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ABT Sportsline Reveals Its Audi RS 5 Cabriolet

posted by on 10 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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The forecasts from Bavaria are unequivocal: in spring and summer 2014, wind speeds of up to 290 kph are certainly very possible, especially when the sun is shining. This is because ABT Sportsline, the globally largest tuner of Volkswagen brands, has done away with the original speed limiter of the Audi RS5 Cabrio. Now, the 450 hp (331 kW) 4.2 FSI can show what it’s really able to do. A fitting stainless-steel muffler system consisting of a mid and rear muffler underscores the eight-cylinder car‘s emotional sound.
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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…

Photo Gallery: Widebody B3 Audi Coupe “C5″ by Abt Sportsline

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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…

SUV Spectacle: 410 hp Audi RS Q3 from Abt Sportsline

posted by on 27 February 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Crossover alternatives to compact rockets like a Golf R or Audi S3 had been a rarity until in 2013 the racy Audi RS Q3 with its 310 hp/228 kW was rolled out. The ABT Sportsline engineers then saw even more potential in this chic car and wanted to put it on an equal footing with real sports cars. Extensive tests on their own dynamometer and public roads followed and showed that the 2.5l five-cylinder engine would easily bear a permanent 32 % uprating, provided the engineers were careful. Now, the ABT RS Q3 has 410 hp or 301 kW; the maximum torque is 530 Nm, up from a serial 420 Nm. In Geneva, ABT will present the power-SUV in an “innocent” white shade with an impressive decor which will then make this colour lose its innocence right away.
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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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Abt Sportsline America Reveals US-Spec & Kitted Audi QS7

posted by on 19 February 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Abt Sportsline America made itself known back in November when it revealed an A6 TDI at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Since that time, we’re hearing the firm has been busy setting up its new California facility and just today revealed photos of a US-spec “QS7″.
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Update: Abt Sportsline Formula E Effort Not an Audi Effort

posted by on 11 February 2014 in Motorsport

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Last November we ran a press release from Abt Sportsline confirming their involvement in the fledgeling Formula E racing series under the name ‘Audi Sport ABT Formula-E Team’. Most interesting to us was the use of the Audi Sport name, making it sound as if Ingolstadt had further intentions for the new series of open-wheel electric car racing though perhaps a bit surprising that the news hadn’t come from Audi itself.
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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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