ABT Sportsline Aero Package, Wheels, and Interior Upgrades for Audi SQ7

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="58396"] source: ABT America With a 500 HP V8 engine, seven-passenger capacity and luxurious interior the Audi SQ7 is already a powerful presence. However, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW would like to add a few words. The ABT slim body aero package gives the midsize SUV a more aggressive design with front skirt add-ons for the air inlet vents, door strip attachments, rear skirt add-o...

Supercar Acceleration: ABT RSQ8-R Reaches 100 KM/H (62 MPH) in 3.4 Seconds

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="57929"] source: ABT Sportsline In 2021, vehicle tuner ABT Sportsline celebrates its 125th anniversary with the RSQ8-R, one of the fastest SUVs on the market, with 740 HP (544 kW) and 920 Nm. The enormous power is mainly reflected in its phenomenal acceleration: 0-100 km/h is now achieved in just 3.4 seconds rather than 3.8 seconds. The customer vehicle, painted in San Marino Blue metallic, is one of only 125 vehicles from a special series that ha...

Find of the Day: Ex-Mattias Ekström 2003 DTM Audi TT-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56216"] words: Bill, photos: RS Racetec GmbH, Audi Sport Audi is leaving the DTM series after many years and many wins but no worries...Audi's motorsports future is bright. Still, if you want to relive the past, you can always buy this Abt-Audi TT-R DTM that was driven by Mattias Ekström and others during the 2003 DTM campaign. Ekström, a two-time DTM champion, retired from Audi Sport in 2018. Here he is talking about the best moments in DTM wi...

The Very First North American ABT RS6-R is a Californian

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="54403"] source: ABT America For the first time ever the legendary five-door Avant is available in North America in limited quantities, presenting ABT Sportsline with the opportunity to extend its famous ABT RS6-R to this important market as well. The very first completed RS6-R in North America was built by ABT’s longtime partner Pacific German in Laguna Hills, California. Of course, the ABT RS6-R demands exceptional visual enhancements. The Ger...

2021 Audi RS 6 Avant – ABT exhaust system, power upgrade and wheels available now

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53919"] source: ABT America The Audi RS 6 Avant has finally arrived in North America. Now, with the help from ABT Sportsline, the worlds largest tuner of vehicles from Audi and VW, owners can further enhance power, sound and aesthetics of this legendary high-performance station wagon. By utilizing the sophisticated ABT Engine Control unit (AEC) the output of the 4.0-liter V8 increases from 591 HP / 590 lb-ft of torque to approximately 690 HP and ...

ABT Aero Package and Power Upgrade for Audi Q5 TFSI e Plug-in Hybrid

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="53229"] source: ABT America From a performance perspective the 55 TFSI e quattro is the hidden champion of the Audi Q5 models. After all, the plug-in hybrid offers a staggering performance of 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This is even more than what the SQ5 delivers. ABT Sportsline puts the spotlight on the powerhouse SUV by adding an extensive aero package: The body kit includes a front skirt, door strip attachments, rear skirt and 4-inch (1...

Southern Fried Turn-Key RS 5-R by ABT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52744"] words: Tim Enders, photos: Mike Kuhn & Adam Hummel Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. It is a good time to be an owner of a modern Audi, and in particular those of the performance-oriented S and RS range. There is a panoply of different choices on the market for those in search of a little more performa...

Audi Accessories S5 Sportback

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52082"] words: Bill, photos: Marcus Inge, Will Barber Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in the Q3_2020 issue of quattro Magazine. If you would like to subscribe to quattro Magazine, please join Audi Club here. When it finally arrived in the USA, the B9 Sportback range immediately became a popular addition to the Audi lineup. The A5 Sportback is a good start but the fruit higher up the branch is what the enthusiast wants. Of course, t...

Limited ABT RSQ8-R With Carbon Aero Package, Power Upgrade & More

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50482"] source: ABT America In 2021 ABT Sportsline will celebrate its 125th birthday. To increase the anticipation of the anniversary even more, there is now exactly one ABT RSQ8-R available for each of these years. This strictly limited model is the ultimate expansion stage of a vehicle that has already set a Nordschleife record for SUVs. The ABT RSQ8-R firmly establishes its special status by displaying various exterior and interior upgrades. T...

New ABT Exhaust System and Sports Suspension for the Audi RS 6 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="50018"] source: ABT Sportsline The right soundtrack can make film and stage scenes twice as exciting. This also applies to the RS 6, which already races out of the factory with a sensational 600 hp (441 kW) and 800 Nm. To stir the emotions even further, the new ABT exhaust system is available upon request. Its four parallel pipes and two electrically adjustable exhaust flaps conjure up an acoustic fireworks display with an impressive range of so...

