Double Take: Miles or Color? 2007 Audi RS4

The Audi RS4 is quickly becoming the performance bargain the German cars; with revised and less understeer-prone all-wheel drive, a 6-speed manual and that unbelievable sounding V8 in a practical 4-door sedan, it’s easy to see why the RS4 would be popular. But it’s also an expensive car to maintain, and residual values from the first and second crop of owners has dropped down towards the point where third-tier owners are getting into them. The problem is that if you’re thinking about buying one of these long term, you may be better suited buying one before the typical scenario occurs with these cars – prices drop, people that can’t afford to maintain them well buy them, and when you finally get one it’s an uphill battle to try to keep it going. Today I have two examples of the venerable RS4, and the question is would you choose the popular color over one with lower miles? We’ll start with the popular color – Sprint Blue in this case:

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2007 Audi RS4

For weeks we’ve been hearing non-stop about the “Polar Vortex” – a wave of Arctic air that has crippled most of the United States. For non-meteorological types, this phenomena is both unwelcome and expensive, as cold weather has induced skyrocketing heating costs and dropped nearly a full inch of snow in some parts of the South – enough to cripple most of the area until Spring Break. In response I’d like to offer both the potential cause and the potential solution: the 2007 Audi RS4. You see, one of the things that is so much fun in a quattro is doing donuts in a parking lot. My guess is that the owner of this pristine RS4 may have gotten a little exuberant with the throttle on one of these adventures in the Great White North and viola! – instant Polar Vortex.

Okay, so that may not have been the cause. But the RS4 could be the solution. It’s got heated seats, for example, to help you through frigid mornings. It’s got all-wheel drive to help you conquer that light dusting of snow, Georgia. And if all else fails and you do get stranded, it’s about as red as red gets so search and rescue crews can find you in a hurry. This is pertinent consumer advise here! In all seriousness, the claimed 1 of 99 Misano Red RS4s is pretty darn stunning no matter what the conditions:

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Love fast Audis but want something a little more special for your money than this week’s Imola Yellow S4? How about the Audi RS4, one of the best sport sedans to be produced in recent memory? There are few complaints to be levied against the RS4 except that Audi refused to bring us the Avant version. Other than that, we got the sedan or cabriolet versions, both with the splendid and high-revving V8 soundtrack, aggressive flares and gaping grills to remind you of how special this ride is. Like most of the modern Audis, my main complaint is the snooze-fest color pallet most were ordered in – black, grey, greyer, silver, or silverier. However, there were some enterprising individuals who looked past the grey-scale color options and checked the charisma box when ordering their special car – such is the case with this Imola Yellow 2007 example.

Year: 2007
Model: RS4
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 50,842 mi
Price: $42,995 Buy It Now

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Seriously, if you’re going to be shouty about how fast your fast car is, you might as well go out like a lion. Imola Yellow will never be confused with anything subdued, but in many ways it matches the character of the car. The engineers wanted you to smile, they wanted you to feel special, and they wanted to brighten your day; yellow just expresses those desires outwardly. This RS4 certainly appears well cared for, though as typical for an Ebay dealer no maintenance history is offered, and as these have crested 5 years old, you’ll want to know that. Imola Yellow and Sprint Blue are also two of the more rare colors to find these RSs in, so they often command a premium, though in this case I think the premium is too much. Indeed, the dealer seems to agree; if you follow the link to their pictures you’ll find the car has a lower price tag by $1,000 on the windshield. Even with that discount, this RS doesn’t have particularly low miles compared to other examples yet is still a substantial $4,000 – $5,000 premium over others. Heck, look hard enough and you’ll find a RS4 for nearly $10,000 less than this one – but it won’t be yellow. Maybe that’s okay with you, but if you want the wild child colors, for now you’ll have to pay.


