Abt Sportsline Upgrades VW Golf R

Published by on Mar 1st, 2010, 1 Comment

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For me the VW Golf R is a pretty solid and powerful commuter considering the segment it belongs to but there are a few who beg to differ. For them, Abt Sportsline has introduced a powerful version of the Golf R which manages to hit the 266 hp mark courtesy of a 2.0L TSI engine under normal circumstances. The Abt magic helps the Golf R achieve 306 hp and the additional pony count helps the car dash from to 100km/h in an impressive 5.2 seconds with an overall top-speed of 261/km/h. The Abt Golf VI GTI influence can also be seen on the Abt Golf R with similar front skirting, front lip spoiler and Abt daytime running lights.

Audi A5 Sportback gets the ABT treatment

Published by on Dec 16th, 2009, 1 Comment

With less and less new models announced this time of the year, it’s the tuning houses around the globe that have kept the auto freaks entertained. Adding to the excitement is the Abt treatment for the latest Audi A5 Sportback.

Audi A5 Sportback ABT tuning

Dubbed the AS5 kit for the A5 Sportback, the tuning includes a new front grille, rear wing insets, a rear skirt set and diamond cut edition wheels finished in high gloss (18, 19 and 20-inch sizes). Performance being a key for Abt, the engine has been modified to justify a thorough upgrade be it for the 2.0 TFSI variant or the range topping 3.0 TDI ABT Power S. That means that the 2.0 TFSI renders between 180 and 275hp, and 320Nm of torque, while the 3.0L puts out nothing less than 310hp and 610Nm of torque. Neat!

Audi A5 Sportback ABT tuning

Abt Sportsline makes Audi TT RS Reach 420 horses

Published by on Sep 9th, 2009, No Comments


The Audi TT RS is a very capable machine — courtesy of the Audi Quattro technology — but ABT Sportsline begs to differ, hence why the companu has come up with their own version of the Quattro platform. ABT Sportsline has been in this business for fifty years so we have no other choice but to trust what they present. The wicked tuners have integrated the regular 5 cylinder engine with an air cooler and optimized the engine electronics to raise the power from 340 to 420hp. Because of that, the Abt Audi TT RS dashes from 0 to 100km/h in 4.3 seconds with an overall top-speed of 282km/h. We’re already drooling over driving one …

435hp Audi S4 by ABT

Published by on Jul 17th, 2009, 1 Comment


The Audi S4 yields enough power with its 3.0 liter TFSI V6 engine but the German tuner Abt Sportsline is not utterly convinced. To satiate itself, the tuner has introduced a stunning kit that takes the numbers to 435hp with 520 Nm of torque which are up from the 333 hp and 440 Nm of the untouched engine. The consequences are there for all to see as the ‘scorcher’ clocks 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, bettering the 5.1 of the silent motor. The top speed also feels the ‘overhang’ at 175mph but the electronic meter integration maintain it at 155mph. There are no qualms about its performance with the 7-speed DSG gearbox as the combination gels well to ensure a thrilling ride.

Tweaking under the hood: Abt Q5 receives a power boost with the latest upgrade

Published by on Mar 31st, 2009, No Comments

Introduced in Essen, the Abt Q5 is already receiving plenty of upgrade options. But the latest version comes from German tuners Abt Sportsline, who initially revved up its 2.0-liter TFSI from 211 hp to 240 hp and now claim that there is also a 275 hp option waiting in line! Apart from that, there is also the option of a 3.0-liter TDI available with up to 310 hp or a 2.0-liter TDI engine with 190 hp. As far as the remainder of the tuner kit goes, you get an almost complete overhaul in the form of a custom built muffler, new rear wing and apron, larger front grill, new front spoiler, large fender extensions, and door trims. With added power options and air-suspension kit available, the Abt Q5 seems to have just gotten all the more exciting.

ABT AS5-R Ready For Geneva

Published by on Feb 17th, 2009, No Comments

Based on the powerful Audi S5, the wicked German folks from ABT Sporstline – the largest tuner of vehicles from the VW group, came out with their own version. Dubbed ABT AS5-R, they beefed up the eight-cylinder standard 4.2 liter V8 (that used to output 354hp) to deliver nothing less than a whopping 510 horsepower and also added a breathtaking bodywork kit that screams power. We won’t be able to see it running the streets any time soon, but expect to get behind the wheel if you happen to be in Geneva for the Auto Show next month. Looks like an amazing ride, that we’d gladly take on. [via ABT]

Abt Golf VI: A powerful overhaul under the hood

Published by on Nov 29th, 2008, 7 Comments

If you are looking for a fabulous tuning kit that not just touches up on the exterior, but gives you some “wow” under the hood, then the Abt Golf VI, making its debut at Essen, is the end of your search. The tuning kit of Abt upgrades your vehicle giving you two different options to choose from. The conventional 122 hp 1.4-litre is expanded to 160 hp and even the 2.0 TFSI gets upgraded from 210 hp to 240 hp, offering you a choice with the power that flows from underneath that hood. The options are both efficient and help your car get lighter and faster with ease. Then there are the additional Abt threaded suspension and breaking systems which match the new performance of the car. Abt also packs some changes to the front grill, rear spoiler, alloy wheels and a lot more. But it is the modifications to what is inside the hood, which still look most impressive.