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 |  Sep 08 2010, 9:22 PM

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Senner Tuning is really making some noise among Audi fanatics, having tuned the A1 previously and now releasing an RS Body Kit for the A5/S5 Cabriolet. We’re big fans of what Senner Tuning does because they focus on subtle modifications that really refine the vehicle, giving it some polish rather than changing up the styling entirely. The result are functionally clean vehicles that anyone can relate to.

For their A5 Cabriolet (all the modifications will work on the S5 Cabriolet) they outfitted it with RS5-themed mirrors and rear valence. The front grill and spoiler receives a slight overhaul – thought it was tough for us to figure out what’s the difference between our American-spec S5 and Senner Tuning’s version.

Under the hood the car receives an ECU upgrade and air filter kit to push horsepower up to 275-hp (from 211-hp) and 317 ft-lbs of torque (from 258 ft-lbs). Please note that these are the performance figures for the A5′s 2.0T powerplant. For wheels, Senner Tuning sports a pair of Varianza T1S wheels on one side and Scwhert SC1 wheels on the other side. It’s a 20×9/20×10.5 staggered setup wrapped with 245/30/20 tires in the front and 295/25/20 Vredestien tires in the rear. Senner Tuning claims that there’s no rubbing involved with this setup, which means no trimming on the fenders.

Interior upgrades include carbon fiber trim, floor mats and an S-Line sport steering wheel.

GALLERY: Senner Tuning Audi A5 Cabriolet

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Official press release available after the break.

PRESS RELEASE

RS Bodywork for the Audi A5 Cabrio – by Senner Tuning INC

The German tuner Senner Tuning Inc., known for its extravagant modifications, has now placed the golden crown on the Audi A5 Cabriolet. The Audi tuner Senner Tuning Inc. is offering an extensive individualisation program for the current Audi A5/S5 Cabriolet. The Senner Tuning Inc. has fired up the new, blazing A5 2.0 T-FSI Cabriolet even more. The performance of the turbo petrol engines has been increased to 275 HP and 430 Nm with the use of sports air filters and software optimisation. In addition, thanks to the Power Convertor (responsible for the acceleration of the electronic gas signal) the gas intake has an even quicker reaction time.

The tuner from Ingelheim offers an audibly superior exhaust system for the A5, guaranteed to give you goosebumps. It is an in-house sports exhaust system with a stainless steel finishing with four end pipes, 88x74mm in diameter. With this, the Audi gives the driver a real sports car feeling.

The carbon hydride screw thread (Version 2, Inox Line) with adjustable settings ensures perfect road position.

For the wheels, only the best was good enough. On the right are Varianza TIS light metal rims and on the left, Scwhert (“Sword”) SC1 light metal rims in silver chrome with anodised lips 9×20 inches and 10.5×20 inches in size with 245/30 R20 und 295/25 R20er Vredestein tyres – they cause quite a sensation. You don’t need to trim the wheel arch edges for that!

In addition to the work on the open heart and wheels, the Ingelheim team has also cosmetically improved the bodywork of the A5. The new spoiler in the RS6 Design as well as the cooler grill are examples of this, which includes exterior mirrors in the RS5 Design and a rear valance with sporty diffusor fins.

Prestige in the interior is taken care of with surfaces made from leather and extensive carbon fibre applications. The carbon set at Senner Tuning Inc. includes a tacho blend, the S-Line sports steering wheel, an ash tray cover as well as a further extension of door applications, not exactly made with cheap material.

The whole thing is completed with the convertible roof module by Senner Tuning Inc., which can be open and closed via radio signals.