2007 Audi RS4

It’s been a few weeks since the last RS4 we’ve featured, and not much has changed in that time regarding how stellar a package this car is. Coupling a 420 horsepower high-revving V8 to the sport-biased quattro drive train through a 6-speed manual ranks pretty high on the list of wants, especially when that package is as good looking as the B7 RS4 was. Subtle flares and gaping grills hint at the massive performance these cars are capable of, while the rest of the package is more subdued than similarly nutty AMG models. Ironically, while many Audi enthusiasts pine over the cars they hope to import – this author included – the reality is that this RS4 simply outperforms each and every one of those cars is just about every measurable way, and is available for sale today:

Year: 2007
Model: RS4
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 65,659 mi
Price: $36,990 Buy It Now

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Very rare 2-Owner 2007 Audi RS4 Sedan with a great serviced history. Offered in Daytona Gray Peal exterior with Silver interior accented by Black piping and Brushed Aluminum beltline trim. Features include keyless entry, Navigation system, Bluetooth, dual zone climate control, power sunroof, Recaro sport seating, heated front and rear seats, dual power seats with driver’s seat memory, power side view mirrors, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, multi disc CD chanager with satellite radio, power rear sunshade, rear park sensors, Xenon headlights, 19 inch Titanium alloy wheels and much more. Just fully serviced and Pa inspected. Tons of service history. This car is a must see. Pictures do NOT do this car justice. Please contact one of our sales professionals today before it’s to late

As much as it pains me to say so, buying a U.S. spec RS4 makes a lot more sense than trying to import any number of European-spec Audis. The B7 chassis – especially with the quattro GmbH upgrades – is an impressive chassis to drive; smooth, confident and fast. The RS4 was undoubtedly the ultimate expression of this chassis, and with great looks, huge brakes, stiff yet compliant suspension and that incredible motor this is a hard package to beat. There is no mention of maintenance, and I’d wager that the car will need carbon deposit cleaning, but it’s clean and the Daytona Grey Pearl-effect over light grey leather is a great combination.

At $37,000, it’s not the cheapest RS4 we’ve seen – but when it comes to these cars, it’ll be much better to buy a good one even if it’s a few dollars more. Hold out for the color combo you want (I’ll take the one Viper Green one, please!) and jump on board with this modern classic; it’s hard to predict, but I could easily see these RS4s achieving cult-like status in a few decades and being one of the next E30 M3s.


Wagon Week: Quattro GmbH specials – S6 Plus Avant and RS4 Avant


The other day Paul wrote up perhaps the most desired wagon that was never imported to the U.S., the Audi RS2. While it’s true that car is massively awesome in just about every way, there is a second, lesser known quattro GmbH special wagon that would be the one I’d try to import first. While the RS2 is getting tantalizingly close to importation-legal status, we’re still a few years away on what is my favorite fast Audi wagon, the C4 Audi S6 Plus. They’re not common at all with less than 900 Avants produced, and most reside in the motherland – but they are also ridiculously inexpensive for what they are. With the same 32 valve V8 motor as the original S8 pushing 320hp, a six speed manual, awesome S6 Plus only-alloys and draped in RS Blue over RS Blue suede, it doesn’t get much better than this for me:


Year: 1997
Model: S6 Plus Avant
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 171,000 km (106,254 mi)
Price: E.5,500 Buy It Now ($7,534 today)

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Vehicle description:

Xenon headlights
automatic climate control
Wood interior
All-wheel drive

small rust spot on the rear left side panel
More details on the car can be found here
Xclusivecars GMBH
Phone: +49 (0) 162 2402991

For $7500, this car just seems like a steal. Not only that, but it’s not the only one available! There are several that you can choose from at any given time, all around the same price and same mileage. This car makes me want to call my friends in Germany and have them stick it in a container even though I’d not be able to register it for a bit. But not everyone wants an older V8 Audi wagon (who are these people???). For some of them, the limited run original RS4 is the object of desire:


A chunked-up Cosworth-motored S4 Avant, the RS4 has been desired and copied by Audi fans in the U.S. to no end. It amazes me the length that some owners will go through to copy this car; to do it right, you’re looking at $10,000 – $15,000 worth of body work alone. Guess what? You can buy a real one for that amount:


Year: 2001
Model: RS4 Avant
Engine: 2.7 liter twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 129,000 mi
Price: GBP 8,950 ($14,337.90 today)

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*** This is not a trade sale, this is my own personal vehicle ***

129k, Full Audi Service history up to 91k, then service by indipendant (just serviced & New brakes fitted)

5 Doors, Manual, Estate, Petrol, 2001 Y Reg, Red. Electric black leather interior, heated seats, digital climate control, traction control, cruise control, standard 380 bhp, 6 speed, arm rest, privacy glass,18 inch alloys,cd radio,bose, remote locking,electric windows & mirrors,

