RS5-Styling for the Audi S5 – from Senner Tuning
It’s now generally agreed that Senner Tuning, based in Ingelheim am Rhein near
Frankfurt in Germany, is one of the first points of call when it comes to the fine tuning
of Audi A5, S5 and RS5 models. Now Senner Tuning is presenting its latest design
for the brawny Audi S5 coupé with its 2012 ‘facelift’ version.
Senner Tuning has tweaked the car body of the ibis-white two-door Audi, giving it the
look of the flagship RS5 model, by adding a front spoiler in RS5 design with original
RS5 air intakes as well as fitting an original black RS5 radiator grille to the vehicle.
Continuing the same way at the back of the vehicle, Senner has added an RS5-style
rear spoiler as well as RS5 exhaust pipe end covers. The rear-design is finished with
a rear window spoiler and a restrained boot lid spoiler element. Between the fenders,
Senner Tuning has installed side skirts finished in carbon-fibre. The exterior rear view
mirror casings are also made of shimmering mesh carbon-fibre. The characteristic
Audi rings on the front and rear of the vehicle have been retained in black, and
Senner Tuning have placed ‘Supercharged’ badges on the front fenders to give a
little something extra. The vehicle’s number plates are illuminated by bright white
Senner has equipped the Audi S5 with high-quality Work VS-XX light-alloy wheels
with black-coloured anodised star-shaped rims and mirror-finish anodised outer rims.
These 9×20 inch and 10.5×20 inch high-quality three-part wheel rims are perfectly
matched to Vredestein Ultra Sessanta tyres of size 245/30R20 and 295/25R20.
A KW coilover suspension system ensures firm control while cornering at the same
time as a smooth ride and great driving comfort. The coilovers offer individual vehicle
lowering and the option to adjust rebound damping.
The series-standard 3.0 litre V6 engine, which, in spite of the somewhat misleading
designation ‘TFSI’ is not boosted by a turbocharger, but instead by a mechanically-
driven supercharger, is already an extremely powerful engine. The golden rule,
however, is that you can never have enough power, and so Senner Tuning provide
the option to enhance the performance of the supercharged V6 engine from 329
bhp to a whopping 429 bhp. At the same time, torque is increased from 440 to
501 Nm. Thanks to the removal of the electronic Vmax (maximum speed) blocker,
Senner Tuning’s Audi S5 can fully convert its enhanced performance into forward
drive and top line speed. On the vehicle shown here, Senner Tuning has installed
a performance racing air filter, a two-part motor cover and a power converter which
sharpens the characteristic on the electronic accelerator pedal.
A four-pipe RS5 exhaust system extending from the catalytic converter, including a
downpipe and exhaust flaps, ensures the Audi S5 makes a truly awesome sound.
Senner Tuning hasn’t neglected to spruce up the colourful bicolour fine Nappa
leather trim in black and magma-red with contrasting colour stitching either.
An interior set including door extensions made from coarse-mesh 600 carbon-fibre,
has been fitted, as has an Audi R8 sports steering wheel, flattened at the bottom,
with shift paddles and a race ring, as well as RS5 door handles, including illumination
units. A DVD system can be activated to enable DVDs to be shown while driving.
If you’ve fallen in love with the vehicle shown here (initial registration in January
2012, mileage approx. 4000 km), it’s for sale! Senner Tuning is offering a special
price of EUR € 69,990.00 (VAT stated separately) for the complete vehicle (Original
vehicle price including special fittings, trim and tuning: EUR € 99,700.00).
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