The four rings automaker has been making waves in the tuner community for some time now. From clean and simple to wild and tuned to perfection, Audi and its tuner crazy owners go to great lengths for that perfect build. The compact Audi A4 could be considered the cornerstone of the brand's car product line.
The A4 sedan/wagon's history began back in 1972 where it was called the 'Audi 80.' The Audi 80 revolutionized many things including braking behavior, using the dual circuit brake system. But soon after its launch the Audi 80 moved into its second generation in 1978. And only a few years later, Audi made more history with the Quattro - the first road car with permanent four-wheel drive to be produced in large quantity. 1986 brought the third generation of the Audi 80, which featured a fully-zinc body. In 1991, the fourth generation was introduced and featured a 1.9L TDI engine, which revolutionized diesel engines. In 1994, the Audi 80 finally became known as the A4. Also known as the B5 generation, it featured softer lines and a new look that brought Audi record sales.
With the new millennium came the second generation A4 or B6 that later received direct injection. 2004 welcomed the B7 A4 that featured an all-around new exterior look. The B8 launched as a 2008 model and featured a servotronic steering system, sporty suspension, multi-tronic transmission and Quattro AWD. According to Audi, a claimed 1 billion dollars was then spent in improving what became the 2009 model to better compete with the likes of the BMW 3 Series. Today, A4 consumers are offered an all-around stylish, practical performance and moderately priced car ($38000-$51000).
We have compiled 10 of the most trafficked Audi A4 eurotuner articles from the past 10 years. Each demonstrates an owner's love for his or her machine. Within the list there is a variety of performance, show and something in between. Let us know in the comments section below which of these A4 beauties you love best.
2005 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro - Vitamin B7
Article excerpt: "I've owned a BMW 3-Series and Mercedes before the Audi. I wanted something a little different and when the new A4 came out, I knew I wanted to explore it. I also wanted a turbocharged car."
Why we love it: "The car was built to be a daily driver for occasional track use. It's been driven on Laguna Seca, Buttonwillow, Willow Springs and a few Dallas tracks. On the track, the owner calls it amazing, but he concludes it's now become more of a show car."
Full article: 2005 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro - Vitamin B7
2003 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro - Gray Day
Article excerpt: "I took it to the APR Barbeque where I got software, injectors, an exhaust and snub mount. The car had only done 3000 miles but that got it all rolling. We laid down 320.5hp at 6000rpm and 311.9 lb-ft at 4000rpm at the wheels. It pulls very smoothly and holds 20psi up to redline."
Why we love it: "We're always happy to see a guy who's content with what he's got. And with a car this perfect, the owner has every reason to be satisfied, especially after nearing the limits of what's achievable with this motor."
Full article: 2003 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro - Gray Day
1999 Audi A4 - Phantom Menace
Article excerpt: "He was then able to source a hybrid RS4 turbo which, 'is basically a milled-down K03 turbo,' he explained. 'It uses a bigger turbine wheel in a small housing to spool quicker.' The new turbo, along with high-flow injectors, MTM downpipe, Techtonics cat and Borla exhaust, is claimed to produce 280hp."
Why we love it: "So after 13 project cars of all types and seven years owning this evil Audi, you'd imagine Mike would be done. But he already has new project cars underway, making him a real menace to society!"
Full article: 1999 Audi A4 - Phantom Menace
2003 Audi A4 1.8T CVT - Joe Cool
Article excerpt: "Brian bought the car after moving from New York to Los Angeles and discovering BMW 3 Series were more common than Civics...The car was Diamond Audio's official show car in 2005. The company introduced and showcased its new D6 line of amps and subwoofers in it at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas."
Why we love it: "Audi has produced two million A4s worldwide, but there's only one like this in the world. Modifying your car is an extension of yourself and your style and this is a prime example."
