Motorsport Monday Part 1: 1983 Audi Quattro

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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:

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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)

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Audi Quattro on Car and Classic UK

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

Tripmeter

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.

-Carter

V8 Week: 2007 Audi RS4

When we at GCFSB.com 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:

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

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Audi RS4 on eBay

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

Description

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!!

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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.

-Carter

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!

-Carter

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.

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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- http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-suspension-kit-s4-48-086165

FCP Groton complete front suspention kit- http://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-volkswagen-suspension-kit-passat-a4-a6-s4-13-piece-4d0498998

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 http://www.2bennett.com/body_audis_for_sale.html 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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/01vailshred/

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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.

-Paul

2001 Audi RS4

In the 1980s, it was a heck of a lot easier to get European spec cars into the U.S., as witnessed by the still substantial amount of them that can be found for sale. Most were European market BMWs and Mercedes-Benz models that weren’t available here, although cars from France, Italy, Japan and even South Africa also made it in. But as rules tightened and U.S. product line offerings improved and expanded, owner importation of cars from Europe slowed down. Now, it has become labor intensive and expensive to bring one of these models over, to the point where many enthusiasts spend countless dollars recreating Euro-spec cars rather than federalizing one from Europe. The Audi RS offerings before the RS6 are perfect examples of this; many Audi fans have built their own RS2 (in coupe guise) and RS4 replicas from U.S. spec cars. There were some die-hard individuals, however, who were not dissuaded from the difficulties of importing the “real deal” cars. If I had gone through that trouble it would be for a car I was never going to sell again; but lucky for us, some of these newer imports come up for sale from time to time. Today’s RS4 is an example of one such rarity:

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Year: 2001
Model: RS4
Engine: 2.7 liter twin-turbocharged V6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 61,000 mi
Price: $75,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 Audi RS4 Avant at 2Bennett Audimotive

2001 RS4 Avant- Black Leather interior with Carbon Fiber trim
Fully federalized and legally registered in USA.
Almost flawless. Well maintained. Major restoration last year. Navigation updated to Nav plus, 2B turbo back 3″ exhaust, body is very nice, front seats just upgraded to Recaro with more power features, brakes are new, 2B Coil Program height adjustable suspension, just installed MTM software and performed a complete timing belt group replacement.
61,000. miles.
$75,000.
The car is in our showroom now. More info available upon request.

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The Bennetts are well known in Audi circles and have always had top-notch offerings at equally top-notch prices. $75,000 for a 12 year old Audi wagon is certainly top dollar, especially when these cars market for generally $15,000 to $20,000 in very good condition in Europe. Replica RS4s built on U.S. spec chassis, like the black one Paul recently reviewed, tend to be hitting the market between $40,000 and $50,000, which is already a massive premium over a good condition B5 S4 avant, which will set you back less than $20,000 for the very best examples. For the asking price, I’d expect the original and valuable RS4 alloys to be on there in perfect condition, and I’m not sure having it modified really helps the pricing; if anything, I’d think it detracts from it slightly. In general people wanting this car at this price point want to do it their way, not follow someone else’s vision.

Now, before you say “I can build one for less than that”, I’m not sure you can. To do the body right will set you back $15,000-$20,000. Add in the engine mods, upgraded suspension, brakes and wheels, and you just built yourself a $65,000 S4 if you started with a very nice example. In that light, the 2Bennett car isn’t outlandishly priced, especially considering it carries the Quattro G.m.b.H. build title. It’s also one of only a handful here right now, and that pushes the value up slightly. Despite this, I think you’ll start seeing more people serious about wanting one of these importing them from Germany over the next few years given the gap in value. If it were me and I had to have a fast B5 fix, I’d buy a 1.8TQA sport, chip it, and put the remaining $70,000 into the bank to wait a few years for values to fall a touch more and a few more to appear over here. But, if you have to have a real B5 RS4 right now in the U.S., this is just about your only option.

