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RS6 Grile on a B7

This is a REALLY cool mod submitted to me by a reader and all-around cool guy Richard Edwards (aka BigRich) and can be done on any B7 A4, S4, or RS4 including DTM bumpers and S-line & S4 bumpers. He did this on his car and was nice enough to write-up the process and share it with us. This should work on any B7 including the non-s-line version, but is pictured above in the S-line/S4 bumper. This DIY is moderately difficult and requires some patience, but the end result is worth it. If cutting up a perfectly good grille is not something you wish to do, you can always buy a RS4 grille that simply bolts on and achieves a similar look.

RS6 Grille

First, you need to buy an RS6 Grille. They’re not cheap, especially here in the US, but not too much more than an RS4 grille either. The best prices for these seem to be eBay, and you can view the most recent listings below:

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Audi A6 S6 C6 Euro RS6 Front Sport Hex Mesh Honeycomb Grill S Line Black 05-11 . Current Price: $119.95
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 2 days 5 hrs 52 mins
2008 - 2011 FACELIFT AUDi A6 C6 MESH SPORT Grill Grille RS6 STYLE Current Price: $109.0
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 8 days 22 hrs 15 mins
2005-2011 Audi A6 C6 RS6 Style Silver Grille Black Ring Grill Current Price: $140.99
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 19 days 9 hrs 34 mins
RS6 Style Front Grille All Black Honeycomb Grill Radiator Air Fit AUDI A6 C6 4F Current Price: $127.62
# of Bids: 0
Ending: 27 days 7 hrs 11 mins
For AUDI A6 C6 RS6 05-11 Bumper Radiator Silver Grille Black Ring Grill Current Price: $0.99
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Ending: 4 days 21 hrs 41 mins
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Cutting the RS6 Grille

Next you need to cut the RS6 grille away from the surround. I used a small hack saw blade and taped it up with some insulation/electricians tape so I didn’t go cutting myself! Alternatively, a Dremel would work nicely to cut the mesh out quickly & easily, just be sure to make clean, straight cuts.

RS6 Grille Mesh

Once complete, you should have a large sheet of mesh, as pictured above.

S-line trim

Once you’ve removed the grill from the surround, you need to do the exact same with your A4/S4 grill, its recommended you purchase a spare grill to do this to in case you mess up and need to refit you old one.

RS6 Mesh + A4/S4 Support

When you’ve got them seperated, start to marry them together. You might want to take the chrome surround piece out of the grille (but leave the rest of the backing in place) to make sure it doesn’t get scratched. You’ll need to trim the edges of the RS6 grille but this is trial and error so be careful. The RS6 grill is bigger but only by a bit around the edges, so you’ll have to trim quite a bit from the bottom as the RS6 grill as it has a deeper bottom to it than the A4/S4, but again its trial and error so still be careful.

RS6 Grille for B7
Once you feel it looks good and fits tight………Glue it, yes that right glue it! I used super glue to get most of the edges started and then once it felt good, I went over it with Sikaflex, which is a black silacone-like substance. It takes a while to cure but once it does it sticks for a long time. Here is a close-up of the glued together areas as a reference:

RS6 Grille on a B7

You can use what ever you want to stick it together and I’m sure there are many easier and better substances that would do the job, but this worked for me and looks good.

RS6 Grille on a B7
Once the glue has fully dried, just refit the surround which while it’s off you could paint or you could wrap it like I did with mine in carbon. If the RS6 grill didnt come with the audi rings, your old ones from your A4/S4 should fit on (mine did).

RS6 Grille on a B7
Whilst you have the bumper off you may need to spray the bumper beam/crash bar going across behind the grille, otherwise it will stick out and not look as nice.

And there you have it! Thanks again to Richard for the write-up on this one.

UPDATE: Here are a few other readers that have done the mod and sent in pictures, leave a comment if you too would like to be added!

RS6 Grille on S4


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About the author: Nick Roshon


Nick has been an Audi owner and fanatic for the last 10 years, and started Nick’s Car Blog in 2009 to share DIYs and pictures of his A4. Currently he drives a 2012 Audi TT-RS, and has previously owned a B7 S4, B7 A4, and an 82 Audi Coupe (GT) LeMons race car. In his day job, Nick is a digital marketer and lives in San Diego, CA, USA.


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  2. Nice one nick! I’m famous lol glad to see my work gone to some use, got the biggest smile on my face 😀

  3. Thanks Richard! For providing the awesome information.

  4. Love the look of this and would love to do this mod to my a4 standard bumper….any purchasing options from you yourself?

  5. Sorry man, I don’t sell anything, I just write about it. eBay is your best bet.

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  7. Have you heard anyone doing this on a B7 DTM?

  8. Nope – you should do it and be the first then come back here and share pics!

  9. RS6 grille on it’s way. I’ll send in pics once I get done. May take a bit as I’m pretty anal about things being close to perfect.

