Rieger has presented their tuning program for the new Audi A4 B8 Facelift. The tuning company offers a number of styling modifications.
The exterior boasts a complete body kit including a new front bumper, a pair of side skirt, modified rear bumper and sports exhaust system. Other highlights include MR Racing Stripes and a set of huge wheels fitted with low profile tires. The choice is between TOMASON TN9 – 8,5Jx20 ET 45 with 245/30 R20 and 8,5Jx20 ET 45 with 245/30 R20; and CORNICHE MONZA 9,0Jx20 ET 40 fitted with 245/30 R20.
Rieger also offers performance packages for both petrol and diesel engines: 1.8 TFSI; 2.0 TFSI and 3.0 TFSI. The diesel range, which can be boosted include 2.0 TDI, 2.7 TDI and 3.0TDI. The pricing for engine re-map is €890.
All parts fit perfectly to factory elements and are made form high-quality materials. Rieger Tuning has never really been a subtle body kit manufacturer. Up until recently, if you were looking for OE+ Audi-inspired designs, you were likely better of looking somewhere other than this often wilder purveyor of ground effects.
That was the case up until the company pulled the wraps off of its latest A5 and S5 treatment that gave the more tame versions of this handsome coupe family a direct injection of RS 5 and even TT RS styling cues. Audi enthusiasts were very pleased with the change, so perhaps it’s not so surprising that Rieger’s new A4 product range follows a similar strategy.
Take a look at the photos you see here (and more in our gallery linked below) and you’ll see that the Rieger team kept with the RS formula, and specifically that of the RS 5. While newer RS models like the RS 4, RS 6 and RS 7 show Audi is moving toward a bit more of RS model differentiation, this Rieger kit sticks with the frowning maw of the RS 5 and TT RS designs and makes for a handsome overall look.
At the rear, the theme continues and the A4/S4 body kit has a rear lower valance nearly identical to that of the RS 5. For some reason the rear 3/4 shot of the car reveals a more typical Riegeresque side skirt with black segmentation even though other shots like that of the profile of the car don’t show the piece. We’d guess those really turned on by the OE+ style will likely forego the sideskirts and instead focus on the bumper treatments alone, and maybe paired with an RS-spec honeycomb grille as seen on this car.
Source - automobilesreview.com, fourtitude.com
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