40 Years, 40 Figures: Fascinating Facts and Tales about Audi’s quattro Technology

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="64730"] source: Audi AG Four rings, four driven wheels – a 40-year success story From the lockable center differential to electric torque vectoring Ahead of the competition: a triumph in motorsports and among customers The quattro drive has been a technical core area and pillar of Audi for 40 years now. The great success story ranges from the manually lockable center differential in 1980 to the three electric motors tha...

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...

Find of the Day: 2006 Champion Racing Audi RS 4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57306"] words: Bill, photos: Hank Franczak I know I've used this before but do you know who Walter Mitty is? He was a meek man with a wildly vivid imagination in the short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. With our Find of the Day, you can imagine yourself as a famous race car driver and you wouldn't be that far from the truth. Here's the ad: [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57310"] Built to SCCA Pro-Racing World Challenge ...

Find of the Day: 2007 Misano Red Audi RS 4

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56276"] words: Bill, photos: Park Place LTD I help edit quattro Magazine and we just wrapped up Troy's Misano Red  Project RS 4 segment in Q4 2020. I've been hungry for an RS 4 for awhile and then this popped up...an identical one to Troy's. Bad timing on my part as we've purchased 3 cars in the past couple of months. I know...1st world problems. Here's the ad: Stock Number:17869 Mileage:74,519 Exterior Color:Misano Red Pearl Interior Color:Bla...

Find of the Day: 17k-Mile 2008 Audi RS 4 Sedan

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54333"] words: Bill, photos: UDrive Automobiles You read that right...17K miles. If you think that's stunning, wait until you see the price. This Phantom Black beauty has been slowly popping up on Facebook and Instagram and rightfully so. Here's the ad: !!2008 AUDI RS4!! !!INCREDIBLY LOW -17k MILES!!!!PHANTOM BLACK PEARL EFFECT OVER BLACK LEATHER!! !!DOCUMENTED SERVICE HISTORY!!!!2 KEYS, BOOKS/MANUALS, ORIGINAL WINDOW STICKER!! !!TITANIUM PACKAGE...

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...

Choice Gear: Audi Activity Books 2.0

[gallery link="none" size="full" columns="1" ids="46981"] words: Bill, photos: Audi AG 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. We're going into day XX of working from home and the kids have already played with everything in the house. Never fear...Audi has released two more coloring books and an update to the 1st coloring book for the young and the young-at-heart. ...

Find of the Day: 2007 Audi RS 4 Romero Britto Art Car

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45759"] words: Bill, photos: Prestige Imports Well...this isn't subtle. Our Find of the Day is a 2007 RS 4 art car painted by pop artist, Romero Britto. This isn't a wrap but a genuine hand-painted work of art by Britto. Britto added his bold and vivid vision to what it looks like a Daytona Grey canvas. This car was commissioned by Audi for Art Chicago 2007, America's longest running international and contemporary art fair. [gallery link="none" c...

Find of the Day: 2008 Imola Yellow Audi RS 4 Cabriolet

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45451"] words: Bill, photos: International AutoSport The last time we featured an RS 4 Cabriolet as a Find of the Day, it was billed as the lowest mileage RS 4 for sale at 22,487 miles. That particular RS 4 was Brilliant Black. This one? It's an eye-popping Imola Yellow and it has a claim of only fourteen thousand miles! Wow...that's an average of less than 1,200 miles a year. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45476"] RS 4 Cabrio...

A Super-Fast Family: Audi RS 6, RS 7, RS Q8 And RS 4 Receive Up To 700 HP Of ABT Power

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="42564"] source: ABT Sportsline What began with the solitary Audi RS2 in 1994, and led to the first official RS 4 in 1999, has now become an entire RS family. Its youngest members include the freshly updated Audi RS 4 and the latest versions of the RS 6 and RS 7, as well as the unprecedented RS Q8. Although the stated models have only just come onto the market, appealing ABT Power Performance Upgrades* are already available for all four, and a...

AutoCar: Audi Sport To Go Electric With RS-branded e-tron GT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="40986"] source: autocar.co.uk, renders: e-tron connect Audi Sport to go electric with RS-branded E-tron GT Porsche Taycan sibling is one of four electrified Sport models in development alongside an RS e-tron and plug-in RS4 Avant Audi Sport is ramping up its electrification offensive under new management, and will next year introduce the RS branding to a battery-powered model in the form of the production E-tron GT saloon. The sister mod...

