Words: Steve Johnson
Greetings fellow Audi enthusiasts! Do you find yourself searching through the internet’s multiple car auction sites looking for a specific model? While it can be fun, it does consume valuable time. So let us do some of the work for you. Auction Watch monitors online auction sites for Audi models worthy of your bids. Each Thursday we post those listings calling out a car’s highlights, and include a few pictures and a link to the listing. Our goal is to help you find the Audi you’re looking for in time to bid on it.
There are eight sporty 4-doors in this week’s Auction Watch. They’re augmented by a couple of R8’s, a Spyder and a Coupe, two of Audi’s flagship—the A8 L, and an all-purpose Allroad.
A brief programming note: this is the IMSA Petit Le Mans weekend, the race where Audi had tremendous success in the ALMS series. The Michelin Pilot Challenge series race is Friday at 12:25 PM EDT and the Unitronic/JDC Miller Motorsports #17 RS 3 LMS will be battling for the Touring Car championship. This race and the 10-hour Petit Le Mans are streaming live on Peacock.
You can check out the listings below while you watch the races. As always, thanks for reading!
2017 Audi R8 V10 Spyder (42,000 Miles)
Bring a Trailer – 10.12.2023 3:24 PM EDT
Bid quickly, auction ends mid PM today! Finally, an R8 Spyder that’s been driven, hopefully enjoyed, and (from the accident and damage-free Carfax) well-maintained. The 5.2L V10, Audi rated at 540HP/398 lb-ft, mates to a 7-speed S tronic in this Mythos Black metallic drophead coupe. Carbon fiber Sigma side blades complement that black and the red leather seats and trim panel provide an awesome contrasting element. Inside you’ll also find carbon fiber trim and B&O sound.
2007 Audi RS 4 (32,000 Miles)
Bring a Trailer – 10.13.2023 2:27 PM EDT
Look familiar? It listed on BaT in February this year and bid to $40,850. That finish is Daytona Gray pearl and it’s over a black interior with Nappa leather Recaro front seats, carbon fiber trim, and a new headliner. The hood bulge is your first clue the 4.2L V8 has been enhanced with an MTM supercharger. The 6-speed manual has an upgraded clutch and the chassis rides on KW coilovers and 19″ MTM USA Bimoto wheels. The seller states that the car cannot pass a California emissions test, therefore it cannot be sold to an in-state private party buyer. At least the Carfax report is clean.
2010 Audi R8 V10 Coupe (48,000 Miles)
Bring a Trailer – 10.13.2023 4:33 PM EDT
Always clean looking Ice Silver metallic with carbon fiber Sigma side blades adorns this coupe’s exterior. The black interior has an enhanced leather package, carbon Sigma trim, Alcantara headliner, and Audi Concert CD stereo with B&O sound. The 5.2L V10 was rated 525HP/391 lb-ft when new and it drives a 6-speed manual. The car rides on magnetorheological Audi Magnetic Ride dampers, all said to have been replaced. The Carfax report is clean.
2018 Audi S6 (54,000 Miles)
cars & bids – 10.13.2023 3:30 PM EDT
This finish on this Premium Plus model is Tornado Gray metallic. It came equipped with S Sport, Cold Weather, and Driver Assistance packages, 20” wheels, an adaptive air suspension system, carbon fiber trim in the black interior cabin with leather seats that have deviated stitching, and rear sunshades. The twin-turbo 4.0L V8 (450HP/406 lb-ft) spins a 7-speed S tronic. Carfax reports minor damage to the rear in December 2018.
2003 Audi RS 6 (92,000 Miles)
Bring a Trailer – 10.15.2023 1:35 PM EDT
No Reserve-again. This fast sedan previously listed on BaT in April 2023 with no Reserve and the winning bid was $15,750 but the sale failed to go through. The twin-turbo 4.2L V8 (450HP/415 lb-ft) was treated to an engine out service in 2021 at which time multiple components were replaced, please read the listing for details. The silver exterior you see is a respray done in 2020. The black interior features Ebony leather seats with silver piping and carbon fiber trim. Carfax reports two accidents: damage to the car’s front in August 2007 and a sideswipe in April 2020 resulting in minor damage to the left front and left side.
2005 Audi A8 L (89,000 Miles)
Bring a Trailer – 10.16.2023 3:42 PM EDT
No Reserve. One owner until acquired by the selling dealer. The exterior is Akoya Silver metallic, the plush interior is Platinum with Valcona leather seats, burl wood trim, a 12-speaker Bose sound, a 6-disc CD changer, and navigation; however, pixels are missing from the climate control displays. The 4.2L V8 (335HP/317 lb-ft) drives a 6-speed automatic. The Carfax report is clean and shows a fine service history which includes having the hood latch replaced three times from January 2020 to November 2022.
