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There were some requests for info on upgrading the A4 on the list recently.
I bought a German VW/Audi tuning magazine yesterday, which had an article
about a very nice MTM tuned 1.8T A4Q Avant. Apart from it being bright
yellow (a factory colour, apparently), this firm has persuaded 286 bhp (up
from 150bhp) out of the unit (@5750rpm) and 210Nm (285lbft) of torque
@1750rpm. Maximum torque is 393Nm (533lbft) @ 4150rpm. They've devised a
very decent-looking front bumper with integrated spoiler (I'm not a fan of
those generally, but this one looks like it's a factory original). Changes
are in the turbo, exhaust and manifold (header), and in the electronics.
0-60mph is reached in 5.6sec. Other changes include the red Porsche brakes
of the RS2 with 315mm ventilated discs, H&R lowered sports suspension and
18"x8.5 BBS DTM-look wheels with 225/40 Dunlop SP2000 tyres. In a more
stealthy colour, this would be a great Q-car (in more ways than one...)
Interested parties should contact MTM, Dr. Kurt Schumacher Ring 45-50,
85139 Wettstetten, Germany, tel. ++49 841 992300.
For those interested, who use a Macintosh or are able to decode BinHex
4.0-files, I can scan and send pictures of this beautiful car. Anyone
willing to put these on the 'web?
Other interesting A4 upgrades: a less restrained front spoiler plus a
bonnet (hood) with louvres (great looking) are available from Styling
Garages Ingolstadt (small B&W photo available). The car in the picture
seems to have a STW-cup Audi logo on it (very large rings). SGI is at ++49
841 74071, fax ++49 841 78416. They send a catalogue out for DM5 in stamps.
Last item is a beautiful alloy wheel for the A4, 3-part, in Porsche Cup look.
Available in 18"x8 to 18"x11. Info from RH Alurad hoeffken GmbH,
Industriegebiet Ennest, 57439 Attendorn, Tel. ++49 2722 5530, Fax ++49
2722 55317. large B&W photo available.
I hope this info is of some use to you A4 owners interested in upgrading,
or people like me with no money, but just interested in nice Audis...
(usual disclaimers apply)
1988 80 1.8S
Tom W. Nas, graphic design firstname.lastname@example.org
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