If you were looking to make your Audi RS5 feistier, then you might want to consider MTM America who has just launched two power upgrades for it.
We will cut to the chase and tell you about the Stage 2, as it lifts the output of the 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 from 444 to 560 HP, and torque from 443 to 540 lb-ft (600-732 Nm), which result in a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h).
That’s just 2 HP short and 134 lb-ft (182 Nm) more than the entry-level 2020 R8 Coupe, which can sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.4 seconds and starts at $169,900. The tuner hasn’t said anything about the acceleration time of the RS5 after applying the ECU tune, which will cost you a very decent $2,149, although you will have to take the car to the company’s headquarters in Miami for the installation.
A Stage 1 upgrade is also available for the B9 generation of the RS5 at MTM. It costs $1,699 and will up output to 532 HP at 5,700 rpm and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) at 2,500 rpm. The 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration has been improved by 0.3 seconds, to 3.6, and the top speed has increased to 180 mph (290 km/h), from 174 mph (280 km/h) with the optional RS Dynamic Package.
A whole bunch of other stuff can be found in the tuner’s catalogue for the RS5, such as the more advanced Stage 3 kit, which includes aftermarket turbos and other auxiliaries. This one is significantly pricier at $28,799, but it promises 603 HP and 605 lb-ft (820 Nm) in return, for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) of 3.1 seconds and a 199 mph (320 km/h) max speed. Air intakes, valve controllers, exhaust systems, wheel spacers, spring kits, wheels, paddle shifters and so on are also available.