MTM upgrades the 2013 Audi S8

Article by Christian A., on September 20, 2013

An Audi S8 has become even more tempting after it received upgrades from tuning specialist MTM GmbH. This black Audi S8 stands out due to its 305/30 ZR 21 fitted on 10.5 inch wide mtm bimoto wheels. It’s easy to tell how special this saloon is. The mtm white on black logo can be seen forward of the rear wheel housing.

The managing director of mtm, Roland Mayer, has specialised in upgrading series production Audis and many other vehicles from Volkswagen Group. His work has always been successful critically when it comes to the appearance and feel of the cars as well as their technical precision. The mtm S8 Biturbo’s eight cylinder engine now offers more than 650 hp at 5,950 rpm instead of the standard car’s 520hp.

This enables the luxurious saloon to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in just four seconds and reach a limited top speed of 293 km/h. The 800 Nm of torque develops not as a curve but in a straight line: from 1,700 rpm to 5,500 rpm the power, sent through an eight-speed tiptronic transmission. Braking power comes from 405 X 38 mm brake discs on the front axle. The brake callipers are at the front and rear.

Of course, all of these come with a price. The eight cylinder engine's Powerkit, including warranty, is priced at about 4,925 euro. The stunning wheels for the mtm bimoto costs nearly 5,800 euro.

Then there’s mtm's F-Cantronic air suspension, which costs 1,750 euro and the brake system that costs slightly higher than 6,700 euro. The stainless steel exhaust system is almost 4,500 euro. If the lowered chassis to match the luxurious powerkit is included, you would only have to part with 155,000 euro to acquire the black MTM S8.

The interior of the Audi lead charms with its exquisite, airy lines. The instrument board is lean and low, and beneath the windshield is a long arc - the wrap-around. Space is generous in every seat. The extensive range of choices for the front seats includes ventilation and massage functions with five programs and intensities each.

Audi provides electrically adjustable, individual rear seats as an alternative for the A8 and the A8 L. The A8 L is likewise available with a continuous, leather-covered center console. Fitted with every available extravagant feature, the relaxation seat with electrically moveable footrest is the first-rate solution here.

Among the various individual choices available for the A8 family are four-zone premium automatic air conditioning, the panorama glass roof, convenience key with power door closing assist, a cooler, privacy windows, folding tables and an ionizer to enhance air quality.

Audi quality knows no trade-off. All of the materials in the brand-new A8 have been meticulously picked and accurately worked. Beautifully executed details document the hand-built character, from the scarcely noticeable gaps in the two-piece inlays to the ambient lighting with its moveable LED light to the seat covers in first-rate grades of leather. The best of these is the all-new Unicum leather in nutmeg brown, which is especially natural-looking, delicate and breathable.

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MTM Audi S8

Parked on the pier of Monte Carlo’s harbour, its restrained elegance might be overlooked: at first glance an Audi S8, black, long and crouching on fat paws: 305/30 ZR 21, fitted on 10.5 inch wide mtm bimoto wheels. Majestic even when stationary, blending with the backdrop of the beautiful and fast yachts, as if to the manner born. However, a second glance espies three tell-tale letters testifying to this saloon’s special status. mtm, a discreet white on black, is to be discerned forward of the rear wheel housing. Namely, a special Audi S8, one from the high tech laboratory of mtm, a stone’s throw from the premium manufacturer in Ingolstadt.

Roland Mayer, an engineer and mtm GmbH’s Managing Director, has specialised in upgrading series production Audis and numerous other types from the Volkswagen Group’s extensive portfolio. Successfully so, because his creations win their laurels before the public’s gaze, offer themselves up for international sporting comparison, set records and withstand critical media scrutiny of their quality in terms of technical precision, look and feel.

The same is true of the mtm S8 Biturbo. Instead of the series production 520 hp, the eight cylinder engine now boasts more than 650 hp at 5,950 rpm after mtm’s intensive care unit has worked its magic. Enough to accelerate the luxurious saloon from a standing start to 100 km/h in a mere four seconds. An impressive figure, as is the top speed, clocked at 293 km/h (limited). For the driver the penny actually drops throughout the acceleration process when the 800 Nm of torque develops not as a curve but in a straight line: from 1,700 rpm to 5,500 rpm the power, transmitted via an eight-speed tiptronic transmission, relentlessly forces all the occupants back into their seats. 405 X 38 mm brake discs on the front axle hold this powerplay suitably in check; the brake callipers are production standard ‑ front and rear.

Admittedly, this Vorsprung durch Technik doesn’t come for free. The eight cylinder engine’s Powerkit, including warranty, comes in at around 4,925 euro, the attractive set of wheels ‑ mtm bimoto will set you back almost 5,800 euro. It dovetails perfectly with mtm’s F-Cantronic air suspension, to be had for 1,750 euro; a brake system tailored to the power pack costs a shade more than 6,700 euro. The price tag on the stainless steel exhaust system is just shy of 4,500 euro - lending the sound from the eight cylinders a musical note. Including the lowered chassis complimenting the lavish Powerkit, the black mtm S8 is on sale for less than 155,000 euro ‑ for connoisseurs who like to combine comfort with speed.

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