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Members - can you take a moment please and help me out.
I was going to enjoy my middle age by buying a Porsche. A Panamera floated my boat for awhile until I spoke to a neighbour who’d had two - the bills were horrendous. I do rather fancy an A5 coupe, and someone I know vaguely has one that may be coming up for sale. I might be interested - but.
I had an A6 3l diesel on 2010 plate which I had remapped to around 300 bhp. Manual transmission, loved it. I want an A5, in Quattro with auto trans, with around 300bhp. If I have to have it remapped, no issues. Can you guide me as to -
which engine code is the higher output
which auto transmission can take the most torque (In the event of a remap)
any other relevant info re extras that are worth looking for

Thanks for your help.
 

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Wow, that’s a lot of questions. I’m not the best to answer questions on remaps, lots more qualified than me. However, a late B8.5 3.0TDI Quattro is a good starting point. 245PS / 500Nm stock, which can get close to 300 with a simple good quality Stage 1 remap. Just take care with the S-Tronic DSG gearbox, as torque handling is limited... not quite sure what the max is, but I don’t think I’d like to take it much higher than 600Nm. I’ve had two in stock form, and they are very good. Just my 2p worth.


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I think there is only 1 choice for an auto transmission in the EU, the S-tronic/DSG. If you want more than factory-spec power, then you'll probably need to also upgrade the computer on the transmission as well as the clutch pack.

Porsche/Audi/VW are all the same family, so repair bills are all insane. Porsche with its mid-engine layout is the worst, but many parts are shared throughout the Porsche/Audi/VW family. So if you can source parts online, it's reasonable.

The germans like to build a $2000 computer to control a module to control a relay to control a solenoid to control a switch with a billion connectors and wires in between. The Japanese just use a switch with 1 wire. That said, Japanese cars aren't as fun to drive and don't look as good.

If you just want a weekend toy, just go for the Porsche and make friends with an honest mechanic. Audi are great for daily driving, but they don't last.
 
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