Audi A7 Tuning

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AThe A7 was essentially a fastback version of the A6 much like the VW Passat CC.

It looks stunning and performs really well and had a great choice of well chosen engines.

The A7 is a awesome car modification project to play with. The key to A7 tuning is getting your choice of modification right you can waste loads of money if you do it wrong.

Tuning tips and articles

Engine tuning Transmission tuning Care care Intake & exhaust mods Improve handling Forums

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Petrol engines

  • 2014–2018 1,984 cc i4 turbocharged 249 hp@5,000-6,000 rpm 273 lbft@1600-4,500 rpm
  • 2010–2017 2773 cc V6 201hp @5,250–6,250 rpm 207 lbft@3,000–5,000 rpm
  • 2010–2017 2773 cc V6 201hp ) 207 lbft)
  • 2010–2017 2995 cc V6 supercharged 296hp @5,250–6,500 rpm 325 lbft@2,900–4,500 rpm
  • 2012–2017 2995 cc V6 supercharged 306hp @5,400–6,500 rpm 325 lbft@2,900–4,500 rpm
  • 2012–2017 3993 cc V8 twin turbo 414hp @5,500–6,400 rpm 406 lbft@1,400–5,200 rpm
  • 2013–2017 3993 cc V8 twin turbo 552hp @5,700–6,700 rpm 516 lbft@1,750–5,500 rpm

Diesel engines

  • 2010–2017 2967 cc V6 turbo 201hp @3250–4,500 rpm 295 lbft@1250–3,500 rpm
  • 2010–2017 2967 cc V6 turbo 201hp @3250–4,500 rpm 332 lbft@1250–3,500 rpm
  • 2010–2012 242hp @4,000–4,500 rpm 369 lbft@1,750–2,500 rpm
  • 2011–2012 309hp @3,900–4,500 rpm 479 lbft@1,450–2800 rpm
  • 2012–2017 2967 cc V6 turbo 242hp @4,000–4,500 rpm 428 lbft@1,400–3,250 rpm

Handling/Suspension upgrades

Improving the handling for lots of DIY modders first priority in your A7 tuning project.

Fully adjustable suspension allows you to fine tune the handling of you A7 usually benefitting your drive.

We would go to a maximum drop of 22mm - 40 mm. on most models. You risk compromising your handling if you go lower than this.

Turning our attention to the engine we need to get a bit more torque out of the top end.

With our pointers your A7 can be transformed into a track car and prove to be reliable daily driver.

Engine tuning mods.

These are the uprated modifications are usually installed by our members, decide how far you want to push your car before you start.

Getting the best uprated upgrade kits for your planned usage of the car is vital. Stage 3 motor sport mods just won't work well on the road making the car difficult to drive.

First generation 4G8 2010-2017

Petrol engine

  • 2.5 L V6 FSI (China)
  • 2.8 L V6 FSI
  • 3.0 L V6 TFSI
  • 4.0 L V8 TFSI

Diesel engine

  • 3.0 L V6 TDI

Second generation 4K8 2018–present

Petrol engine

  • 2.0 L I4 TFSI (45 TFSI)
  • 3.0 L V6 TFSI (55 TFSI)
  • 3.0 L V6 TFSI MHEV system
  • 2.9 L V6 TTFSI (S7)
  • 4.0 L V8 TTFSI (RS7)

Diesel engine

  • 2.0 L TDI I4 (40 TDI)
  • 3.0 L TDI V6 (50 TDI)

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Best Engine Mods for your car

  1. Engine Tunes - engine tuning/remapping provides the most advantage in terms of cost savings,  aftermarket ECUs, and piggyback ECUs are all alternatives.
  2. Fast road cams are one of the most significant mechanical changes, but they must be installed by someone who knows what they're doing and they are not always easy to source but you might find a local firm to regrind a stock camshaft.
  3. Intake and Exhaust - Note that on their own these mods will NOT ADD POWER in most cases, but they can help enhance power after other mods by removing the restriction.
  4. Upgrades to turbochargers and superchargers - forced induction is the most efficient approach to increase air supply, allowing you to burn more fuel and make more power. It is one of the most costly upgrades but provides the best gains.
  5. Head work - The goals of porting and flowing the head are to get air flowing into the engine while removing flow restrictions and turbulence.

Typical stage 1 mods often include: Lighter flywheel, Alloy wheels, Sports exhaust, Suspension upgrade (drop 22mm - 40 mm.), Engine Tunes/Remapping, Panel air filter.

Typical stage 2 mods often include: Power/Sport clutch, Fast road cam, fuel pump upgrades, high flow fuel injector, Ported and polished head.

Typical stage 3 mods often include: Sports gearbox, Engine balancing, Adding or upgrading forced induction (turbo/supercharger), Competition cam, Internal engine upgrades (pistons/head/valves).

Your aims when tuning should be a flat and wide torque range. You want to avoid sending all the power to be at the top end of the rev range unless you are creating a motor sport car.

The aim of our guides is to give a limited introduction of tuning upgrades and point you in the right direction, our forum is the place to go for detailed advice and tips on your customized car project, the best uprated parts and all aspects of modding cars.Fast road cams offer one of the biggest performance gains for your money as far as a solitary modified mods goes on a NA (naturally aspirated) engine.

It improves the intake and exhaust durations and pushes up the power if done right. Ideally you'd add other mods and finish up with a reflashed ECU. TorqueCars would caution you not to go with a competition cam as this affects the engines idling and general town driving characteristics.

Don't forget to increase the fuelling when you are increasing the power - it makes the car more thirsty.

Using high octane fuel is another option if you find you are suffering from pinking or premature ignition on your Audi project after fitting other tuning upgrades. To get sufficient fuel you may need to uprate the injectors on your engine.

Uprate the fuel pump to cope with the extra fuel requirements of your tuned A7's uprated injectors.

Intake and Exhaust Tuning.

The next area for modification is the intake and exhaust. Please note that WE DO NOT RECOMMEND INDUCTION KITS, unless you have tuned your car a lot and are finding that the standard air intake has become a limitation.

Derestricting the flow of air into the engine is the primary part of tuning so get a freer flowing air filter if you find that the car is running lean only if you find the car is running lean. Induction kits can sound great but due to the warm air in the engine bay they will not do much to increase power and usually rob you of power on most cars.

Sports exhausts generally help improve air flow through the engine but avoid an exhaust that is too big or you could very well end up with a reduced flow rate. So generally speaking, keep to 1.5 to 2.5 inches for best results.

Head porting and polishing the head will allow you to maximise your air/fuel charge. Leave this to a professional though with a proper flow bench and machine tools Your clutch can fail as the power goes up if it starts to slip and the standard clutches are only ever good for power gains of up to 40%. Fit a power clutch to avoid power losses through the transmission. The best mods that we recommend for your A7 are remaps, sports camshafts and induction improvements.

Remaps offer significant power gains on all turbo charged cars.

Alloy wheel upgrades.

The benefits of alloy wheels include a lower unsprung weight and more efficient brake cooling. Don't forget that your choice of rubber greatly affects your cars grip and handling. It is not worth compromising performance with cheap tyres when you can buy directional tread pattern performance tires.The drawback to large alloy wheels on your A7 is that you're altering your effective final drive ratio so this will have a negative effect on acceleration and performance.

Although some people have fitted larger wheels without issues we would restrict ourselves to a 19 inch rim size as the maximum.

If you would like to know more, or just get some friendly advice on Tuning your car please join us in our friendly forum where you can discuss A7 options in more detail with our A7 owners. It would also be worth reading our unbiased Audi tuning articles to get a full grasp of the benefits and drawbacks of each modification.

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