MOT – 23/04/14

TAX – 31/10/13

We are situated close to Perth City Centre, just behind Homebase, in Perth’s St Catherines Retail Park. PH1 5RY. £8950
Call Ramsey for more info on 01738 638076 or 07732836306

We featured an imported RS4 a few months back for a ridiculous price. Granted, that particular model was already here, federalized and left hand drive, but if you’re willing to wait, RS4s are currently fairly cheap – on par with U.S. spec S4 Avants in similar condition. This isn’t the car I’d run to choose; there are several other Audis I’d want to import before this – original non-turbo Coupe Quattros, 20V RR Quattros, the RS2, S2 Avants, and 6 speed V8 Quattros all hit my list before this car. But, as I always say, it’s not all about me.

Which would you choose?


Wagon Week: Forbidden Fruit – 2007 Audi A4 3.0 TDi Quattro Avant S-Line 6 speed


In the world of desirable Audis that enthusiasts want to import from Europe, there are multitudes of wagons; the S2 and RS2 are favorites, but truth be told there were few fast Audi wagons that were brought to the U.S. compared to those that have been available in Europe. There are several generations of RS wagons, S6 pluses, and even the original S4 4.2 V8 is pretty desirable. Notably missing from most lists would be cars like the one today, and that’s a shame because given the option between owning a B7 4.2 V8 powered S4 Avant or this car, I’d choose this car any day of the week and twice on Saturday. Why? Well, first off, there’s the name – one of the longest in Audi history. Not so simply stated, this car is a 2007 Audi A4 3.0 TDi Quattro Avant S-Line, but enthusiasts like to add the 6-speed manual part on. In the realm of cars we didn’t get that are spectacular, this is pretty high on my list. Plenty of punch, a healthy does of sport, the great looks of the B7, wagon and all wheel drive utility and good fuel mileage? Sign me up:


Year: 2007
Model: A4 Quattro S-Line
Engine: 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 TDi
Transmission: 6-speed
Mileage: 94,770 mi
Price: $26,990 Buy It Now

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German Audi A4 B7 Avant 3.0 V6 TDI Quattro S Line All Euro Options

This is a one of its kind Audi 3.0 V6 TDI Quattro S Line Advance Plus Version direct imported from Germany!
It´s 100% genuine euro spec. Audi B7 Avant and comes fully equipped with all available options!

This Audi is the only one of its kind in the US!
We brought the Audi with us when we moved from Germany to the US in January 2012.
The Audi has a legal, clean and clear New York title and is registered in NY. I am the 2nd Owner and have the car for 3 years now. All services were done always on time and always at certified Audi workshops. This Audi was never involved in an accident and has no damages! The engine and transmission are spotless and run Uber-GREAT! City: 32-35 mpg / Hwy: 40-45 mpg!!! Please be aware this is a 3.0L V6 Diesel with lots of power… There are no mechanical or technical problems. The Audi is super reliable and never caused a problem. Please understand this is a 100% German Version.
The quality and craftsmanship are not comparable to the B7 models you know here in the US.
Many of the options in this Audi were never available to the North American market!

Original List Price of this Audi was: 58,000 Euro / $80,000 USD !!!

Please see details:

100% Genuine German Audi A4 B7 Avant/Wagon
VIN: WAUZZZ8E57A070242
Model: 2007
Odometer: 94770 Miles
3.0L V6 TDI 233HP/171KW – 450NM/332LB.FT
Quattro All-Wheel-Drive
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Full German S Line Interior Package
Full German S Line Exterior Package Incl. Bumpers, Trims, Valance, DTM Side Skirts + RS4 Mirrors (Powered + Heated)
Audi S Line Advance Plus Suspension
TDI S4 Exhaust System
Full Leather Interior
RS4 Pedals
Birch-Wood Interior
Dual A/C
Heated Full adjustable S Line Sport Seats
Power Sunroof
All Black Headliner
Leather Sport Steering Wheel Fully Powered (Radio + Phone)
Cruise Control
Automatic Headlights Bi-Xenon (HID) for Low + High Beams Incl. Curve Lights (Premium Euro Light Package)
Daytime Running Lights
Front Fog Lights
Rear Fog Lights
Headlight Cleaning System
Audi Navigation Plus System – Upgraded to US/Canada Road Map
Audi Bose Advanced Sound System
I-pod Adapter
CD Player
Rain Sensor
Leather Armrest Front + Rear
Cargo Net + Cover + Fasteners (Premium Cargo Package)
Audi Interior Ambience Lights
Power Windows
Audi 8×18 Sport Wheels
New 235/40/18 High Performance Michelin Super Sport Tires
New Audi Alternator + New Belt
New Audi Battery
Audi Premium Mobile Long Life Engine Oil (20.000 Miles Interval Certified)
Speedometer Faceplate Changed To Miles

