Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet by B&B
We recently showed you what a little help from the aftermarket manufacturer B&B did to help out the Audi Q7. Well this time the tuners are turning their attention to something a little smaller, instead of dressing up a full size SUV, B&B are applying the same styling to the mid size B series coupe. So no matter whether you own an Audi A5 or an S5 Cabriolet, B&B not only has what it takes to make your new car look even better, but they can put a little extra mustard under the hood and improve the car’s handling at the same time to go along with it.
B&B offers a few different performance packages for both turbocharged and naturally aspirated versions of the midsized coupe. Starting off with the 2.0 Liter TFSI four cylinder that can have its turbocharger tweaked and maximum pressure boosted to generate anywhere from 250 HP to 295 HP with the most aggressive package generating a total of 310 HP from the factory turbocharged four banger. B&B is also ready to make more power with diesel models, the 2.0 TDI’s output is raised to either 200 HP or 220 HP and the 3.0 Liter TDI V6 can be upped to produce a total of either 300 HP or 325 HP depending on your needs. For those Audi owners who want to take their high performance Audi S5 sports coupe to the next level, B&B as developed an engine package for the 4.2 Liter V8 that includes a free flowing exhaust that raises output to a rather impressive 415 HP.
So aside from the body kit and engine work, B&B continues their work by replacing the stock suspension with a special adjustable unit which can be tuned for everything from sport to comfort settings as well as a slight adjustment in ride height. The finishing touch to the tastefully tuned Audi are a set of the aftermarket manufacturer’s signature B12 wheels sized a rather healthy 20 inches in diameter.
Press release after the jump.
For the new Audi A5 + S5 Cabriolet the VW / Audi specialist B&B, based in Siegen / Germany has a wide tuning program finished, which allows the strongest Audi A5 Cabriolet with a 3.0TFSI engine to reach up to 415 hp and 520 Nm. For this a new developed sport exhaust system will be installed, which decrease the exhaust gas back pressure and the temperature of the exhaust gas. In association with an optimized airflow and re-balanced engine electronics with slightly increased boost pressure the achievement potential is as high as in actual sport cars - in addition the build in speed limit will be removed and the new residual speed is up to 285 km/h.
The A5 Cabriolet 3.0TDI will reach up to 325 hp and 640 Nm. The three stages of the tuning program for the A5 3.0TDI starts with an electronics change and a slightly increased boost pressure of 0.15bar, this let the engine reach 280 hp and 585 Nm for EUR 1.198,-. The second electronic optimization for EUR 1.298,- reach 300 hp and 600 Nm. Due to special unit-injector elements in addition to changes to the suction pipe, the airflow and the air cooling system this engine for EUR 3.950,- will reach 325 hp and 640 Nm.
The first stage of the four-staged tuning program for the A5 2.0TFSI starts with an electronics change and a slightly increased boost pressure to let the 2.0 ltr engine for only EUR 998,- reach 250 hp and 400 Nm. In stages of 260 and 295 hp the 2.0TFSI engine reach at stage four 310 hp and 465 Nm. This performance is reached by installing a special turbo charger and changed airflow systems in addition to a special air cooling system. To pull down the exhaust gas pressure, B&B will install a sport exhaust system with a special intermediate exhaust pipe and high performance catalyst. Finally the ignition map will be recoded.
For the Audi A5 Cabriolet with the new 2.0TDI Common-Rail engine with 170 hp/ 350 Nm are also several tuning stages possible. The first stage increase the engine performance to 200 hp and 400 Nm. The second stage let the engine reach 220 hp and 420 Nm. The prices start at EUR 1.198,-
To advance the stability at fast cornering and high highway speeds B&B install a special adjustable suspension, which is possible as comfort or sport version and which is adjustable in height by up to 40 mm. In combination with the B10 and B12 wheel set with a size of 9"x20" and a maximum tire equipment of 255/30-20 a higher cornering speed will be reached and in addition a better handling. Also new 40 mm suspension plumes and different exhaust silencer are available. A new aerodynamic program with shapely exhaust-pipe end in "RS-Style" rounds up the exclusive external of the Audi A5 Cabriolet.