Avant Garde M510 20×9 Custom Blood Red on H&R Sport Springs for B8 Audi S5

The compliant some people have about the Audi line of vehicles is that they’re too bland, too conservative- to some extent, that’s true, which is why Atilla B brough his B8 Audi S5 to see the Mod Expert Alan at ModBargains. To give his S5 some much needed visual pop, Atilla had already fitted a set of Blood Red Powdercoated Avant Garde M510 Wheels and had already lowered the S5 Suspension, but something was still missing.

Avant Garde M510 20×9 Custom Blood Red on H&R Sport Springs for B8 Audi S5

A set of gorgeous wheels is only half the equation, and this car has been lowered, taking care of the other half of the problem. When you fit a car with a nice set of wheels, the excess wheelgap leftover tends to stick out like a sore thumb and the H&R Springs have done a brilliant job of getting the car right where it ought to be to look its best. That still left the car a little short on character, but Mod Expert Alan had some ideas.

Avant Garde M510 20×9 Custom Blood Red on H&R Sport Springs for B8 Audi S5

One of the aesthetic problems the S5 has is that its grille doesn’t look as good as it does on the RS models, which is why the RS style grille is one of our most popular exterior upgrades for Audi S5.


The now front end has much more visual aggression, thanks to the addition of an RS-Style Grille for 2013+ Audi A5 and S5 models. Whenever we install one of these RS grilles, we take the time to plastidip the ugly crash bar behind the grille black so that the car looks like it should – clean, without any body-colored bumper beam peeking out from behind the grille. The only thing people should see behind a grille is an intercooler.
For a bit of extra flair, we plastidipped the Audi Rings as well.

Avant Garde M510 20×9 Custom Blood Red on H&R Sport Springs for B8 Audi S5

To give the S5 the muscular, authoritative exhaust note you’d expect for a sports coupe like the S5, we’ve fitted it with a AWE Tuning Touring Exhaust for Audi S5 spec’d out with the optional Diamond Black tips, bringing together the black-and-red theme this S5 has going. Bolstering the power output further and enhancing the induction side of engine note is an AWE Tuning S-Flo Intake for Audi S5 as well, the overall package yielding a nice little bump in power along with outstanding looks and an incredible sound whenever you sink your foot into the go-pedal without overdoing it.

The eagle-eyed among you will note that there’s a tow-hitch installed on this S5 as well, which is interesting to note that the AWE Exhaust clears a tow bar just fine.

Avant Garde M510 20×9 Custom Blood Red on H&R Sport Springs for B8 Audi S5

One way or another, Atilla’s S5 is a car you can’t help but notice – thanks for joining us and we hope you enjoyed the photos.

Interested in getting more out of your Audi? Not sure where to start? Check out our guide to the Best Mods for the B8 Audi S5 to get some ideas and inspiration. We invite you to talk to our team of Mod Experts like Alan (x8006) by calling 714-582-3330, email, chatting live at ModBargains.com or just visiting the ModAuto showroom in La Habra, CA any day during business hours.

Thanks for joining us, and we’ll see you next time!

Story & Photos Nick Gregson

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