Since there are so many options and feature I might missed mentioning some of them.
Please see images.
So if you have any questions or would like to see the Audi in person please feel free to contact me through Ebay.
Please leave your phone number – I will call you back!

The only reason why we are selling our Audi is we need a bigger car for our (soon) extended family.

The car is currently located in San Diego, CA.

Mind blown. The S-line package really made the B7 a great looking car, and this one is no exception. The list of options alone is impressive, as is the original $80,000 price tag. As diesel wagons go this is about as desirable as one gets. These cars can be chipped and opened up and hang with S4s without much difficulty, but even in stock form the 3.0TDi isn’t exactly a slow car. This car combines all of the wonderful attributes missing from U.S. bound Audis these days – a turbo diesel RS4 Avant look with a 6 speed manual. I keep looking at the price and considering what organs I can do without; yes, it’s covered nearly 100,000 miles but looks pristine and the importation work has been done. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the only 3.0TDi A4 Avant in the U.S., and it’s likely to be the only one for quite a long time. At $27,000, this car strikes me as a very good deal all things considered.

Now, does anyone know what a spleen brings on the open market and how long I can live without it?


Wednesday Wheels: Quattro Audi Favorites

Much like Volkswagen, Audi went from a fairly conservative wheel lineup through 1995 to some of the best looking wheels on the market. Consequently, there have been countless knockoffs that have sprouted up at budget prices; they always look appealing price wise, but never seem to perfectly replicate the original wheels. For my money and car, I’d always choose the OEM options over the replicas, which means looking to the used wheel market instead of brand new wheels – luckily, there are lots of folks who like to remove their high-quality great looking wheels for something…well, not OEM. Take a look at today’s offerings from Audi then:

Year: 2002-2003
Model: RS6 Celebration
Diameter: 18″
Width: 8.5″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112
Offset: ET 30
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: $1,099 Buy It Now

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4 Genuine OEM Audi RS6 wheels off of my Black RS6 (I am riding on black Aftermarket wheels).

All Center caps are included (normally $70 each at Audi Dealership – I had to buy one for this listing)

These must go – I need to pay a bill or two.

TO CHECK PRICING – LOOK AT THIS AUCTION FOR 1 WHEEL –×85-ET30-Wheel-Rim-4B3601025R-/161064533900


The RS4 and RS6 wheels are undoubtedly one of the most knocked-off designs, and poor quality versions adorn everything from budget beater A4s to Golfs. Audi even knocked off it’s own wheel, with the “Celebration” wheel that appeared on both the A4 and S8, but the real deal big-offset wheels are the ones to get if you can fit them. These are great looking wheels with only a light amount of damage at a great price. Looking for something a little better and more cutting edge? How about these S5/RS4 wheels:

Year: 2009+
Model: S5/RS4
Diameter: 19″
Width: 8.5″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112
Offset: ET 32
Condition: Used
Tires: Included Dunlop Sport Maxx GT 255-35-19
Price: $2,995 Buy It Now

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Big, big, big. These wheels are aggressive and great looking. They really help to set the S5 apart from the competition, and look fantastic dressing up earlier S models. Speedline manufactured these wheels so they’re assured to be high quality. A bit too aggressive? How about a set of the popular S4 and S5 “Peelers”:

Year: 2012
Model: S5 S-line “Peelers”
Diameter: 19″
Width: 9″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112
Offset: ET 33
Condition: Used
Tires: Not Included
Price: No Reserve Auction

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I have a nearly brand new set of 19″ OEM Audi factory SLINE speedline wheels for sale that were recently removed from a Audi S5. The 2008 forward A5 and S5 vehicles use a lower offset (33mm) hence these wheels will fit the RS4 and RS6 vehicles as well. Additionally the Q5 uses a 33mm offset so these are perfect for Q5 as well. These wheels are a great way to update/upgrade your car while improving the appearance and increasing the value of your car. OEM Audi center caps will be included.

