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New Audi AS5 Dark from Abt Sportsline – A Dark Figure of the A5

posted by on 25 September 2014 in Audi News

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Be it Batman or The Shadow: even heroes like dark clothes. The new ABT AS5 DARK is one of them and available as a Coupé or Sportback. Even without the optional ABT Power, the Bavarian styling package radiates superiority. “Designer Walter de’Silva is proud of his creation and rightly so – but as an AS5 DARK the Audi A5 is multifaceted and even more assertive“, says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: “And since we are offering the comprehensive re-design for a bargain price right now, it’s high time to visit your nearest ABT Partner.” More…

Button Down – The New Abt Sportsline Start/Stop Button

posted by on 18 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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If you drive an ABT-tuned Audi, you should know beforehand what a unique and amazing engine it has. ABT Sportsline, the globally leading tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen and Audi Group, therefore now has a new gem available: its original ABT Start-Stop button. “Now our customers also have a haptic interface with our upratings. They can literally touch them,“ says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt.
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Formula E: Lucas di Grassi and Abt Sportsline Win Inaugural Formula E Round in Beijing

posted by on 16 September 2014 in Motorsport

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Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi and the Audi Sport ABT Formula E team won the inaugural event of the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship with FIA President Jean Todt watching the race on location. The Brazilian celebrated the historic victory following a dramatic race that was only decided in the final corner of the total of 25 race laps. Next weekend, di Grassi will return to the cockpit of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro hybrid sports car in round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Austin (USA).
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Sporty and Agile, with 310 hp – ABT Tunes the Audi S1

posted by on 7 August 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The Audi S1, trendy and sporty to begin with, has now even been uprated by ABT Sportsline, the globally leading tuner of cars produced by the Audi and Volkswagen Group. And it doesn’t stop there: suspension springs, perfect aerodynamics and the right wheels round off the package and turn this sporty Audi into a high-end […] More…

ABT Sportsline Upgrades Proven on MAHA Dynamometer

posted by on 31 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Where does a car’s speedo show 260 kph but doesn’t move? On the state-of-the-art ABT Sportsline dynamometer! It is part of the quality and performance strategy employed by the leading tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group. Since engines are becoming ever more complex, good power upgrades also require an ever more careful development. […] More…

A Sporty 410-Horse Carriage – The ABT RS Q3

posted by on 24 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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In fairy tales, princes ride on greys. In Bavaria, one rides a white “carriage” and 410 horses. Because once upon a time there was a solid Audi RS Q3, uprated by 100hp and an exciting look by ABT Sportsline. In sum, we now have no less than 410 hp / 301 kW. Maximum torque is […] More…

King of the Road: 640hp ABT Sportsline Tuned Audi S8

posted by on 9 May 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Bavarian King Ludwig II loved architectural extravaganzas, as you can tell by his fairytale castles. But if he were alive and drive a car he would certainly not only like Neuschwanstein but also the excellent “wagon maker” ABT Sportsline, the globally leading tuner of vehicles produced by the Volkswagen Group, which would be able to […] More…

Abt Sportline Opens 2,400 sq Meter Motorsport Center

posted by on 1 April 2014 in Motorsport

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ABT Sportsline has got a new home. Right in time before the start of the season, the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group has opened its new, state-of-the-art motorsport center next to its headquarter in Kempten, Bavaria. On 2,400 sq m, a staff of about 50 will now prepare the four Audi RS5 DTM’s for the DTM and develop the FIA Formula E activities. More…

730 hp and 920 Nm Audi RS 6-R Avant from Abt Sportsline

posted by on 27 February 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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When you read 730 hp/537 kW, you may first think of an Italian super-sports-car or a big truck but not of a roadworthy family or business estate. But ABT Sportsline is still able to surprise its target group and at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 will present its latest Audi RS6 model, the 320 kph ABT RS6-R. “Mind you, the R stands for racy, not for rough or rude,” says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: “As with the normal Audi RS6, ours also provides the utmost comfort, sumptuousness and usefulness, limited to 25 cars worldwide.“ More…

Abt Sportsline Contests in the New FIA Formula E

posted by on 27 February 2014 in Motorsport

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ABT Sportsline has already dealt with electrical mobility within many a regional project. But now the Bavarian company gets into the racing mode: from September 2014 the leading tuner of cars of the Volkswagen and Audi brands will take part in the FIA’s brand new E-series under the name Audi Sport ABT Formula-E Team. And as the first of the ten teams, the Bavarians have already found their drivers: Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi and GP2 youngster Daniel Abt.
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Bavarian Action Heroes – 290 hp from Abt Sportsline for A4, A5 and Q5

posted by on 7 February 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Apart from stylish design ABT Sportsline scores with innovative and high-quality engineering expertise which tickles out a tick “more” from many vehicles. For example, the latest upratings for the 2.0 TFSI engines of Audi models A4, A5 and Q5: “The increase of performance is not only adapted perfectly to the respective model on a dynamometer, thorough testing of the developed engines on the road is part of the service for us as well,” explainsHans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of the worldwide largest tuner of vehicles from the Volkswagen Group. And he adds: “Careful development is important to us, and every new engine generation entails higher requirements.”
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Abt Tuned Audi RS 7 Including 700 “Race Horses”

posted by on 17 December 2013 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Limousine or estate are too humdrum? A sports car or traditional coupé are not convenient enough? Don’t worry. ABT Sportsline, the globally largest tuner of Audis and Volkswagens, with its interpretation of the stylish and powerful Audi RS7 still has an ace up its sleeve. The Bavarians have not only added an exposed-carbon spoiler at the rear but a lot more engine output as well. More…