Sportec, renowned German car tuner based in Switzerland – notably accustomed to tuning Porsche 911s to epic proportions – has now taken a spanner or two to the latest Audi S5 and found an extra 72kW inside the new 3.0-litre supercharged V6. Enhancements made to the engine control unit give the engine completely new mapping which includes an increase in supercharger boost pressure.
The Stage One kit consists of an ECU upgrade and a free flowing air filter element and this is apparently enough to give an extra 97 HP to the car’s engine, taking it from 328 HP and 440 Nm to an amazing 425 HP at 6,640 rpm and 520 Nm of torque, almost like the Audi RS5.
So instead of 328 bhp at 6000 rpm standard you get 425 bhp at 6640 rpm, while the stock car’s 440 Nm (325 lb.ft) is now upgraded to 520 Nm (379 lb.ft) at 4250 rpm as well. They say it considerably enhances the in-gear and fast cruising performance of the car, in keeping with its luxury GT credentials, but don’t expect much as the acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph is reduced by 0.5 seconds and the top speed is still limited to 155 mph.
The performance figures of the Sportec Audi S5 say it can jump from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, but the top speed is till limited to 155 mph. The Sportec Audi S5 price is 1950.00 GBP.
APS of Brackley, UK importer for the Swiss Sportec range of exclusive vehicle enhancements, is delighted to announce a new performance upgrade for the 2009 onward models of the Audi S5 quattro coupe and cabriolet using the 3.0-litre supercharged, V6, TFSI powerplant.
Labelled the ‘Stage One’ upgrade, Sportec’s S5 performance enhancement package consists of a free flowing air filter element and a carefully developed ECU remap. In combination this has a dramatic effect on the power characteristics of the supercharged 2995cc Audi engine, with peak power increasing from 328 bhp at 6000 rpm to 425 bhp at 6640 rpm, a significant gain of 97 bhp.
Similarly, Sportec’s Stage One upgrade delivers a prodigious increase in torque output on the Audi S5, producing a maximum of 520 Nm (379 lb.ft) at 4250 rpm, compared to peak figure of 440 Nm (325 lb.ft) from the factory.
Careful development by Sportec’s technicians ensures that over 80% of the maximum torque output is available from 2750 to 6250 rpm, which both perfectly suits the characteristics of the car’s 7-speed S-Tronic transmission and highlights the user-friendliness of the conversion.
The additional power and torque output realised by the Sportec Stage One upgraded Audi S5 considerably enhances the in-gear and fast cruising performance of the car, in keeping with its luxury GT credentials. However, when exercised to the full, it reduces the 0-62 mph (100 kmh) by 0.5 seconds to 4.6 seconds, while top speed is limited at 155 mph for safety reasons.
Suitable for coupe and cabriolet models of the 3.0-litre TFSI supercharged Audi S5, the Sportec Stage One upgrade is available now from APS Sportec priced at £1950.00 fitted including VAT.