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...

ABT Presenting The Speed-Style A6 3.0 TDI in Geneva

source: ABT Sportsline Ok...let's get this out of the way. We know we do not get the TDI in the States/Canada and probably will not see a new one in the future but we may get the A6 Avant so this still applies (at least in terms of everything but the engine management)? 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 ...

Follow Me If You Can: ABT Builds RS6+ Nogaro Edition With 735 HP As A One-Off

source: ABT Sportsline The "fanboost" concept usually only appears in Formula E, where Daniel Abt is successful as a driver. A few weeks ago, ABT Sportsline started the campaign "555,000 followers on Facebook and Instagram". CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt promised a unique reward if this target was reached: converting the last of only 50 ABT RS6+ to the "Nogaro Edition" specification and a look behind the scenes during all work. The response was tremendous, and so the second one-off vehicle w...

ABT Sportsline RS5-R In Essen – As Well As RS6-E, RS3, Cupra Ateca ABT And GTI Clubsport

source: ABT Sportsline As the world's largest tuner for vehicles from the Volkswagen and Audi Group, ABT Sportsline stands for a virtually endless variety of models. In addition to the two main brands, the Bavarian engineers can also make SEAT or Skoda drivers happy. ABT Sportsline is therefore showing a CUPRA Ateca ABT from SEAT at this year's Essen Motor Show (December 1 to 9, 2018) for the first time. Visitors can expect some exciting upgrades at stand 3A41 in hall 3. There, the co...

ABT Audi RS5-R And SQ5 Widebody At SEMA Show 2018

source: ABT Sportsline The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. Thanks to its partners Vossen Wheels and Thule, ABT Sportsline is able to present its RS5-R and SQ5 Widebody in Las Vegas, where the show takes place from October 30 to November 2. For last year’s show, ABT as the worldwide leading tuner for cars from Audi and VW, and Vossen Wheels as the trendsetting wheel brand in the industry, teamed up to create a very special and...

Iconic ABT quattro Meets Great-Grandchild – The ABT RS5-R

source: ABT Sportsline The Audi quattro presented in 1980 is the "godfather" in the history of Audi all-wheel-drive sport models. It is what other racers from the brand have to live up to. With regard to the engine, the 20V with 220 HP (162 kW), which was introduced in 1989, was the benchmark after the exclusive Sport quattro. The former can be found in the ABT Sportsline museum in Bavaria – in a good, but certainly not the standard production condition. "Back then, we tuned the ...

510 HP ABT Power Upgrade Available For All Audi RS 5 Owners

ABT is making the 510 HP power upgrade for the Audi RS5 available to all its customers. Until recently the performance increase was exclusively reserved for the limited RS5-R package. To give the Audi powerhouse coupe a boost of up to 510 HP and 501 lb-ft the power upgrade does not only include the signature ABT engine control unit (AEC), but also an additional water radiator kit and air inlet cover to support cooling the engine. With up to 60 HP and 58 lb-ft more an Audi RS5 Coupe ...

2018 Audi SQ5 With 425 HP And Visible Tailpipes Thanks To ABT

source: ABT America ABT Sportsline upgrades the three-liter turbo gasoline engine of the current model Audi SQ5 to a fiery 425 HP and increases the torque by 10% of up to 405 lb-ft. There is more than enough power for a commanding appearance after installing of the separate ABT Engine Control unit – especially if the SQ5 is also equipped with the ABT aerodynamic body kit that brings back visible tailpipes. The ABT Slimbody package for the SQ5 comes with a new front skirt, door st...