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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…

The ABT RS5-R is the “Sportscar” of the Year

posted by on 29 November 2013 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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On November 29, 2013, the “AUTO BILD SPORTSCAR DES JAHRES” award was presented at the Essen Motor Show Race Night for the twelfth time. 77,218 readers had voted in nine categories and found the ABT Sportsline ABT RS5-R to be the best “Coupé Tuning” vehicle, out of a total of 143. This aside, the readers also voted the ABT RS3 Sportsback, ABT AS6-R and ABT S8 second and the ABT R8 GTR third in their respective categories. More…

Formula E: Abt Sportsline to Field FIA Formula E Team under Audi Sport Moniker

posted by on 26 November 2013 in Motorsport

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ABT Sportsline is tackling a new challenge in motorsport. The squad headed by Team Principal Hans-Jürgen Abt will be competing with two cars in the new FIA Formula E Championship that will make its debut in September 2014. The Bavarians are the seventh of a total of ten teams and the only German outfit.
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3xS. Speed. Sport. Sensuality. The New 370 hp Audi S3 from Abt Sportsline

posted by on 14 November 2013 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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For a compact car, 370 hp or 272 kW is really quite something. It promises fun and a racing feeling, especially if – as in the ABT S3 – it is achieved through the innovative ABT POWER “New Generation“ with its ABT engine control unit. This car is based upon ABT’s motor sports experience, says Hans-Jürgen Abt. “We applied all our technical know-how and our concept of a sporty, dynamic roadworthy racer,” the Bavarian tuning company’s CEO adds.
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The Audi RS 6 Avant from Abt Sportsline, Uber Estate with 700 bhp and 880 Nm

posted by on 31 October 2013 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Decades ago, estates were nothing but drudges taking craftsmen’s tools to and from. Today, this type of vehicle is more assertive and discrete, useful for both work and recreation, has an elegant design and sometimes even a lifestyle image. And in the case of the ABT RS6 it also shows sportiness. “Our version of the Audi RS6 Avant is striking without being overbearing, is understated and setting technical standards“, says Hans-Jürgen Abt. For the CEO of the renowned tuning company, the RS6 is the embodiment of what is currently technically possible. “This car will meet all our premium customers’ needs and wishes,” Hans-Jürgen Abt adds. And the buyers of such an unusual car want a travel companion, a torquey drudge and a sports car all in one and without any compromise. More…

ABT Audi TDI Power at SEMA & Soon at ABT Sportsline USA as Well

posted by on 25 October 2013 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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At the beginning of 2014, ABT Sportsline, the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group, will launch its own subsidiary at Cerritos/Los Angeles. Before the traditional company will open it, however, the ABT power can already be felt live in November at the Las Vegas’ SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show. More…

Abt Sportsline Announces Warranty

posted by on 27 August 2013 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Guaranteed fun every day: If you want a bit more in terms of horsepower, torque, top speed and acceleration, you should come to the market leader. For cars produced by the Volkswagen Group, this would be ABT Sportsline. This Bavarian traditional company provides upratings that are customised and geared to the car’s character and engine. Owners can count on a state-of-the art tuning, and ABT Sportsline thus provides a comprehensive warranty.
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