Awhile back, we took a look at a passion project by a tuning company in California that basically took an Audi S4 sedan and an A4 Allroad, married them together and made an Audi S4 Avant. That’s a rather rudimentary way of putting it but that’s essentially what happened. The reason for that wild project was necessity of sorts, as Audi does not currently sell an S4 Avant here in the ‘States. However, this conversion is now up for auction on Bring-A-Trailer.
What’s great about this mash-up is that both cars were bought brand new and just had parts swapped. And because Audi sells an S4 Avant in Europe, the swap was nice and easy, as everything fit perfectly. No real modifications were made to make it work and it was mostly plug-and-play. So there’s not much of a reliability concern, outside of the shop’s workmanship, of course.
However, the shop that did it is reputable and the work is likely great. So what you’re buying is essentially an Audi S4 Avant in North America, which is awesome.
There are some modifications done to it, in addition to the swap, such as a vent-gauge, a suede headliner, carbon fiber trim, an RS4 steering wheel and RS4 shift-knob. It also has adjustable front control arms, all new engine and transmission mounts and 034 Motorsport subrframe mounts.
Other performance mods consist of an ABT Power Module, Milltek exhaust and a CTS Turbo Intake system. So its 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 should make more than the standard car’s 354 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. It will also sound much better, thanks to the Milltek exhaust and that’s important because the standard car doesn’t sound great.
There are still five days left on the auction and it’s already up to $57,000 (at the time of writing this), which is about the same as a standard Audi S4 sedan here in the ‘States. So it’s likely to go up quite a bit and I guess that’s the premium to pay for having the only Audi S4 Avant in America.