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(from nothelle Press
Release) For over 38 years, the name "nothelle" has been
synonymous with a passion for engineering excellence. Our tuning
products for top automobiles of the Audi and Volkswagen brands meet
the highest standards and combine our many years of experience in
motor sports with the traditional nothelle values of quality and
The customizing products
for Audi vehicles are born out of a passion for motor sports and
innovative design. The Q7 is the latest addition to the Audi family.
And nothelle, based in Ratingen, Germany, has already responded to
the market launch of the new model by enhancing it both visually and
in terms of power and dynamism.
Nothelle's prime aim was to lend the huge SUV a sporty lifestyle
look without detracting from its off-road capabilities. As a result,
the nothelle Q7 is no yuppy-mobile, but continues to be a real
all-rounder. A visit to a flashy restaurant? High-speed highway
driving? Speedy uphill climbs on winding roads? Driving on rough
terrain? The nothelle Q7 takes it all in stride, while at the same
time cutting a sharp figure.
A real head-turner
Nothelle is changing the
external appearance of the Q7 by equipping it with a sporty and
elegant body-styling kit. The kit consists of a lift-reducing front
spoiler, an air inlet grille in the front apron, side skirts, a
totally new rear apron including 4 sports tailpipes, wheel arch
extensions and a roof spoiler for enhanced stability at high speeds.
With nothelle's own-brand wheel rim from the Novedra series, the
king size 10.0 x 22-inch "NOVEDRA IX SPORT", fitted to the nothelle
tires of technology partner KUMHO in sizes 295/30-22, the Q7
acquires a more powerful and individual look. The Q7 can be even
more exclusively equipped with "NOVEDRA IX SPORT titanium edition",
"NOVEDRA IX SPORT black edition" and "NOVEDRA IX SPORT brilliance
The new look and additional power is set off by the electronically
lowered suspension in the form of an electronic module which
nothelle has developed especially for the "Audi adaptive air
suspension" of the SUV produced in Ingolstadt, Germany. Needless to
say, nothelle also has a sports spring kit for the factory-provided
In order to enhance the braking performance of the 2.3-ton vehicle,
nothelle also developed a brake kit - for every eventuality.
Naturally, nothelle also offers multiple options for the alteration
of the interior of the Q7. In the portfolio, for example, is a real
leather interior range which lends the vehicle a luxury feel. As the
crowning glory of the elegant interior, it is possible to build in
an office complete with state-of-the-art multimedia components.
All products can be installed at any Audi dealer.
Scarcely visible from
the outside, the alterations are all the more noticeable under the
hood. The Q7 starts out with two engines, namely a large three-liter
turbo diesel engine, the 3.0 V6 TDI with 500 nm of torque and 171 KW
(233 HP), in addition to the large 4.2-liter V8 gasoline engine with
257 kW (350 HP). With a curb weight of 2.3 tons, it is hardly
possible to talk about powerful motorization at this point. Each
additional unit of horsepower and each nm of torque would produce
Consequently nothelle is also boosting the power of both these
engines. After passing through the hands of nothelle engineers for
chip tuning or the installation of the N TRONIC BOX©, the 3.0 TDI
generates an impressive 275 HP and delivers 600 nm of torque to the
crankshaft at upwards of 1,750 RPM. The prices of such power
enhancements range between 1,100 (chip tuning) and 1,500 euros (N
TRONIC BOX) and include a two-year warranty.
As a rule, nothelle offers three enhanced performance options, each
with different characteristics.
First is the N TRONIC BOX©, the intelligent power box for diesel
engines. It is an additional ECU, which provides a significant yet
not excessive power boost.
The LEADERCHIP© chip tuning type delivers similar power outputs and
is designed for the demanding driver who wants more controlled
power. The vehicle unleashes its full potential while at the same
time maintaining its outstanding handling and consistently smooth
running qualities. With well-balanced values, the engine offers
significantly improved torque and enhanced power. It is the diplomat
of the tuning chips with untamed pizzazz.
The third option offered by nothelle is BULLCHIP©, the power boost
for drivers with sporting ambitions. It is characterized by its full
power, breathtaking torque and phenomenal acceleration. It is the
real muscle among the tuning chips.
In all its innovations, nothelle pays particular attention to ensure
compliance with current exhaust emission standards.
In the case of gasoline variants as well, nothelle is reaching for
the stars. A bi-turbo kit is being developed for the 4.2 V8, which
draws up to 580 brute horsepower and 720 nm at 3,200 RPM from the
direct injection engine. This should enable the Q7 to mutate into a
real road beast!
Since the standard muffler failed the sound test, nothelle is
replacing it with its own rear muffler featuring a sonorous purr and
a 4-pipe look. nothelle also offers the option of replacing the
entire exhaust system, allowing the Q7 to broadcast its newly gained
power in no uncertain terms.