This Audi RS4 is a well-maintained and unmodified example of the German carmaker’s high-performance saloon. The vehicle is equipped with an engaging six-speed manual gearbox and Quattro four-wheel drive. The odometer currently shows 53,872 miles from new

It’s the same 414bhp 4.2-litre V8 as in the saloon, and the pace is electrifying, even though this model is heavier. An extra 195kg adds two-tenths-of-a-second to the 0-60mph time, but the RS4 still hits the mark in 4.9 seconds.

A small push of the right foot is all it takes to unleash this surge of power, especially when you activate Sports mode using the steering wheel-mounted button. It sharpens throttle response and prompts the electrically adjustable bolsters on the bucket seats to grip you even more tightly.

If you do find somewhere to stretch the Cabriolet’s legs, you’ll find that it’s impressively refined, and with the hood in place the cabin is nearly as quiet as the saloon’s. Lowering the fully automated roof takes 21 seconds, and once folded even high motorway speeds are free from buffeting.

Driving with the top down also allows you to get the full benefit of the glorious V8 soundtrack, which has a distinctive and charismatic burble.

However, the RS4 Cabriolet isn’t just about looking and sounding great. Thanks to Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive set-up, it handles superbly, too. There’s tremendous grip, body roll is well controlled and the absorbent ride smooths out all but the biggest bumps.

Ownership will be highly prized and strong residuals are guaranteed. Few cars can match the RS4’s cross-country abilities, and the addition of a convertible makes for a truly unique proposition.

First registered in 2007, the vehicle has had three previous keepers, and has been enjoyed by the vendor for the past 12 years. The current owner has maintained a service history for the duration of their ownership, which the car has benefitted from every year since its first interval.

The bodywork of the RS4 remains in excellent condition, with no reports of prior accidents or damage. The Metallic Blue paint is in very good condition, though the seller has noted some small stone chips on the bonnet, there is a little road rash on the lower splitter too which is expected at this age and mileage. He notes that these are very minor, and certainly do not detract from the overall impressive presentation. The paintwork is believed to be original, as are the aluminium finish wing mirrors. The 19-inch wheels present well, though the driver has noted that small blemishes are visible on two of the alloys.

The Audi Exclusive leather interior is in good order. The vendor has reported some minor wear on the driver’s bolster, though notes it remains firm and supportive. The battery has just been replaced too.

The most recent MOT test was on 24th Jan 2021 at 53,877 miles, which resulted in a pass with no advisories.  The car has got Dunlop Sport Maxx GT tyres were fitted all round which have plenty of tread left and are sat on around 5mm.

The vehicle comes with a stamped service book as well as the original handbooks, sales brochure, pricing and specification guide, and sat-nav discs.

This B7 generation Audi RS4 saloon is a sought-after performance car with an engine that loves to rev, and responsive, controlled handling. Notably, the car remains original and unmodified, and benefits from numerous desirable options. It has been thoroughly maintained throughout its life, and would make a great family-friendly performance car to use on a daily basis, as well as a fine addition to any collection of modern classics.

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