ABT RS4-R Is The New “Police Car” For TUNE IT! SAFE!

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39477"] source: ABT Sportsline Featuring original patrol car markings, blue lights, a hefty 530 hp (390 kW) and 690 Nm of torque: This year's campaign vehicle for TUNE IT! SAFE! will be ceremonially unveiled at the Essen Motor Show and is the dream of every police officer. But despite its hot pursuit potential, this Avant will not be chasing criminals. Like its predecessor, this eyecatcher is the poster-boy for the safe tuning initiative from Ger...

“The Most Extreme A1 In The World” at Essen Motor Show ABT Presents A1 1of1 at H&R Stand

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39067"] source: ABT Sportsline The one-of-a-kind A1 “1of1” created by influencer and racing driver Daniel Abt has already had over 800,000 views on YouTube. Now “the most extreme A1 in the world” makes its live debut in front of a large audience. From 30 November to 8 December, the stunning car will be a special guest of ABT chassis partner H&R at the Essen Motor Show. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="39068"] In any c...

And Now For Something Completely Different: Criminal’s Tomb Features Life-Size Statue of Him And A Replica Of His Audi SQ7

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="36978"] words: Bill, photos: Granada Hoy They say you can't take it with you when you die and while that may be true, a notorious truck hijacker in Spain may have found a way around that. Antonio "El Tonto (The Fool)" made headlines in Spain during his criminal life and is once again making headlines after his death. He is mostly known for hijacking trucks and getting away with millions of dollars in merchandise which he then sold in his superm...

ABT presents one-of-a-kind A1 in unique polygon split design

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35600"] source: ABT Sportsline An Audi A1 with over 400 hp (294 kW) and 19-inch wheels with aero rings and a leaf shutter look? These mods alone would make an Audi A1 a real head-turner. If you have seen racing driver Daniel Abt’s ‘making-of’ YouTube video, however, you will know that the true highlight has yet to come: the "free-standing" wide body kit with its spectacular racing look. On 26 September at 6 pm, the racing driver and i...

ABT Sportsline – More Power for “Big Three” with 3.0 TFSI: 408 hp for A6, A7 and Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="35055"] source: ABT Sportsline Audi A6, A7 and Q8: three characteristically different premium cars, each available with the 3.0 TFSI engine, delivering 340 hp (250 kW) as standard. That all sounds rather appealing, but ABT Sportsline boosts the turbo-charged trio beyond the 400 hp mark, now. This is made possible by the performance upgrade ABT Power, which is based on the high-tech control unit ABT Engine Control (AEC). To quote speci...

More Torque Than The Legendary Sport quattro: ABT Gives Audi A1 An Audacious 240 hp and 360 Nm

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32966"] source: ABT Sportsline Three cool slits below the hood, short wheelbase, turbocharger and a whole lot of driving pleasure! Audi fans are now surely thinking of the legendary Sport quattro from 1984/1985. But there is an alternative to this almost unobtainable combination, of which there were only 214 built. We are talking about the second generation of the Audi A1, which ABT Sportsline is now upgrading. For the 40 TFSI, ABT Power ...

Fire and Water: ABT RS5-R Sportback Meets Sacs Strider 11 ABT Sport Master

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="32352"] source: ABT Sportsline “Summertime and the livin' is easy” – especially if you’re en route to a racy rendezvous to the Mediterranean Sea in an ABT RS5-R Sportback. The trip’s destination is the Marina di Varazze, a new marina between Savona and Genoa, where a special welcome awaits us: the first ABT-powered boat. The Italian motorboat builder Sacs Marine has created the special edition in collaboration with the German tuning ...

ABT Boosts Audi RS 3 to 470 HP

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="30271"] source: ABT Sportsline Just 20 years ago, the S3 made its debut as the most powerful compact Audi boasting 210 hp (154 kW). Coming in one level above this, the RS3 was introduced eight years ago. The current generation with Otto particulate filters delivers an enormous 400 hp (294 kW), almost twice as much power but the ‘driving pleasureometer’ has still to reach its peak. ABT Sportsline presents the ABT Power S performance ...

Compact Powerhouse: ABT Refines Audi SQ2 with 350 hp and 20-inch Wheels

source: ABT Sportsline Its compact dimensions place the Audi SQ2 in the ‘Urban SUV’ class, with 300 hp (221 kW) and 400 Nm of torque, the fun really starts when you’re out of town. Its combination of premium flair and extreme agility make snaking along alpine serpentines or burning up long stretches of motorway equally appealing. In the fast lane, few cars can give the 155 mph SUV a run for its money – fewer now, thanks to the performance upgrade from ABT Power. The updated figures are ...

New ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Movie Is Audi’s Latest Product Placement

Audi and product placement on the silver screen go hand-in-hand,  particularly this summer with multiple Marvel superhero movies featuring new and future e-tron models. Seemingly out of left field though is participation in the upcoming Charlie's Angels re-boot due out November 15. Sony pictures dropped the trailer yesterday, and from that we've been able to confirm at least two Audi models in the movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSUq4VfWfjE For children of the 1970s, ...

After The Limited ABT RS4+, The RS5-R Sportback Takes Over

source: ABT Sportsline When one door closes, another opens. This famous quote from Alexander Graham Bell also applies to car doors. After all 50 of the strictly limited ABT RS4+ have been sold, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW now offers its fans an attractive alternative. The new ABT RS5-R Sportback, which will be available at the end of July, is based on an even more dynamic body and is equally practical a...

New Audi RS 5 DTM Leaves Strong Impression

source: Audi Sport Audi fastest on all four days of DTM pre-season tests at the Lausitzring DTM lap record broken by more than two seconds New turbo era of DTM begins at Hockenheim on May 4/5 During the “dress rehearsal” before the DTM season opens at Hockenheim on May 4/5, the new Audi RS 5 DTM left a strong impression. In the final pre-season tests at the Lausitzring, the best time set on all four days went to an Audi driver. The Audi squad also reeled off the lar...

A Meeting of Generations: 25 Years of RS Models by ABT Sportsline

source: ABT Sportsline A quarter century ago, the first Audi RS model saw the light of day. With its 315 HP (232 kW) – which was outrageously powerful at the time, the sporty Avant naturally was a great temptation for ABT Sportsline as well. The impressive ingredients for the performance boost were a stainless steel exhaust system, a modified turbocharger and an adjustable camshaft. This resulted in a power boost up to 360 HP (265 kW). If horsepower were a currency, one would have ...

Special Features In Series: The ABT HR Alloy Wheel With Up To 23 Inches

source: ABT Sportsline The curtain rises for the world’s first series-produced aero wheel: the 22-inch ABT Sport HR in dark smoke with matt black aero ring. The spectacular idea with the striking ring is derived from the limited special edition of the GR Aerowheel for the ABT RS4-R and ABT RS5-R. Apart from that, the wheel with the ten filigree double spokes, which extend far into the rim flange, is a completely new design. If you want to enjoy it in its purest form, you c...

American Dream: The First ABT RS5-R Sportback is a “US citizen”

source: ABT America The USA and Canada are the first markets worldwide to get the Audi RS5 Sportback – even before Germany. With an US office in Miami, Florida and about 50 North American dealers ABT Sportsline is more than happy to participate in the hare and tortoise game. That is why the first ABT RS5-R Sportback can say: "I'm already here!" The first vehicle in a limited worldwide run of 50 units was built together with the American partner TAG Motorsports from Vista, California. It...

ABT Sportsline 2019 Geneva Motor Show Preview Photo Gallery

photos: ABT Sportsline Yesterday, we posted that ABT Sportsline will show five vehicles at the Geneva Motor Show. Their press release had dozens of photos that we didn't include as we didn't want to bury the story. Never fear...we're going to show them here so you can see the full glory of these vehicles...unless you're headed to Geneva to see them in person. Enjoy!   ABT RS4+ ABT Audi A6 Avant 50 TDI  ABT Audi Q8 50 TDI SEAT CUPRA Ateca ABT ABT e-Transporter ...

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 f...

Generations: ABT’s legacy with Audi from ur-quattro to RS

words: Aaron Plante, photos: ABT Sportsline Editor’s note: This article originally ran in the Q1_2019 issue of quattro magazine. It was in the 80s, with the unveiling of the ur quattro at the Geneva motor show, that transitioned Audi from automotive marque curiosity to a direct competitor for chief German luxury rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The Ingolstadt-based automaker introduced their legendary 5-cylinder, 200 horsepower, angular coupe to the world with something until then unseen… q...

From Geneva With Love: ABT Audi Q8 50 TDI With Aero Package and 330 HP

source: ABT Sportsline 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 idea...