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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…

Abt Sportsline Boosts the Audi S3 Sedan 370 hp and 460 Nm

posted by on 26 May 2014 in Aftermarket & Tuner News

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Despite the success of SUVs, crossover vehicles and minivans, a sporty saloon has never been a bad choice. The new ABT Sportsline-tuned Audi S3 tells you why! With its 370 hp / 272 kW (standard version: 300 hp / 221 kW), this notchback has a top speed of 265 km/h. Rather refreshing, don’t you think? 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 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.

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


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.

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.

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″.

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.