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Audi S5 facelift by Senner Tuning

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Senner has unveiled their new tuning program for the facelifted Audi S5. Looking tastefully restrained, the model features an adjustable coilover suspension and 20-inch alloy wheels. There's also a flat-bottom steering wheel, a carbon fiber-wrapped instrument panel and exclusive badging.
Power comes from a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine which has been equipped with a revised ECU, a high-flow air filter and a stainless steel sports exhaust system. Thanks to these modifications, it develops 377 PS (277 kW / 372 hp) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 44 PS (32 kW / 43 hp) and 60 Nm (44 lb-ft). All told, the model costs €79,900 which includes €12,900 worth of upgrades.

Press release:

Not long ago the newly tuned Audi S5 Coupé was running through the streets with 3.0 V6 TFSI, which was installed for the first time and already now the company SENNER has adopted the modifications in optics and mechanics by THE Audi Tuner from the city of Rheinhessen. The model S5, which was presented in 2012 in Ingelheim, has almost no round parts in its design. If compared to its civil brother A5, the accent is set here by modified bumpers, radiator grill, aluminum optics of the door mirror and the four-pipe exhaust system.
The specialists of the leading Benno Senner by SENNER Tuning AG, Ingelheim set a task to give the Facelift-S5 a wilder temperament. Better performance including the lifting of throttling of the maximal speed and also the installation of a power converter and performance sport air filters enable the engine to work at 277 kW 377 hp and 500 Nm torque, which emissions come out through stainless steel sport car exhaust system with 100-mm race-looking end pipes.
The ibis-white colored S5 has front and back part of the car body tuned with new front and back lights and also LED lights to make the signs noticeable in the dark. The middle disks and 8,5x20 inch outwardly pushed wheel-tyres combination from the series of Corniche Challenge wheels (with the red Undercut Trim) and Vredestein Wintrac Extreme 245/30R2090W winter set of tyres (speed index W = up to 270 km/h) support the Variant 3 Inox Line-KW coilovers with an individually adjustable height, rebound and pressure level.
The interior doesn't go without mentioning, and we state from the first glance: a flattened Audi R8 steering wheel with shift paddles and carbon speedometer panel set strike the observer's eyes. And all passengers with the exception only for the driver have an unlimited access to DVDs during the trip. Among other things, the Senner Tuning offers an exclusive Supercharged Emblem - wholly made of carbon and strongly limited! Other development stages are still in the process now but the information about them will be published soon.
Original price of the vehicle including optional equipment and tuning amounts to € 79.900. The tuning measures alone 12.900 €

Volkswagen Golf VI GTI by CFC StylingStation

It's an inevitable trend as we see more graphics companies specializing in custom car exterior vinyl foils turning into all out tuning shops. Undoubtedly, in interacting with their customers, the proprietors of these firms are recognizing the need to be a one-stop-shop for all of their customer's needs but without charging the heavily stuffed footballer prices.
German company CFC StylingStation is one of those small businesses who specializes in custom car exterior vinyl foils but has branched out. Now the firm from the city of Neuss on the left bank of the Rhine river wants to showcase its tuning chops with the Volkswagen Golf VI GTI.
To start, CFC has added to the body a Kerscher front bumper carbon-lip spoiler and 2.5cm widened fenders (together cost 800 euro), side sills, rear diffuser, mirror caps and engine cover all in carbon-fiber by Black-Gold-Design (set costs 1,200 euro).
The chassis is distinguished by two different wheel designs: pink ASA GT1 8.5x19 inch wheels on the one side and red ASA GT3 wheels in the same size on the other. Tires are Hankook EvoS1 225/35R19 (each wheel set costs 2,400 euro). The front wheel hubs receive Eibach spacers while the rear gets 5mm H&R wheel disks. APX AP coilovers (779 euro) in combination with H&R stabilizers ensure increased driving dynamics. The TÜV certified braking system (949 euro) includes 4-piston calipers, carbon-steel two-piece grooved brake discs and also an ultra light floating aluminum hub.
Under the hood CFC taps MR Car Design's turbo upgrade kit (2,200 euro) which includes downpipe and black tail pipe. Power is increased from 210 PS (155 kW / 207 hp) to a Golf R worthy 270 PS (199kW / 266 hp) and 400 Nm of torque.
And of course let's not forget CFC's specialty which gives the GTI a matt gray foiling (1,400 euro) while the roof is painted in High Gloss Carbon Black (550 euro). As a unique touch of contrast, the right side fender and front bumper grille is given a cartoonish collage design which CFC calls Sticker Bombing (250 euro).
Other upgrades include anthracitic colored tinted glass (248 euro), pink tinted fog-lights (50 euro) and a MK SoundStyle audio system which includes a Pioneer head unit, amplifiers by Mosconi, cabling by AIV, Rainbow speakers and Jehnert Doorboards.
When all is said and done, upgrades cost 12,900 euro not including the HiFi system which costs an additional 10,000 euro.

