While global automakers are still desperately looking for new ways to cope with the economic recession, tuning companies are pretty busy improving their last-generation models and bringing a couple of new functions to consumers seeking more power and enhanced appearance. The aftermarket package for Agila
B created by the folks over at Steinmetz is the best example you can get, as the tuner used the standard 1.2i engine configuration to make modifications in specific areas.
The first thing you’ll notice when looking at the car is surely the 17-inch 4-hole 15-spoke alloy wheels ST8 fitted with 195/40 R17 tires. Obviously, these wheels have a major contribution to improving handling and control at high speeds. And because we're talking about handling, Steinmetz lowered the body by 30 mm, creating a more aggressive stance and improving maneuverability in the same time.
Interiors are being offered with a wider array of improvements, starting with the new aluminum gear knob exclusively included in Steinmetz’s aftermarket package. The top half of the shift stick is styled in chrome aluminum, while the lower half in black leather, the company explained in a statement for the press. A 4-piece floor mat set with Steinmetz stainless steel logo is also included in the package.
The last-generation Agila boasts a total of three engine variants, 1.3 CDTI ecoFLEX, 1.0 ecoFLEX and the aforementioned 1.2-liter version used by the tuner in the aftermarket package. This particular unit delivers a total of 86 horsepower at 5500 and 84 lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. The standard model accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 12.3 seconds, while maximum speed goes as much as 109 mph (175 km/h).