FoTD: Jacques Villenueve’s Former B5 RS 4 Avant on Bring a Trailer

[gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="100958"] When Former F1 World Champion Jacques Villenueve recently purchased a new Audi exclusive RS 6 Avant, he mentioned an RS 4 Avant he had previously owned. Now, just two weeks later that car, a Goodwood Green B5 RS 4 Avant, has gone up for sale on Bring a Trailer. [gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="100960"] We've been aware of the car for years. The car had been modified and maintained by 2Bennett Audimotive in Davis, California and had att...

Find of the Day: 2001 Cactus Green Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="94504"] photos: Rexx Melli I get a lot of grief from my friends because I stated once (ok...maybe more than once) that the B5 isn't my favorite generation. I tend to like the even numbered generations better but this...this has won me over. This is a 2001 Cactus Green S4 Avant manual transmission. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="94512"] 2001 Cactus Green S4 Avant 6 Speed Sport Package Holy Grail of B5 S4 Avants E...
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Find of the Day: 2001.5 Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="91981"] photos: Euro Connection LLC S4...Avant...quattro...manual transmission...yes, I know I sound like a broken record when it comes to our Find of the Day but what a combination. Combine that with what many call the most engaging generation, a B5, and you have a clear winner in this 2001.5 Audi S4 Avant. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="91983"] We have been specializing in the b5 S4 for 20+ years. Exceptionall...
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Find of the Day: 2001.5 Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="90009"] photos: Michael Lake With the recent news that Volkswagen was stopping production of manual vehicles, the pool has gotten much smaller for people who like to row their own gears. It's a shame for us who do love manuals so we will have to look at the preowned market to satisfy our need. Thankfully there are people out there like Michael who understand. This is a 2001.5 Audi S4 Avant that was manual swapped. Here's the ad: [gallery link="no...
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Video of the Day: Martin Harp builds a V10 B5 AND a V8TT B5

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="88432"] video: Deutsche Auto Parts I don't know what to say about these B5s other than the fact that they are true Q-ships...when they are parked and have their hoods closed. Once you hear them though, their covers are blown. Martin Harp is the genius behind these B5 builds. The V10 B5 started life as a "regular" S4. Martin transplanted a 4.2 V8 but decided to install a VR6. After running into some difficulties with parts and other things, he fou...
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Find of the Day: Perfect Spec B5 S4 Avant

[gallery columns="1" size="full" link="file" ids="87052"] There's no doubt it's getting harder and harder to find a good B5 S4. So many were either modified or driven hard, with mileage or wear being costly concerns. Finding a clean one, much less one in a perfect spec like Nogaro Blue with blue Alcantara interior and 5-speed manual can be a near impossibility. So, when we see what looks like a good example, we raise the flag with a Find of the Day. [gallery columns="1" size="full" link="file"...

Class of 2023 Importable Vehicles for Audi Enthusiasts

[gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="85474"] With the beginning of each year comes our annual identification of European market cars that have become old enough for relatively easy importation into the USA. For Americans, this means cars 25-years old or older, meaning cars manufactured in 1997 will qualify in 2023. For Canadians the requirement is only 15-years, meaning cars from 2007 or before. For Americans, the big news here is early iterations of the B5 S4. While we did get that car al...

Find of the Day: Clean Imola B5 S4 Avant on BaT

[gallery columns="1" size="full" ids="85134"] There's this bridge time for classic cars that moves from old and affordable so ripe for modification, on to old and in need of expensive repairs that may not happen, then on to old and classic where pristine and unmodified condition can pay off in spades. The B5-generation A4/S4/RS 4 is definitely reaching the latter status. So, when a clean example of an S4 Avant shows up on Bring a Trailer, it's worth noting... and watching. This example ...

Find of the Day: 2001 Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="84767"] words: Bill, photos: Niche Motors I'm going type some words and let me know what emotions run through you: B5, S4, Avant, manual transmission, panda interior. I know what mine are. This is a 2001 S4 Avant with some goodies attached and some key maintenance already done. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="84778"] By far the best deal and value on the market! Over $20k in preventative maintenance and mods! Supe...
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Find of the Day: 2001.5 Cactus Green Audi S4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="80724"] words: Bill, photos: Haiden Goggin When I think of B5 S4 colors, Nogaro Blue immediately comes to mind then followed by Imola Yellow and Brilliant Black but then, obviously, there are many colors they came in...including Cactus Green. Purportedly 1 of 54, it's rare enough and I have never seen a Cactus Green S4. This is a clean example of one. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="80723"] Selling my 1 of 54 Cac...
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Find of the Day: 2001 Nogaro Blue Audi S4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75047"] words: Bill, photos: Marcia Brooks Eames Two words can describe this B5: time capsule. Two more words? Pristine condition. But it may be two other words that will turn people off: automatic transmission. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="75054"] 2001 Audi S4 · Sedan · Driven 48,257 miles   Possibly finest original S4 in the country. Extremely low miles. Kept in climate controlled garage, nonsmoking. P...
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Audi Club Sweepstakes: One Won Their Choice of Three 1:18 Scale Model and So Could You (& Still Get a 3-Pack)

