Lot 169 - 2001 Audi RS4 Avant B5
|Odometer reading||62,000 miles|
|Estimate||£27,000 - £35,000|
- One of 500 right hand drive examples
- Cosworth-developed 2.7 litre Bi-turbo V6
How do you follow an iconic car like the Audi RS2 Avant? Cue the Audi RS4, an express estate which boasted 376bhp from a Cosworth-developed 2.7 litre Bi-turbo V6. A wider track and wheels required wider wheel arches along with other custom bodywork and grilles. The B5 RS4 set the bar for the RS brand, with the ability to combine an enormous amount of power and the immense four-wheel-drive traction, making performance accessible to any driver, no matter the weather. 6,000 were produced with just 500 in RHD form like this example making them very collectable indeed.
Presented in Avus Silver with black leather and carbon trim this example of the B5 RS4 with its Bi-Turbo V6 is one of just 500 right hand drive examples. With just two former keepers, this is an unmodified original example with low mileage for such a capable estate car, capable of 155 mph and a 0-60 of just 4.9 seconds. Coupled with the 6-speed manual gearbox, this the natural successor to the RS2 and has become very collectable as a modern classic. This example benefits from a recent mechanical overhaul, which included a major service and cambelts and is offered with the original service book. A low owner, low mileage example of a car that was produced in limited numbers, yet equally capable ferrying kids to school as it is embarrassing supercars away from the lights. A true modern classic.
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