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...

The ABT Audi SQ5 with 425 HP and The Dream of Flying

source: ABT Sportsline Even if it might seem quite obvious for the ABT Audi SQ5: The category designation "sport utility vehicle" has nothing to do with the engine power of 425 HP (313 kW) or with the wide-body aerodynamics package, which ensures a particularly sporty appearance. The SUV name is rather an American term where it is used to designate vehicles for leisure and sports. As this also included hunting and fishing, a certain level of off-road capability was also assumed. Admittedl...

Audi RS 5 Coupe with up to 510 HP from ABT, exclusively for the RS5-R Package

[source: ABT America] The Audi RS 5 Coupe is a beautiful powerhouse of a car and since ABT has recently introduced their power upgrades also to the US, the 2.9 Liter Biturbo V6 received a well-desired boost as well. By using state-of-the-art technology ABT is adding horsepower to the RS 5 and also ensures reliability and durability. The separate ABT engine control unit increases the performance output from 444 HP up to 510 HP and raises the maximum torque from 443 lb-ft to 501 lb...

ABT Power Upgrades Now Also Available in the United States

Good news for North American ABT clients: Starting August 1st 2018 ABT will be offering a selection of their highly sought-after power upgrades in the US! In the beginning the technologically advanced and extensively tested separate performance ECU (engine control unit) will be available for the current model Audi S4/S5, Audi SQ5 and Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI. A power upgrade for the 2018 Audi RS5 is exclusively available for customers when ordering the limited edition ABT RS5-R package. ABT ...

Go For Gold: “ABT Aerowheel” Concept Study Comes As A Limited Series

[source: ABT Sportsline] Speech is silver, just doing is gold – just typical for ABT Sportsline! The Bavarian company will produce an exclusive limited series of the ABT Aerowheel concept study, which was met with great enthusiasm in Geneva. The wheel will only be available in Racing Gold and 21". After the limited special edition ABT RS4-R has now sold out and there are only precious few of the corresponding ABT RS5-R coupés remaining, the Bavarian tuner then already has the nex...

“Edelweiss” With 500 HP And The NEW 20-Inch GR Rims: The ABT Audi RS 3 Sportback

[source: ABT Sportsline] The edelweiss is probably the most famous Alpine flower. It is said to have many positive properties – even as an anti-aging remedy. But this strictly protected white plant is not the only fountain of youth to be found in Bavaria: ABT Sportsline, for example, offers its interpretation of the Audi RS 3 – and there is no law against picking this precious flower from the company lot, as long as the purchase price has been paid. Just pretty and white?...