2004 Audi S4 Avant (B6)

Sporting V8 load-lugger with punchy 340bhp 4.2 engine; Recaro interior; service book with 9 stamps + PDI; fresh MOT until April 2023 

Supplied new in June 2004 by Southampton Audi, this B6 Generation S4 Avant (Typ 8E5) hails from the brief 2003-2005 B6 era prior to the adoption of Audi’s now trademark huge front grill. As a result, these earlier B6 cars are rather rare and sought after coming from a shorter production run.

The V8 S4 marked a move away from turbocharging for the faster models, its preceding model using a bi-turbo V6, this new B6 S4 used a naturally aspirated 4.2-litre all-aluminium alloy V8 engine with chain-driven double overhead cams with variable inlet timing and 5-valves per cylinder (40 in total) resulting in a whopping 340bhp and 410NM of torque giving it monstrous power and performance, with some road testers seeing 0-60mph times of under 5-seconds.

Audi maintained their love of their famous all-wheel drive which is mated here in this example to six-speed ZF automatic/tiptronic transmission with paddle-shift.

Finished in black, the car has remained in stock trim, riding on its original 18” Avus-III six-spoke light alloy wheels shod in Avon rubber. Out of the rear poke the twin factory polished exhaust tips with vacuum operated valves in the rear silencers to let more of the fabulous V8 sound out when pressing on.

Inside, it's business as usual with black leather embossed Recaro seats with electric adjustment, driver memory and adjustable lumbar as standard, cruise control, automatic Xenon lights, parking sensors, carbon trim, electric windows, mirrors, trip computer, powerful original sound system and digital climate control with AC. 

We did note that the passenger window was reluctant to work, and the hazard warning light switch was tricky to switch on/off given the slight mis-fit of the coin drawer adjacent to it (as pictured) and some considerable wear to the button next to the hazard warning switch. There are also some scuffs to the paintwork of the n/s/r wheelarch area.

We also noted the boot release mechanism wouldn’t always let us in the boot and whilst moving the car around the ABS/traction control light came on and then went off intermittently.  The vendor informs us the car has seen little recent use bar MOT on the morning of delivery (which it passed) and the drive over to us.

Showing a moderate 112,112 miles, the history file includes the V5C revealing this S4 to have had just three previous owners to our vendor who has owned the car since May 2018, the service book recording nine stamps plus PDI, the last in December 2019 at 99,777 miles by Kempsey Auto Repair.

In addition, we find two keys, five old MOTs, a couple of bills for works including a £969 spend in 2015 on a major service plus ABS ring, front grill and headlight carrier, brake hoses, engine mount and rocker cover gasket at 98,859 miles and the current MOT, valid until April 2023 and recording two minor advisories for wear to the front suspension bushes and a slight oil leak.

Tidy the few marks up, refurbish the wheels and fix the couple of electrical foibles and you’ll have a very fast and capable V8 Audi Quattro with all the versatility of the Avant (estate) body with rarity on your side, particularly at the enticing estimate suggested.

For more information contact - will.daniels@brightwells.com

Reg No: HD04EDL
Chassis Number: WAUZZZ8E4A301341
Engine Number: BBK011404
Engine Size: 4163
Docs: V5C; service book with 9 stamps + PDI; 2 keys; few bills; 5 old MOTs; current MOT April-23 with 2 advisories

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £3,000-5,000

Lot 127

Lot ended

Thursday 12/05/2022

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