2018 Audi S4 (60,000 Miles)
cars & bids – 10.17.2023 2:30 PM EDT
Mythos Black metallic sparkles in direct sunlight and this paint is over a black interior with Rotor Gray leather/Alcantara seats and arm rests. Prestige trim level adds a lot but options include Black Optic and S Sport packages. Mod highlights are a Rev9 intercooler, 034Motorsport slotted brake rotors, a 034Motorsport rear sway bar, and paint protection film on the front end. Please read the listing for more mods. Carfax reports minor damage to the rear in December 2018.
2017 Audi RS 3 (46,000 Miles)
cars & bids – 10.17.2023 4:18 PM EDT
1 of 250 Launch Edition cars, this Glacier White metallic with Matte Aluminum Styling package came with the Technology and Dynamic packages, a panoramic sunroof, fine Nappa leather seats with diamond stitching, carbon fiber interior trim, heated and power-adjustable RS front sport seats, B&O sound, and Audi Virtual Cockpit. It is unmodified. The 2.5L I5 is Audi rated at 394HP/354 lb-ft and it mates to a 7-speed S tronic. The Carfax report is clean.
2019 Audi S5 Sportback (39,000 Miles)
Bring a Trailer – 10.18.2023 1:53 PM EDT
No Reserve. The B9 gen S5 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0L V6, rated at 349HP/369 lb-ft when new, and spins an 8-speed Tiptronic. Mythos Black metallic covers this practical yet sporty car, the seller notes the bright trim around the windows is wrapped in black vinyl ala a Black Optic package. The black interior has contrasting Magma Red Fine Nappa leather seats, Carbon Atlas inlays, and Audi MMI Navigation Plus infotainment with an 8.3″ touchscreen. Carfax reports no accidents or damage.
2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet (25,000 Miles)
cars & bids – 10.18.2023 2:00 PM EDT
No Reserve. This low-mileage time capsule is finished in Moro Blue pearl with a power-operated blue soft top over a silver interior with leather seats and dark brown walnut trim. It has Convenience and S line packages, Bose sound and a 6-disc CD changer. The 2.0L turbocharged I4, factory rated at 200HP/207 lb-ft, spins a 6-speed Tiptronic. Please read the listing’s Recent Service History and be aware this engine may be vulnerable to developing excessive oil consumption. Carfax reports no accidents or damage but the tires have 2008 and 2012 date codes.
2005 Audi S4 Avant (162,000 Miles)
Bring a Trailer – 10.18.2023 2:03 PM EDT
This long roof is finished in Arctic White with body-colored door sill blades. The interior has Recaro front seats upholstered in black Silk Nappa leather/silver Alcantara, aluminum trim, and a BOSS touchscreen stereo with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The headliner was redone in 2021. The 4.2L V8 (340HP/302 lb-ft) wears an APR Carbonio cold air intake. The timing chains, guides, and tensioners were replaced in November 2020 along with the rear main seal. Please read the listing for many other details. The Carfax report is clean.
2002 Audi Allroad (76,000 Miles)
cars & bids – 10.18.2023 3:24 PM EDT
No Reserve. One owner California car here in Highland Green metallic over a roomy black interior the Preferred Luxury, Premium, and Convenience packages. The only mod is a short antenna and a Sony head unit. The drivetrain is a 2.7L twin-turbo V6 (250HP/258 lb-ft) and a 5-speed automatic. Although Carfax reports no accidents, the seller reports that a collision occurred in November 2015 damaging the driver’s side front bumper and fender resulting in replacement of the front bumper cover, hood, and driver’s side front fender. Please read the listing and Lemon Squad report for more details.
2007 Audi A8 L (65,000 Miles)
Bring a Trailer – 10.18.2023 5:24 PM EDT
A second chance here, a relist from early September because the winning bidder ($14,000) failed to complete the sale. Another very dark blue shade, this time Night Blue pearl, graces this flagship. That color is over a spacious interior with heated/ventilated/massaging front seats in Amaretto leather with color-coordinated headliner and door panel inserts plus wood trim. A 4.2L V8 (350HP/325 lb-ft) connects to a 6-speed Tiptronic. Carfax reports a sideswipe collision in September 2010 resulting in very minor damage to the right rear.