A fresh look for a refreshed model.
The Audi S5 was a big hit when it was first released with its sleek design and smooth, flowing curves. But, after Audi unveiled its newly designed models such as the A8, A7, and A6, with more modern styling, models such as the A4 and S5 had to undergo a mid-cycle refresh in order to stay uniform with the rest of the lineup.
And that is proving to be a good thing. Audi has successfully built upon the original design of the A5/S5/RS5 and continues to knock it out of the park in terms of styling. With the new update, aftermarket companies such as Senner Tuning had to revamp their product portfolio to accommodate the refreshed model.
To stay ahead of the curve, Senner Tuning has unveiled a new range of products specifically for the refreshed version of the Audi S5.
Under the hood of the S5 sits a force-fed 3.0-liter V-6 engine that replaces the naturally-aspirated 4.2-liter V-8 that is slowly (and unfortunately) being phased out of Audi’s lineup. The 3.0 TFSI was equipped with a new air filter system to help the supercharger breathe easier, and the ECU was retuned. A cat-back stainless-steel exhaust system helps to improve the exhaust note and reduce backpressure. All of the modifications add up to 377 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque, and a near-186 mph top speed. Plus, the V-6 wears a two-piece carbon fiber cover to make it look like it has added performance.
The refreshed exterior design also wears a few subtle modifications instead of some of the more flamboyant upgrade programs from other tuners with outlandish spoilers, lights, and more. Senner Tuning installed a carbon fiber rear fender skirt insert, rear screen blind, and rear spoiler flap. Each side of the Senner Tuning S5 is fitted with a pair of carbon fiber skirts to improve aerodynamics and a pair of mirror covers. Much of the upgrades including the standard front lip, were covered in a flash red color to contrast the white exterior. An LED number plate illumination system rounds out the exterior upgrades.
Staying in tune with the color scheme, Senner Tuning fitted a set of 9 x 20 front and 10.5 x 20 rear Work Varianza T1S wheels with the same flash red paint finish. For better overall grip, the wheels were equipped with 245/30R20 and 295/25R20 Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta tires and a set of KW Variant 3 coilovers with adjustable rebound and compression.
Inside, the carbon fiber theme continues with the doors, center console, dashboard, and more. An Audi R8-style steering wheel with carbon fiber sections and directional indicator offers more grip. Each of the doors was fitted with RS5 handles with a special light-up unit, and a DVD player offers front-seat entertainment.
The Senner Tuning Audi S5 is priced at for 92,900.00 Euros for the current model, but can be purchased for the price of 74,900.00 Euros with all of the featured upgrades.
Senner Tuning Audi S5 Specifications
Displacement: 3.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-6
Maximum Horsepower: 377
Maximum Torque: 369 lb-ft. (500 Nm)
-Stainless steel cat-back exhaust
-Air filter upgrade
-Two-piece carbon fiber engine cover
Top Speed: Approx 186 mph. (300 km/h)
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: Work Varianza T1S with flash red finish
Front Wheels: 9 x 20
Rear Wheels: 10.5 x 20
Tires: Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta
Front Tires: 245/30R20
Rear Tires: 295/25R20
Suspension: KW Variant 3 coilovers with adjustable rebound and compression
-Carbon fiber side skirts
-Carbon fiber side mirrors
-Carbon fiber rear fender insert
-Carbon fiber rear spoiler flap
-Carbon fiber rear screen blind
-Flash red finish
-LED number plate illumination
-Carbon fiber interior trim set
-R8-style steering wheel with carbon fiber sections
-Upgraded door panels with RS5 handles and light-up units
Senner Tuning Audi S5 Gallery
[Source: Senner Tuning]