Find of the Day: Manual Swapped 2009 Audi A4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76233"] words: Bill, photos: Denis Borkovskiy I do like a B8 and especially a B8 Avant. Years ago, I had a press fleet B8 A4 Avant Prestige and it was great but missing something...like a manual transmission. Denis must have felt the same way because he solved that problem. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="76220"] 2009 Audi A4 Avant Prestige 6 Speed Manual with 124k miles The B8 Generation A4 Avant was never offer...

Did You Know That…?

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74324"] source: Audi AG ... the DRC chassis (Dynamic Ride Control) originated in the first generation (C5) and is still used today in the current generation (C8) with the same functional principle? ... the wide construction of the RS 6 requires modified tanks and longer tank piping? Refueling during the prototype drives in the development phase always brings a smile due to the noise of the air known as “tank mooing...

Find of the Day: 1995 Audi S6 Avant V10 6-speed

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74775"] words: Bill, photos: Joel Francisco Back in 1995, Audi was selling a wagon with a 2.2L 5-cylinder and it was a hit. However, Joel decided that his C4 S6 Avant needed double the cylinders. He not only swapped in a 5.2 V10, he also put a manual transmission in. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74771"] Kinda want something new so testing the waters for this thing. V10 5.2 swapped roughly 25,xxx miles ago and ...

“For Me, the Current RS 6 is the Crowning Achievement of Two Decades of RS History”

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74375"] source: Audi AG Stephan Reil, long-time Head of Research & Development at quattro GmbH (now Audi Sport GmbH), remembers 20 years of the Audi RS 6 “At the time, nobody imagined that much power in a station wagon because there just wasn’t anything like it” “With the current generation C8, the RS 6 has grown into a worldwide success story” From the first generation RS 6 to the current one: Stephan Reil was there from the s...

20 Years, Four Generations – Audi RS 6: Superior Performance with an Everyday Look

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="74280"] source: Audi AG Combination of pioneering performance and outstanding everyday usability have always been trademark features of an RS 6 The current RS 6 Avant – now available in the US for the first time – is the global market leader in its segment with a uniquely wide body From the C5 to the C8, Dynamic Ride Control suspension ensures first class driving dynamics One car has been exciting Audi Sport GmbH and a worldwide fanbase ...

Find of the Day: 1991 Audi 200 Avant 20V quattro

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73804"] words: Bill, photos: Coventry Motorcar Audi rolled out the C3 in 1982 and with it, the true Audi Avant was born. Audi had called a C2 model an Avant but in actuality, it was a 5-door hatchback. Avants have since captured the fancy of enthusiasts and Avants like this 1991 200 Avant 20v quattro set the stage. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73800"] YEAR: 1991 MAKE: Audi MODEL: 200 Wagon TRIM LEVEL: ...

Find of the Day: 2007 Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73359"] words: Bill, photos: Asad Hussain Manual transmission Audi models are a thing of the past but one of them still brings a flutter to my heart, especially one in blue...Sprint Blue to be exact. This is a B7 2007 Audi S4 Avant and yes, it has a 6 speed manual. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73361"] Hi all – I have a 2007 Audi S4 avant in 6 speed manual with 90,000 miles for sale. The car runs and drives t...

Find of the Day: 2010 Audi A6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="73064"] words: Bill, photos: Addison Rickaby 2021 saw the return of the A6 Avant in allroad form and also the arrival of the RS 6 Avant. That was a great year when there were 3 Avant models to choose from. Back in 2010, there were also 3 Avant models: A4 Avant, A3 hatchback (which to some is not an Avant but for the purpose of this post, it will count), and the A6 Avant. This example of one of those A6 Avants. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" ...

Heightened Emotions: The New competition plus Package for the Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71926"] source: Audi AG New optional coilover suspension in combination with the more sporty Audi quattro sport differential and Pirelli Corsa P Zero makes for even more intense driving dynamics The RS sports exhaust system plus, used here for the first time, takes the sound experience to a new level Numerous exterior and interior accents underscore the exclusive character of the competition package In the course of some proverbial fine-tuni...

A New Name, Plenty of Sportiness, and More Equipment – Updates for the Audi A1, Audi A4 allroad quattro, Audi Q7, and Audi Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71734"] source: Audi AG The popular Audi A1 citycarver will get a new name in the 2023 model year: Audi A1 allstreet New Black Optics Pro Package for the Audi A4 allroad quattro New color options and a newly enhanced interior for the Audi Q7 and Audi Q8 No less than four of the Four Rings’ models will receive exciting updates in the new model year. The compact Audi A1 citycarver opens the quartet with a new model name – with immediate ...

