The Audi A8 may be a luxury car by appearance, but it has a lot more to offer than just its good looks. Any aftermarket company that has built tuning programs for the A8 will attest to this, none more profoundly than Senner Tuning. The German aftermarket company has built programs for a wide range of Audi models. This time around, it has set its sights on the four rings’ flagship luxury sedan.

Admittedly, the program lacks the visual appeal that Senner Tuning’s other Audi programs have had. But that isn’t a reason to gripe. This kit is all about polishing the luxury sedan’s performance credentials, which has plenty of room for improvement. That’s what Senner Tuning zeroed in on, and the results are pretty impressive.

To be fair, the program does have some visual upgrades if you can even describe an LED number plate lighting as a “visual upgrade." But for the most part, Senner Tuning decided to focus on the A8’s engine and in doing so, gave it enough of an upgrade to be more formidable on the road. The A8 is more than just class and luxury, folks. Look no further than this program Senner Tuning developed for the A8 as proof of that.

The entire program costs around €9,500, including VAT. Based on the exchange rate on 9/18/2014, that price translates to about $12,250.

Click past the jump to read more about the Audi A8 By Senner Tuning.

  • 2014 Audi A8 By Senner Tuning
  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    397
  • Torque @ RPM:
    351
  • Displacement:
    4.2 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • Price:
    85000 (Est.)
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Audi A8 By Senner Tuning in detail

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Senner Tuning’s work on the A8’s 4.2-liter, V-8 engine involved finding the right mix of performance optimization without compromising the luxury sedan. In order to accomplish that, the German tuner worked on the tweaking the A8’s ECU, as well as adding a power converter and two new sports air filters. After all that work, output from the V-8 improved from 321 horsepower and 328 pound-feet of torque to an impressive 397 horsepower and 351 pound-feet of torque. Despite the power increase, Senner Tuning was also able to cut fuel consumption by 1.5 to 2.0 liters per 100 km. That’s what I like to call hitting two birds with one stone.

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You’re probably wondering what’s so neat about the A8’s rear section. Well, if you haven’t noticed, Senner Tuning installed its stainless-steel exhaust system that has a pre-silencer with 100-mm (3.9-inch) end pipes. This allows the car’s improved power to coarse through its new system smoothly and without any hitches, all while producing that glorious V-8 sound we’ve all come to love. These are the types of modifications that won’t grab headlines, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less effective.

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Senner also replaced the Audi A8’s old wheels with a massive set of 22-inch Oxigin14 Oxrock wheels finished in Black Full Polish and wrapped in Continental Sport Contact 3 tires.

A new lowering module from the folks at KW also makes its way onto the A8, giving drivers the ability to adjust the sedan’s suspension manually through an iPhone app.

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Press Release

According to a study published recently, the Audi A8 is one of the absolute dream cars for Germans – way ahead of the Porsche 911. The Ingolstadt luxury car combines innovative lightweight technology and modern engines with luxury and absolutely top class driving comfort!

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But even an A8 still has optimisation potential, as Senner Tuning from Ingelheim near Mainz impressively proves with this 4.2 litre V8 model. The standard wheels were exchanged for beautiful Oxigin14 Oxrock rims in the "Black Full Polish" finish, in the impressive format 10x22 inch all round, with Continental Sport Contact 3 tyres, in the dimensions 265/30R22. For the lowering of the standard air suspension, Senner uses a DLC lowering module from KW. Thanks to a WLAN module, the lowering of the air suspension can be individually adjusted using an iPhone app.

Ex works the A8 with 4.2 litre V8 spoils its owners with a fat torque of 445 Nm, and a power of 321 HP. But once again, Senner Tuning found optimisation potential and increased the power using engine characteristic optimisation to 397 HP. At the same time, the maximum torque increases to 477 Nm. An interesting side effect: in spite of this additional performance, the A8 uses on average between 1.5 and 2.0 litres less petrol per 100 km after the performance increase! The performance intervention is rounded off by two new sport air filter inserts and a power converter. The exhaust gases are processed by an in-house stainless steel exhaust gas system incl. presilencer with a 100 mm end pipe to the right and left. Of course the exhaust system has an EU operating permit (ABE) and produces a wonderful V8 sound!

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Finally, the Ingelheim tuners provided the luxury car with red painted brake calipers and LED number plate lighting. The conversion costs for this Audi A8 are approx. € 9,500 incl. VAT.

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