Wheels: 9X19, offset is 33mm

The wheels are in excellent condition with no curb scrapes. They have the original OEM factory “hyper-silver” finish and have not been refinished. There are a few tiny little marks simply from moving/storing them but they are near mint. Bolt pattern is 5X112 and the offset is 33mm. I receive a substantial fedex shipping discount which I pass onto you so shipping will be between $30 -$35 per wheel within the U.S. and if outside the U.S. please contact me. If you need the wheels sooner don’t hesitate to contact me. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. If you want to see them in Newport Beach, CA please contact me. Free local pickup.

These wheels are also pretty aggressive but a tad more understated than the split RS wheels. The “Peeler” design has appeared now on all of the S and RS variants, and even has been slightly modified and reborn on the Golf R in the “Talledega”. Honestly, they all look great. Like the last set, they are Speedline made so high quality. These appear to be as close to new as possble, so it’ll be interesting to see where they end up. Too big for your roads? How about some evergreen Avus wheels:

Year: 2005-2007
Model: S4 “Avus”
Diameter: 18″
Width: 8″
Bolt Pattern: 5 x 112
Offset: ET 45
Condition: Used
Tires: Included, Worn
Price: $1,000 Buy It Now

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For Sale: OEM Avus Wheels

In great condition.
Tires will be included for free for shipping. Cannot guarantee tread condition.

Fits: 2004-2005 Audi A4 S4
Fits other 5:112 Audi’s and VW’s.
Confirm Offset with your dealer.

Additional Parts available, please contact for details.

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These are a perrenial favorite amongst Audi folks, and appear on many earlier models. There are several different versions of the Avus wheel (I count 6, I believe) but they’re all great in their own ways. They’ll dress them up any older big-body Audi you can fit them on, and even some Volkswagens. Tonal manufactured these wheels and they’re fairly high quality. These appear to be in pretty good condition overall but are a tad bit pricey honestly, I’d hold out for a set for a few hundred dollars less.

Which are your favorites?


Motorsport Monday Part 1: 1983 Audi Quattro


While all of the major German marques played in the rough stuff from time to time, Audi was the undisputed king of the mud in the 1980s. By revolutionizing the World Rally Championship to include all-wheel drive and turbocharging, Audi set the bar at a new high. Truth be told, the A1 was a fairly flawed car compared to the monsters it would spawn later, but it’s the legend most think of when talking about the legendarily rally cars of the 1980s. Even the A1’s replacements – the beefed up A2 and later the S1 Sport were quite flawed and by 1985, despite creating one of the most powerful rally cars ever run, Audi was out of the game with the end of Group B. The death of Group B did more to solidify the reputation of these cars than any victories they won; they were “too fast to race”, a myth that still lives on today. In reality by the mid 1990s modern tire technology and updated turbo and computer technology meant that even in regulated form (I’m looking at you, Toyota), the new generation of WRC cars were faster than the fearsome Group B cars ever were – they were just a whole lot easier to control at the limit.

But none of that matters, because what you and everyone else who knows these cars remembers were the roaring 5-cylinders, belching flames and chirping blow-off valves, and images of Walter left-foot braking it to keep on boost, resulting in lurid power slides through the forest with trees and people only inches from the hood. Dramatic scene for sure! The result is that many replica rally cars have been created from street Quattros, such as the one we’re looking at today:


Year: 1983
Model: Quattro
Engine: 2.7 twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A mi
Price: GBP 49,995 ($80,792 today)

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I have for sale a UR Audi Quattro Turbo rally car.

The car was made several years ago by the previous owner and consists of the following specification:

1983 UR Audi Quattro Turbo shell

Stack dash with analogue tachometer, digital boost, lap timer and various other info.