Update For The Powerful Wagon: The New Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35912"] source: Audi Sport Even stronger visual differentiation thanks to new design language Powerful and efficient: Twin-turbo V6 with 331 kW (450 metric hp) and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque MMI touch: New operating system and new RS-specific displays The Audi Sport GmbH has fine-tuned many details of the RS 4 Avant (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 9,2 (25.6 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 208 (3...

B9.5 Audi RS 4 Test Mule Spied

With the so-called "B9.5" range of A4 and S4 mid-lifecycle product improvements now revealed, it's only a matter of time before the B9.5 RS 4 Avant also takes its bow. As if on cue, an RS 4 Avant test mule has now been spied. Like its other B9.5 A4/S4 siblings, the RS 4 will get new headlights, taillights and trim like the singleframe grille. While it's doubtful at this time that the RS 4 will get a more powerful engine, that doesn't mean that Audi doesn't have a card to play in this regard. H...

Find of the Day: 2007 Daytona Gray Audi RS 4

words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer The B7 RS 4 in a word? Oof. A brawler in a business suit. A bull in a china shop..ok I don't think that one quite fits. Regardless, this is one of Audi's greatest Q-ships. Audi enthusiasts will spot one immediately but the average person? Not so much. They just see an Audi. From the bulging fenders to the big oval exhaust tips in the rear, this car oozes sexiness. This particular example is painted Daytona Grey Pearl with Platinum leather/black ...

Find of the Day: 2007 Imola Yellow Audi RS 4

words: Bill, photos: Sean Roberts RS cars are many things: big, brawny, beautiful...bright? Bright is definitely the word whenever you lay your eyes on Imola Yellow but add the allure of a B7 RS 4 and it becomes desirable...or not. Back in the day (over 10 years ago), I had a friend who purchased the twin to this car. I loved it but for others, it was a love or hate it kind of thing. When he went to sell it though the haters seem to have won. It took him awhile to get rid of it (he finally tra...

Find of the Day: 2001 Audi RS 4 Avant OEM+ Featured in Q2 2019 quattro Magazine

words: Bill, photos: Bring A Trailer The latest issue of quattro Magazine (Q2_2019) is on its way to Audi Club members. In it, they'll find an article about a B5 RS 4 Avant entitled Rennsport + Avant = Perfection. I proofread quattro which means reading every issue cover to cover...several several times. So imagine my surprise when this Avant showed up on Bring A Trailer. I recognized it even before I knew what I was looking at. I won't spoil the article before you have a chance ...

B9.5 Audi RS 4 Avant Spied Cold Weather Testing

Audi is prepping a "B9.5" mid-lifecycle refreshening for its B-segment range of cars including A4, A5 and Q5 families. In as much, spy photographers have been catching mules of these cars cold weather testing this winter. While not offered in the USA, we have no doubt that the sighting of a B9.5 RS 4 Avant is enough to get serious attention from any red-blooded Audi aficionado. Given this is a mid-lifecycle freshening, don't expect significant drivetrain differences. Instead, consider the...

Limited Special Edition With Up To 530 HP: The New ABT RS4+

source: ABT Sportsline Yeah yeah...I know we don't get the magnificent RS 4 here in the States (but rumors of the RS 6 coming soon abound) and we certainly don't get the monstrous ABT RS4+ but we can enjoy some great photos of the RS4+ in the snow, can't we? Anyway, onto the press release: We can all remember what it was like when we were kids: you got a brand new bicycle for Christmas, but because the weather was so awful, you have not been able to ride it even once. Luckily, that c...

The KW Variant 4 Street Performance Coilover Kit Unleashes The Audi RS 5 And Soon Also The Audi RS 4

source: KW  Fichtenberg (Germany) – KW automotive, the suspension manufacturer, continues to develop Variant 4 coilover kits for more and more sports cars. The Variant 4, with its three-way high-performance dampers (independently adjustable low speed and high speed compression stage as well as low speed rebound stage) is now also available for the Audi RS5 Coupé (B9). It offers an ideal alternative to the Audi Dynamic Ride Control suspension kit. Despite the lower center of gravity of...