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ABT Boosts Audi S8 plus to 705hp

by on 12 May 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Even more power ‒ no way. Yes, absolutely: The current Audi S8 is already available from ABT with impressive 675 HP or 640 HP (496 or 471 kW). Now the company engineers have another plus in power up their sleeves based on the series-produced car. “The Biturbo-V8 is actually designed to be eligible for another […] More…

YouTube star Shmee150 to Enter Gumball 3000 with ABT RS6 1 of 12

by on 29 April 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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When Tim Burton, a.k.a. Shmee150, gets going, he has a lot of followers in cyberspace. After a video upload, hundreds of thousands of fans will devour it. He has millions of followers on all channels. And no wonder, since this Englishman only drives the most extravagant vehicles in equally extravagant surroundings. Currently he uses an […] More…

ABT Sportsline Celebrates 120 Years with Special Edition TT, Q3

by on 4 April 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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120 years are quite a biblical age for a family-owned company. In these twelve decades, ABT has mastered it all and become the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group. The company will now celebrate its anniversary with 3 exclusive special editions, with 40 cars of each (now do the maths…) and […] More…

Geneva 2016: ABT AS4 Previews Next Generation of A4 Tuning

by on 29 February 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The new ABT AS4 – absolutely fast, absolutely racy, absolutely powerful Audi’s medium-sized cars have been a success story for more than 30 years now, first with the Audi 80 and from 1994 onwards with the A4. And ABT Sportsline has dedicated itself to these models right from the start. So it is only logical […] More…

ABT Sportsline Announces Extremely Limited Edition 735hp Audi RS6 “1 of 12″

by on 29 February 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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If you want to belong to a very exclusive club in a very sporty fashion, you should opt for one of the only twelve ABT RS6 “1 of 12“ quickly. This limited edition is to celebrate the company’s 120th anniversary. After all, the upscale lifestyle estate is not only rarer than many a racer from […] More…

Audi Motorsport Newsletter

by on 22 February 2016 in Audi News

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With a large number of guests in attendance, Hans-Jürgen Abt and his team celebrated the 120th anniversary of the family-owned business. ABT celebrates 120th anniversary Founded in 1896 as a smithy and farrier’s shop in Kempten, it is the world’s leading tuner for cars of the Volkswagen Group and an internationally successful motorsport team today: […] More…

Video: ABT Sportsline Teases Optimized R8 and Q7 Ahead of Geneva Motor Show

by on 19 February 2016 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Geneva season is always a special time of year, as something significant seems to be revealed or at least teased each and every day.  The latest of these teasers comes from ABT Sportsline, showing off what appears to be an R8 and a Q7 under covers.  So far as we can tell, the R8 has […] More…

Bentley Signs ABT Sportsline as European Partner Team

by on 22 January 2016 in Motorsport

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ABT Sportsline signs to Bentley for 2016 Championship-winning team will contest ADAC GT Masters with a pair of Continental GT3s ABT Sportsline to lead Bentley’s Nürburgring 24 Hours campaign (Crewe) Bentley Motorsport has signed a deal with ABT Sportsline, which will see the world-renowned race team run the luxury sportscar manufacturer’s ADAC GT Masters and Nürburgring […] More…

ABT Congratulates the Audi A3 on its 20th Anniversary

by on 14 December 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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For it is a jolly good fellow… ! ABT Sportsline congratulates the Audi A3 on its 20th birthday. The original version, 8L, based upon the Golf IV, was a real innovation. After all, it was the first premium compact car in the entire group and to become very important for ABT Sportsline. And the body variants […] More…

ABT Boosts Audi’s RS Q3 to 410hp

by on 3 December 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Engine of the “yeah!” – the 410 hp and 530 Nm ABT RS Q3   The 2.5 TFSI has been voted the “International Engine of the Year“ no fewer than six times. In the Audi RS Q3, this turbo engine yields 340 hp/ 250 kW and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. But awards are […] More…

Faster than an SQ5 TDI plus – the New Abt Super-Q5 has 365 hp

by on 13 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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ABT Sportsline makes the Audi SQ5 even faster than it is: With 365 HP/ 268 kW and an optimised torque of 710 Nm, the Bavarians have topped the SQ5 TDI competition’s original 326 HP/ 240 kW. This new power is primarily reflected in these measurements: “From naught to 100 kph in less than 5 seconds and a new top speed of 260 kph.” And CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt adds: “But that is not all. We also provide quality, which finds expression in our extensive warranty and the most thorough tests, on both the dynamometer and on public roads.“ More…

SEMA 2015: Even More Audis We Didn’t Highlight on Their Own

by on 11 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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With the number of Audi models ever-growing at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, we’ve decided to pen a post that is the catch-all, highlighting all of the cars we haven’t posted a dedicated story for. Consider these highlight cars, sometimes with a lower degree of mods and more likely with a lower degree of awareness […] More…