Full bolt in rollcage

Movit front and rear callipers

Seperate rear calliper for 2nd handbrake

Hydraluic handbrake

Strengthened jacking points

Bosch 044 pump

Adjustable front tie bar

Works type wishbones

Rear ARB

Enginer undercover protector

Rear differential undercover protector

9J x 16 Azev wheels x4 + spare

New tyres x4

Proflex hydraulic fully adjustable front and rear suspension

Aluminium passenger kick plate

Full Sport Quattro LWB bodykit and headlights

4 Hella driving lamps

2 zenon hella spotlights

Custom made spot light brackets

3″ bespoke Miltek exhaust system made from titanium costing £6K

Tuned RS4 V6 twin turbo engine fitted and mapped by QST to a reliable 650 BHP and limited to 198mph

Competition clutch

Motordrive rallyseats with adjustable platforms

Rally 5 point harnesses

Full fire extinguisher system


Intercom – Peltor

Bespoke alloy fuel tank with 110 litre capacity

This vehicle has run as the OO pace car in the 2011/2012 Circuit of Ireland rally and the 2011/2012 Ulster rally + others. It is MSA Log booked but currently has no restrictors fitted.

It is very reliable, extremely fast and handles like you wouldn’t believe.

The car will be MOT’d this weekend and taxed.

Build cost was approximately £70K.

More pictures available on request.

Unconventional is a good descriptor for this build, but in many ways, it makes sense. 650 is possible but expensive out of a 20V Turbo, plus unless you score one of the mega-rare aluminum 5 cylinder works blocks, you’re looking at a huge iron lump out in front of the wheels. Moving to the V6 chops a few inches of metal out and pushes the weight distribution back, plus the V6s are a little quicker on spoolup than the single turbo inline-5s. It has a bolt in cage and some trick replica bodywork and graphics, so it’s ready to hit the track. There are additional nice items like the huge baffled fuel tank, wide white wheels, the skid plates and enough lights to land a 747. It sure looks the part.

I do have a few problems with it, though – first, if I was driving this car in anger in the forest, I’d want the cage welded and probably beefed up. I’ve seen some nasty accidents and the bolt in cages act like can tabs, peeling the floor apart. It could really be a matter of life or death. Second, although I understand why they went V6, I wouldn’t want anything other than a 5 cylinder in there even if it was slower. The soundtrack alone is worth the price of entry! Finally, the price; at $81,000, this car is replicable for less than the asking price. It wouldn’t be easy or quick, but unlike most of the builds we’ve shown, you really could build a car like this for less than the ask. Figure you could get a basket case 10v for less than $8K, there’s $8-10,000 in paint and bodywork, another $10,000 in go fast stuff, and then even a well built 20V turbo would run in the $10,000 range installed. By my math, I think the car could be done for under $50,000 pretty much any way you wanted it. Despite this, it’s neat to see a fairly well executed tribute that’s ready to run, and this car is such; I’m just not sure this is the one I’d Sport for.


V8 Week: 2007 Audi RS4

When we at wanted to do another theme week, we really wanted to cross marques, and what better way than with a engine layout that is used pretty universally? Audi started it’s love affair with the V8 engine back in 1988-1989 with the release of the then-revolutionary V8 quattro. Boasting reasonable performance, high-class luxury, and go-anywhere in anything quattro all-wheel drive, the V8 quattro would become a cult-classic for Audi fans. Since then Audi’s V8 engine has increased slightly in displacement and sprouted more valves, but the heart of these cars has most been assisted by modern electronics that allow cars like the RS4 to pump out an incredible 420 horsepower. Though they more recently have backed away from V8 engines in an effort to gain fuel economy, Audi’s legendary RS4 V8 was shouty and sonorous at the same time, producing notes that few other engines can on the way up the tachometer. And while there are few RS4s who’s exterior match the shoutiness of the engine, today’s example of a Sprint Blue RS4 is shouty for all the right reasons:


Year: 2007
Model: RS4
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 67,500 mi
Price: $39,995 Buy It Now

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Year: 2007
Make: Audi
Model: RS 4
VIN: WUARU78E57N902003

Mileage: 67500
Transmission: Manual
Engine: 8 Cylinder, 4.2 L
Exterior Color: Blue