-Carter

2007 Audi RS4

Try though they might, the fast Audi sedans offered to the U.S. market always seemed a step behind their competition from Munich. It was a pretty standard pattern; the new S4 would come out just in time to keep up with the previous generation M3. That all changed when Audi launched the RS4 and took the fast executive market into new territory. With 420 horsepower – nearly 100 more than the outgoing M3 – the RS4 was simply a revelation, bringing the small fast sedan market into speeds that would shame supercars from only a generation ago. Revving the sonorous V8 to the stratosphere results in auditory bliss that few cars can match. The RS4 even looked the part, a perfect blend of aggressive style coupled with understated fury that made the car say “Go ahead, just try it” to that Ferrari, while still being practical enough to shuttle four people up a snowy incline in comfort. Like most of these performance sedans, prices tend to fall quickly once they’re no longer the “it” item and the warranty expires. This leads to the opportunity to get a lightly used super sedan for a fraction of the original purchase price, like this Daytona Grey example today:

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Year: 2007
Model: RS4
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 65,500 mi
Price: $34,750 Buy it Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Audi RS4 on eBay

With a heavy heart, I am selling my 2007 Audi RS4. It is a fantastic car and still runs perfectly, but I am moving to San Francisco and I don’t want burden myself with a stick shift there.

Basic details:

• 65k miles
• Daytona Gray exterior / light gray interior
• Had every scheduled maintenance/service, including the 65k
• OEM 19-inch wheels (with a few curb scratches on them)
• Nav system, premium package, etc etc
• K40 radar detector
• All four break pads and rotors replaced 1000 miles ago
• Brand new performance tires 500 miles ago
• Shocks and DRC replaced as part of Audi recall
• Intake manifold replaced around 55k miles
• Will also include my winter wheels and tires, since I won’t need them in California
Condition: Scratch on the front bumper (in the clearcoat protective covering, not the paint/body of the car); Scratch on the front bumper (also in the clearcoat protective covering); one small chip in the windshield; some curb rash on the wheels. Faint, small scratches on the rear passenger side panel. Small scratch on the trunk.

History: bought the car from the dealership in 2007 (had a few thousand miles on it from being used by the dealer, but I am the first owner, technically). Title is totally clear, and I have it in hand. No liens or anything on it.

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Make no mistake, the RS4 is a serious performance car, and consequently, it will require a strict diet of fairly expensive maintenance. Chief among these concerns is the inevitable carbon buildup in the motor; generally the result of not being driven hard enough or with high enough octane. It’s something that seems pretty common and can be fixed, but figure you’re going to have to shell out around $1,000 to have it fixed when it occurs, and may have to do it again depending on how long you own the car. The car looks to be in good shape, but a few things would give me pause; first, it appears it was a demo car for the dealer for a few thousand miles. To me, having seen a fair amount of dealer rides take place, this means the car was pushed hard early in life. Second, the photos in the listing aren’t stellar and it’s difficult to judge the wear on items like the interior. Still, maintenance is up to date, the car has new tires and brakes, and even comes with a set of snow wheels and tires.

This car is placed in the middle of the RS4 price range, and as such with the maintenance items just performed, seems appropriately priced. Personally I’d hold out for my favorite color Sprint Blue even if it meant paying a bit more; but Daytona Grey was the most popular color on these cars in the U.S., and this one will surely please the next buyer who has been dreaming of that 8,000 RPM song for the last six years.

-Carter

2008 Audi RS4

Ever fancy a supercar but though “man, I wish this had four doors?” No need to look much further than the Audi RS4. With a V8 shared with the mid-engined R8 sports car, this sedan packs a beastly punch. With Quattro all-wheel drive, it is also practical for those of us living in less than perfect climes. This RS4 for sale in Ontario, Canada is said to be the only RS4 in this color combination in North America. I certainly haven’t seen one like it myself, so it is certainly plausible.

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Year: 2008
Model: RS4
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 65,000 miles
Price: $46,500 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 Audi RS4 on eBay

You are bidding on the ONLY RS4 in this trim/colour combination in North America. This car is about as rare as it gets and Edmunds predicts it will be a collectible car! This car was ordered for a high ranking Audi Canada executive. As such it comes in a colour which is only available for the Audi S8. It also has a trim combination that normally cannot be ordered. I have loved this car from day one and because of that it retains its Certified Pre-Owned Warranty until 2015 including service up to 120.000KM.

