Silver Caractère

Like most A4 owners who have been bitten by the upgrade "bug", Frederik Van Cauwenberghe has made some major modifications to his 1998 A4 1.9 TDi. Although North American readers are probably not familiar with it, the 1.9 TDi engine is prevalent in Europe where gasoline prices are generally higher and Audis are available in a much wider range of engine configurations. For more information on the TDi engine see our previous article, 10 Years of TDi Technology.

Frederik's silver A4 has been extensively modified both inside an out. Here is a partial listing of the upgrades:

Full Caractère body kit:

  • Front Bumper
  • RS-Grille
  • Rear Apron
  • Rear Wing
  • Side Skirts
Facelift Headlights (from model 1999)

Hagus M3 Sport mirrors

INpro Dark Grey side indicators

18" Porsche 933 technology Turbo wheels & Yokohama tyres

Chiptuning 90pk -> 125pk

K&N i57 kit

Remus Exhaust

Koni adjustable springs and shocks (10cm)

ICE (In Car Entertainment):
  • Magnat Extrema 213 2way composystem 130/170W (rms/max) - front
  • Mac Audio MLM - 2625 180/250W (rms/max) - rear
  • 2x Magnat Shockwave 1200 subwoofer 300/600W (rms/max)
  • Magnat amplifier Classic 480 2x120/240W (rms/max)
  • Magnat amplifier Classic 320 4x40/80W (rms/max)

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