Interior Color: Black
Title: Clear


You are viewing a very beautiful car indeed! You are looking at a mint condition CARFAX CERTIFIED 1 OWNER 2007 AUDI RS-4 QUATTRO in the most desirable color available, Sprint Blue Metallic Paint with the Ebony Recaro leather interior!! This car looks fabulous and runs even better! You will hear the sweetest sound ever when you punch the gas & hear the beautiful melody of the Dual Exhaust!! The Blue Paint shines so brightly the reflections are clearly visible! The leather interior is in great shape!! The car runs beautifully thanks to the 420 Horsepower 8 cylinder engine mated to a super smooth 6 speed transmission. Everything in this car works perfectly! THERE ARE NO DISAPPOINTMENTS HERE! This car is ready to go! This car is fully equipped. Starting from the outside you have the handsome Audi alloy wheels with meaty performance tires!! You have a Tilt & Slide Power Moonroof!! You have high power front Xenon headlights as well as front and rear fog lights!! Now to the inside of the car! You have multi adjustable power Recaro sport front leather seats that are heated for winter comfort!! The Rear Seats are Heated as well!! There are one touch power windows and power locks. THERE IS FACTORY NAVIGATION & BLUETOOTH!! There is a high power 8 speaker Audi/BOSE am/fm/6cd/Sirius stereo system with steering wheel controls!! Of course there is power steering as well as power 4 wheel anti lock brakes!! There is the electronic stability control also!! There is electronic cruise control also!! There are dual lighted visor vanity mirrors also!! There are also dual front airbags as well as Curtain (head) airbags and side impact airbags!! THERE IS THE POWER REAR SUNSHADE AS WELL AS SIDE WINDOW SHADES!! This car has a handy trip computer that will calculate your gas mileage, distance traveled and even tell you how many miles you can drive before you run out of gas!! I am sure I am missing a few items as this car is so well equipped! All of the guages are functioning normally as well as all of the interior and exterior lighting. WE HAVE THE ORIGINAL OWNER’S PORTFOLIO & MANUALS PLUS 2 KEYS!! Don’t Delay!!


Blue has been the choice for fast Audis since the launch of the legendary RS2. Sure, that blue has changed from RS Blue to Nogaro, and then again to Sprint Blue on the B7s, but the idea remains the same. Like a red Porsche, pulling up anywhere in one of these blue Audis tells the world you mean business, but in a mostly polite way. The RS4 is an incredible performer with reasonable practicality as a daily driver, but is certainly special enough to stand out in the crowd. In my opinion, too many of these cars were specified in silver, grey or black – to me, they just look better in loud colors. The only one I have seen that I desire more than this car is the one special order Viper Green RS4; but day to day, this would do nicely, thank you very much.

The best known issue with the RS4 is carbon buildup, and worryingly there is no mention of this car being serviced, though most of the RS4 community seems to feel that service price is less of a big deal than the community that doesn’t own them. Either way, plan on getting it corrected in the future. It’s nice to see the original alloys which seemed to disappear quickly from many; here’s a hint – we’ll want them in the future, so if you buy this car please keep them! Otherwise the car seems to be in great shape as it should for the quite reasonable mileage that’s been put onto it. Pricing seems pretty much spot on the middle of the market, and as the blue seems to command a premium over some of the other colors I’d say in the higher 30s this car is pretty well bought.


2001 Audi S4 Avant (RS4 Conversion) – REVISIT

It appears that the general consensus that the original B5 RS4 we featured from 2Bennett was well overpriced, and that even the replicas were on the high side considering the value of a real RS4 in Europe. As if on cue, the black RS4 replica that Paul wrote up in early July is still available at a new lower price of $28,000. While some of the modifications might not to everyone’s taste (I’m looking at you, black wheels), with a 30% price drop we think this car is now more in line with the market. It sure seems like a lot of fast Audi wagon for the money invested and represents only a fraction of what the owner put into it. Ski season is approaching – and with this car you can approach it even more rapidly!


2001 Audi S4 Avant RS4 Conversion – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site July 8, 2013:

Some might say the Audi RS4 Avant had the unfortunate task of following on to the remarkable RS2 Avant, but that always seem to be the case when following on to the original formula. Nevertheless, the RS4 was another 375 bhp tower of power available in Avant form only. US customers would have to wait until the B7 RS4 arrived in 2006 as a sedan and later (for one year only) as a Cabriolet in 2008. This hasn’t stopped Avant enthusiast stateside from trying to get their hands on one. RS4 Avant recreations are a popular way of getting around the whole importation hassles. This RS4 Avant clone for sale in Colorado is one mean looking estate sure to please the Quattro enthusiast.