This car has been serviced by Audi Mississauga and all service records are clean and kept. This colour is best seen in person, so please arrange for a meeting to have a look. The car has some subtle but important modifications which make it an even better car in my eyes.

Hueper Optik Ceramic Tint all around (that is a 800$ value alone, cermics have better heat reduction than other tints and do not interfere with your cell phone or GPS)
JHM Stage 2 Clutch
JHM Single-Mass Flywheel
Custom Built LED running daylights which sit in the OEM headlights and retain their original function!

The interior is a 9/10 no scratches or discolouration, when it comes to the interior it is at show car quality level! I hate to see this vehicle go, but life is making me, so please help me out by providing this car a good home. This is a unique opportunity for you to own a vehicle NO ONE else has in North America.

Some might think it’s a bit garish, but I like the red accent on the inside. It certainly isn’t subtle, but sometimes an all-black interior can be a bit oppressive and a nightmare for those living in warmer regions. RS4 values continue to stay strong, underscoring these cars immense capability and desirability amongst Audi enthusiast, speed freaks and people who generally want supercar moves in car that doesn’t visually shout what it’s on about.

-Paul

2007 Audi RS4

With an original MSRP just a tick under $70K, the RS4 is something that an ordinary Joe like myself could only fantasize about owning. The naturally aspirated, 420 bhp V-8 that revs to 8250 rpm with an exhaust note that rivals that of any super-car is an absolute enthusiasts dream. With the six-speed manual as the only available gearbox, highly tuned suspension and a lap time around the Nurburgring just over the eight minute mark, what is not to love about this masterpiece…oh yeah…the price.

Luckily 5 years later these cars are attainable in the used market with prices coming down to reality.  This stunning Sprint Blue over Black leather RS4 for sale in Tempe, AZ is a clean example of an affordable super-sedan.

2007 Audi RS4 on eBay

To the ordinary consumer, the 2007 Audi RS4 represents a bit of a mystery. Why would someone pay $66,000 for the RS4 when the basic A4 goes for only $28,240? The A4’s 2.0L 200-horsepower engine is a fine one, and who needs more?Well some folks just like to go a bit faster than their fellow drivers. For them, Audi makes the 340-horsepower S4 V8. For $47,500 you get a four-door sedan that will surprise drivers of many midlevel sports cars at impromptu traffic light derbies.But if you want to go hunting bigger game, Audi offers the $66,000 RS4. Audi has taken a lot of their Le Mans-winning racing technology and funneled it into this limited-production special. The 4.2L V8 will rev to a lofty 420 horsepower, and make fully 90% of its 317 lb-ft of torque at just a bit over 2,000 rpms.But the RS4 is not just a one-trick pony. A fully hydraulic dynamic ride control not only limits body lean to enhance the RS4’s cornering capabilities, but also delivers a surprisingly good ride.Audi has tuned the RS4’s quattro AWD system for maximum performance and it allows a bit more wheel spin for improved acceleration. The electronic stability control is also programmed to allow a smidge more tail-hanging-out fun, than in the A4. This 8.0 version of Audi’s ESP even incorporates a brake rotor drying function in the latest potion of electronic wizardry.There aren’t a lot of overt touches to the outside of the RS4 to give away the performance potential. Larger tires, unique wheels and some potent exhaust pipes are the main clues to the curious onlookers. Inside you’ll find a few more signs of just how unique the RS4 is. Genuine carbon fiber is used in tasteful doses as accents. The sport seats are built by the world famous Recaro brand. They provide opulent comfort and also hold you tightly when you take your RS4 through your favorite twisties. The pedals are covered with alloy bright work with rubber inserts for better traction.There is even a “Sport” button that changes the throttle mapping for even faster response; and it opens the V8’s exhaust system some for an even more ominous rumble.The RS4 has the usual standard luxury touches one expects from Audi: sunroof, xenon self-leveling lights, power all around, climate control, rear park assist, and a six-disc CD changer. A Premium Package adds navigation, auto-dimming mirrors, a memory feature for seats and mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, Bluetooth, power rear sunshades, Sirius satellite radio, and a Bose sound system. Rear side air bags are also optional.The Audi RS4 is not for everyone. But, for those lucky few who want AWD supercar performance, without the discomfort of a low-slung two-seater, the RS4 may be the peak of desire.

