Now that Volkswagen has released the Golf Mk7, there’s a good chance that people will just as likely forget about the Golf Mk6 as they would a past-her-prime starlet.
Some folks like giving send-offs, and ABT Sportsline did just that with the Golf GTI Mk6.
It figures that ABT would have a soft spot for the Golf; after all, it’s been building programs for compact sports car since 1976. With its latest project, called the "Last Edition,” ABT continues that tradition with an extensive aerodynamic and performance program.
The expressive look of the Golf GTI "Last Edition" manifests itself in the deep metallic black paint finish that blends perfectly with the red accents. Add that a slew of aero components and the Golf GTI transforms itself into a true pocket rocket. A new rear spoiler and rear skirt add-on, side skirts, a modified front grill and skirt, and a diagonal 4-pipe exhaust system all make up the aesthetic upgrades. Completing it is a redesigned front lip that combines with the front skirt and the ABT daytime running lights to extract a look of sporty aggression to the Golf GTI.
In terms of performance, the Golf GTI "Last Edition" was treated to a significant power bump courtesy of ABT’s optimized engine management, improving the Golf GTI’s output from 211 horsepower to 260 ponies. If that’s not enough, ABT is also offering their Power S turbocharger that takes the Golf GTI’s output to 310 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
Obviously, an increase of just less than 100 horsepower in a petite 4-pot engine is likely well worth the price of admission – a price that we don’t yet know.
ABT Sportsline first modified an Audi — the Audi 80 — over 40 years ago. In celebration of this long tradition, the tuner has unveiled an AS4 package for the A4 sedan and station wagon. Customers can update any engine they want, starting with the 1.8 TFSI and up to the 3.0 TDI. Along with the engine updates, each car will be offered with a series of aerodynamic updates.
Customers that prefer the petrol engines will have to choose between two updates. For the 1.8 TFSI engine, the output has been increased from the standard 170 horsepower up to 211 and for the 2.0 TFSI engine, this kit drives the power up to 270 horsepower (up from the standard 211 horsepower). The diesel lineup will also be offered with some pretty impressive updates. The 2.0-liter version will be increased to 205 horsepower and the 3.0 TDI will jump to 300 horsepower, which is a 55-horsepower increase over standard.
As for the aerodynamic updates, the tuner is offering a new front spoiler, fender inserts, and side skirts. On the back end, the A4 gets a new spoiler, a skirt, and a four-pipe exhaust system.
ABT will offer a choice of two wheels, sized 19 inches or 20 inches, which can be had in either a CR and DR design. As a final option, ABT is also offering new springs and an ABT coil-over suspension, which lower the car’s ride, giving it a sportier appearance and increasing cornering capabilities.
Now that the introductions to the 2012 SEMA Auto Show are dwindling down, it’s time to gear up for the next motor show on the calendar: the 2012 Essen Motor Show. German tuner, ABT Sportsline, will be unveiling a very cool QS5 package based on the new Audi Q5 when the Essen Motor Show opens its doors on December 1, 2012.
The new QS5 package will be applied to the 3.0 TDI and the 2.0 TDI versions. For the 3.0 TDI engine, the package brings the output from 245 HP and 427 lb-ft to 282 HP and 464 lbs-ft. The 2.0 TDI will see an output increase from 177 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque to 205 HP and 309 lb-ft.
The QS5 package also includes a new exhaust system with two double pipes and a new set of wheels, offered in CR or DR design and available from 20 to 22". Small modifications have also been done on the exterior and include a new front grille and spoiler, fender extensions and door strip attachments, a rear skirt set, and a new rear wing.
Volkswagen Group’s favorite tuner, ABT Sportsline, has unveiled the ABT Golf VII that showcases their take on the hot hatch, which has performed wonders for the VW Group.
The Golf VII doesn’t bear witness to any ground-breaking modifications compared to it’s Audi sisters. The performance of the hatch has been uprated across the engine line-up. For instance, the small 1.2L TFSI engine that produces a meager 86bhp, now produces a respectable 105bhp. Customers who choose the 1.4L TFSI engine that produces 140bhp in its stock form, can be increased to 165bhp after ABT’s treatment.
Though the Golf is not a high-end vehicle, it still receives a cool exterior facelift with features a deeper front spoiler, a redesigned grille, and a custom side skirts, giving the car a strong stance. The four-pipe rear muffler at the rear is a typical ABT design element.
The car receives a new set of suspension springs, which lowers the car’s center of gravity and gives it better roadholding compared to the standard version. Last but not the least, the Golf is fitted with a gorgeous set of 19 inch matching designer rims that is a real treat for anyone with the gift of sight.
Overall, the Golf VII by ABT is definitely bound to turn heads and raise up the cool-factor, something a standard Golf doesn’t enjoy.
ABT Sportsline is known for tuning a variety of Audi models, providing excellent upgrades and aesthetic modifications to the already luxurious models. Their latest AS3 package gives the new generation Audi A3 its time to shine with an aerodynamic package and a considerable engine upgrade.
The most impressive upgrade offered for the engines of the A3 is the 2.0 TFSI engine which now delivers a total of 280 HP, up from the standard 220 HP. The 1.4 liter turbo engine’s output has also been increased, taking it to 170 HP from 140 HP, as was the 2.0 liter diesel engine’s output which can be taken to 210 HP or 180 HP from the standard 150 HP.
