Wagon Week: 2004 Audi RS6 MTM Avant

I’m just going to get this out of the way now: this is my favorite wagon. Ever. This is the cream of the Euro-only crop that I have lusted after for years. Even the RS6 sedan gets my heart racing when I see the big lower intakes and wide fenders rolling down the road, very similar to an A6 3.0 but just beefy enough to hint at the craziness going on under the hood. And as if the not-for-US-consumption RS6 Avant weren’t badass enough, this one has been tuned by Motoren Technik Mayer, one of the premier German tuning firms. These loonies made a double-engined TT Bimoto that went 232 mph. Yeah, um, resume accepted.

This grey beauty looks fantastic on stock Euro RS6 19″ wheels and has a “mild” tune of 500hp, while in Clubsport form MTM can make an earth-displacing 580hp and 598 lb-ft. A 200mph wagon? That’s what Wagon Week is all about. It’s for sale in Germany, but with €17,750 exchanging for roughly $23k, this is the steal heard ’round the world. See you guys later, I’m moving to Europe.

Year: 2004
Model: RS6 MTM
Engine: Biturbo 4.2l V8
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 139,000 km (~ 86,000 miles)
Price: €17,750 (~ $23,000 USD)

2004 Audi RS6 MTM Avant for sale on eBay Germany

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Hello eBayers, I’m selling my super Audi RS6 Avant MTM. It has a power boost to 500 hp, but since that is not registered it can not be assigned, so I open it with the original 450 HP and top speed. The top speed is certainly there, as I have been briefly to 300 km/h. The Turbos run smoothly and the transmission shifts smoothly and cleanly. Thus it has more torque, but one should not make light kick downs. I always drive it when it’s warm and sunny out.

After each ride, I will always run after the turbos, so nothing happens! I know how expensive things can be in the RS6, if something breaks, and that’s why I’m very good with my stuff. It is accident free, but a new rear bumper is seen in the Audi history. There was no collision damage. The previous owner had taken time PDC despite a low pillar.

The timing belt is stamped in the service book and the material certificates, etc. I have it all. It was not done by Audi. Things that necessarily don’t take away from the RS premium. When I did the oil change recently, I was shocked at what the stupid oil filter costs. It has the same as the normal V8 but only has a different part number. An RS6 it costs 25.00 euros and 10.00 euros in normal V8. What nonsense. I can understand if you don’t do everything at the authorized workshop! Front discs and pads are new 15,000 miles ago, as are the rear brake pads. The tires are Bridgestone Potenza Extra Load and have around 50% profile.

The DRC suspension has no problems. I had the car on the lift recently and looked at the tie rods and axles, so everything is OK. It was only noted that the back connecting rod (rubber mount) are no longer the best and that I can replace them. My buddy has a garage and can make one for me. Only had to pay material and a six pack of beer :o))

Otherwise, there is nothing wrong with the paint. Here and there a little track use, but no deep scratches, dents, etc. It really is in great condition. Get in and drive off without hesitation. There is a lot of other information than what I’ve offered here, but the fun factor is indescribable. Downshifted at 180, hit the gas pedal, or by F1 paddle (makes it more fun and direct with the paddle) and you’re still pressed into the seat at 250 km/h without flinching. From then on, you must have both hands on the wheel, before that everything is easy :o)

New vehicle owners were Audi, then a doctor, and before me was a self-employed roofer, a car salesman and then me. I count myself as the third owner. I also have a garage where it is kept warm and dry :o))

Here are the amenities: deluxe automatic air conditioning, leather interior with Recaro sport seats, front and rear heated seats front and rear seats, front electric. Adjustable Bi-Xenon Plus headlamps with headlight cleaning system, electric glass sunroof, Bose sound system, tire pressure monitoring system, front and rear parking sensor, ten airbags, exterior and interior mirrors automatic. dimming, folding electric mirrors, alarm system with interior monitoring, ski bag, adaptive damper system, sports suspension with variable damping, board computer, Alcantara roof liner in black, multifunction leather steering wheel with shift paddles, lumbar support Electr., light package, radio-CD with CD changer, cruise control, electric immobilizer, 19″ alloy wheels, ESP, four-wheel drive, 3rd owner (1st owner was for two months), full service history, following repairs were made:

Gear oil change at 125,000 km
New Alternator
New front left boot
Changed rear stabilizers
Front wishbones, both sides
Castrol oil change at 121,000 km
Air service this year
Private sale without warranty or return

Truly the only thing that could make this more my dream is a manual transmission. Style, speed, mods, everything – I love it. I really can’t believe the price, and if it were in the US I would be seriously considering selling my truck and M5 for this RS6. Why have two cars when one can do it all better and faster?

