After B5 production ended, Audi continued to widen the pool for its small chassis. Joining the lineup for the B6 model was a new Cabriolet, and of course returning were the dynamic duo of the sedan and Avant models. Power now came from the BBK 4.2 liter 4 cam 40 valve all-aluminum V8. Fitting the motor into the small chassis necessitated dropping the belt drive in favor of the infamous rear-mounted chain. Still, though, with 340 horsepower on tap and weighing the same as the outgoing 250 horsepower V6 twin-turbo but now with instant torque, the S4 seemed top of the heap. But it was still playing catch-up with the outgoing E46 M3, so when it came to the B7, Audi offered even more spunk, bringing for the first time after three generations their first top-tier offering in the small chassis â€“ the RS4.
At the heart of the new addition to the fleet was, of course, a special motor. Dubbed the BNS, Audi ditched the 5 valve heads but added FSI direct fuel injection. In reality, little was shared or untouched between the seemingly similar 4.2 V8s in the S4 and RS4, but the result of the fiddling was impressive. The engineers at Ingolstadt managed to crank a 420 horsepower screamer out, and coupled with the revised, more rear-biased quattro drivetrain in the B7, a completely different beast was born.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Audi RS4 on eBay
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 62,350 mi
Price: $ Buy It Now
This is a great drivers car with tons of recent service. Nothing is needed for the new owner to drive reliably, car is rock solid mechanically. Within the last 5k miles the following service has been performed:
– Engine mounts replaced
– Coolant reservoir replaced
– Spark plugs replaced
– Carbon cleaning service performed
– Intake manifold gaskets replaced
– Both fuel pumps and all fuel injectors replaced
I have also performed an oil and filter change within the last 50 miles.
This car has one minor accident on carfax back in 2011 when it was ran off the road. Damage is not noticeable.
Exterior and interior condition is not perfect but in line with mileage and age of the car. I recently invested in a full paint correction, ceramic coating, and full front / high impact area PPF.
Other modifications include:
– Full Supersprint exhaust system
– KW V3 coilovers (installed ~10k miles ago)
– Head unit with Apple CarPlay (original unit included)
While Sprint Blue Pearl Effect is the go-to shouty color for these, they also look great in Mugello to me. I’d personally prefer the silver leather interior, but this one also has a lot of the typical issues these cars suffer from addressed according to the seller. Also pretty neat is that there appears to be a Celica GT-FOUR hiding in these photos, so it seems like you’re buying from an enthusiast. Pricing is all over the map on these cars, but you definitely don’t want to buy a high-mile neglected one unless you’re prepared for some expensive work to be undertaken.