Audi Club Auction Watch: 05.12.2022

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71660"] Words: Steve Johnson Enthusiasts could spend all day searching for their favorite car (or cars) on the many incredible auction platforms that now exist.  To save you time, Audi Club aims to keep its members up to date on Ingolstadt’s finest available for purchase with this series of stories.  We’re monitoring auction sites for interesting finds and hopefully our Audi enthusiast members will be informed enough to snap up the ob...

Spy Photo: B10 Audi A4 Avant Caught Again

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="71183"] Back in January, we saw the first photos of the B10 A4 Avant and now we have a new batch of photos showing the Audi A4 Avant out on test once again. So far we have only spied the Avant (Wagon) version but we think the sedan version will soon show itself as testing continues. One thing that we notice right away is the fact that Audi is making the grille smaller again. In a world when everyone is fighting about who has the biggest grille, A...

Find of the Day: 2002 Audi S6 Avant 6-Speed Manual

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70956"] words: Bill, photos: MrJohnson via cars&bids If nothing else, this is a beautiful C5 S6 Avant but wait til you see the surprise inside which makes it even more beautiful: it's a 6-speed manual swap. It had me at C5 S6 Avant. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="70959"] Doug's Take The C5 Audi S6 Avant was sold in the States for just two model years – 2002 and 2003 – and it was a rarity, as Audi didn't...

Only 25 Units – ABT Sportsline Creates the RS6+ Limited Edition

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69664"] source: ABT Sportsline After the overwhelming response of the North American market towards its special editions based on the current Audi RS 6 Avant ABT Sportsline has come up with an exclusive limited offer to show its appreciation to American and Canadian Audi enthusiasts: Only 25 units of the ABT RS6+ will be built, transforming the iconic Audi station wagon into one of the rarest ABT models. Like all special editions from ABT Sportsl...

The Storage Champ – Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69621"] source: Audi AG Audi exhibits concept for an executive class Avant with electric drive system Unmistakable design for the electric age Fast charging with 270 kW – 300 km (186 miles) range in just 10 minutes Audi A6 e-tron concept, the second: as part of its 2022 Annual Media Conference, Audi is presenting the next model in its future electrically powered A6 Luxury Class: the Avant. The company with the four rings introduced the A...

Audi Just Dropped a Teaser of Avant Proportions

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69407"] words: Bill, photos: Audi AG Today on the Audi Facebook page, Audi dropped a familiar and much loved silhouette. I'm sure I'm not speaking for myself when I say the various Avant models are some of my favorites...ever. So when I saw this pic, my heart skipped a beat. This is the fully electric Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept. Out of all the models that bear the name 'e-tron', this is wow (with the exception of the RS e-tron GT). Last Apri...

Find of the Day: 2003 Highland Green Audi allroad

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="69364"] words: Bill, photos: pin maniac via Bring A Trailer For the longest time, the only allroad in the States was the C5 A6 allroad. It was a time when Audi had plenty of Avant offerings such as the S4 Avant, A4 Avant, A6 Avant. Then these started to disappear with the only Avant offered for awhile being the B8.5 A4 allroad. Then the C8 RS 6 Avant showed up as well as its less powerful sister, the A6 allroad. But if you look around, you will...

Find of the Day: 2003 Audi S6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68956"] words: Bill, photos: Chris Mangold What is it about wagons that have gripped enthusiasts but not the general auto-buying population? Perhaps it's due to  very lackluster wagons out there and the stigma of a mom-bus that soured prospective buyers but some companies fought back including Audi. Stuffing V8s into wagons has been around for years but Audi seem to have hit the sweet spot with the C5 S6 Avant. That fabulous 4.2 growl and ta...

Find of the Day: 2007 Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68638"] words: Bill, photos: craigslist.com There are a myriad of websites I comb for Finds of the Day but one that I often overlook is one of the OGs...craigslist.com. In fact, I didn't find this; a friend did. Here we have an increasingly rare specimen...a manual S4 Avant. Located in sunny LA, it looks as stock as can be and has hopefully never seen salt. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68640"] condition: ...

Audi Club Auction Watch: 02.10.2022

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="68568"] Words: Steve Johnson With so many incredible auction platforms, both traditional and untraditional, enthusiasts could spend all day searching all these outlets for interesting cars hitting the market.  Audi Club aims to keep its members up to date with Ingolstadt’s finest as they are listed with this new series of stories.  We’ll scour the auction houses we know looking for interesting new finds, and hopefully our Audi enthu...