-NR

Wagon Week: 1995 Audi RS2 Avant

With all this talk about fast Audi wagons, where did this mayhem start? Right here. Even though the BMW M5 Touring arrived on the scene first, the Audi RS2 took the idea of a sports wagon and knocked it out of the park. Assembled at the same Porsche factory as the legendary Mercedes W124 500E/E500, this Audi 80 Avant on steroids offered impressive performance, even by today’s standards. With 311 bhp on tap from the 2.2 liter, 20 valve five cylinder turbo engine, acceleration was, to put it mildly, brisk. Top speed was 166 mph and Autocar magazine tested an RS2 and found that 0-30 mph took 1.5 seconds, which bested the McLaren F1. All this power was harnessed by a 6-speed manual transmission and put to the ground via Audi’s renowned Quattro four-wheel drive system.

While sold in relatively few markets, the RS2 has become a cult car around the world and is valued accordingly. This RS2 for sale in Portugal is a Quattro lover’s dream in RS Blue with just over 50,000 miles.

Year: 1995
Model: RS2 Avant
Engine: 2.2 liter turbocharged inline five
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 85,000 km (~ 56,420 miles)
Price: €20,000 (~ $25,966 USD)

1995 Audi RS2 Avant on Anamera

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Car in excellent condition, totally original. It has only 85,000 km, always well maintained, noting that it is a limited edition of 2,200 units, it was born of a partnership between Audi and Porsche, the first version Audi RS.

6-speed manual gearbox
Recaro sports seats
cruise control
climatronic
sunroof

Every day, I sit at my desk at home and longingly gaze at the 1:18 scale model of this very Audi, in this exact color. Of all the cars I wax poetic about here on GCFSB, this is one of my two favorite cars that I could see spending the rest of my life with (the other being a 911 Carrera 3.2). Those RS enthusiasts in the US will have to wait another six years to get their hands on one of these, but there are a few knocking around up in Canada, as they have a less restrictive 15 year importation rule.

I’m heading to Portugal on vacation in less than two weeks. For the back half of my trip, I will be be driving from the northern part of the country, where my family is from, to Lisbon. Leiria is a town that is about halfway into that journey, roughly 20 kilometers off the coast and not too far from the IP1 super highway. If I have spare time that day, I may have to make a quick stop to try and snag a test drive. They say you should never meet your heroes. But for some reason, I know that once I get behind the wheel of this thing, I’ll be exhausting all my brain power in an effort to figure out a way to make it mine.

-Paul

Wagon Week: 2002 Audi S6 Avant

Before its notable run in the B6 and B7 S4s, Audi’s 4.2l 340hp V8 did a lot of its business in the S6. Until the arrival of the mental V10, I always found the S6 to be a bit underplayed compared with its S4 cousins. This does make it even more of a Q-ship though, equally at home steathily slicing up freeway lines as pounding up snowy mountains. Today’s S6 comes with a reasonable 83k miles and a litany of options including heated seats front and rear to keep the family warm at the ski resort or just to make you feel a little more comfy in traffic. Silver mirrors and some of my favorite wheels of all time suggest the power to those who know, but mostly this is a great way to have some hidden fun in an eminently useful wagon.

Year: 2002
Model: S6 Avant
Engine: 4.2 liter V8, 340hp
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Mileage: 83,635
Price: $16,828

2002 Audi S6 Avant for sale on eBay Motors

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Rare S6 Avant. Heated front and rear seats. Seiden Nappa leather, all-wheel drive. Recent trade. Isn’t it time for an Audi?! How tempting is the awe-inspiring performance of this fire-breathing 2002 Audi S6? This sultry S6, with its grippy AWD, will handle anything mother nature decides to throw at you during one of her bad days at work. J.D. Power and Associates gave the 2002 S6 4 out of 5 Power Circles for Overall Performance and Design.

