Senner Tuning upgrades the Audi RS5 Cabrio to 504 HP

Audi RS5 Cabrio by Senner Tuning
Audi RS5 Cabrio by Senner Tuning

Accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds

Just in time for spring, Senner Tuning has unveiled their new tuning program for the Audi RS5 Convertible.

Looking tastefully restrained, the model has been equipped with a carbon fiber rear spoiler and 20-inch mbDESIGN KV 1 wheels with Dunlop Sport Maxx GT tires. The model also has carbon ceramic front brakes and an adjustable KW coilover suspension. There's also a new roof module which enables drivers to open or close the roof at speeds up to 60 km/h (37 mph).

Under the hood, the 4.2-liter V8 engine has been equipped with an optimized ECU and a sports exhaust system. This enables the mill to produce 504 HP (371 kW) and 478 Nm (352 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 54 HP (40 kW) and48 Nm (35 lb-ft). Thanks to the extra oomph, the convertible accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and onto a top speed in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph).

The upgrades add plenty of performance but they also come at steep price of €14,900 ($20,730 / £12,470) including a 19% VAT.


Source: Senner Tuning

Senner Tuning: RS5 Convertible – Styling for the open-air season


At long last: We have finally left the cold season behind us and just in

time for the “start of the season” at the beginning of March, the first open

Convertibles could already be seen plying our streets under the bright

sunshine and temperatures ways beyond the 20-degrees limit. The Audi

RS5 Convertible belongs to the high-end segment of the open-sports racing

cars. The company Senner Tuning from Ingelheim has set itself the task of

discreetly refining a copy of the racy, four-seat folding roof.

With the single-part MB DESIGN KV 1 in deep concave, the rim design of

the coming season has found its way into the wheel houses of the phantom

black fresh air bolide! The team around Benno Senner combined all-round,

the single-part measuring 10.5x20 inches with the Dunlop Sport Maxx

GT high-performance tire of the dimension 275/30R20. A KW coilover kit

of variation 3 that can be adjusted between rebound and compression

damping endows the Convertible which weighs almost 2 tons, with a

palpably dynamic cornering behavior without seriously impeding driving

comfort. A discreet spoiler tear-off edge made of semi-gloss carbon clearly

crowns the baggage compartment lid. The exterior design is complemented

by an LED number-plate illumination.

Even though the 4.2 liter V8 under the engine hood of the RS5 is a

naturally aspirated high-rev engine – and immense performance boost is of

course, not easy to achieve under such circumstances, as with a charged

power unit – Senner succeeded in boosting the power of the eight-pointer

from the standard 450 to the present 504 horse power using software

optimization and the installation of additional components. Parallel to this,

the maximum torque of the engine that was ornamented with a decorative

carbon cover grew from 430 to the present 478 Newton meter. Moreover, a

power converter sharpens the characteristic line of the gas pedal and thus

generates a more spontaneous response behavior.

Undoubtedly, the valve-type sports exhaust system with a regulatory

system that is adapted to the back pressure including front muffler, whose

three sound modes “travel, sports and race” cannot only be switched at

random but can also be visualized even in the MMI display plays a major

role in the performance boost.

Of course, the power treatment is also reflected in the driving performance:

If the RS5 previously required 4.9 seconds in the standard production

status, to accelerate from 0 to 100 k.p.h., it now covers the standard sprint

in just 4.2 seconds. Moreover, the Convertible breaks through the 300

k.p.h. speedometer limit whenever desired thanks to the elimination of

the Vmax limitation. It is therefore a positive actuality that the ceramic

brake system waiting behind the front wheels also generates the relevant

deceleration that is commensurate to the forward thrust whenever required.

The DVD activation enables the pleasure of blockbusters also while

driving. And of course, since such a Convertible unfolds its full attraction

only after it has been opened, Senner Tuning also installed a convertible

soft top control module of the latest generation to facilitate a comfortable

open-air delight. This does not only enable the opening and closing of the

“Textile hood” at the push of a button through the original remote control

but also while driving at up to 60 k.p.h.. Operating processes are also

acknowledged optically and/or acoustically whenever required.

The overall costs of conversion add up to EUR 14,900 including 19% VAT.

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lezmonster lezmonster
Can any body enlighten me on the engine tuning? I have not seen any rs4/rs5/r8 tuned to 500bhp just by ecu & exhaust . Must be a little more to it me thinks . The rs5 should have had 500 bhp from the start, seriously under powered compared to rival 3 door coupes.Gearbox is the only thing hanging on .
Mar 25th, 2014 2:27pm
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