It is a tuner of a great tradition. Letest car of the firm, Oettinger is a tuned Audi A3 Sportback. And because this ones engines are the same as on the 3-door models, the VW-Audi refiner already has a bunch of upgrades for the turbo engines on stock. The 2.0 FSI version can be pushed up to 230 instead of 200bhp. This is enough for a top speed of 242 kmh. Thus, the Audi in station wagon style takes 6.3sec to sprint to 100kmh. Torque is 340 Nm and the price? Oettinger asks for 1200 Euros including German TÜV verification. To underline the driving pleasure acoustically, a sports exhausts system can be ordered too.

1450 Euro are wanted for these tubes that are made from stainless steel. And pilots of the TDI engines get a power upgrade at Oettinger as well. After reducing one's bank account by 890 Euro, the 2.0 litre TDI motor generates 170 bhp when the money was transferred to the company from Friedrichsdorf. A complete tracksuit is available from next year's January. It's will consist of front and rear apron, side skirts and a roof spoiler. Oettinger's sports braking system for the A3 is already obtainable as well as several wheels of sizes from 17 to 19 inch.

In addition to the add-on parts, the tuner has also announced further upgrades of the 2.0 FSI aggregate. By the way, this one is the same as on the new VW Golf GTI. Currently the cranks shafts of the motors are doing their rounds on the tuner's test rigs and the gauges indicate numbers on the bhp scale that begin with three. Says, cars fitted with this power plants should be capable of managing a standard sprint in a few tenth more than 5 seconds. Nice rate and enough to dumbfound the Porsche 911 Carrera driver on the autobahn.

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