MR Car Design feels that they can do the the Audi S3 one better with a few well thought out changes that takes the all wheel drive turbocharged sport compact from a hot hatch to a tasteful tuner car. By putting in the extra effort both inside and out, MR Car Design makes the 2.0 TFSI four banger even more powerful before wrapping the entire car in a matte black suit and then fitting it with a proper set of running shoes. The MR Stage III performance package starts off with a full exhaust beginning with a wider diameter downpipe to get the spent gasses out of the turbo as easily as possible and ends in a hand crafted sport tuned silencer with high flowing components in between. A larger intercooler is then installed to handle the added boost that comes with the reprogrammed ECU. The kit is good for a total of 337 HP and 332 lb-ft of torque, not bad considering that you don’t have to crack open the engine at any point, and easily get almost 80 HP with only a handful of bolt ons.
Instead of going with a full re spray, MR Car Design decided to wrap the Quattro hatchback with a complete matt foliation from Cover EFX. The darker look adds to the S3’s aggressive appearance, and by going with a vinyl style wrap MR has saved themselves hours upon hours of prep work and then time in a costly spray booth. All you need to do for a complete color change is a clean car, a few square yards of vinyl and some patience. But still, there is no paint clean up, and not to mention that it looks outstanding next to the 19 inch hyper black Emotion Wheels. Ensuring that the Audi sport compact has the legs to keep up with its new heart, MR Car Design installed a KW V3 coil over suspension, Stoptech big brake kit and then shod the S3 with a set of 235 series Dunlop Sportmaxx rubber.
Press release after the jump.
The individualization of MR Car Design for Audi S3 series underlines the unique character of the „sportster“ in a distinctive way. Another evidence thereto is given by actual S3 retrofitting on the base of S3 2.0 T-FSI: equipped by quite a lot of performance, a more vigorous design and complete matt foliation of the car body.
The stage III performance kit includes not only new MR Car design engine control software or sports exhaust allowing to uprate engine performance up to 337 hp with 450Nm of torque. Engine overhaul also includes a downpipe incl. sports cat, sports exhaust system with optimized dynamic pressure, the suction way optimization with a big intercooler and, as already mentioned, engine control software – additionally the TÜV-certified hand weld 2-flute high-grade steel sports exhaust system with optimized counter pressure.
8x19” Emotion-Wheels (Strada) hyper-black alloy rims by their long-curved spokes guarantee better airing of the wheel house and the view on huge serial braking system (against upcharge with StopTech braking system). Wheels with Dunlop Sportmaxx high performance tyres 235/35 ZR19.
In addition the darkish look of the complete matt foliation by Cover EFX (CFC styling station Erftstadt/Germany) gives the car body overtaking prestige on the highway.
By its tried and trusted V3 coilovers with pressure and tension phase adjustment KW Automotive contribute to the speedway suitable setup.