High Five for the Audi RS Q3! ABT Presents: 5 Attractive Rims and 440 HP from 5 cylinders

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="62086"] source: ABT Sportsline With its charismatic five-cylinder engine delivering 400 HP (294 kW) and 480 Nm as standard, the Audi RS Q3 showcases Audi’s sporty brand DNA perfectly. As SUV or crossover coupé, it is also the antithesis of conservative body design and appears more desirable as a result. After all, in the early 80s, the iconic, angular design of the original (Ur-)quattro caused a stir in design circles. Back then, ABT Sportslin...

Interest in the Johann Abt Signature Edition Exceeds All Expectations

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="61657"] source: ABT Sportsline ABT Sportsline, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW, impresses its fans again and again with its limited-edition special models. For the company’s 125th anniversary in 2021, the Johann Abt Signature Edition represents a new benchmark. The special series is limited to 64 cars and is a homage to the company’s founder. In 1896, Johann Abt laid the foundation...

640 HP and 626 LB-FT of Torque for the Audi SQ8, Thanks to the ABT Power Upgrade

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60914"] source: ABT America If it were not for the RS Q8, the Audi SQ8 would offer the perfect mix of SUV practicality and performance. But thanks to ABT Sportsline the new Audi SQ8 no longer has to settle for the second place in the power race. From the factory a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 is powering the SQ8, already providing 500 HP and 568 lb-ft of torque. With the ABT Engine Control installed an exceptional gain of up to 640 hp and...

Find of the Day: 2021 ABT RS7-R 1 of 125

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="60662"] words: Bill, photos: GMP Performance A new Audi RS 7 is a pretty stunning car but what if you wanted one that was limited to just 125 examples made worldwide? GMP Performance has one just for you and not just one but the first one built in the States. Here's the ad: AUDI RS7 WITH ABT LIMITED EDITION 1 OF 125 RS7-R KIT There's great pride to be found in being number one. Whether it's your finishing place in a race, your ranking, or jus...

ABT Sportsline Celebrates 125 Years of Innovation and Driving Pleasure

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="59310"] source: ABT Sportsline In early April 1896, the local Bavarian newspaper contained a small article, barely a few centimetres high. It read as follows: “Johann Baptist Abt takes over blacksmiths and coachworks in Burgstraße, Kempten.” The blacksmith of yore has since developed into ABT Sportsline, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW, one of the most successful international mot...

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...