words: Bill, photos: David Auster
Until recently, I was looking for a B8.5 S4 and while there were plenty out there, I was looking for something special…different. George and I were scouring sites when he spotted something he hadn’t seen in years and me never; a 2015 Nogaro Blue special edition S4. The announcement from Audi of America:
Audi of America is proud to announce the launch of our newest limited edition model: the S4 Nogaro Blue special edition. A limited number of Audi exclusive S4 Nogaro Blue special editions have been prebuilt with an MSRP of $62,900 for manual transmission ($64,300 for S tronic).
These vehicles are equipped with the Prestige package, quattro with rear sport differential, and of course both special Nogaro Blue pearl effect paint and an impressive Audi exclusive interior package. While the availability of these prebuilt units will be limited, the S4 Nogaro Blue special edition is available for order in the Model Year 2015 Audi exclusive Order Guide, and dealers are free to configure and order their allocated S4 units as S4 Nogaro Blue special editions.
A run of 20 were thought to have been built. This is one of them. Here’s the ad:
Car is a Prestige model with the Black Optics package & sports differential. It is the Nogaro blue edition which includes Nogaro blue exterior paint, leather/alcantara black & blue interior, ‘race aluminum’ interior inlays, flat bottom steering wheel.
HRE FF04 wheels (HRE FF04 Liquid Metal Finish 19x9et35).
“Quattro” honeycomb grille.
Deval front CF lip.
ECS CF mirror caps (will include the Nogaro body matched caps as well).
ECS CF rear diffuser.
034 Motorsports Dynamic+ lowering spring
034 Motorsports Density Line adjustable upper control arms (camber correction for the lowering springs)
OEM Q5 front brake upgrade w/ drilled & slotted ECS rotors.
TAG Motorsports painted rear emblems (satin black) & “Supercharged” badges.
Exterior bulbs upgraded to LEDs (turn signals, reverse, fog lights)
XPEL full front wrap including pillars, door edges, mirrors, front lip & front of the roof. Was fully replaced under warranty about 2.5 years ago by the professionals at XPEL Austin.
APR Stage 1 ECU and TCU tune.
ECS Carbon intake system & front air duct
Interior is in wonderful condition, alcantara is unstained and has been brushed regularly. No mechanical issues. 35K DSG service performed by a reputable shop in Austin. Never been in an accident. Exterior paint is in good condition. Received a paint correction & ceramic coating a little less than 3 years ago (Gtechniq w/ Crystal Serum)
Edit: forgot to mention the windows were all tinted by XPEL as well, including the windshield
The one I was looking at disappeared into the auction system…don’t let this one disappear on you. You can find this Nogaro Blue special edition S4 on our Audi Club North America Classifieds Facebook page HERE.