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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…

Abt Individual Builds Dream Cars with Personality

by on 26 October 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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For many people the individual expression of personality is more important than ever. In this respect, products manually produced to fit and in low number of pieces play a key role especially in an era of mass production. They are the true epitome of luxury, starting with clothing to home furnishing. Here ABT Sportsline turns into the architect of personal tramways – because in the new programme titled “Individual”, the customer is not simply the buyer but the “builder”. For persons with the highest of requirements it is thus the perfect programme. In this respect the layout options reach far beyond the interior, and apart from the exterior and the rims even covers the field of power increase. More…

Abt Sportsline with New Audi A6 Tuning Program

by on 14 September 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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When not running one of Audi Sport’s leading DTM squads, Abt Sportsline is releasing a wide range of tuning products for the latest Audi models. Case in point is the new C7.5 updated A6, a car for which Abt has just released a range of tuning and visual upgrades. This includes wheels, suspension, exhaust, aerodynamic pieces […] More…

Motorsport News Roundup: Privateer – Formula E, BTCC

by on 4 September 2015 in Audi News

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Formula E: Volkswagen Pairs with Abt Sportsline for 2016 Season [source: Volkswagen] Editor’s Note: With the news below that Volkswagen will pair with Abt Sportsline, we’ll be ending our coverage of this team specifically in our privateer pages. Coverage of the team will commence on our sister website VWvortex, while we’ll keep reporting on mentions […] More…

Formula E: Lucas di Grassi Lowers Donington Lap Record

by on 20 August 2015 in Motorsport

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Lucas di Grassi became the first driver to record a time in the 1:29s on day four of pre-season testing at Donington Park. More…

Rocket Science: Abt Sportsline with 430 hp Audi RS 3 Sportback

by on 20 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Not only space rockets are multi-stage vessels. Audi also adds another “stage” and tops its S3 with the even more powerful RS3. And the next boost is right around the corner: ABT Power “New Generation“ and its extra control unit with its specially developed software provide the Audi RS3 with 430 HP/ 316 kW (serial […] More…

Project RS 7: Abt Carbon Lip and New Wheels (Again!) by BBS

by on 5 August 2015 in Project RS 7 with TAG Motorsports

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This time around, the RS 7 gets a slight visual upgrade to the exterior with a carbon lip spoiler by Abt Sportsline, and it’s also already on to its second set of wheels… this time by BBS. More…

Up a Notch! Abt Sportsline Audi S3 Sedan with 400 hp

by on 23 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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It doesn’t always have to be an estate or a hatchback: with the Audi S3 compact sport limos have seen a come back now for quite some time. And if its 300 HP/ 221 kW make you want the even stronger RS 3, please note that ABT Sportsline has dealt you a new deck of cards. “With our specially developed ABT Power New Generation control unit the RS3 falls short not only in body length,“ says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt with a smile and adds that several performance upgrades are also ready for the Audi A3 3-door version and the sportback. But let’s stay with the limo, which now features 370 HP/ 272 kW, with a torque 460 Nm, up from 380. More…