325bhp Audi A5 TDi Custom Remap and DPF Delete
Wind your memory all the way back to December 2014, when we first introduced you to Dan and his red Audi A5 3.0 TDi. Dan is a familiar face on the VAG scene and you may have seen his red VW Polo Gti on the rolling road at the Unphased Rolling Road day a few years ago.
Deciding that he wanted a more “grown up” car he traded in the VW Polo GTi for the Audi and has never looked back since 🙂
One afternoon Dan came down to ADE Tuning about getting the Audi custom remapped. At this time although he had heard about the dpf (Diesel Particulate Filter) but didn’t realise what an impact a blocked dpf can have on a diesel car. After a lengthy conversation the car was booked in for the dpf delete* with the custom remap to suit. When the Audi arrived in the workshop Dan had fitted air-ride. For a standard looking car the Audi looked very well. It is quite a lengthy job to remove the dpf but when it been removed and the car put back together it was time to custom remap.
With the car on the 4wd rolling road, the custom remap was written. Now ADE Tuning aren’t downloaders of generic files, we write our own files and modify them to suit the vehicle. When we had reached a peak performance level and were happy with how the car was responding we let Dan take the Audi out for a road test. Now we where a little bit mean on Dan and wouldn’t tell him what bhp the car was running, we just wanted him to drive the car and let us know how it felt. The grin on Dan’s face when he came back into the office was a picture. He was like a Cheshire cat, grinning from ear to ear. The Audi A5 3.0 tdi as a standard car has a bhp of around 236bhp with 369lb/ft torque, with the dpf deleted and custom remap we had taken that bhp and torque to 325bhp and 461lb/ft torque.
Over the last few months the car has seen some cosmetic changes with a bespoke exhaust being fabricated for the Audi A5 3.0 tdi, the interior from and Audi S5 has transformed the inside of the car and set of 3SDM alloys have completed the cars image. So you wouldn’t be surprised to see the car being featured in this months Audi Tuner magazine.
Photo credit to Anthony Seed (Unphased), Magazine write up by Davy Lewis and magazine photo’s by AJ Walker
*DPF delete is only recommended for race and track cars