Once MTM has its way with it, Audiʼs A5 V6 TDi is an example of what a high-performance diesel motor can do: 300hp, 550Nm (405lb-ft) of torque, 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in just 5.9s and a lap of Hockenheim a second quicker than Audiʼs own S5. Serious statistics for an oil-burning six-cylinder. The MTM gets 60hp over the stock A5, and tops out at 265km/h (165mph), 15km/h (9mph) faster.
Appearances may not be everything, but they are certainly something, and MTM takes the A5ʼs understated, sophisticated look and runs with it, replacing the grille with that from an S5 and giving it a new rear diffuser with quad-exhaust tips. The new look tells the detail-oriented the MTM A5 means business, but there are no carbon-fiber wings or other boy-racer kit to call attention to this super-sleeper.
Performance is enhanced even further through suspension tuning. MTMʼs custom package gives the A5 improved axle geometry with more camber to give the big car a lighter, more agile feel and sharper turn-in. Custom 21?10.5? wheels in a choice of three shades - shiny silver, titanium and diamond-cut - round out the appearance package.
Braking is improved with semi-cross-drilled brake rotors that give the look of fully drilled rotors without the weakness and cracking issues associated with them. Grabbing these custom rotors are eight-piston calipers that will bring the show to halt quickly and securely when necessary. Itʼs always good to see a performance-tuned car get brakes to match the motor, and the MTM A5 doesnʼt disappoint.
Edited by Antonis12, 23 November 2007 - 05:33 PM.