  10. WIll this wok with an all mesh S6 grille also? or do i have to buy the RS6 grille?

  11. Don’t see why not! All you need is the mesh part, the rest doesn’t matter much…

  12. Hi Nick, I am 100% sure that your site has become my new favourite site… just a quick question if I may. The A4 and S-line Grilles, do they have the same physical size? I have just bought a bumper (the skin) and am planning to use my current grille (A4) as an interim measure until I can do the S6 mod

  13. Thanks Ricardo! Unfortunately, the standard A4 grille (as well as DTM grille) are smaller sized than the S4/S-line grilles, so you can’t swap em. If you ever see them side by side the S4/S-line grille is actually quite a bit bigger.

  14. What’s up Nick!!! Great site bro, especially for audi peeps like myself. I was wanting to know if you still are in contact with Richard. I want to see if he would make one for me and ship it over. I don’t mind paying at all. Thanks!!

  15. I haven’t heard from him in a while. I’d suggest finding a local body shop that does custom work, this isn’t really that hard so I’m sure a local place could do this for you relatively affordably, and that way if there are any issues you can go back to them rather than deal with international shipping (it’s not fun!). Thanks for the kind words!

  16. Cool. Keep up the good work!!!

  17. What year RS6 grille do I need or will any work? I’m looking at a 2008-2010 A6 C6 Sport grille with an RS6 look for my B7 A4.

  18. Yeah, the C6 body style is what you want. You should be good to go!

  19. Hi Nick
    Will this Mod work on a 2006 S4 Anniversary Edition? I believe it has the same bumper as the DTM. If so, what and where can you recommend purchase. Note: I want to hold on to my original grill in case I need to switch it back in the future.

  20. It should work, but it’d be a custom job just like for a normal S4 grille. I’d pick up a cheap replica grille to hack up and keep your OEM one in tact.

  21. I am getting ready to do this mod on my B7. I was looking at rs6 grills on ebay, all I can find is “rs6 style” grills for around 290. Are these just as good to do this mod with as the actual OEM grill?


  22. Hey can u do my i have and audi a4 2007 i lke the grill how much i need to paid you to doit for me ?

  23. Sorry Ervin, I don’t have the time or energy to offer these. I’d look for a body shop near you and they can probably help…

  24. Hi Nick,
    Will the RS6 Grille work with a 2005 a6 also?


  25. Yes – if it’s not a direct fit (it might be) then you can certainly modify it using the steps here, so either way you should be fine.

  26. Hey can you please email me if you would be interested in making one of these for me. We can discuss pricing and everything over email if you are interested.

  27. Sorry, not interested in making one of these…don’t really have the time and haven’t even done one myself (this write-up was submitted by someone else).

  28. Would this work on non- S-Line A4?

  29. Yep, same process just a smaller grille!

  30. Awesome, Thanks.

  31. Hi, I’ve been looking for this exact grill for my s4 2006 b7 for ages!!!!!!!
    It looks the nuts. Just so I’ve got it clear if I get an rs6 honey colm grill and go through your process it’ll work??!! TIA.

  32. Another question which I suppose I should of asked earlier, where in the uk is the best place to buy a rs6 grill?? Also could I use a rs4 grill would it work the same.

  33. Hi Ross – yes you’ll need a “donor” RS6 grille that you chop up. I’m not totally sure the best place to get it in the UK but I’d think eBay might be the best bet there too as you can find replica/knockoff grilles that are much cheaper, and since you’ve got to cut it up anyway not as important for it to be OEM…

  34. Hi Nick,

    Very nice info here 🙂

    I want to do this mod to my RS4, however I have 2 parking sensors located in the numberplate panel which will need to be placed in the mesh of the grille somehow I guess. I’ve looked everywhere and can’t seem to find a place to buy the parking sensor mounts that fit into the grille mesh holes… Any ideas? Cheers Charlie

  35. I’m guessing you’ll need something custom here, although you might be able to find it in the RS6 parts catalog.

  36. Charlie D.
    Did you find anything out about the parking sensor mounts on the rs4?
    There are some new a6 grills that have park sensors mounts on them. Could you just cut down a newer grill as long as it was larger dimensions than the rs4?

  37. I bought the grill and it came today. I have a 2006 S4 and i bought the 3rd listed RS6 grill. Going to do the mod this weekend.

  38. Awesome, good luck Malcolm!

  39. Yes, as long as you follow the DIY above – you’re basically just going to cut out and reuse the mesh.

  40. Willing to pay for someone to do this for me.

  41. Got me an OEM S-line grille and RS6 grille, now I just need some courage! Managed to find a friend with a couple of spare in-mesh parking sensor mounts. They are made from rubber apparently but haven’t seen them in the flesh yet, nor do I know whether my parking sensors are compatible as my friend’s mesh came from a B8. Will find out soon hopefully!

