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The MTM Audi RS5

By Rigval on 01 Aug 2010

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MTM has decided to preview their tweaks on the Audi RS5. This piece of kit is for those that think that the standard RS5, which is actually an A5 or an S5 with a 4.2liter V8, slightly different rims and a lot more noise from its exhausts, isn't enough to impress their drinking buddies. That V8 in the RS5 is derived from the old B7 Audi RS4 that we all love so much. Well, I do anyway.

Not much is done basically, the MTM RS5 isn't a radical tweak as the 450bhp thereabouts 4.2 liter V8 makes.......450bhp. Yes, it is the same power output the RS5 had when it left the factory but the ECU is tweaked to allow the car to reach a maximum speed of 303km/h (188mph) instead of the usual German manufacturer limit of 250km/h (155mph). Audi does offer an increased speed limit too, but it is only to 280km/h (174mph). So this is a good thing if you intend to keep up with some 911GT3s or to actually boast a higher V-max than your other RS5 buddies at an Audi gathering.

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There is also an exhaust upgrade, but I suppose it is more for releasing more of that wonderful V8 rumble from the RS5 as there is no reported increase in horsepower. MTM Bimoto rims are fitted to the car (in black or silver), as with uprated tires that can handle that extra maximum speeds the MTM RS5 can achieve.

The ECU tweak costs1499 € plus 125 € installation costs in Germany and the stainless steel exhaust will cost another 2999 € and another 334 € to fit it. It seems that this time we do know how much something from a tuner costs, which is good, as we actually now know how much we have to pay (especially that thousand over Euros just to increase the speed limit).

A more manic version is in the works. This is obvious as the mods are too subtle and too little, especially for a tuner like MTM.

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Rigval
Written by Rigval
Born in 1972. Married with a kid. Loves B-road drives and have driven cars from the 1950s to date.



 
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