If an S4 is too small for you but you love the looks and speed, maybe the S6 is what you’ve been looking for. Clean with reasonable miles and a good price, this is a wagon that checks all the boxes.

-NR

Wagon Week: 2001 Audi S4 Avant

The B5 Audi S4 was one of my first cases of wagon-lust. Great looks with just the right amount of aggression, Quattro and a 2.7l twin-turbo V6 all warped my mind as I dreamed of snow-spraying AWD drifts. Today’s car comes in the standard silver and rides on some good-looking late-model RS4 wheels, although there was nothing wrong with the original and classic Avus 6-spokes either. It’s an automatic, unfortunately, but 6-speed S4 Avants are like finding the unicorn that lays golden eggs. 140k miles will keep the price down and your future costs up, but the seller’s lack of engine modification means it hasn’t endured more stress than normal and means that when the engine does eventually need work, it’s probably time for an RS4 conversion!

Year: 2001
Model: S4 Avant
Engine: 2.7 liter twin-turbo V6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 141,000
Price: Reserve auction, currently at $7,500 with reserve still on.

2001 Audi S4 Avant for sale on eBay Motors

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It’s too bad he chose to shoot with a foggy Kyocera phone at sunset; I bet this thing looks great in person.

This is my well loved and well cared for 2001 Audi S4 Avant. I bought it 6 years ago and it has been my faithful and dependable daily driver ever since. If you are looking at this ad, you probably know about these very desirable performance cars already. Audi LOADED these B5 / S4’s with power everything, including a BOSE premium sound system. The 2.7 BITURBO motor is smooth and powerful, and the QUATTRO full time all wheel drive system delivers control that is unmatched. This is a great driving machine that is amazingly tight and solid, and drives like new – the same as the day I bought it.

This car is very sound. These cars are often modified, but I intentionally kept mine stock for long life and reliability. It was “smogged” in January and passed the stringent California emissions test with flying colors. I am a car enthusiast and have always taken very good care of it, including: ahead of schedule oil changes, regular interior and exterior detailing, garage kept, and I am a non-smoker. My S4 still “shows” very well, and I routinely get questions about it as it’s a great looking cars, and the S4 Avant is very rare in the USA.

The leather interior, carpets, headliner, etc, are all VERY good condition. The AC blows ice cold, and all the power equipment works. Overall this is a very straight car, great to drive as-is, or for an enthusiast to renovate to the next level. The exterior does have a few dings and scratches from city life – but nothing that is too obvious – or that couldn’t be fixed fairly easily if that’s what you chose to do. There are also additional custom rubber floor mats.

Honestly, I would love to keep this car, but I am attending Medical School for the next 3 years, so it’s time to find her a new home. I’m located in San Diego (Mission Bay area) and my preference would be for the buyer to come here to personally look over the car, and take delivery.

I know it may be a cheap sell tactic, but it’s nice to think the owner doesn’t actually WANT to sell the car. Again, the mileage is going to become an issue and makes me wonder where the reserve is. Below $9k this is a good deal on one of my favorite wagons.

-NR

2002 Audi S6

A wolf in sheeps clothing, the 2002 Audi S6 looks like your every day family hauler. A closer look reveals wider fenders, aero lower door blades, brushed aluminum treatments and larger Avus wheels. Now there’s no mistaking what this car truly is, a hot rod.

One of the last years for S6 Avants, the C5 was the highest evolution of the breed. With more output from the 4.2L V8 (340 bhp and 310 lb/ft) along with the aesthetic upgrades, the S6 went on a diet. With all aluminum suspension, fenders and hood, the S6 stays just a touch heavier than the standard V6 A6 Avant. The S6 could make the run to 60 in 6.5 seconds. No small feat for a car weighing 2 tons.

All the performance certainly comes at a cost. The S6’s achilles heel is the 5-speed tiptronic slushbox, notorious for being one of the worst gearboxes Audi ever coupled to its 4.2. The shifting is vague at best and these gearboxes tend to have valve body issues. This grey over ecru S6 for sale in New Hampshire has the potential to be a great daily driver…with a kick.

