Find of the Day: 2007 Audi RS 4 Sedan

photo: Troy Sicotte

The Audi B7 RS 4 sedan was the only RS 4 to show up on our shores and what a statement it made. Jeremy Clarkson stated that the 4.2 V8 is in the top 3 greatest engines ever made and the B7 RS 4 is a gem. Around 2,700 were imported to North America and this 2007 example is 1/99 in Misano Red. This example is owned by Troy Sicotte,  former president of Audi Club North America. Those who know Troy and/or following him on social media know that he is obsessive with maintenance and appearance of his cars. This RS 4 was an OEM+ dream for him and after several years of ownership, it’s time for a new owner. Here’s the ad:

This 2007 Audi RS4 is finished in Misano Red Pearl Effect over black Nappa leather and is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 linked with a six-speed manual transaxle and a Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The car has spent time in several states and was sold on BaT in January 2016 before being acquired by the seller in 2018. Subsequent modifications include 19″ Forgeline RB1 wheels, KW V3 adjustable coilovers, 034Motorsport suspension components, Brembo front brake calipers, stainless-steel brake lines, a Milltek Sport cat-back exhaust system, amber daytime running lights, aftermarket taillights, and a European-specification center console and steering wheel. Additional equipment includes the Premium Package, bi-xenon headlights, a sunroof, rear Parktronic sensors, heated power-adjustable Recaro front seats, navigation, and a Bose sound system. This B7 RS4 has 103k miles and is offered in Oregon on dealer consignment at no reserve with service records, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title in the owner’s name.

The RS4 features a wider track with flared fenders, aluminum front-end bodywork, and revised side skirts, bumper covers, and mirror caps when compared to the standard A4. This example is finished in Misano Red Pearl Effect and features bi-xenon headlights, amber daytime running lights, fog lights, tinted windows, a sunroof, rear Parktronic sensors, and aftermarket LED taillights. The Premium Package added a light and rain sensor as well as auto-dimming mirrors with memory functions. Work in 2019 included replacing the front bumper cover and refinishing the rear bumper cover, as well as applying paint protection film to the front of the car. Photos of paint meter readings are provided in the gallery below.

Aftermarket 19″ Forgeline RB1 wheels are mounted with 265/35 Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. Braking is handled by slotted discs at all four corners with Goodridge stainless-steel brake lines and front Brembo calipers. The calipers were rebuilt and powder-coated in 2019. The following components have also been installed:

  • KW V3 adjustable coilovers
  • 034Motorsport billet front & rear adjustable upper control arms
  • 034Motorsport tie rod ends
  • 034Motorsport front sway bar end links
  • 034Motorsport rear sway bar
  • 034Motorsport rear adjustable sway bar end links
  • 034Motorsport front & rear subframe bushing kits
  • Motorsport Hardware wheel stud conversion kit

The heated and power-adjustable Recaro front seats are trimmed in black Nappa leather with contrasting piping and debossed RS4 logos, while carbon-fiber trim accents the cabin. Features include cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a Euro-style center console with a start button. The Premium Package added Homelink, position memory for the driver’s seat, heated rear seats, power rear and manual side sunshades, Audi Navigation Plus, Bluetooth phone connectivity, satellite radio, a glovebox-mounted six-CD changer, and a nine-speaker Bose sound system. Red seatbelts were fitted in 2019.

The European-specification multifunction steering wheel frames a 200-mph speedometer and a tachometer with an 8k-rpm redline as well as gauges for coolant temperature and fuel level. The digital odometer indicates 103k miles, approximately 22k of which were added under current ownership.

The 4.2-liter FSI V8 was factory rated at 420 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. A carbon cleaning on the intake was performed in April 2019, and additional service under current ownership included replacing the air conditioning compressor, intake manifold gaskets, and engine mounts. The intake manifold flaps have been removed and an 034Motorsport flap delete ECU tune is installed along with an 034Motorsport silicon intake MAF hose.

Power is sent to all four wheels through a six-speed manual transaxle and a rear-biased Quattro all-wheel-drive system with asymmetric dynamic torque distribution. A Milltek Sport cat-back exhaust system has been fitted along with an 034Motorsport driveshaft support bearing and transmission mount. The transmission shifter linkage was rebuilt in 2019.

The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists history in Texas, Florida, California, and Washington.

Troy spared nothing with the restoration of this bulging beast. Don’t think that this was a garage/show queen; he’s tracked it at several Audi Club HPDEs. Are you worthy enough to be the next caretaker of this RS 4? It is listed on Bring A Trailer with 6 days left. Currently, the bidding sits at $24,500. I expect this number to climb. After all, this is a showroom quality 2007 B7 RS 4. You can find it and over 250 photos HERE.