Video of the Day: Audi R8 V10 plus vs ABT TT RS-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49821"] words: Bill, photos: CarWow Mat Watson has a great job...we've featured him and CarWow many times as our Video of the Day because why not? He reviews some great (and not so great cars) and he gets to drag some. In this case, he puts a baby R8 against an actual R8 but don't feel sorry for him; his TT RS is ABT tuned. [gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49820"] Both Audi has 610hp but the TT RS is lighter and has 575ft-lb comp...

A5 and S5 Facelift Gets ABT Attractive Accessories

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="49791"] source: ABT Sportsline With the 2020 model year the Audi A5 and S5 were brought up to date with the latest facelift across all body styles. While buyers can enjoy design upgrades like new headlights and a new front grille as well as several technological improvements the pleasure of driving a performance car like the Audi S5 hasn’t changed. ABT is catering to those driving enthusiasts that want to sharpen the responsiveness of the Audi ...

ABT Sportsline Has Its Way With the A6 allroad

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48687"] words: Bill, photos: ABT America While we've been waiting for the RS 6 Avant to hit our shores, the A6 allroad crossed over our border months ago. For those who long for the super Avant but sadly can't afford one, the C8 allroad is a pretty darn good Avant and now ABT Sportsline has made it a damn good one. Everyone is looking for power and the ABT Engine Control will increase the 3.0T V6 from 335hp and 360 lb-ft up to 419hp and 405 lb-ft...

ABT Sportsline Equips Audi S8 with 700 hp and New Wheels

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="48169"] source: ABT Sportsline  Real sports cars deliver extraordinary driving performance, but usually have a somewhat spartan appearance. For those unwilling to sacrifice any luxury, space or comfort, the Audi S8 has been available since 1996, and as regards acceleration, it can hold its own against the contemporary Porsche 911. The fourth generation of the racy luxury limousine came onto the market in early 2020, with a powerful V8 b...

First Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle With ABT Power – 2020 Audi Q5 55 TFSI e

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="46949"] source: ABT America A quick glance at the data sheet reveals the unexpected: The SQ5 is no longer the most powerful player in the Q5 team. This credit now belongs to the 55 TFSI e quattro, which displays a system output of 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This cutting-edge plug-in hybrid SUV mates a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that puts out 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque with an electric motor. Thanks to a new power upgrade from ABT&nbs...

SQ7 With Seductive Grandeur ABT Aero Package Wide Body

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45973"] source: ABT Sportsline The new Audi SQ7 is a SUV that effortlessly conceals its weight when it comes to driving performance and agility. More than ever before, the car magazines share the same opinion. And when the recently introduced performance upgrade from ABT Sportsline comes into play, you think you really are in a sports car – albeit just a little higher up. In order to correctly showcase this kudos-creating vehicle in a larger fo...

Special Limited Edition ABT RS6-R

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="45381"] source: ABT Sportsline Once again, Audi have created the perfect synergy of the sports car and touring estate with the latest RS 6. Each new RS generation is accompanied by new developments. The latest edition is the first to feature optional all-wheel steering. This reduces the turning circle and at speeds above 100 km/h, the rear wheels steer to aid stability. ABT Sportsline is delighted to work with this excellent foundation and is tr...

ABT Power S Boosts Audi RS 4 Avant

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="44651"] 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 Ava...

Nordschleife Record-Holder Now Even Faster: ABT Audi RS Q8

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43358"] source: ABT Sportsline Nordschleife record-holder now even faster ABT RS Q8 boasts 700 hp and lowering option Even experienced auto-testers are amazed at the Audi RS Q8’s agility, despite its 2.4-tonne weight. But after all, the Audi engineers have brought a whole host of refined high-tech solutions to the table – such as steering rear wheels. The standard vehicle with 600 hp (441 kW) and 800 Nm could even claim the Nürburgring No...

New RS 7 Sportback Boasts 700 hp And 880 Nm From ABT

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="43146"] source: ABT Sportsline Ten years since the production launch of the first Audi A7, the new RS 7 Sportback culminates the series with an unprecedented performance boost. The developers have coaxed 600 hp (441 kW) and 800 Nm from the 4.0-litre V8 turbo petrol engine – that’s 40 hp (29 kW) more than its predecessor. ABT Sportsline however, saw considerably greater potential within the coupé-like silhouette with high-tech suspension. The...