High Five: ABT Presents A Strong Quintet in Geneva

source: ABT Sportsline

In Geneva, ABT Sportsline presents a broad range of amazing vehicles at its booth 1244 in hall 1. These include the ABT RS4+ with up to 530 HP (390 kW) and the ABT e-Transporter, which will be officially sold by VW Commercial Vehicles. At the Geneva Motor Show, the van will even feature a complete tuning package. The perfect car for covering long distances is the ABT A6 Avant 50 TDI with 330 HP (243 kW). You prefer an elegant SUV? ABT also offers this power boost for the Q8 50 TDI, which will also be on display in Geneva. There is petrol running in your veins and not diesel? Please meet the  CUPRA Ateca ABT with its 350 HP (257 kW) petrol engine. However, tuning is much more than pure power. Thus, all exhibits feature amazing wheels from ABT Sportsline. Moreover, some cars are also equipped with special aerokits, dynamic suspension components and a modified interior.

Thanks to the supreme all-wheel drive, the new ABT RS4+ shows off the power boost to 510 HP (375 kW) on virtually any surface. On request, the power can even be increased to 530 HP (390 kW) for a surcharge. And the best thing:  despite the supply gap due to the WLTP, existing vehicles (NEDC) are available from ABT Performance Cars in the short term. The limited edition of 50 complete vehicles can be ordered now and will be ready for delivery from March 2019. On request, customers can also order a fully customized car. “As the demand for the predecessor RS4-R – which was also limited to 50 vehicles – far exceeded the supply, we are now offering our customers a worthy successor,” explains CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. Potential buyers can experience the speedy Avant live at the 89th Geneva Motor Show (March 7 to 17). ABT Sportsline will reside at stand 1244 in Hall 1, presenting the RS4+in aggressive viper green.

The Jet d’Eau fountain with its up to 140 meters (460 ft) high and bright white water jet is the best known attraction of Lake Geneva: Thanks to a pump performance of 1,000 kW, the cool water is jetted upwards with up to 200 km/h. The glacier white paint of the ABT Audi A6 Avant 50 TDI represents a less hurried state of the element water. Still it should be clear that the famous “oversize fountain” can’t keep up with its top speed. The acceleration of the Audi is also beyond any doubt: 100 km/h can be reached in just 5.5 seconds – two tenths faster than with the production version with 286 HP (210 kW). After all, the performance of the diesel engine has been increased to 330 HP (243 kW) thanks to the ABT Power boost which uses the auxiliary ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit. Those who want to admire both the deservedly famous Jet d’Eau and the latest coup of ABT Sportsline, should visit Switzerland on March 7–17, during the legendary Geneva Motor Show. The largest tuning provider for Audi and Volkswagen vehicles will exhibit different models and products at stand 1244 in hall 1.

The most famous 00 agent in the world visited Switzerland – including Geneva – on numerous occasions during his career. And ABT Sportsline may have the perfect car for him on display at the Geneva International Motor Show (7-17 March): the ABT Audi Q8 50 TDI. The brand new ABT aerodynamics package from the world’s largest tuner for Audi and Volkswagen adds a really impressive touch to this SUV. In addition, the ABT Power boost makes the “50 TDI” the ideal vehicle for chasing villains over long distances without the need for a refueling stop. It is important to note that the Bavarian experts already have some experience with Bond cars: They actually modified an Audi 200 quattro for the film “The Living Daylights” in the 1980s.

In Spanish, Lake Geneva is called “el lago Lemán”, which almost has a ring of great motorsports. Circuit races are not permitted in Switzerland, though. The only exception is Formula E, which took place for the first time in 2018 with a special permit – including fan favorite Daniel Abt. However, speed freaks with a soft spot for Spain can also visit the Motor Show in Geneva. At stand 1244 in hall 1, ABT Sportsline will be presenting the result of its strategic partnership with the new independent brand from the SEAT cooperation: the CUPRA Ateca ABT. The world’s largest tuner for vehicles from the Volkswagen and Audi Group was involved in the development of the sports SUV from the outset.

The Palexpo convention center, where the Motor Show will take place from March 7 – 17, 2019, is only a brisk walk away from Lake Geneva. The water level in the lake is regulated by the Barrage du Seujet power plant, which generates around 21.1 million kWh/year. This could be used to charge the battery of the new ABT e-Transporter more than half a million times. With this vast amount of energy, you could also drive around the earth nearly 3,000 times. The vehicle will be presented at the auto show as a tuning version for the first time even before start of series production – at stand 1244 in hall 1. The fully electric vehicle is an in-house development and is based on a VW T6, which is electrified at ABT e-Line, a subsidiary of the tuner ABT Sportsline. The company is an official PremiumPartner of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, meaning that sales are also handled by the vehicle manufacturer. The first deliveries to customers are expected for the beginning of the 3rd quarter of 2019.

ABT Sportsline in Germany is the world’s largest tuner for vehicles of the VW Group, especially for Audi models. The product line ranges from more engine power to body kits, over suspensions and interior design, to an extensive collection of alloy wheels. The ABT Individual program allows even for exclusive tailor-made solutions. The Bavaria-based company also competes in racing activities at the highest international level: For example for Audi at the DTM (German Touring Car Masters) or also very successfully at the Formula E. The first steps in the electric racing series were already taken in 2014 and crowned with the championship title in 2017.