Year: 2002
Model: S6
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 161,000 mi
Price: $8,600

2002 Audi S6 on craigslist

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I have a beautiful 2002 Audi S6 for sale with 161,000 miles on it. This is a rare car and it is in excellent condition. It looks fantastic, drives fantastic and is a reliable and fun alternative to a minivan! Comes with original wheels with all-season tires plus a set of nearly new snow tires mounted on alloy wheels.

Differences between the A6 and the S6, the S6 has:
4.2 V8 with 340 HP that sings to 7,200 RPM
Active motor mounts
Aluminum sub frame, suspension uprights, hood, and front fenders
Larger brakes
Flared fenders
255/40/17 tires are stock (and wider tires will fit)
This car has the Sport interior with more bolstered seats, alcantara seat insers and alcantara headliner

Other features:
Heated front and rear seats, both front fully power adjustable
Dual zone climate control
Symphony stereo with subwoofer and in-dash six disc changer
Power moonroof
Heated mirrors and washers
4-channel ABS with defeatable traction and stability control
Tiptronic auto with sport mode and manual shift mode
Auto dimming mirrors with integrated compass

What this car needs:
Drivers door shuts when you close it normally, but if you slam it shut, it bounces open one notch (not all the way open)
Drivers side mirror is leaking the dimming fluid
Center console cupholder does not work (but the dash cupholder works)
The front paint finish worn from dust and rocks from highway driving
The summer tires are mostly worn and will need replacement soon.

That’s it. This car will pass inspection and runs and drives beautifully and looks really nice. It needs nothing other than those minor items mentioned above. I’ve maintained and repaired items on this car since I purchased it. Mobile 1 synthetic only. I also have service records from the previous owner that detail previous work.

$8,900 or best offer.
Email or call Erik at 603-674-3913

This S6 offers a reasonable deal for anyone in the market for a grocery getter that gets down to business. The values of these cars with 161K miles is around $9000 on the high side. This car seems to be well kept, but as with any 10 year old car, warrants a good looking over. With a bit of negotiating, this car would be well bought around $8,000.

-Brian

2013 Audi allroad

As an Audi enthusaist and a wagon lover, it’s no surprise that I was excited when Audi of America announced the return of the allroad. Like many others I was hesitant to see that it was being released on the A4 platform rather than the larger A6 platform of the previous generation, but once I saw it, all reservations went out the window. Seeing the allroad was love at first sight. The stance, the flares, the grille, and the lines make this one of the most beautiful estate cars on the market.

Audi did it right this time. Anyone familiar with the original allroad knows that they were riddled with problems between the 2.7T and the air suspension. The new allroads save all of the fancy technology for where it counts….the cockpit. The allroad uses the same 2.0l turbo four as the rest of the A4 family coupled to the silky smooth 8-speed tiptronic gearbox, and of course Quattro AWD.

Where the allroad differs from your standard A4 Avant is in the styling with stainless steel front and rear skid plates and offroad inspired fender flares. To complete the offroad capable look, the allroad has a full 7 inches of ground clearance. This car can certainly walk the walk if the owner was so inclined.

This beautiful Phantom Black over black leather allroad for sale in Atlanta is a smoking deal on a lightly used SUV alternative.

Year: 2013
Model: allroad
Engine: 2.0 liter inline four
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
Mileage: 6,443 mi
Price: $39,994

2013 Audi allroad on AutoTrader

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2013 Audi Allroad Premium Plus 2.0T Quattro Tiptronic – AUDI CERTIFIED! Phantom Black Pearl with black leather interior, automatic transmission (8 Speed Tiptronic), only 6K miles, Premium Plus model, MMI Navigation Plus Package, Audi Parking System Plus with rearview camera, Audi Advanced Key, power heated front seats with driver memory, Audi Music Interface (iPod), Bluetooth – Phone/Streaming Audio, Homelink, power tailgate, 3-Zone Climate Control, Audi Connect, CD/DVD Player, Audi Xenon Plus lighting with LED daytime running lights, Panorama sunroof with power sunshade, Sirius Satellite Radio. Absolutely loaded with equipment! One owner vehicle, clean CARFAX. Audi Certified – 6 Year/100K mile warranty from the original in-service date!

