|Fuel economy||17 MPG|
There was no RS4 built on the Audi “B6” platform that served as the basis for the Audi A4 between 2001 and 2005. However, after a long hiatus, the second Audi RS4 quattro (Typ 8E), was built on Audi’s “B7” A4 platform, by quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm, Germany. It was unveiled in February 2005 at Audi’s ‘quattro Night’ celebration at the company headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany.
The RS4 became available to European customers in mid-2006. It was introduced at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in January, and arrived in June 2006 in North America. The production run of the B7 RS4 was 2006 to 2008 inclusive, although only 2007 and 2008 model year were sold in North America.
Audi factory numbers indicate that the B7 RS4 saloon can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (0.0 to 62.1 mph) in 4.8 seconds, and arrive at 0 to 200 kilometres per hour (0.0 to 124.3 mph) in 16.6 seconds. Most European magazines recorded results in line with the November 2009 comparison of “ultimate sedans”, in Road & Track, which recorded a 0 to 60 time of 4.5 seconds. This is consistent with the pattern of conservatism that is usually found in Audi’s official performance numbers. Top speed for all variants is “officially” electronically limited to 250 kilometres per hour (155.3 mph), though some owners have reported that the speed limiter is rather “liberal”, conforming to the pattern of previous Audi “RS” cars, with genuine top speeds of 270 kilometres per hour (170 mph) being recorded.
This RS4 comes to us from its second owner who continued to maintain the car with no expenses spared throughout his ownership. All maintenance has been performed at Audi dealerships and all records come with the sale of this RS4. Notably, the engine on this car has recently had an $8,000+ engine service performed at Audi that included a full refresh of the top end, including carbon deposit cleaning. This is a common item that needs to be addressed on all RS4’s at one point or another of their lives, and with this car you will not need to concern yourself with the issue for tens of thousands of kilometers to come.
The tires are Michelin Pilot Super Sports and show plenty of life remaining. The wheels show minor scuffs around the edges on all four rims. The brake pads and rotors have also recently been serviced with OEM parts.
This example shows some signs of wear that we find acceptable considering its age and mileage, including minor door dings and some paint wear. In 2011, the car was involved in a minor collision resulting in $2,800 in damage as shown on the CarFax report.
The interior on this RS4 presents beautifully considering its age and mileage. Here at Winding Road, we have had the pleasure of experiencing many RS4’s throughout the past decade and consider this example to be a great representation of a no-expense spared maintained car that will provide years of joy to the next owner.