Mansory Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG

Overshadowed by two high profile debuts, the MP4-12C and Aventador, from the house of Mansory, the Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG was somewhat neglected by the world's media. Better late than never, we have the full details and photos for you.
The carbon-fiber obsessed firm from Brand, Germany starts with a wide body kit which expands the front and rear wings by 50mm and 80 mm respectively and also includes new side sill and cladding. With the newly designed hood in place, the appearance of carbon fiber covers almost all surfaces when viewing the vehicle from the front. At the rear, a new rear bumper fascia is defined by a dramatic diffuser that Mansory says increases the vehicle's downforce in cooperation with the rear spoiler. The wide body CLS's look is finished off with 20-inch ultralight forged wheels with 265/30ZR20 tires at the front and 305/25ZR20 tires at the rear.
Under the hood with its 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8 which produces in standard form 557 PS (410 kW / 550 hp) and 799 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque, Mansory managed to squeeze out a total of 640 PS (471 kW / 631 bhp) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque at 2,000 to 4,500 rpm. This increase in power is the result of a newly programmed control unit as well as a sports air filter.
No Mansory tuned vehicle is complete without a customized interior. Aluminum pedals and footrests supplement the elaborately designed full-leather upholstery, along with deluxe entry sills and floor mats with custom embroidery. Carbon fiber trim pieces are found on the dashboard and center console while the sports steering wheel features newly designed ergonomics.

Hamann M5 F10 widebody

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hamann is using the Geneva Motor Show to reveal their body aerodynamics customization program for the BMW M5 (F10).
Starting with the body, the tuner from Laupheim in Southern Germany adds wide body fender and quarter panel extensions increasing front and rear width on each side by 25mm and 30mm, respectively. The front bumper fascia has integrated LED daytime driving lights while the rear fascia is designed to reduce aerodynamic lift. Other components include side sills, a roof spoiler and rear boot spoiler.
The M5 also features Hamann ultra-light Unique Forged II wheels in front size 9.5Jx21-inch with Continental Sport Contact 5P tires in the size 265/30 ZR 21 and at the rear 12.0Jx21-inch with 325/25 ZR 21 tires. Also available is the three-piece HAMANN aluminum wheel named Edition Race Anodized. It has an anthracite-anodized inner wheel face plus a mirror-finished outer rim flange with titanium bolts. Sport springs lower the vehicle's ride height by 30mm.
Hamann is currently working on an engine performance upgrade which includes a high-performance sports muffler and a new engine-management system boosting power approximately 160 PS and 220 Nm of torque. In standard form, the BMW M5 produces 560 PS (412 kW / 552 hp) and 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) of torque.
Lastly, the interior can be upgraded to cover the full upholstery in custom premium leather or Alcantara while adding Hamann aluminum pedals, metal or piano lacquer trim appliques and a personalised floor-mat set.