For the buyer in the market for an allroad specifically, or just a luxury SUV alternative this is a great deal.  Loaded with options, the original MSRP on an allroad like this is in the neighborhood of $48,000.  This car is Audi certified, and with only 6,443 miles, you get another 93K miles of coverage, or 6 years from in service date, which is less than 6 months ago offering a better warranty than the original factory warranty.  It’s said that new cars depreciate 10% just by driving it off the lot, in most cases that’s bad news, but with a CPO car like this, depreciation is your friend.  With a bit more negotiation, you could likely pick this beauty up for $37K which is a smoking deal.

-Brian

2006 Audi S4 Avant

The last of a dying breed, the B7 S4 may very well be the final Audi estate car to wear an S badge on US shores. German auto manufacturers have decided in their board rooms that the US market is no place for powerful estate cars; rather it’s a market for cars with mass appeal. Here in lies the frustration of many enthusiasts. Why can’t we at least order the cool stuff that they have on the other side of the pond?

This beautiful Sprint Blue over Black leather S4 Avant offers everything that you could want in an estate car.

Year: 2006
Model: S4 Avant
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 92,226
Price: $21,900

2006 Audi S4 Avant on AutoTrader

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A true driving machine! Hot wagon, cool price! You’ll be hard pressed to find a cleaner 2006 Audi S4 than this one-owner creampuff. This fire-breathing S4, with its grippy AWD, will handle anything mother nature decides to throw at you during one of her bad days at work.

This is one of the most sought after late model Audis in a great color combination. Even with higher miles, chances are it won’t last long. With an asking price of $21,900, it’s certainly priced at the dealer level, but a good haggling session would get you one of the coolest Avants on the road.

-Brian

1995.5 Audi S6 Avant

The last of the UR cars, the 1995.5 UrS6 kicked off a five year hiatus for Audi’s S program in the US and could well be one of the last great S6 Avants sold stateside. Yes, I know what you might be thinking, “what about the C5 S6 with the 340 hp 4.2L V8?”  While a great car in its own right, the C5 misses the mark of the C4 UrS6 by a long shot. The most glaring shortcoming of the C5 is the Audi tiptronic slushbox. Add in the C4’s tunability and reliability, and it’s no wonder these are one of the most sought after Audis on the market. This clean S6 in Emerald green over Ecru leather is a great chance to own the last of the great Ur cars.

Year: 1995.5
Model: S6 Avant
Engine: 2.2 liter turbo inline five
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: unknown
Price: $8,750

1995.5 Audi S6 Avant on Craigslist Denver

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1995.5 UR S6 Avant. 1 of 300 produced. This is a one owner car. Car has stock Avus wheels and a set of winter wheels and tires. Car has always been garaged. Third row seat. new timing belt and water pump at 126,000.

While the description of this car is vague at best, the $8,750 price tag leads me to believe that this car is pushing 200K miles. Even at that mileage, this car appears to be a clean, and well cared for example. The tan leather looks almost new in the pictures and the paint shows well for being 18 years old. For anyone within driving distance to Golden, Colorado, it’s definitely worth a look in person…that’s if it lasts.

-Brian

2003 Audi S6 Avant

What is pedigree worth in this market?  When it comes to an enthusiasts’ car like this beautiful Audi S6 for sale in Midland, Texas, pedigree is everything. As someone that prefers driving older cars to new ones, I can appreciate all of the subtle things that come with a well acred for car. The condition of the leather, the functionality of the switches and buttons, the condition of the wheels, the cleanliness of the engine bay; all of these points factor in to my decision making process, as these things give great insight in to the type of person that owend the car before you.

Sure, a good detail will hide many underlying issues, but a car that is cared for will shine beyond that, because all of the little details elevate the car above an beyond the rest of the market. This stunning 2003 Audi S6 is one of those cars that rises above the rest.

