Archive for the ‘Audi’ Category

Hofele Audi A8 D4

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Hofele Design decided to revisit the old (well, it’s only a 2011 model!) Audi A8.

They have given it a nice body kit with large air intake at front, blacked-out grilles, side skirts, as well as a sporty rear apron with four tailpipes, as well as tinted windows and metallic paint job.

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An air suspension plus 20 to 22-inch wheels are available for the car. The suspension lowers the car by 40mm.

As far as engines, the diesel-powered TDI V8 engine gets a boost from 150ps to 190 ps with 90 Nm of torque. The petrol model also gains a healthy gain from 370 to 390 ps. Nice package, and well executed.

ABT Audi QS3

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

ABT revealed their second most important debut of the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, after theVW up!.

It’s the ABT QS3 Audi Q3, which transforms the crossover vehicle into a monster of a car. It looks pretty ugly though, and has a bad paint job!

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The body kit on this car includes new front bumper and grille, chubby side skirts, and a new rear apron with four tailpipes. It’s paint job that is unfathomable, with three-tone effect and what have you.

They also provide engine tuning with 205 hp instead of 177 for the diesel engine, and the 270 hp instead of 211 fro the petrol engine.

MTM Audi Q3

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

MTM will be attending this year’s Geneva Motor Show with this, the heavily revised Q3 Audi.

The car gets a huge engine upgrade treatment which boosts the power from the factory standard 170 to 310 hp. That means it now does the 0 to 62 mph in 6.1 seconds and can reach 155 mph (250 km/h).

MTM Audi Q3 MTM at 2012 Geneva Motor Show 1

Other features include 20-inch bimoto wheels, custom exhaust, a rear diffuser, and a new suspension system. The German-flag livery is not part fo the package but they can sell you that as well.

The price of this whole car is EUR22,000.

Oettinger Audi RS3

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

While the world waits a new Audi A3, and therefore an RS3, Oettinger has come up with a kit for the current car.

The power package benefits the 2.5 liter turbocharged engine which means it can be ordered for a wide variety of cars. This engine is used in a great number of VW’ Group’s performance cars.

Oettinger Audi RS3 Oettinger Audi RS3

It boosts the power up from 340hp and 450 Nm of torque to 400hp and 500 Nm.  0-100 km/h  time is decreased from 4.6 to 4.3 seconds, while the top speed in increased from 250 to 275 km/h.

There isn’t that many 400hp ho hatches around, so this car will be quite special.

A.Kahn Design Audi Q7

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The latest car A. Kahn Design has worked on is the Audi Q7.

Of course they have done other packages for the Q7, but this one is the wide track. Wide track treatment increases the car’s width by adding four massive fenders to the body.

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Other parts of the body kit include air vents, front fascia add-on elements, a vented rear bumper, plus LED daytime running lights, a stainless steel exhaust system, a liquid gold finish for the calipers, as well as a gunmetal grey finish for the mirrors.

Add to he list a set of 22-inch RSX wheels, and black quilted perforated nappa leather with red stitching.

KW Audi RS3

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Suspension specialist KW has come up with a new kit for Audi’s hot hatch RS3.

The Variant 3+ coilover kit has 16 levels of damping adjustment as well as height adjustment between 5-35mm at the front and 0-25mm at the rear. It promises a sportier ride and handling without sacrificing comfort.

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KW’s Clubsport coilovers are fine tuned on the Nurburgring for maximum performance. Each damper system features a separate expansion tank to allow independent adjustment of compression in both high-speed (14 levels) and low-speed (6 levels) driving.

This system makes the RS3 a triple T: true track toy!

ABT Audi A5

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

The Audi A5 might look a bit boring to some people, but don’t worry because help is at hand from ABT.

They launched a new upgrade program for the German coupe which not only enhances the looks, sort of, it also gives the car some extra muscle.

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Visually the car gets front spoiler, pair of new side skirts, a diffuser thingy at the back with four tailpipes in it, and a boot lid spoiler, as well as new wheels which you can choose from R and DR series.

And as for the engine, ABT raises the output of the 2.0 liter TFSI from 211 to 270hp, and the 2.0 liter TDI to 300hp.

MTM Audi A8, Q7 TDI V8

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

German tuner MTM has a new upgrade kit for the 350hp 4.2 liter VW V8 diesel that powers not only the Audi A8 and Audi Q7, but the VW Touareg also.

The M-Cantronic ECU kit will offer 410 PS and and a huge 930 Nm of torque, which is great. But only for the Audi A8 they also offer the V-Cantronic as well which allows the car to be as fast as 282 km/h.

MTM Audi A8, Q7 TDI V8 Audi BiTDI Diesel 1

The M kit costs 1800 euro, the V kit 1400 euro, and if you order them together for the Audi A8, that’ll be 2700 euro.

There are other options to spec up your car with including wheel rims, brakes, exhaust systems and chassis components for all models.

Romeo Ferraris Audi RS3

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The Italian tuners at Romeo Ferraris turn attention to the Audi RS3, one of the most powerful, and most refined hatchbacks in the market.

The standard car has a 2.5 liter turbocharged five-cylinder with 340PS (250 kW) and 450Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. But that is no good in Romeo’s opinion, so they set about modifying it.

Romeo Ferraris Audi RS3 Romeo Ferraris Audi RS3

They begin with Stage 1 which includes a high-flow air filter and an ECU re-map. The result is an increase of 41PS (30 kW) and 73Nm (54 lb-ft). Then there’s the Stage 2 treatment which adds a new high performance sports exhaust system including downpipe, middle section and silencer. The result is a gain of 68PS (50 kW) and 139Nm (103 lb-ft).

We think 408 PS is probably enough! Don’t you?

ABT Audi A4 2012

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

German tuner ABT has come up with a new kit for the latest version of Audi A4 saloon.

The styling part consists of a body kit with stuff like front spoiler, new side sills, fender inserts, rear wing, rear diffuser and a new tailpipes, which are connected to a new sport exhausts system.

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The car also gets a set of 19 or 20 inch sport wheels, and could do with a bit lowering as well.

As for the engines, ABT tunes all of the 2.o liter and 3.0 liter petrol, and the 3.0 liter diesel units. The petrol models get 275hp and 435hp respectively, while the 3.0 TDI gets no less than 282hp.