words: Bill, photos: August Alpern
Back in August 2018, we broke the story of the return of the A4 Ultra sport…and the demise of the manual transmission. For those who aren’t familiar with the 2019 A4 Ultra sport, Audi of America decided to earmark the last 40 A4s as manual transmission cars. The Ultra sport spec was formulated to be as sporty in appearance as the S4 but with a manual transmission.
As we stated in the aforementioned article, all of the cars were built identically. First, they got Premium Plus specification that included advanced key, SiriusXM, driver memory, front/rear parking sensors, Bang & Olufsen 3D sound, LED headlights, Audi side assist, power folding/auto-dimming side mirrors, and Audi virtual cockpit/navigation.
The Ultra sport package also included:
- Stainless pedal caps
- Leatherette covered center console and door armrests
- Flat bottom perforated steering wheel
- Dynamic steering
- Sport adaptive damping suspension
- Sport front seats with 4-way power lumbar
- S line Leather / Alcantara interior with contrast stitching
- Black cloth headliner
- Audi Sport RS carbon inlays
- Carbon fiber mirror caps
- Carbon fiber rear lip spoiler
- 19-inch 5-arm-rotor design wheels with matte titanium finish
- 245 35 19 summer tires
- Titanium black exterior package
- Deletion of model and engine designation from trunk lid
- Quantum Grey exterior paint
Here’s the ad:
ULTRA RARE 2018 Audi A4 ULTRA SPORT!
If you don’t know what this car is all about, just google “2018 Audi A4 Ultra Sport” and see all the articles that come up. Long story short, Audi decided to make 40 identical A4s in Quantum Gray, fully spec’d out in Premium Plus trim with Bang & Olufsen sound and all the technology trimmings they have to offer, and most importantly a 6-speed manual transmission as a sendoff to the manual transmission in their entire lineup. You can never buy another manual Audi EVER again — this is it!
Amazing car all around, truly nothing bad I can say about it. The only reason I have to sell it is because of a growing family and I need an SUV. Definitely going with the Q5 because I want to stay in the Audi family as they’re such awesome cars. Looking for a good home for this pristine Ultra Sport and someone to baby it and treat it right as I have. There’s only one minor scratch near the front wheel well otherwise the car is in perfect condition. The car also comes with transferrable additions such as free tire replacement and free dent removal through Audi, plus the full warranty. I love this car and it is with a heavy heart that I have to let it go, so I hope to hear back from serious buyers who know they’re getting a piece of Audi history when they buy this car.
P.S. Gift with purchase! — Four 18″ Black Enkei T6S wheels with Michelin X-13 snow tires.
Like the ad says…this is ultra rare (get it?). If you want to Save The Manuals, you had better hop on this fast…I doubt it’s going to around for very long.
You can find the ad HERE