February 28, 2001

ADVANTIGE Audi Individual

ADVANTIGE Audi Individual - the new exclusive brand for refining Audi automobiles celebrates its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2001.

ADVANTIGE Audi Individual is a division of Rinspeed GmbH, the German partner company of the world-renowned Rinspeed AG from Zumikon, Switzerland, synonymous with individualization in the automotive sector for more than 20 years.

ADVANTIGE offers an extensive individualization program for all current Audi models. Because wheels make a car, the new company offers strikingly styled ADVANTIGE five-spoke light-alloy wheels for all Audi cars from the A2 to the A8. The conventional Mono I wheels are available in 17- and 18-inch diameters while the more complex split-rim design is limited to the 19-inch Duo I wheels. ADVANTIGE recommends high performance tires made by Continental or Michelin.

Specifically matched to ADVANTIGE tire/rim combinations are the ADVANTIGE suspension systems, which combine sporty handling characteristics with a smooth ride. They also lower the bodies of the various Audi models by approximately 25 to 35 millimeters.

ADVANTIGE also demonstrates its technical know-how with the ADVANTIGE ADP modules, available for all Audi TDI models. The modules boost power by about 20 percent depending on the individual model. And Audi turbodiesel owners don't have to do without their cars for several days while the engine management module is reprogrammed, as is often the case with other tuners. The fully digital and self-adjusting ADVANTIGE ADP auxiliary control unit can be installed by any authorized Audi dealer in about 30 minutes. All tuning kits are tested by the German Technical Inspection Agency (TUV) and come with a 12-month or, for new vehicles, 100,000-kilometer warranty. ADVANTIGE also offers engine tuning for gasoline-powered Audi models as well as high-performance brake systems.

For all current Audi automobiles there is a fully polished ADVANTIGE sport rear muffler made of stainless steel. The high-quality exhaust system produces an impressive engine sound and offers the characteristic ADVANTIGE looks with its 84-millimeter chrome-plated tailpipes.

The new ADVANTIGE Exclusive Program also comprises sporty yet elegant aerodynamic components for the A3, A6 and TT models as well as for the new A4. The ADVANTIGE body parts feature exemplary fit and easy gap-free installation.

In addition the ADVANTIGE designers refine the appearance of the various Audi models with innovative ADVANTIGE ChromeNess parts. As the name proclaims the new front grilles, air intakes, door sills, mirror housings and trunk trim panels feature a sparkling chrome look.

Yet another focal point of the ADVANTIGE program is the customization of the interior. The array of exclusive accessories ranges from foot pedals sets in brushed aluminum, available for cars with manual or automatic transmissions, to highly polished aluminum gearshift lever grips and door sills to velour floormats that sport the tuner's logo.

Audi owners who wish for an even more exclusive interior find specialists at ADVANTIGE who will tailor an interior that'll satisfy the most discriminating of tastes. The selections of leather types and colors is almost limitless. Upon request custom business equipment can be integrated to transform any Audi into a modern office on wheels.

All ADVANTIGE parts are manufactured in OEM quality in accordance with the strict ISO 9001 quality standard. ADVANTIGE stands for a maximum of individualization that begins where the list of options from the automobile manufacturer ends. ADVANTIGE parts in Germany are sold at a network of select Audi centers and authorized dealers. Worldwide customers can rely on a network of ADVANTIGE Exclusive importers.

The know-how of the team behind ADVANTIGE was demonstrated at the Geneva Motor Show not only with the presentation of the refinement concepts for the Audi A6 Avant and new A4, but also in the spectacular world premiere of the ADVANTIGE R one, a cradle for new ideas and technologies. At just 97 centimeters tall, the R one is not only the lowest sports car in the world, it is also the cleanest. The one-seater sports car can be operated with biofuel from kitchen waste or with premium gasoline. Another automotive highlight is the tilting cockpit which together with the driver leans into turns like a Pendolino train.

Rinspeed GmbH
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