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
2016 Audi A4 Avant by B&B Automobiltechnik
B&B Automobiltechnik, Audi A4 8W B9
B&B Audi A4 B9 8W – up to 450 hp / 331 kW / 600 Nm
Specialists in the personalisation of prestige car marques since 1984, B&B is now
pleased to announce the roll out of their tuning programme for the new Audi
A4/S4 8W B9.
The most potent diesel engine in the new Audi A4 range is the 3.0 TDI, which
comes with 272 hp and 600 Nm of torque. B&B’s Stage 1 takes this to 310 hp
and 670 Nm (1,698 euro), while the Stage 2 conversion (1,950 euro) is good for
326 hp with 695 Nm.
B&B’s Stage 3 conversion (3,950 euro) swells the output of the V6 turbo diesel to
an impressive 350 hp and 725 Nm. Against the stopwatch, the 0-100 km/h sprint
is reduced from 5.4 sec to 4.5 sec, while top speed goes up from 250 km/h to 275
All three of B&B’s upgrade stages include adaptation software for the eight-speed
Tiptronic transmission, as well as removal of the factory electronic Vmax limiter.
Out of the box, the four-cylinder Audi A4 2.0 TDI has 190 hp and 400 Nm. The
B&B Stage 1 conversion (1,198 euro) boosts this to 230 hp, with 460 Nm of
torque, while Stage 2 (2,950 euro) takes this to 250 hp, with 500 Nm. Once
again, software adaptation for the seven-speed S tronic transmission is included.
In the petrol engine line up, the more powerful of the two Audi A4 2.0 TFSI motor
comes with 252 hp and 370 Nm of torque. The B&B Stage 1 conversion (1,298
euro) involves a remap of the fuel injection and ignition curves along with a
slightly higher turbo boost pressure that increase the output to 300 hp, with 430
Modifications to the air intake system that are part of the Stage 2 upgrade (1,798
euro) improve the engine’s ability to breathe. Reworking of the ECU’s parameters
to take this extra air supply into account, along with further adjustments to the
fuel, ignition and boost curves release 320 hp and 460 Nm.
To achieve 365 hp and 530 Nm of torque, B&B’s Stage 3 (7,950 euro) conversion
additionally uses a bespoke turbocharger with modified downpipe and sports
catalyst to increase system flow and reduce exhaust backpressure. The ECU is
then remapped accordingly, along with the seven-speed S tronic transmission’s
B&B also offers staged conversions for the S4 3.0 TFSI range flagship, which
features an all-new turbocharged, direct-injection V6 with 354 hp and 500 Nm of
torque. Stage 1 (1,950 euro) from B&B’s conversion menu takes this to 400 hp
and 560 Nm, while Stage 2 (2,950 euro) is good for 430 hp, with 585 Nm. Stage 3
(5,950 euro) delivers a healthy 450 hp and 600 Nm. These conversions also
remove the factory Vmax limiter, and include software adaptation for the eight-
speed Tiptronic gearbox.
As more power equals more heat, B&B recommend their thermostatically-
controlled additional oil cooling system (from 1,298 euro) to keep the engine’s life
giving fluids within factory limits even under the most arduous driving conditions.
To improve the A4’s handling and stance on the road, B&B offers a sport spring
set (398 euro), which lowers the ride height by 35 mm. The more hard-core driverwill appreciate the significant improvement to chassis behaviour provided by
B&B’s coilover suspension (from 1,869 euro). This kit features adjustable ride
height, and separately adjustable damper bounce and rebound control.
The electronically controlled DDC coilover kit (3,495 euro) allows the driver to
choose comfort or sport settings at the touch of a button.
B&B dress the new A4 in a tailor made sports outfit comprising the high-quality
Caractere aerodynamic package, and B&B’s in-house light-alloy wheels in 19 and
20-inch sizes. Behind these big wheels, their high performance brake system
ensures that the stopping arrangements match the increased power from their
B&B also offer a range of sports exhaust tips along with a sound generator,
whose range of adjustment can produce various soundtracks right up to the deep
bass of a V8. A wireless control is optional.
More information is available from:
B&B Automobiltechnik GmbH
Birlenbacher Straße 126
Tel: +49 (0) 271/30 32 3-0
Fax: +49 (0) 271/30 32 3-99
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