Year: 2001
Model: S4 (RS4 Conversion)
Engine: 2.7 liter biturbo V6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 9,500 miles
Price: $28,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 Audi S4 Avant with RS4 Conversion on eBay

I am selling my project car, a 2001.5 Audi S4 that has been converted to RS4 body and interior and new engine tuned to RS4 stock specs. The car is available now for the BIN price BUT will be re listed on Aug 1st 2013 for a 24 hr auction with NO RESERVE. The car was bought in 2010 from the third owner in Kentucky (2nd owner was auction). I bought the car with 102K on it and drove it to 140K before any major work was done. After reading and learning about the problems this car runs into at high miles I decided to invest some serious time and money into it.

A shop in Denver had a Audi Euro code AGB motor in the crate for sale on craigslist that I purchased. This was a complete engine with turbos, clutch, all sensors and vacuum lines. I pulled off the stock K03 turbos and replaced with brand new K04’s, swapped the intake manifold with a updated one, (crate motor was assembled in 99), installed new Bosch starter and alternator, new driveline belt, tensioners, ect. When I bought the car it was a automatic transmission. I converted it to a manual while doing the engine swap.

Here is a list of all things done/parts used when project began. All new when installed and now has 9500 miles on it:

Audi crate motor

Borg Warner K04’s

Bosch Starter and alternator

Bosch EV14 injectors

OEM RS4 motor mounts and tranny mounts

RS4 Airbox

Bosch RS4 MAF converted to Hitachi

Bosch platinum plugs

New oil temp/level sensor (was not on euro motor)

Other mods:

3″ catless downpipes to Borla exhaust (used)

2 Vast stage 3 tuned ecu’s, 1 for high altitude

RS4 Y pipe, accordion hose ect

Aftermarket inlet pipes for K04’s

AWE RS4 style side mount intercoolers with carbon shrouds

Deatschwerks high flow fuel pump

Transmission details:

Rebuilt C90 OE1 (work done by Gbox Race Transmissions in Boulder CO)

New reverse light switch

RS4 clutch, DM flywheel, pilot bearing and pressure plate

OEM slave cylinder

New axles

Other new parts installed:

Bilstien PSS9 coilovers-

FCP Groton complete front suspention kit-

After completing the driveline I got bored pretty quickly and started searching Germany and the UK for a RS4 body.

OEM RS4 body

Front and rear seats, stearing wheel, shift knob and gauge cluster

The body was installed, taken off for prep, primed, blocked then painted Brilliant black then re installed. The body/paint has less then 2k on it. I do have (not installed) OEM euro tailgate that will come with the car. All final body work was done at Apex in Denver (Porsche restoring shop).

Other stuff…

RS4 handles

S4 blue carbon weave trim

OEM RS4 side mirrors

RS4 aluminum window trim (not complete set)

Brand new front windshield

iforged senacas 19×10 with brand new Hankook evo tires

Porsche 18Z 6 piston front brakes with 350 mm rotors completely rebuilt with new crossovers, bleeder valves, seals and dustboots (less then 2K on brakes), powder coated red

Pioneer Avic D3 touch screen nav with bluetooth, CD and DVD player

Nearly all driveline parts are genuine Audi OEM parts for reliabilty reasons. My goal/s were to build a fun/reliable car and restore to like new condition. And when you drive it thats what it feels like! I was not trying to build a race car. The car has never been tracked or beat on. I live off of I70 in the mountains of Colorado and I only really get on it when getting on the highway on ramps. It was dynoed last month at Bluewater in Denver @ 390hp with 440 torque. This was plenty for me. The car was completly looked over at 3zero3 motorsports in Denver and then again at Elk mountain AUDI in Glenwood springs. It passed both their inspections on all work done. Please feel free to ask any questions and I will answer as soon as I can.

I really looked into importing a genuine RS4 but it truely did not make sense to spend 40+ K on a high mile RS4. After shipping, importing, paper work, DOT inspections, smogging, ect it was just to much for me to justify. Or you can but a genuine a 60K miles one that is already imported here for $75K

Here is a link to my Flickr to see detailed work done. I will have more things/photos listed for Aug 1st auction


It’s hard to say how many enthusiasts have undertaken a conversion similar to this, but it’s certainly not that many. The amount of genuine RS4s on US soil is less than that. So either way, if you want one of these fast Avants, they won’t come cheap. For those not initiated to the RS4, the asking price will certainly be high, but until the first examples of these become legal to import under the 25 year rule, it will keep values strong. An enthusiast build at this price is certainly not for everyone, but for the die hard Audi RS enthusiast, a car like this hits the spot.