words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer
I hate the beginning of the month. I’m so hip deep in administrative…stuff that I almost miss out posting greatness like this (Editor’s note to his boss- he really does love his job). This is a B6 A4 Avant Ultrasport (S-line) with a 6 speed manual transmission. While not the V8 beast of an S4 Avant of the same generation, this holds its own especially these days when manual transmission wagons are a dying breed. Here’s the ad:
This 2005 Audi A4 Avant 1.8T Quattro is finished in Brilliant Red over Ebony leather, and it is powered by a turbocharged 1.8L inline-four paired with a six-speed manual transaxle and all-wheel drive. The car is equipped with the Ultra Sport Package, which adds an aerodynamic body kit, aluminum trim, sport suspension, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, and 18″ ‘Celebration’ wheels, and additional equipment includes the Premium Package, dual-zone automatic climate control, a Bose sound system, a power moonroof, and power-adjustable and heated front seats. Modifications include aftermarket engine management software and trim components, along with a K&N air filter element and slotted front and rear rotors. The car was first registered in California and relocated to Washington in 2007, where it was acquired by the current owner in 2019. It now has under 87k miles, and service performed in preparation for the sale included repair of the oil-level sensor wiring, an oil change, a coolant flush, and replacement of the rear brake components. This B6 Avant USP is now offered on dealer consignment with a LoJack theft-recovery system, three keys, two fobs, service records, a Carfax report, and a clean Washington title.
The exterior is finished in Brilliant Red, and the Ultra Sport Package adds an aerodynamic body kit. Additional exterior features include a power moonroof, tinted windows, black front grille surrounds, a black-painted aluminum trunk stripe, xenon headlights with clear corner lights, S4-specification exhaust tips, and S-Line badging on the grille, rear doors, and hatch. The Carfax report lists damage occurring to the rear and left-rear of the vehicle in February 2015, which the selling dealer states was the result of a parking-lot incident and necessitated replacement and refinishing of the rear bumper. The front bumper was also refinished to address plate bracket holes, and paint protection film is applied to the front bumper, headlights, wheel arches, door handles, and mirror caps. Photos showing paint meter readings are provided in the gallery below.
Ultra Sport Package 18″ ‘Celebration’ wheels wear 235/40 Continental ControlContact Sport A/S tires that show date codes from 2017, and additional Ultra Sport equipment includes a sport suspension. Service in March 2021 is said to include replacement of the rear brake pads and discs, and the selling dealer states that slotted rotors and replacement lug nuts were also fitted during current ownership. A walk-around video is provided here.
The interior features heated and power-adjustable front seats trimmed in Ebony leather (LA), while aluminum trim accents on the dashboard and doors. Equipment includes dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, a Bose premium sound system, memory settings for the driver, auto-dimming mirrors, and power windows and locks. Interior modifications consist of a P3 Gauges vent-mounted digital gauge, an RS4-specification parking brake handle, an Audi-iPod MLink adapter with Apple device connectivity, and a LoJack theft-recovery system.
The three-spoke steering wheel features a black and red S-Line badge and a perforated leather wrap, and it frames a 160-mph speedometer, a tachometer, and gauges for coolant temperature and fuel level. The digital odometer indicates under 87k miles, approximately 2k of which were added by the current owner.
The turbocharged 1.8-liter inline-four is said to be modified with aftermarket engine-management software and a K&N filter element, and power is sent to all four wheels through a six-speed manual transaxle. The selling dealer states that the timing belt was most recently changed in April 2010 at 61k miles, and service in March 2021 is said to include repair of the oil level sensor wiring, an oil change, and a coolant flush.
The Carfax report shows the aforementioned damage in 2015 and lists registration history in California and Washington through its most recent entry in March 2021. Driving videos are presented above and below, and additional driving footage can be found here.
So in my lateness of posting this and if you already haven’t found it yourself, there’s only abhor left for bidding. Right now, the bid id up to $14,500. Is that worth it? You can find this 2005 Audi A4 Ultrasport Avant with over 250 photos and several videos HERE.