including the “S6” grille badge, Audi 4-rings emblem in the front eggcrate-style grille (unique to the S6), and the same two emblems on the rear liftgate—remains in place. Removable AudiSport® identification has been added to rear side windows and the rear license-plate frame. Original Avus-style, 16-inch, 6-spoke aluminum alloy wheels in excellent condition (with Audi-logo center caps) are mounted with Yokohama® AdvanSport A/S+ all-season performance tires.
The S6's interior remains an excellent example of the high-quality fit, finish, and materials that made Audi rise above their competition in the early 2000s. Ebony leather upholstery covers the front buckets and foldable rear bench seat, as well as the dashboard and door trim with dark, burled-wood inserts. The condition of all interior surfaces is free of significant wear indications or damage (a split seam on the driver's seat cushion has been repaired). The headliner is properly in place with no sagging. Black carpeting covers the cabin floors protected with deep-channel rubber mats (front mats feature the AudiSport logo). The rear cargo area is fully carpeted and has a rubber cargo mat in place. The black sport steering wheel (with Audi 4-rings logo and S6 emblem) fronts a six-gauge instrument cluster (180-mph speedometer and 7,000-rpm-redline tachometer most prominent) with the gauge lenses featuring a brushed-metal bezel trim and red illumination. All instrument and switchgear graphic markings (including the headlight control knob) are crisp and undamaged; all pixels in digital instruments are functional. The wood-trimmed console hosts the leather-topped shifter for the Tiptronic shiftable 5-speed, automatic transmission. Stock overhead Homelink® programmable controls for three garage-door openers remain in place.
Under the hood, the 4.2-liter, dual-overhead-cam, 40-valve, aluminum-block V8 dominates a very clean and well-ordered engine bay. As to maintenance, the engine's timing-belt change in 2017 was documented at approximately 77,000 miles, while considerable other maintenance over the past few years—as documented by Carfax as well as owner receipts included in the sale) has been performed by Dubwerx (https://www.dubwerx.com) in Cincinnati, Ohio, a highly regarded VW-Audi specialist shop. Viewed from below, the car's chassis is exceptionally clean with very light surface rust present on some untreated metal, notably on the exhaust system. The lower engine cover (with NACA ducting) remains mounted. There are no indications of overly aggressive driving or track use. Lower front and rear painted body panels show no damage.
The S6's factory-mounted data and identification tags remain properly in place. The sale includes the original factory radio and a binder of owner-kept literature and maintenance receipts for the car.
While the more than 160 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this Audi S6 long-roof in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
This S6 is as appealing today as it was in 2002 when Audi brought the car to market. The combination of 340-horsepower, full-time Quattro® all-wheel drive grip, pleasing aesthetic design, luxurious materials, and exceptional build quality should never go out of style.