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2001 Audi RS4 Avant

My first real car was a B5 Audi A4 1.8t, which means everything related to the B5 RS4 was “it.” That was the holy grail and everything the B5 chassis aspired to be. It had all the little special touches and had just enough differences that made it far from just a B5 S4 Avant with more power. Even more, you are waiting until 2025 to even see one in the US outside of a few rare examples that made their way in. This was the car. Even now that these cars are 20 years-old, the want is still there and the prices reflect that. Today’s example, a 2001 finished in Goodwood Green, is checking all the boxes for me. Just four more years, right?

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Year: 2001
Model: RS4 Avant
Engine: 2.7 liter Twin-Turbocharged V6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 138.750 km (86,215) mi
Location: Villers-la-Ville, Belgium
Price: €49.900 ($59,709)

Delivered new in Switzerland
1st Swiss owner: 2000 – 2005
2nd French owner: 2005 – 2009
3rd French owner: 2009 – 2011
4th French owner: 2011 – 2020
Currently in French certificate of registration
Comes from a private Youngtimers collection
First registration: 31.10.2000
Model year 2001
V6 / 2.7L / 380HP – 279KW / 440NM
288g / CO2 – Euro 2
6-speed MANUAL transmission – Quattro
138.750 kms original and certified
Big service done by AUDI at 138.156 kms – 09.21.2020
Including all fluids, filters, belts, spark plugs, water pump,…
Full AUDI history from new
All maintenance invoices available
Complete service book
All books, tools, 2 keys, …
Non-smoking vehicle
Stunning condition overall / Ready to drive
Accident free
Exterior color: Goodwood Green 6T / Z6X
Interior: Black leather – Recaro sport seats
Rare and most sought after configuration on the market
Already collector item – First version of the RS4
Directly available – virtual visit on request!

Additional options:
C1M: Light alloy rims 8,5j X 18
G0L: 6-speed MANUAL transmission
N4K: Natural leather upholstery
Q1E: RECARO sport seats
QV1: TV reception
1BD: Sport suspension
1PC: Anti-theft bolts
1X1: Quattro
1XP: Multifunction sport leather steering wheel
3FE: Panoramic sunroof
3L7: Electric front seats
3S2: Black roof rack
4A3: Heated front seats
4GH: Windshield with colored strip
4K4: Central locking with remote control
5J3: Spoiler
5TL: Lacquered decorative inserts – piano black
6E3: Center armrest in front
6FB: Body-color mirror caps
6PC: Leather handbrake handle
6Q2: Leather gear knob
7A2: CD-charger
8AY: Radio with navigation system
8RY: BOSE surround
8T1: Cruise control
8TC: Rear fog light
8WC: Front fog lights
8X1: Headlight washers
9AK: Climatronic air-conditioning
9V7: Perimeter and volumetric alarm
9ZF: Hands-free system – NOKIA 6021

-> Delivered with technical control and car-pass for sale
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-> Worldwide delivery
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This is a car that aged well. It is so perfectly restrained with the small touches in all the right places. Even as something as little as giving the RS4 is a totally different gauge cluster to set it a part from the other B5 chassis cars. Even with 86,000 miles on this example in Belgium, it looks nearly perfect. Naturally Nogaro Blue is my favorite B5 color, but I think Goodwood is probably my second favorite.

This one is offered at nearly $60,000, which is admittedly high given the current market around Europe for these, but I’m sure that will seem cheap in another five or ten years. As you’ve seen, these can trade for nearly $80,000 in the US, although I’m sure there is some rarity clause factored in given there are literally just a handful legally in the US. I’m curious to see what happens in another four years when the flood gates open up and they all start coming to the US. We are now seeing that with the RS2, but keep in mind you are paying the Porsche tax with the RS2 and the RS4 has none of that. For now, keep marking off those calendars. They’ll be here before we know it.

– Andrew


  1. Early8Q
    Early8Q December 30, 2020

    I think this color combination is my favorite. Somehow it is in keeping with the subtle nature of the RS4 that I so appreciate. I captured my dream car(within the confines of availability) in 2001 when the the Black on Black S4 avant I ordered was delivered without Bose or aluminum mirror caps. Like you said, the RS4 was the holy grail, and this one is the color I would choose. Heck I have a dozen photos of them in my library. In the RS2 I would choose Nogaro Blue over black for sure. I have a dozen photos of that as well.

    Happy New Year!

  2. Partyus
    Partyus December 30, 2020

    This is well priced; I was surprised how low.

  3. Early8Q
    Early8Q December 30, 2020

    Ok, I admit it, the lust is on here and I am looking again. The listing shows it as a 2000? It’s really amazing to think this a 20 year old car. I wonder how I will feel about it in another 20 years. It’s a full package to me today, nearly perfect if that is possible.

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