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="72924"] There are only 2 weeks left for our Audi Club Sweepstakes with the 1985 Audi quattro painted Zermatt Silver Metallic which has been professionally augmented even further, with 20-valve AAN-code 5-cylinder engine built to produce over 300 hp, sport shocks and springs, Porsche brakes, RECARO seats and more. TWO WEEKS! Our last promotion saw us give away that last of three 1:18 scale 1987 Walter Röhrl Audi S1 Pikes Peak Winner. When I conta...
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Audi Club Sweepstakes: One Will Win Their Choice of Three 1:18 Scale Model But Everyone Gets a 3-Pack of Stickers

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="72555"] The final month for the Audi Club Sweepstakes is here and we are going to turn up the promotions to 11. What you see here are three 1:18 scale models: A C5 Audi allroad, a 1987 Walter Röhrl Audi S1 Pikes Peak Winner (we've already given away 2 of them), and a perennial favorite: a B5 Audi S4 in Nogaro Blue. So why are there three models? From June 6th to June 13th, any purchase of entries will be eligible for one of these models…y...
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Find of the Day: 2001 Stage 3 Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67783"] words: Bill, photos: Hunter Alan There should be a TV show called Everyone Loves The B5 and alternatively one called Everyone Hates Bill For Not Fully Loving The B5...Except For The Avant. I do...I really love the B5 Avant especially an S5 Avant. This one is a doozy. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="67773"] I’m selling my Black 2001 Audi S4 Avant 6 speed (stage 3 - built around 100,000 mil...
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Find of the Day: 2001 Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64248"] words: Bill, photos: Mayor Cars After the RS2 Avant and the RS 6 Avant, the next lusted after Avant would probably be the RS 4 Avant and the B5 one at that. While there are more than a couple in the States, there's still the 25 year rule in place so how this one got in is a mystery. And the ad doesn't give you any details on really anything. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64231"] Year: 2001 Make...
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quattro Magazine: A Safari B5 RS for all Roads.

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61511"] by: Roger Garbow, photos: Roger Garbow, Tony Coletta, Ai Design Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q2_2021 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. The B5 RS 4 Avant is one of those rare vehicles that is coveted by folks far beyond brand loyalists. For most enthusiasts, the car is absolutely perfect as created by the factory and it would be sacrilege to co...
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Find of the Day: 2000 Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59745"] words: Bill, photos: autotrader.ca Here's something I just learned today...apparently the B5 S4 Avant was not sold in Canada. I figured our neighbors to the north were a good demographic for an AWD wagon to tackle those Great White North snow storms. So where do you go if you want one of the most beloved Avants? Apparently Japan. Here's the ad: Up for sale is this extremely tidy Audi S4 Avant Euro Spec unicorn - this car was imported fro...
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Find of the Day: 2001 Imola Yellow Audi S4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52865"] words: Bill, photos: Niche Motors The Avant is big news again in the Audi world as the RS 6 Avants have finally hit our shores and the A6 allroad is back. Interest from Audi enthusiasts hasn't changed though as they seek out desirable Avants of yore and I think this specimen will grab someone's attention. Obviously the color, Imola Yellow, is hard to miss but there are a couple of other points: it's a beloved B5, it's a 6sp manual, and i...
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Find of the Day: 2001 Nogaro Blue Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49950"] words: Bill, photos: Classic Cars South Westphalia As I was searching for an Audi for last week's Find of the Day: Throwdown Edition, I found this B5 RS 4 Avant in Nogaro Blue. Since we had a Canadian Audi Club member as a guest, we went with the Canadian 15 year import rule (the U.S. has a twenty five year rule). It totally should have won its category if not the whole show but I'm not salty...much. Now some may know this about me but th...
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Choice Gear: Audi S4 Generations Print by Petrol Supply Co.

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46557"] words: Bill, photos: Petrol Supply Co. Editor's note: We run a column in quattro Magazine called Choice Gear where we feature cool things we think Audi enthusiasts will want to have. This is one of them. You have to admit that Nogaro Blue is an iconic color from Audi and every generation of the S4 is well loved. Put them together and you get this fantastic print from Petrol Supply Co. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46...
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