words: Bill, photos: ABT Sportsline
Editor’s Note: Let me start out with my disclaimer for the normal questions I get:
- Yes, I know that the RS 4 Avant isn’t sold in the States
- Yes, I post articles on Audi models that we don’t get because we’re all Audi fans, right?
- No…this isn’t clickbait
With all of us practicing #socialdistancing, we turn to the web to keep us entertained and what is more entertaining than gazing at an Audi RS 4 Avant? ABT Sportsline has the cure for boredom…whenever we can get back outside.
Visually, ABT delights with the ABT Aero Components. For the RS 4 Avant, this includes ABT wheelhouse ventilation with real carbon fins, a gloss-finished CFRP ABT rear spoiler, and a new ABT stainless steel exhaust system. Besides the aural symphony created by this, ABT will also install four 102mm carbon fiber end pipes with glossy back end pipe inserts integrated into the rear skirt.
Additionally, ABT offers the ABT Sports DR and FR wheel sets available in 20-inch and mystic black. The GR wheel is available in glossy black or matte black and either 20-inch or 21-inch size. With new wheels, you have to go with a suspension upgrade, so they offer both a height adjustable suspension kit and height adjustable suspension springs. Both can be combined with ABT anti-roll bars for front and rear axels.
Interiorwise, you can choose the ABT start-stop button cap, ABT seat frame and dashboard carbon cover upgrades, and/or the ABT shift knob cover. There’s even a new leather and carbon finish for the steering wheel.
Don’t fret…ABT didn’t forget about power. ABT Power S combines the ABT Engine Control (AEC) with an additional water cooler kit and air intake cover. The results? A whopping 530hp; a gain of 80hp over the stock model.
So until we can mingle with our fellow Audi enthusiasts again, enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your own home. Everyone stay safe!