Project B7 420-R. Base Car ‘12 Seat Exeo ST Sport Tech.

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So today, I ended up with yet another C5 RS6 (BCY) engine!

This was priced right, and very complete, with turbos, loom and ECU. It never hurts to have a spare, so one could always be rebuilt to a different spec.

This is becoming a habit, picking up BCY engines.
 

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To cut down on time, I’m not going to drill, tap and machine the block to allow it to mate up to my 01E, I’m going to transfer the entire BCY internals into a 4.2 V8 40V block, from a 2002 S6.

I have a spare engine, so the obvious thing to do is to use it.
 
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Finally, I picked up the car, seeing it for the first time. It’s actually Dakota Red Metallic, rather than the Emocion Red non-metallic I originally thought.

And after seeing the car in real life, I’ve decided to retain the facelift SEAT headlamps, and build a hybrid B7 RS4 bumper around them.







 
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I always forget how good these look! Good work! You still going orange lol
 

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Front end will incorporate the SEAT headlamps and grille, with the B7 RS4 lower bumper blended into the SEAT upper section, which needs to be retained due to the SEAT BiXenon headlamps.

I’m not going with the B8.5 headlamps and grille now, I’ll be selling the headlamps I sourced.

B7 front ends - SEAT Exeo vs Audi RS4:







 
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Think the RS4 wheels will suit the exeo much better. Keep the red, fastest colour of all.:cheeky:
I have actually considered keeping it red, but going with the metallic red as used on new Renault Clio / Captur.

I have my RS4 wheels, genuine 8.5”x19”, with 255/35x19 Continentals.
 

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In the course of looking over my parts the past weekend, I discovered a rather subtle difference between the B7 Audi A4 and the B7 SEAT Exeo fenders.

At first glance, the only difference appeared to be the side repeater recesses. Looking closer, it goes further.

On the SEAT fender corner, by the windshield base, in line with current Audi models is an area that allows the hood to have a slight overlap. The Audi fender lacks this. Looking at the pictures above, of the Exeo and RS4, the fender corners are different.

The pictures of both B7 RS4 and Exeo hoods shows the differences too, where the hoods meet the fenders.

B7 Audi hood:



B7 SEAT hood:

 

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After a bit of thought, I have decided to stay with Red. I’m going with the current Mazda 6 / Renault Clio. Still red metallic, but deeper, and a slightly coarser flake.

The Mazda Red is called “Soul Red Crystal”.
 

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Updated list - June 05th, 2019:

B7 2013 SEAT Exeo ST Sport Tech
B6 S4 front spindles.
B6 S4 front lower arms.
B6 S4 front upper arms.
B6 A4 / S4 front sway bar C-links.
B7 RS4 Wheels - 9.0" x 19" ET 29.
Built B6 3.0 / C5 2.5 V6 TDI 01E 6-speed gearbox.
B6 A4 3.0 Quattro (pre-2002) 4.11:1 rear differential.
B6 A4 3.0 Quattro (pre-2002) 01E shifter.

Brembo 6-piston front calipers, rotors TBC.
Brembo rear calipers, and Brembo parking brake calipers, rotors TBC.
B6 S4 KW V3 or Eibach Pro-Street adjustable coilovers.
B6 A4 2.5 V6 TDI Quattro front axles and 01E gearbox output flanges (130mm).
Vibratechnics aluminium Motorsport engine mounts (will work for my 3.0 V6, and the D3 4.2 V8 40V).
Custom V8 40V solid billet steel flywheel.
C5 RS6 BCY engine, complete.
C6 S6 (ANK) crankshaft.
B5 A4 Quattro front subframe.

B6 custom solid rear differential mounts.
B7 RS4 OEM complete exhaust (cat-back) with active rear mufflers.
B7 RS4 Avant rear bumper.
B6 RS4-style hood grille.
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B7 RS4 Side Skirts.
B7 RS4 rear door, right-hand side.
B7 RS4 rear door, left-hand side.
B7 RS4 fender, right-hand side.
B7 RS4 fender, left-hand side.
B7 RS4 Avant rear quarter, right-hand side.
B7 RS4 Avant rear quarter, left-hand side.
B7 RS4 front bumper (as donor for the corners).
B6 S4 Xenon headlamps.
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B7 RS4 front wheel arch liners.
B7 RS4 rear wheel arch liners.
B7 RS4 gas tank flap.
B7 RS4 Avant black headlining with all matching trims and sun visors.
B7 Seat Exeo dashboard.
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B7 RS4 Convertible instrument cluster.
B7 Seat Exeo glovebox.
B8 S4 aluminium mirrors, with integral LED side repeaters.
Custom V8 40V cast iron exhaust manifold, side-mounted T3 flange.
Custom V8 40V cast iron exhaust manifold, top-mounted T3 flange.
D3 A8 V8 non-FSI valve covers.
 
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