Full article: 2003 Audi A4 1.8T CVT - Joe Cool
2004 Audi A4 - Blurple Haze
Article excerpt: "'I did everything; a Votex kit, S4 wheels, racing seats and more,' he explained. 'I still couldn't keep up with all my friends, though, and it had too many maintenance problems...I did beta testing on Revo's software,' he said. 'I basically tried it for everybody else because they didn't have anything for the B6 A4 then. I started with a high-boost file that gave me 1.8bar (26psi). They then upgraded to their final file, which gave a more reliable 1.5bar, leveling out at 1.2bar.'"
Why we love it: "Looking incredibly Euro, the A4 is a complete style package that's driven everyday. Further power upgrades were planned - we wonder if the owner picked up that sport clutch and flywheel he planned."
Full article: 2004 Audi A4 - Blurple Haze
1997 Audi A4 - Better, Faster, Stronger
Article excerpt: "'An S4 kit didn't stand out, I had to go crazy with it,' he responded. 'I wanted something more aggressive but clean at the same time. I didn't want a crazy Hot Import Nights show car, but something that would fit the Euro community.'"
Why we love it: "At 24 years old, Brian's journey had been far from easy. Like many aspiring tuners, he purchased and modified the Audi while balancing school and a full-time job."
Full article: 1997 Audi A4 - Better, Faster, Stronger
Audi A4 Quattro Avents - Triple Threat
Article excerpt: "Albert constructed his own wheels through his associates at DCR Forged. After experimenting to find the proper sizes, Albert concluded that 20x9" fronts and 20x11" rears would do the job. The enormous five-spoke wheels were finished with black chrome centers and chrome lips."
"'You don't see many wagons breaking into the 12s. It's been special for me because I've worked so hard to accomplish everything, and Audi's aren't cheap!' And all that hard work has paid off, because now Charlie can say he's successfully built one of the fastest 1.8T Avants in the world."
"'I've gone through the Euro-spec K04-E05 turbo and then a standard K04,' Lon admitted. 'In the end, the ATP GTRS Eliminator kit has shown the most potential.'"
Why we love it: "All three embody slightly different approaches. One's a 12sec drag car, another is a widebody show car and the third is a daily driver - so there's something here for everybody."
Full article: Audi A4 Quattro Avents - Triple Threat
2004 Audi A4 - Heavy Hitter
Article excerpt: "Heral stuck with basic bolt-ons, such as the BoostedTech intake and a custom quad exhaust utilizing magnaflow muffers. PowerChip software was also uploaded to improve the powerband and extend the limiter...The paint is perhaps the dominant aspect of Heral's project. The color was from the Lamborghini Gallardo."
Why we love it: "When we first came across Heral Patel's '04 Audi A4 V6, it looked exactly as you see it now, but with a plethora of logos across the windows and body. With a little hesitation, he removed them for us, and we're grateful he did because under the vinyl was this stunning show car."
Full article: 2004 Audi A4 - Heavy Hitter
2005 Audi A4 1.8T - Changing Geiros
Article excerpt: "It was during a visit to the local Audi dealer. He had decided to see how expensive a set of RS4 fenders would be. As it turns out, they weren't as offensive as he'd imagined, and this set the gears whirring. 'Of course, it wasn't that easy,' Christoffer explained. 'I realized I'd also need new rear doors and a trunk, and soon it got more pricey, but I think the result was well worth it.'"
Why we love it: "It's super-rare to find somebody who has crossed over from the performance side to styling, yet Christoffer Geiros did just that."
Full article: 2005 Audi A4 1.8T - Changing Geiros
2004 Audi A4 1.8T - For Pete's Sake
Article excerpt: "The first mod was a Neuspeed chip. This lasted until the car got a K04 big turbo upgrade from Supreme Power Parts. The same company also provided the FMIC, bigger injectors, ported manifold and all the parts necessary to get the car running right, including a GIAC chip."
"The idea was to incorporate Pete's love for skateboarding into the system. Originally just a board rack was on the drawing board, but this morphed into the current solution - a single board that's motorized."
Why we love it: "When building his 2004 Audi A4 1.8T, Peter Chaney wanted to show his passion for skateboarding and did so in a unique way."
Full article: 2004 Audi A4 1.8T - For Pete's Sake