Now I know what you’re thinking $34K for a car with 72K miles, ridiculous….and in many cases you’d be correct. Not in this case. We’re talking RS4 here, the 4 door version of the R8. Well, almost. The RS4 is certainly a stunning performer and in Sprint blue, it’s a looker too. This car is priced a tick high for the mileage as I’ve seen cars in the 60K mile range for about the same price. No matter what the price, these cars will definitely have longevity in the Audi circles, and I suspect the depreciation will be very slow.

-Brian

2001 Audi S4 Sedan RS4 Clone

In 2000 Audi introduced the successor to the legendary RS2 Avant, the B5 RS4 Avant. These were the days when the Avant was king, and manufacturers weren’t afraid to field a high horsepower, performance station wagon. The B5 RS4 was based on the same platform as the A4/S4 of the same generation, but the similarities ended with the roofline, and a few shared parts.

The RS4 underwent a major facelift, and featured widened fenders, new front and rear fascias, and wide side sills. These modifications allowed for the wider track of the RS4, and made it more aerodynamic than its mass market counterparts. Under the hood the RS4 again shared little with the S4…basically the block. With upgraded internals, bigger K04 turbos, and upgraded engine management, the RS4 had nearly 100bhp more than the S4.

While the RS4 was never officially for sale in the US, the parts are readily available giving enthusiasts the opportunity to build their own, which is exactly what the owner of this beautiful black RS4 clone has done.

 

2001 Audi S4 Sedan RS4 Clone on rennlist.com

Year: 2001 Make: Audi Model: S4 Mileage (numbers only please): 52000 Options (Please check ALL which apply): Airbags, Air Conditioning, Alarm System, Antilock Brakes, Cruise Control, Foglamps, Intermittent Wipers, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Sunroof, Traction Control Color: Black Price (no $ sign please): $26000 Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing Location (Region): Midwestern Body Style: Speedster Transmission Type: Manual – 6 speed 2 or 4 Wheel Drive?: 4 Wheel Drive Engine Type: Turbo Stereo System: AM-FM CD

6-Speed 52k miles Driven 3k miles a year , max (while in my possession) Not even driven in rain ALWAYS garaged EPL Stg 3 2 Sets of wheels (iForged and Rota)
Needs nothing! Maintenance up to date. Ready to win…
Never been tracked, abused or driven in snow. Has always hibernated during winter. Professionally detailed regularly.
Flickr pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dynamic…57622914979874
The body and paint is in near perfect condition: http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth…ody-S4-content)
Let me know if you have any other questions, I will give you any details you need. I have owned 5 B5 S4s, none as special as this one. I am the 3rd owner of this car and still talk to the first 2 owners.
Thanks for your time.
Widebody Conversion (Rojo Collision) Stage 3 at 34k miles (water pump/timing done) Mercedes Black clearcoat spray respray (deeper black) EPL stage 3 turbo kit RS4 Turbos RS4 Clutch AWE Intercoolers RS4 intercooler piping RS4 engine mounts AWE DPs AWE sport cats/test pipes UUC VM1 exhaust (no longer available) – test pipes will come with AWE DTS APR snub mount Apikol rear diff mount (street) Samco hoses JHM shortshifter Gready Turbo Timer lll New AWE boost gauge Vogtland GT coilovers ECS front/rear rotors (cross drilled) Mintex Pads 19×9.5 IForged Senecas 265/30/19 Pirelli Pzero Nero 18×9.5 Rota P45R 265/35/18 Brand new Michelin PSS Rolled Fenders Valeo Ecodes Custom painted RS4 grills Valentine 1 remote display RS4 piano black console Alcantara wrapped door trim Alcantara E-brake handle 35% window tint Euro RS4 floor mats Custom painted engine bay/covers

This is certainly a car that someone has put a lot of time and money in to make it an almost spot on interpretation of what the RS4 sedan would have looked like had Audi produced it. The owner pulled out all of the stops from the wide body conversion, to the RS4 engine upgrades. While that may be the case, there are still a few glaring issues.

