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2012 Audi (B8) S4 Quattro

2012 Audi (B8) S4 Quattro

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Price: SOLD

Mileage: 54,400 Miles

Engine: 3.0-Liter Supercharged V6 (CAKA)

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Ibis White Metallic (T9T9)

Interior: Silk Nappa Black Leather Interior (ZM) with Brushed Aluminum Trim

Additional features:

Quattro All-Wheel Drive

Sport Rear Differential

Titanium Package:

19” Audi Rotor Wheels

Exterior Mirror Housings in Body Color

Black Optics Package

Black Grille Surround

Black Window Surround

Black Headliner

Prestige Package:

Audi Adaptive Headlights

Audi Advanced Key w/

Keyless Ignition / Entry

Audi Side Assist Blind Spot Monitoring

Rear Acoustic Parking Sensors

Stitched Leather Door Armrest in Fine Nappa

Voice Control

14-Speaker Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System

Heated / Power / Memory Sport Seats

3-Spoke Leather Sport Steering Wheel

Audi MMI Navigation Plus

Bluetooth

iPod Interface

Aux Jack

Rearview Camera

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors

60/40 Folding Rear Seat

Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Automatic Wipers

Automatic Xenon Headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights and Taillights

Sunroof

Carpeted Floor Mats

Tow Hook Front License Plate Mount

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Tires

2-Owner Texas/Colorado Car

Background

2012 Audi (B8) S4 Quattro exterior photo

The B8-generation Audi S4 is the fourth generation in the lineage of Audi’s most popular performance sedan, and arguably one of the best. For the B8 generation S4, Audi ditched the B7’s notoriously unreliable 4.2-liter V8 engine for the 328-horsepower supercharged V6 (CAKA) engine. The supercharged V6 is equally as powerful, more tunable, and remarkably more reliable than the outgoing V8 was that was plagued by timing chain guide issues. The V6 utilized a roots-type blower to preserve throttle response and increase horsepower all the way through the rev range. Buyers were offered two choices of transmission: the slick-shifting 6-speed manual, or the dual clutch S-Tronic gearbox. The S-Tronic gearbox is excellent, but for those of us who are diehard manual enthusiasts, the choice was clear to go with the 6-speed. As is tradition, the interior easily outclasses the BMW’s, with snug and comfortable sport seats available as an option, an intuitive infotainment system, and the option of a torque-vectoring rear sport differential. This allowed for independent torque vectoring to each rear wheel, allowing it to go around corners properly. When so equipped, this allowed the Audi S4 to de-throne the reigning BMW 3 Series in many comparisons. The result is a fantastic daily driver, ski car, and highway bomber that can hold its own in the twisties, even when matched up against some of the other European heavy hitters.

Summary

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This Ibis White over Black Leather 2012 Audi S4 is an outlier example of a B8 S4. It was ordered to an enthusiast’s spec featuring the proper gearbox—a 6-speed manual—along with the sport rear differential, Prestige Package, and the Titanium Package including the Black Optics Package. The individual options of each are outlined above, but together they are a formidable combination and one that is difficult to find in the available B8 S4s on the market. We are selling it on consignment for a Glen Shelly regular whose collection has also included a BMW M Coupe and several Acura NSXs. It has been his fair-weather daily driver for the last year, but he is moving on to a potential Porsche option due to not driving as much thanks to the pandemic. It was originally delivered in Texas and remained there under the first owner for 51,000 miles. The current owner, who had searched nationwide to find a 6-speed manual S4 with these packages, found it in Texas and brought it to Colorado. The Carfax reports frequent services under the first owner at DFW Audi and Fort Worth Audi, with scheduled servicing regularly performed before it was due. At 50k miles, before it came to Colorado, the oil was changed, front brakes serviced, rear pads and rotors replaced, and was inspected. The current owner had the oil changed again at 54,165 miles, as well as ran a can of fuel system additive through it due to infrequent use of the last few months. The invoice noted the front brake pads at 10mm, the rears at 8mm, tire tread depth at 7mm all around, and recommended to keep an eye on the left upper front control arm bushing that has some wear, but it does not need replacement at this time. The Carfax reports damage in 2016, which was likely the rear bumper cover, as this has been refinished. As it sits, this is an excellent example of a B8 Audi S4 with an incredibly rare and desirable options package. It stands out against a majority of the population that were S-tronic examples.

Exterior

2012 Audi (B8) S4 Quattro exterior photo

The Ibis White paint is in good condition and is offset wonderfully by the black grille and window surrounds of the Titanium Package, along with the 19” Rotor wheels. White is always a great choice for daily drivers, since it hides minor imperfections well that are unavoidable for daily use. From ten feet away it looks fantastic, although closer inspection reveals some miscellaneous scratches and scuffs around the car. Overall the body is quite straight, with a couple of minor door dings. The front bumper has moderate pitting with some rock chips, and the underside is scuffed from parking blocks. A removable tow hook license plate holder is installed. The rear bumper has been refinished at some point and has a scuff in the rear valance. The glass around the car is in excellent shape; the windshield has minor pitting. The trim has moderate UV fade but is still presentable. The headlights have minor pitting, but otherwise are clear and crack-free; the lighting output is excellent. The fog lights and taillights are clear and crack-free. The wheels appear to have been refinished at some point and have some staining from when someone used a wheel cleaner that was too aggressive; it is livable for a daily driver and is not very noticeable when the wheels aren’t clean. They are wrapped in Continental DWS06 tires with 2019 DOT dates and over 80% tread remaining.

Interior

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The interior is likewise in good condition. There are no odors and it has never been smoked in. The carpet is free of stains and is protected by floor mats. Underneath the floor mat the driver’s footwell has a tear in the carpet where the driver’s heel would sit for the accelerator pedal. The leather seats are in great shape; the driver’s outer bolster has moderate wear, but otherwise the front seats only have moderate creasing from use. The rear seat has no tears, but the finish on the base has some cracking. The power seat adjustments function as they should, as does the seat heating. The brushed aluminum trim is far superior to any wood options and looks fantastic. The 3-Spoke steering wheel has some key marks on the left side of the outer rim; the beauty ring on the horn button has some wear of the color at the top. The instrument cluster has no failed bulbs or blown out pixels and shows no warning lights. The Audi infotainment system is a great unit, with no dead pixels on the screen and all controls functioning as they should. The dual-zone climate control works great, the blower motor is quiet, the A/C blows ice-cold and the heat blows hot. All windows operate smoothly, along with the sunroof. The center console is clean, as is the shift boot and knob; both have light wear. The Bang & Olufsen sound system is phenomenal. The trunk floor is clean, with the space-saver spare being present underneath, along with some added Dynamat insulation installed by the current owner.

Mechanical

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This is a turn-key S4 that needs nothing. None of us would hesitate to drive it across the country or use it as a daily driver. As said in the summary paragraph, it has clearly always benefited from excellent mechanical stewardship. The Supercharged 3.0-liter V6 starts up on command, idles perfectly, and pulls very strongly to redline with plenty of low-end punch. The 3.0-liter CAKA engine has proven to be a very robust powerplant, being notably more reliable than the 4.2-liter V8 found in the B7 S4 and the BMW N54/N55 turbo inline 6 cylinders found in the B8 S4’s 3 Series competitor. The clutch take-up is smooth and does not slip; the 6-speed gearbox shifts crisply. The suspension is tight, the brakes are strong, and there are no wheel or driveline vibrations. The brakes have lots of life left in them as noted in the summary paragraph. We ensure it passes and pay for emissions in the State of Colorado. This is a well-sorted and well-cared for S4 that will be a great car for the next owner for years to come.