2003 Audi S6 Avant on Autotrader.com

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As an Audi collector & ACNA member, this is the best example of a C5 S6 of which I am aware anywhere in the US. I am the 2nd owner, where as I bought it from the first through Beverly Hills Porsche. Officially, only 211 were shipped to the US in 2003, more rare than the RS6 and shares the same easily maintained powertrain & stable Alum subframe for reliable everyday enjoyment. Maintained by Mike Staley @ BAR Tuning (Houston) and Stephen Vincent @ The Shop (Midland). Should need nothing for a long time. All records available. Mechanics superb. Electronics as new (no missing pixels). Minor creases in the leather (typical places)- nothing even close to a crack. New Conti Extreme Contact DW’s @ 55K. Extra set (4) of S6 wheels w/ Blizzaks. New OEM (Brembo) Brakes @ 60K. New NGK’s and tune @ 63K. New Bilstein Sports & links @ 64K. K&N Air Filter, Goodrich stainless brake lines. Clear Title. This is an enthusiast’s daily driver. Serious inquiries only please. Thank You for your interest.

With an asking price of $19,000, the seller is certainly on the strong side by a few thousand dollars for your average buyer. With that said, clean examples like this one are few and far between (if they’re even out there at all). A car like this will likely go to an enthusiast that knows exactly what it is and is willing to pay the premium for a well loved and maintained S6. As is the case with these cars the achilles heel is the slushbox of an automatic transmission. Aside from that these are generally reliable cars when cared for. Judging by the meticulous care given to this car, any and all issues have likely been addressed.

-Brian

 

Federalized 2001 Audi RS4 for sale

If you could bring one Euro-only car into the US, what would it be? Thanks to those selfish debtors hogging the best kit for years, there are so many good choices. Lancia Delta Integrale HF? Yeah, I want that. Any generation of M5 Touring? I want that too. Even the mundane E30 wagons get me going thanks to their status as forbidden fruit. However, the first car that comes to mind for me is the original B5 Audi RS4. As I’ve recounted before, upon first seeing one parked in Paris I stopped dead in my tracks and just stared for a few minutes, only to be doubly shocked when I walked around the block and saw another one. The front fascia and beastly wheel arches are to die for, not to mention the insane 350hp 2.7l Biturbo. There have been some amazing conversions (which are almost as brutally expensive as the real thing), but somehow the previous owner of today’s RS4 went through the whole song-and-dance to get this factory RS4 into the states. You, sir, deserve a round of applause.

2001 Audi RS4 for sale on eBay


From the seller:

The car is listed as a 1980 because ebay does not recognize the vin number. 2001 Audi RS4 titled, registered and federalized in California as an rs4. I was selling this car for the owner on a consignment sale but when i saw it, i just purchased it from him. I now need the money, so its up for sale. The owner before me originally bought this car for 125k back in 2004 with a little less than 10k miles. This car is super clean and fast. The only mods on the vehicle are awe down pipes, intake, and a chip computer, this was all done back in 2004, it was always serviced at Santa Monica Audi in California. Comes with factory navigation system and tv, the only problem is that its for another country so you cant use it over here in the u.s. The radio works fine and it also has a 6 disc cd changer. Interior is in mint condition, no one rarely ever sat in the back seats, the recaro seats are still in incredible condition. I have the clean california title in hand under my name and its ready for sale, I just had the car smogged 2 weeks ago and it passed with no problem. Tires are still in great condition, comes with michellin pilot sport tires with about 80% life left on them, also comes with a full size rs4 spare tire. This car is a super rare car and any Audi fanatic will love it. The only problem the car has right now is that the LED display on the cluster is going bad, the pixels in it are dying, this is about $150 fix, i might have it fixed by then. The car was also recently inspected at WMS (WIcked Motorsports) in van nuys, buyers are also welcome to do a pre purchase inspection. Please feel free to ask me any questions that you might have.

Beyond its rarity, this dream machine has just 21k miles on it. The only blemish appears to be the standard Audi LEDs-gone-wrong in the instrument cluster. As you might expect, forbidden fruit + low mileage = R$4, and the buy-it-now for this car is $70k. Too much for you? Well, then you can just move on to the next B5 RS4 in the States. Oh… that’s right, there aren’t any.

-NR