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 ...

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...

Rain Prisk: Fantasy Audi Model Renders

words: Bill, renders: Rain Prisk While others may be familiar with Rain Prisk, I just stumbled across him (?) her (?) the other day with the above R8 render. Rain is a talented concept artist who makes renderings of vehicles that OEMs can visualize but will never put into production. Can you imagine if Audi decided to build a pickup truck? Rain did with this Q7 pickup. Finally a competitor to the Lincoln Mark LT! Like I said, fantasy builds. How about the electrification future of Audi? While ...

ABT Aerodynamic Upgrades for Audi Q8 Available Now

The Audi Q8 has a strong front appearance already coming from the factory, still ABT supports the aggressive factory octagonal grille even more by adding a dynamic front lip and highlights for the sideward air inlets. Although the most eye-catching changes are happening to the rear of the car. ABT is taking the factory rear skirt insert with its square-shaped openings and replacing it with a prominent diffuser that features double exhaust bezels. The new aerodynamic designs are topped off by...

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...

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 ...

ABT offers 419 HP and 405 lb-ft for 2019 Audi A7

source: ABT Sportsline ABT offers 419 HP and 405 lb-ft for 2019 Audi A7 The all-new 2019 Audi A7 is a much desired car and ABT is making sure it is even more admired. From the factory the 3.0-liter TFSI V6 produces 335 HP / 369 lb-ft, but with the separate ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit the output is increased by 25%. The 419 HP of the ABT A7 Sportback are accompanied by 405 lb-ft of torque improving the responding qualities of the gas pedal and resulting in a dynamic, sportier driving....

Limited Special Edition With Up To 530 HP: The New ABT RS4+

source: ABT Sportsline Yeah yeah...I know we don't get the magnificent RS 4 here in the States (but rumors of the RS 6 coming soon abound) and we certainly don't get the monstrous ABT RS4+ but we can enjoy some great photos of the RS4+ in the snow, can't we? Anyway, onto the press release: We can all remember what it was like when we were kids: you got a brand new bicycle for Christmas, but because the weather was so awful, you have not been able to ride it even once. Luckily, that c...

More Style, Sound, and Power: ABT Rear Package for the Audi RS5

 On the road most people only see the rear of the Audi RS5 when its driver is pushing the 2,9-liter biturbo V6 with its 444 horsepower. And ABT has the perfect package to provide those left behind with a nice view.  The newly introduced RS5 rear package bundles the ABT muffler system with the carbon fiber rear spoiler for an attractive price, saving the client more than 400 US$ on the price for the single parts. The new rear muffler amplifies the charismatic sound of the V6 and changes ...

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...

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI Gets ABT Treatment Of Up To 410 HP

source: ABT America ABT is changing the “Sport” in “Sport-Utility Vehicle” to “Speed” with a power upgrade of up to 410 HP for the Audi Q7 equipped with the 3.0 TFSI. The standard output of 333 HP and 325 lb-ft torque might be enough for a smooth ride, but drivers who are looking for a sporty driving experience in a SUV will be happy to get 77 HP and 58 lb-ft more to play with. The power increase is achieved in a safe and reliable way through the separate ABT ECU that is...

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...