The main issue that I have with the car is the fact that it’s a sedan. Now I understand Avants aren’t for everyone, but they just look better. Another issue with the conversion is the interior, it appears as though it’s more S4, than RS4, which is a nice interior, however to command a $26,000 price tag, I’d want this car to be spot on, and it’s just not there.

At the end of the day this is just a hopped up S4 sedan with some RS4 bits, and even with the low mileage, I’d say it’s worth $15,000 at the most.

-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

Theme Week: 2007 Audi RS4 Sedan

In celebration of Audi week here at GCFSB, here is the car that brought the RS4 badge stateside.  The “RS” initials are taken from the German term RennSport, which is literally translated as “racing sport”, and these cars lived up to that name in grand fashion.  Used as showcases for Audi’s latest technologies, the RS cars are the things that Audi enthusiasts lust after the world over.

In 2007,  Audi released the RS4 Sedan to the US market.  This was the first time an RS4 was offered as a sedan, rather than the Avant.  At first glance there are few differences between the RS4, and an S4, but the differences are many.  Mechanically, the RS4 is fitted with the same 420hp 4.2L V8 used in the R8, vs. the 340hp version found in the S4.  But the differences don’t end there, the RS4 also featured Audi’s Dynamic Ride Control for improved handling, lightweight magnesioum control arms, and an almost 2″ wider track.  In the styling department, the RS4 also featured aluminum front body panels to improve weight distribution, wider arches front and rear to accomodate the wider track, and larger side vents used to cool the additional radiators.

This Mugello Blue over black (ad says Sprint Blue, but that is incorrect) for sale in Carrollton, Texas is an example of an well looked after daily driver.

2007 Audi RS4 on eBay

 

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972-242-5350 •2007 AUDI RS4 QUATTRO AWD

•4.2L V8 ENGINE

•6 SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION

•ONLY 56,609 MILES

•SPRINT BLUE W/BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR

•CARFAX REPORTS 2 OWNERS NO ACCIDENTS

•APPEARS TO BE A NON-SMOKER

•FOG LIGHTS

•SUNROOF

•NAVIGATION

•POWER WINDOWS

•POWER DOOR LOCKS

•POWER MIRRORS

•TILT/TELESCOPING STEERING WHEEL WITH AUDIO CONTROLS

•CRUISE CONTROL

•ESP CONTROL

•SPORT BUTTON

•RECARO 12 WAY POWER AND HEATED SEATS WITH DRIVER 4 MEMORY POSITION

•ICE COLD A/C

•DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL

•BOSE AM/FM/SIRIUS STEREO WITH 6 DISK CD CHANGER

•BLUETOOTH

•SELF DIMMING REAR VIEW MIRROR WITH COMPASS DISPLAY

•HOMELINK GARAGE CONTROLS

•DUAL LIGHTED VANITY MIRRORS

•REAR HEATED SEATS

•POWER REAR WINDOW SUNSHADE

•REAR PARK DISTANCE SENSORS

•FLOOR MATS

•NO OWNER’S MANUAL

•2 KEYS/2 REMOTES

•19IN ALLOY WHEELS

•CROSS DRILLED ROTORS

•3 TIRES ARE CONTINENTAL 255/35ZR/19 WITH APPROX 20% TREAD LIFE REMAINING

•1 TIRE IS BRIDGESTONE 255/35R/19 WITH APPROX 50% TREAD LIFE REMAINING

•THIS VEHICLE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT.

•RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT.

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These have to be one of my favorite Audis of recent years, however I do wish they had offered the Avant in the states.  The Mugello Blue is one of my favorite Audi colors, as it’s a refreshing change from the Black, Silver, or Grey RS4s that you more commonly see.  The price of $39,900 on this car is about $2,000 below retail, and that is certainly appropriate considering there are a few issues with the car that need to be addressed. With the missing manual, and the fact that it will need tires soon, I’d be more willing to pay around $37,000 for this car.  All things considered this RS4 is only priced about $5,000 above your ordinary B7 S4, and for that you get much more car, and one that few others have.

-Brian