  42. Keep me posted how it goes, Charlie D!

  43. I have a b6 with the b7 nose I’m about to do this to my thanks for your information I’m sure you are helping others too thanks

  44. Is there a way to fit a b7/8 grille on the b6 frame?

  45. No, but I believe someone already makes a B6 grille that has RS4 style mesh in it, so you might just want to go that route, such as this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audi-A4-S4-B6-Euro-RS4-Front-Sport-Hood-Bumper-Mesh-Honeycomb-Grill-S-Line-02-05-/331370448301?hash=item4d2737c5ad&vxp=mtr

  46. Hi guys, I just done this mod to my car the other day and I’m really pleased with the end product. Where can I upload some pics ?

  47. Hi Nick,

    I am from South Africa. I have a standard b7. Your blog is very helpful. Heres a picture of the grill i bought. I want to do the mod. Can you tell me what i do about the gap in the number plate section…. Will the surrounding part around my current plate fit?

  48. I’m not sure Vaughn, I don’t think it will work to reuse the plate holder. You can either buy an RS6 grille with a plate holder already installed, or use a universal fit plate holder, but I think trying to reuse the plate holder from the RS4 grille would be tricky and not might line up with the RS6 mesh.

  49. James Bell-langford

    Hey Nick it looks like you’re amazing at replying to sooo many people on your blog ! its really awesome. I have bought all these parts for my 2007 b7 I am 90% on finishing the grill ( just need to glue it with the sikaflex)
    I understand this hasn’t been done by you however I was wondering if you could help me

    what do i do once i take the bumper off ? in the tutorial above Richard said ” you may need to spray the bumper beam/ Crash bar…..


    In the picture above you can see the front bumper has the center plastic bar that runs infront of the silver metal bar………… should i cut the plastic part off the bumper ? or do i spray that and leave the silver metal crash bar hidden behind it…. sorry this message is so long its just really hard to describe what im talking about

    HELPPPP ! if anyone else is reading this and can help i would be sooooo appreciative if you could give me some advice

  50. You can do a quick mock-up to be sure, but I’m 99% certain the painted silver part of your bumper covers up the metal crash bar behind it, so you don’t need to paint both, just the middle cross bar of the bumper. Good luck James, let me know how it comes out!

  51. I had a question. I plan on doing this method, but why did u put the older mesh behind the newer one. Couldn’t you have left it out, so that nothing is visble behind it

  52. Hi Omar – you actually don’t re-use the old mesh, I think you are mis-reading the post. You will only use the new mesh from the RS6 grill.

  53. Nick, I’ll like to do something similar to my B7 RS4. I like the existing grill–but I don’t like the license plate holder (I even have a panel that is without the license plate–but it is not mesh style). Will this work on the RS4?

  54. Yes, this same mod works on the RS4. It’ll look great!

  55. Would there be anybody here that has done this and had it turn out good be willing to do mine as I have tried an and has turned out a it wank ?

  56. Hi,

    I did this mod. Glued it with loctite and then sickaflex but now the grill is coming loose at the top 🙁 any tips?

  57. you can buy the full grill from http://www.lltek.com/grills_A4.htm in America it will fit a4 b7 8e s-line with or without the audi badge $699.00

  58. Woah – I haven’t seen that before! Not cheap, but not that bad compared to the OEM RS4 grill costing about $600 anyway. Have you installed one or seen one personally yet?

  59. not yet I will post a pic when it is fitted to my s-line

  60. is there any place you know of that I can get the s-line front fogs in mesh for the b7 8e so as to match up with the grill

  61. So I’m about to buy a used grill because mine got ruined by a tire on the road and wanted to get some advice on it. The grill I’m thinking of getting is busted around the top and what I mean is, it doesn’t have the plastic mount for the torx screw to the bumper and the part that comes up off the top is broken off. Would this cause any sort of problems when mounting or any other kind of problem?

  62. Those top three bolts are important if you want to fit right. If it’s missing a screw in the middle it should be fine, but if it’s missing all three it will probably not fit very well.

  63. Hey, Nick!
    Fantastic blog. Stopping by to show the results of my mod! I will be making the chrome grill surround glossy black, eventually. I ended up using 5 minute epoxy on the back of the grill to mount it, and it seems to be quite strong. I could not find any black glues of the caliber I wanted at my local stores.
    Overall, I am very pleased with it, and it adds a whole new look to the car. I did this on a 2006 A4.


  64. That came out great! Thanks for sharing your pics and feedback!

  65. Hey Nick!

    I’ve been trying to find some info online, but perhaps you could help me. I’m about to do this mod, but I was wondering if I can get grilles for the A6 C6 with the RS6 look? Or are the measurements different?


  66. I believe they’re about the same size, but don’t know for sure.

  67. You can buy the grill from iILTEK.COM

  68. I have made this mod, however i sold my b7 so i could go travelling around europe and i never ended up putting it on my car and its literally sat at home doing nothing, i paid the ebay prices for both grilles, then i had an engineer who works for my company follow the tutorial uptop and fabricate it together

    If anyone is looking to buy one done with absolute perfection, looks 100% the same as all the pictures above (maybe even better ) please email me jamesbell-langford@hotmail.com

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