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Motoren Technik Mayer (MTM) has tuned almost every product in the Volkswagen/Audi stable, so it makes sense that they'd work their magic on the turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI found in the KTM X-Bow.

The boosted four has proven to be just as tweakable as the venerable 1.8T it replaced, and MTM is has announced plans to raise output of the X-Bow from 237 to 380 hp. Torque figures should rise accordingly (we're guessing something in the neighborhood of 350 lb-ft) and the 0-60 times will surely drop from the factory-stated 3.9-seconds -- assuming MTM can get the additional ponies to the ground in a civilized fashion.

Expect a range of brake, wheel and suspension upgrades to be included, and hope that MTM offers its wares in the States if the KTM makes good on its promise to bring the X-Bow to the U.S.


[Source: MTM via Zercustoms]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      380hp out of a 2.0 is not that big of a deal. The Evo X is rated at 291 at the crank and dynos at roughly 240whp. Numerous people have gotten 100whp more with bolt-ons, cams, fuel pump, injectors, and a retune all on the stock turbo.

      Granted, at this point, it's a bit loud for a daily driver, but I don't think anyone buying an X-Bow will care.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I could do this for under $8k.

      APR Stage 3. Done. It's retarded that they never did it before.

      It's also pretty retarded that they had the motor running pretty much stock. Stage 2 software (which requires an intake and exhaust) on the 2.0T raises power to 270hp/323tq, why couldn't they manage to do that? They'd still keep the quick-spooling stock K03 turbo, and it would be the same price (well, MARGINALLY more for the software, but worth it for the power gains).
        • 6 Years Ago
        The packaging is different... That's a bigger deal than I think you're assuming it is. Things don't fit in smaller/different shaped engine bays.
        • 6 Years Ago
        http://www.audiworld.com/news/99/turbo/lo4lko4r1.jpg

        There's the K03 compared to the K04. That is the only external change (FMIC is required only because the stock FMIC on the VAG cars isn't ideal, also will need injectors and high pressure fuel pump). It still uses the same exact downpipe/intake/discharge piping. I'm sure it wouldn't be THAT hard to accommodate.

        My GTI engine bay is tiny with very little clearance anywhere, and you can still swap a K03 for a K04. To get the turbo off, you have to drain all the fluids, unbolt all the motor mounts, and actually tilt the engine up, since the clearance back there is so minimal. I'm sure it won't be much of a problem ;)
        • 6 Years Ago
        I've got a GTI too. :)

        The turbo most kits use for 380 hp is a GT28. For the extra boost, you need to upgrade other stuff too, which is where the packaging becomes harder. And anyway, I wasn't saying it would be a tough fit -- because I'm sure you could squeeze it in, I was just saying that you probably can't use the existing kits that are out there, because the ducting would not fit.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll believe it when I see it. A 2.0L Turbo engine can produce 380HP, but it's not going to bear a lot of resemblance to the engine you started with. Think Evo FQ-360 or FQ-400.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It'll likely need different fuel injectors or higher pressure to get there too.

        And again, it won't be nearly the same. Just changing the turbo will make the turbo far less efficient at low revs and will bring the peaky power that turbos are known for in race cars.

        See the 380HP 2.7T RS4 made by quattro GMBH in 2002 or so.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i love how everyone on AB is obviously an engineer and has better thought out the cars discussed, than the actual engineers that built them.
        • 6 Years Ago
        +1

        We're also better spellers, story writers, artists, designers, ergonomics/interior experts, sound engineers, politicans, mechanics, management team members, CEO's, and economists.

        Oh yeah, and we're all faster than The Stig around the Top Gear Test Track.