Hamann Hawk Roadster based on Mercedes SLS AMG

Back in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show German tuner Hamann revealed their HAWK GT Coupe program based on the Mercedes SLS AMG. One year later and Hamann has dressed the Roadster version exactly the same for the Swiss show once again.
Despite losing its wing doors from the coupe, the vehicle keeps its bird of prey name. The Roadster features a wind tunnel tested body kit consisting of a new front bumper fascia with LED lights and enlarged air inlets, carbon fiber hood with air vents, side skirts, fender flairs and quarter panels that are 60mm and 70mm wider on each side, respectively, and a rear bumper fascia with diffuser and carbon fiber wing.
Performance of the 6.3-liter V8 engine receives a high-performance stainless steel exhaust system while a sports air filter is used on the intake side. Combined with a remapped engine control unit, power output is raised to 636 PS (628 bhp / 468 kW) from the standard 571 PS (420 kW / 563 hp) for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph).
The coilover kit with four height-adjustable dampers and four progressively wound springs lower the center of gravity by up to 30mm. Wheels are Hamann's own lightweight forged wheels in 9Jx21 with tires measuring 245/30 ZR 21 at the front and 12.5Jx21 with tires measuring 345/25 ZR 21 at the rear.

New Porsche 911 by TechArt

Not only is the Geneva Motor Show one of the biggest and most influential auto shows in the world, but it also doubles as a tuning show with the industry's top names showing off their wares in an adjacent hall. TechArt is one of those tuners and will be showing off their new tuning program for the new 991 generation Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S.
As the first of several body kits for the 991 range to come, this initial package includes a front lower spoiler with integrated splitter, two vertical aero wings which sit in the front air inlet vents, headlight surround moldings, side mirror covers, side skirts, fixed rear spoiler with integrated brake light and rear bumper diffusor. As a final detail, the rear receives quad exhaust pipes with dual oval tips and sound volume valve control.
TechArt offers its classic and elegant Formula 5-spoke light alloy wheel in 20- and 21-inch sizes. Similarly, the TechArt Formula III forged wheel with five double spokes is available in 20 and 21-inch. This wheel offers a weight advantage of up to 15 percent compared to a cast wheel.
For the interior numerous color combinations and materials can be selected. The vehicle on display in Geneva will showcase an interior in black leather and Alcantara while accented by special stitching and matt-painted interior components in racing yellow and black as well as the carbon fiber trim. TechArt also includes their 3-spoke sports steering wheel with paddle shifters.

Lumma Design CLR 9 S based on Porsche 911 Carrera S

German tuning firm Lumma Design has already prepared a tuning package for the new Porsche 911 Carrera S designated as CLR 9 S. The 991 generation Porsche will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week.
Aerodynamic body components include a redesigned front bumper fascia with integrated lower spoiler lip, headlight surround frames, exterior racing stripe kit and a subtle but tasteful three-piece rear deck spoiler.
Lumma also adds their four-pipe sports muffler with valve control and matching tailpipes in 90mm diameter. The tailpipes also feature a unique "pipe-in-pipe" design which are also available individually, just like the CLR 9 S aerodynamic components.
Wheel options include silver and black forged light-metal alloy Lumma GS/R edition sports rims which have a weight of just 9.4kg in the 9 x 20 size (front) and 11.4kg in 12 x 20 (rear). Recommended high-performance tire sizes measure at 245/30-20 and 305/30-20 for the front and rear respectively.
The interior has been completely reupholstered in red leather and black alcantara which is found on the dashboard, sports steering wheel, roof, door panels and center console. Other items include aluminum pedals, white instrument cluster guages and aluminum door sill panels.

Mercedes CL Black Edition by Prior Design

Prior Design has introduced a new styling package for the Mercedes CL-Class (C216) bubbed the Black Edition. In the same vein as their SL-Class Black Edition, Prior Design's coupe is outfitted with a wide body kit that includes an aggressive front fascia, extended wheel arches and revised side skirts. There's also a ventilated hood, a roof-mounted air intake and a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser. For an even sportier appearance, customers can also order 20-inch alloy wheels.