German tuners Hofele have released details about their new package of mods for the Audi A8 (D4). The kits release coincides with Audi's reveal of the new version of their flagship four-door.
A press release claims that the car realizes faster acceleration times of 5.2- and 5.3-seconds to 100 km/h depending on petrol or diesel engine. The petrol 4.2-liter FSI V8 has been improved to 400 PS (294 kW / 395 bhp) and up to 475 Nm (350 lb-ft) of torque, while the TDI is boosted to 395 hp (290 kW / 390 bhp) and up to 880 Nm (649 lb-ft). Fuel consumption remains at 9.5- (29.7 mpg imp) and 7.6-liters (37.1 mpg imp) of fuel per 100 kilometers, for the petrol and diesel, respectively.
Extra power brings the need for extra brake power, which is provided by larger, ventilated steel disc brakes that can be swapped for ceramic discs. Six-piston brakes were also added. The car's suspension is lowered by between 40 and 80 millimeters, though it returns back to its original factory setting when traveling at 80 mph (129 km/h) and over. New alloy wheels measure 9.5x20" front and 10x22" in back, which look like a tight squeeze thanks to the lower wheel wells.
Other mods include a new front end with larger air inlets and front fender outlets, redesigned side sills, and a remodeled rear bumper with diffuser and quad exhaust. A decklid spoiler has also been added. Inside, quilted two-tone leather, Alcantara, and a new steering wheel can all be found.
Pricing for the Hofele Audi A8 kit was not released.