Novedra VII Sport Brilliance Edition for
the Audi A4.
3rd April 2006.
Audi has often been perceived as the
challenger luxury brand, targeting those who don't walk in
one of the two other German luxury lines, Mercedes-Benz
That makes of Audi a sort of stylish non-default
luxury choice, a custom setting for those who
modify factory settings, as soon as they open the
Still, no matter how distinguished its
image can be, that doesn't mean that tuners cannot turn an
Audi still a bit more... different, by the sort of tuning
tweaks that push distinction to new levels, addressing an
even more selective clientèle.
A4 with nothelle Novedra VII Sport Black
One of the major players in Audi tuning
is nothelle, known for 39 years now in engineering skills
for top-of-the-range cars from both Volkswagen and Audi,
the luxury sports brand of the VW group, Europe's largest
carmaker and the fourth ranked in the world, after GM,
Toyota and Ford (expect the Japanese group to lead the
world league before the end of this year).
Back to Audi and nothelle then, not to
Audi Q7 SUV this time, already covered recently, but
to the upper medium luxury sedan and sports wagon, the
Audi A4 and A4 Avant.
With an output increase up to 310 bhp,
elegant aerodynamic packages, quadruple exhaust and
nothelle Novedra VII Sport 19-inch wheels, Audi's A4 goes
a step further in exclusivity world.
A4 Avant with Nothelle Novedra VII Sport
The tuning company from Ratingen,
Germany came up with a more elegant and at the same time
sportier appearance, plus, various performance
First things first, nothelle tackles
the external cosmetics with the aid of a comprehensive
aerodynamic kit, mounted on the standard components
without any additional body modifications.
It consists of a front spoiler (from
Euro 490), side skirts, a rear apron attachment and a rear
spoiler (one version each for the saloon / sedan and the
Avant), as well as optional fender extensions, which can
also be fitted onto the standard wings with any body
The rear of the A4 gets an even sportier upgrade with the
nothelle diffuser (available in the body colour or in
genuine carbon fibre).
A4 front spoiler, by Nothelle.
Nothelle's rear silencer with its
quad-tailpipe looks (from Euro 620), made entirely of
durable stainless steel, promises a sporty sound as well
as a touch more power. Its oval, chrome-plated 4 tailpipes
give the rear end of the A4 a significant boost.
You'd say sport is not just in the
looks, which brings us to the athlete's footwear. Wheels
and suspension. Nothelle provides matching footwear for
the A4, with the company's own Novedra VII Sport wheels in
8.5 x 19" format.
The one-piece wheel is impressive for
its exclusive design, as well as its multi-piece looks
(from Euro 550). The German tuner offers it in three
The basic version is the Novedra VII
Sport, painted in Shiny Silver.
The fine surface finish of the second
version, the Brilliance Edition, is achieved by means of
an elaborate ball polishing process with high-gloss
Because tastes vary, nothelle also
offers the Black Edition as a third version.
The alloy wheel is also available
complete with an ultra high-performance 235/35-19 tyre
from nothelle's technology partner, Kumho.
rear skirt, carbon diffuser and rear
silencer with quad-tailpipe looks.
To connect the engine power firmly to
the wheels, tyres and road, the Ratingen tuning company
offers sport suspension systems, either in the form of a
comfort-oriented set of sports springs, as a complete
suspension system or as a high-end solution using
individually height-adjustable coilovers.
Talking of engine and performance,
whether you prefer petrol (gasoline) or diesel, nothelle
has an upgrade for each.
The diesels get a boost by means of
chip-tuning, or from the N TRONIC BOX. The latter
represents the intelligent power box for diesel engines,
and is a supplementary control unit that will deliver a
significant but not excessive performance boost when
Similar performance figures are
delivered by the chip-tuning version, LEADERCHIP©,
designed for a more controlled power. The vehicle releases
its entire potential and yet at the same time remains
respectable in its running characteristics. The engine
offers significantly improved torque and increased power
output with well-balanced figures. Nothelle describes it
as the diplomat among the tuning chips, with unfettered
rear spoiler for the A4.
As a third alternative nothelle offers
the BULLCHIP©, the power upgrade for sporting ambitions.
Full-blooded power delivery, torque and acceleration are
its characteristic features. That makes it the muscle man
among the tuning chips.
All performance upgrades are also
available for vehicles with a diesel particle filter.
Of all the A4's petrol engines, the
2-litre TFSI is just asking for some muscle-toning, at
least from nothelle's point of view, turning it into the
highlight of its range.
In the case of the turbocharged in-line
four-cylinder engine, the conversion delivers a 110
horsepower leap in power output, reaching 310 horsepower!
That makes it possible for the A4 to touch a 280 km/h (175
mph) top speed mark, with a mere 5.5 seconds acceleration
from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph).
Nothelle can offer performance upgrades
for all engines, complying with all applicable emissions
standards, all with TÜV approval and under warranty.
For more information about products
availabilities, shipping and prices, you can visit nothelle's