GT Kraft has moved the boundaries once again! We present you with the latest Audi’s 3.0 TFSI tuning. This six-cylinder engine has several different applications and its power rating varies depending on the model it powers. It is used in the Audi models A6, A7, A8, Q7, S4 and S5 and it employs completely new digitalized signal processing in the form of SENT protocol.
Until recently, cars whose engines operate based on SENT protocol couldn’t be tuned. However, our engineers with experience in Formula 1 engineering have developed OEM quality performance module tuning for these engines as well. Here we present you with our tuning for the SENT 3.0 TFSI.
Tuning for Audi S5 3.0 TFSI
The car we used was the latest Audi S5 TFSI with twin-scroll turbocharged V6 producing 354 hp and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. The result of our tuning came to massive 428 hp and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque. This kind of an increase brings the S5 a lot closer to the far more expensive RS5!
This S5 was already a very capable performance vehicle, but now with more than 400 hp the stylish coupe becomes a real supercar.
Tuning for the 3.0 TFSI is specifically developed for each of the applications. It comes in a neatly styled performance module that is very easy to connect. The extra power comes from our performance module that is connected directly to the ECU. The performance module reads the digital information from the sensors, processes it and sends the optimized information to the ECU.
There are no physical alterations to the stock ECU. The OEM electronic components remain untouched so the car bears OEM safety. All of the information from the sensors is decrypted, optimized, encrypted again and transferred to the OEM ECU by our performance module. This means that the OEM safety is preserved and that the stock electronic components are not tampered with.
Other Applications of the 3.0 TFSI and Tuning
Aside from the S5 we also tune other cars with the 3.0 TFSI. The same engine is used in the S4, A6, A7, A8 and Q7, albeit with different power ratings, depending on the model it powers. For example, in the Audi Q7 the 3.0 TFSI has the power rating of 333 hp and 440 Nm (320 lb-ft) of torque. It propels the massive SUV to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.1 seconds. Our performance module raises the power rating to 407 hp, effectively dropping the acceleration time to under 6 seconds.
Why is SENT Different?
SENT is an acronym that stands for Single Edge Nibble Transmission. It is the most advanced, completely digitalized signal transmission protocol used to transfer high resolution information from a sensor to the ECU. Digitalization of the sensor signal means that the information is reliable, completely resistant to any electromagnetic interference and more accurate, which enables us to develop finely tuned optimizations.
SENT can also transmit more parameters at the same time, which makes it far more efficient. Speaking of efficiency, SENT protocol is noticeably more cost efficient than the old system.
In short, SENT is better, faster, more reliable, more efficient, more precise, resistant to interference and inexpensive. This is why it is expected that it will become industry standard in the near future. It has now spread to several VW GTI models, and a number of Audi and Porsche cars with both petrol and diesel engines.
As new model years appear, other manufacturers are bound to switch to SENT because of its huge advantages. As that happens, we will be here to help you unleash the full potential of your modern car with our SENT performance modules.