words: Bill, photos: ntkmotorcollector via PCarMarket
I know, I know…it seems like I have a Nogaro Blue fetish as several of our latest Finds of the Day are Nogaro Blue. I swear, I’m not actively looking for this enticing shade of blue but they keep falling into my lap so…
Whatever you think of the color though, this one is compelling. The B6/B7 S4s were offered with the throaty 4.2 V8 and combined with a 6sp manual, was a great (sounding) vehicle. This one is especially different as it only has 13k miles on it. Here’s the ad:
We are pleased to present this 2004 Audi B6 S4 finished in Nogaro Blue. Representing the third generation of Audi’s S4 performance sedan, the B6 was the first to feature a V8 engine and came standard with Recaro sport seats, Nappa leather upholstery, and the Quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system. This S4 is one of only 143 Nogaro Blue examples produced for the 2004 model year specified with a two-tone interior and a 6-speed manual transmission. This S4 was also ordered with the Infotainment Package, Premium Package, Audi Navigation System, heated front seats, and a Comfort multi-function steering wheel. Acquired by the seller from its original owner earlier in 2021, this custom-ordered Audi S4 is now being offered for auction out of New York while showing approximately 13k miles on the odometer.
This Audi was ordered in the S4-exclusive shade of Nogaro Blue (LZ5M), the defining nonmetallic color of the legendary RS2 Avant. The S4 can be distinguished from a standard A4 by its revised front and rear fascias, polished aluminum mirror caps, side door sill extensions, trunk lid spoiler, and dual exhaust outlets. The seller describes the finish to have been preserved in excellent condition throughout, noting only a small touched-up scratch behind the passenger-side rear wheel. Detailed images and paint meter readings are provided in the gallery along with a clean one-owner CARFAX report. This S4 retains its original 18” Avus alloy wheels, which have recently been mounted with new Falken tires.
The interior of the S4 highlights front and rear Recaro sport seats trimmed in black Nappa leather with Nogaro Blue Alcantara suede inserts. S4-specific details include aluminum beltline trim, stainless door sills with S4 logos, and an S4-branded tachometer. Optional features include heated front seats, a Comfort multi-function steering wheel, and a Bose sound system equipped with the Infotainment Package. The optional Premium Package also adds a power glass sunroof, auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, memory function for the driver’s seat and side mirror, and automatic headlights. The seller mentions a new black headliner has been recently fitted and confirms all gauges and accessories to be working properly.
The S4 features an all-aluminum 4.2L V8 which was factory rated at 340 HP and 302 lb.-ft of torque. Power is delivered to all four wheels via a 6-speed Getrag manual transmission and Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. The S4 received many upgrades from a standard A4 including larger brakes, and a retuned suspension consisting of revised springs, dampers, bushings, anti-roll bars, and a lower ride height. Recent service includes an oil and filter change, new tires mounted and balanced, and a four-wheel alignment.
This sale will include the original owner’s manuals and associated literature, a copy of the window sticker, and a clean title. One of the most sought-after Audi’s on the road presented in its most iconic color combination, this rare and beautifully preserved 6-speed S4 makes an excellent investment as well as a fine addition to any enthusiast’s collection.
The only thing that would make me very happy is that if this was an Avant but this sedan is beautiful nonetheless. The interior looks brand new and it should because the S4 only has 13k miles on it. Everything about this sedan is perfect…and would look great in anyone’s collection. Currently, there are 7 bids with the highest at $16,250 with 7 days left on the auction. If you want the epitome of the perfect Audi from 2004, this is it. You can find this 2004 Nogaro Blue Audi S4 and many more photos HERE on PCarMarket.