B&B Automobiltechnik is among the first tuners to take a stab at modifying the 2016 Audi A4 Avant.
Audi introduced the A4 (B9) in Sedan and Avant guises almost a year ago and now early adopters can give B&B a call for some power upgrades developed for several engines. The most popular of them all, the 2.0 TDI, can be bumped from the series 190 horsepower (140 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 newton meters) to 230 hp (170 kW) and 340 lb-ft (460 Nm) in exchange for €1,198. Upgrade to the stage 2 kit and the turbodiesel unit is massaged to 250 hp (184 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) for €2,950.
The beefier 3.0 TDI is also the subject of an upgrade program, lifting output from the stock 272 hp (200 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) to 310 hp (228 kW) and 495 lb-ft (670 Nm) for €1,698. If that’s not enough, B&B will sell you a stage 2 conversion (€1,950) for the turbodiesel six-cylinder engine which will unlock 326 hp (240 kW) and a torquetastic 513 lb-ft (695 Nm).
If you want to go all out, stage three will set you back €3,950 and is going to unleash 350 hp (257 kW) and 535 lb-ft (725 Nm). With this kit implemented, the A4 Avant will run the sprint to 62 mph (100 kph) in 4.5 seconds (down from 5.4s) before topping out at 171 mph / 275 kph (up from 155 mph / 250 kph).
There are similar upgrades for the gasoline engines, kicking off with the 2.0 TFSI with 252 hp (185 kW) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) which can be tweaked to deliver 300 hp (220 kW) and 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) for €1,298. Spend an extra €500 and the stage 2 program will bring 320 hp (235 kW) and 339 lb-ft (460 Nm). As for the stage 3 kit, it’s priced at €7,950 and will squeeze 365 hp (268 kW) and 391 lb-ft (530 Nm).
The S4 Avant with its newly developed V6 3.0 TFSI has 354 hp (260 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) as standard, but B&B can take the power level to 400 hp (294 kW) and 413 lb-ft (560 Nm) for €1,950. Up next is the stage 2 kit at €2,950 which is good enough for 430 hp (316 kW) and 432 lb-ft (585 Nm). The strongest of them all is the stage 3 program that costs €5,950 and raises the output to 450 hp (331 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm).
Regardless of the package you go for, the tuner will also make some software optimizations to the seven-speed S tronic and eight-speed Tiptronic gearboxes so that these will be able to cope with the extra punch. In addition, B&B will also disable the electronic top speed limiter and can sell you a sport spring set (€398) that will lower the ride height by 35 mm.
To let people know you’re not driving an ordinary Audi A4 Avant, there are some fat exhaust tips and a selection of custom alloy wheels in 19- and 20-inch sizes. Other goodies available include high-performance brakes, coilover suspension, and an extra oil cooling system.
Source: B&B Automobiltechnik