The aerodynamic package includes a new front grille and front spoiler, new side skirts, a new rear skirt insert, a striking double two-pipe exhaust, and a new rear spoiler. The final pieces of the exterior package are the wheels: customers can choose between CR and DR series, in 18 or 19" sizes.
General production Audi models aren’t the only cars that ABT Sportsline loves to tune. Turns out, they’ve set their eyes on limited edition models too, including the A1 Quattro.
As stunning as the car is to look at it, ABT Sportsline left any kind of improvements on the A1 Quattro’s looks alone. What they did was take the car’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and tweak it to give the sports hatchback an increased output without having to compromise on the car’s fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
After going under the ABT Sportsline knife, the A1 Quattro’s output has been spiked from the standard 256 horsepower and 258 lb/ft of torque figures all the way up to 307 horsepower and 295 lb/ft of torque. The improved output nets a faster 0-62 mph time of 5.4 seconds, as opposed to the standard model’s 0-62 mph time of 5.7 seconds.
Talk about giving more reason to fall in love with the A1 Quattro, ABT Sportsline has one for us.
Leave it to ABT Sportsline to come up with a tuning program for the Audi A6 that fans of the four rings will appreciate.
The German tuner always brings their game when it comes to programs for Audi and this one is no different. It features a slew of aerodynamic and performance improvements that not only add vibrancy to the elegance of the new A6, but also provide added power that’s bound to get noticed.
Looking at the components, ABT Sportsline gave the now rechristened AS6 with a number of new parts, including a new front spoiler, side skirts, a rear spoiler, and a rear skirt set that comes with tailpipe exhaust tips. The program also comes with a new set of 19" to 21" ABT light alloy wheels
On its own, the A6 carries a number of engines under its hood, each of which ABT Sportsline has performance modifications for. Talk about thorough, right? The flagship 3.0-liter TDI model was given ABT Power to the tune of 270 horsepower, an increase from the standard 204-horsepower output of the regular model. If that isn’t enough, ABT also has what it calls "New Generation" enhancement, which increases the output from either 245 or 313 horsepower to 300 or 360 horsepower, respectively.
Meanwhile, the most powerful engine version of the line-up, the 3.0-liter TFSI, sees its output bump from 300 horsepower to 420 horsepower. Finally, the entry level 2.0-liter TDI wasn’t left out in the cold, getting 205 horsepower from the standard model’s 170-horsepower output.
When German luxury meets German aftermarket prowess, the result is a car that speaks both to the consumer’s want for elegance and need for blaze-setting speed.
ABT Sportsline knows a thing or two about satisfying its consumer’s tastes, and their new program for the Audi S8 is the epitome of what people look for in a high-powered luxury limo with sports car capabilities.
“For us, the new AS8 is the best of both worlds, that is, the best in terms of both comfort and acceleration and agility“, said Hans-Jürgen Abt, managing director of ABT Sportsline.
“After all, the AS8 has to meet our premium customers’ standards when it comes to performance and luxuriousness.”
Make no mistake; the Audi S8 is a luxury car that’s got no shortage of performance credentials, thanks to its 4.0-liter TFSI engine that’s powered with 520 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque. Thanks to ABT’s power upgrades, the AS8 was able to increase its output to 620 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. Here’s the clincher: ABT still has some fine-tweaking to do, which could still increase the output of the car by more than just 20%. We like that, indeed.
Nevertheless, the current increased output allows it to hit 0-62 mph in just four seconds. In fourth gear, it can hit 37 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds while fifth gear can be hit in 3.5 seconds from 50 to 75 mph. Finally, the AS8 can also hit 0-124 mph in just 13 seconds with an overall top speed of 181 mph.
The Audi S7 Sportback is a car that holds up when compared to a car like the Mercedes CLS-Class. But once AMG gets into the picture and releases the CLS AMG, there’s no way that the S7 Sportback can compete with it.
That’s where ABT Sportsline comes into the picture.
The German tuner has just released a new performance program for the luxury Audi sedan, an upgrade that will give it enough added power to give Mercedes’ CLS AMG line a serious run for its money. The upgrade, which has been christened the "AS7" takes the S7 Sportsback’s 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged TFSI V8 engine and increases its output from the standard 420 horsepower and 406 lb/ft of torque figures all the way up to 520 horsepower and 442 lb/ft of torque. This allows it a new top speed of 183 mph, up from the standard 155 mph top speed of the stock model. Do the math and that equates to a 100-horsepower and 36 lb/ft of torque increase from the standard S7 Sportback and an improvement of 28 mph.
In addition to the engine modifications, ABT Sportsline also fitted the S7 Sportback with a new set of either 20" or 21"CR or CD alloy wheels to go with new suspension springs, an optional lowering module, and the ABT Level Control air suspension setting.
When Audi expanded its A1 line-up to include the five-door Sportback version, it was only a matter of time before ABT Sportsline took the bait and built a program for the new variant. It turns out that the German tuning company has already done so, much to our "non-surprise."
According to ABT CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt, the AS1 Sportback will come in three different design wraps that are all available upon request. "There is the chilly ALOHA in its Hawaii look, the charming and funny KLECKS or the waspish HIGH-VOLTAGE with its martial Skulls," he said.
The photos don’t say a whole lot about these wraps, but the tuner also says that the program comes with an aerodynamic kit that includes a tone-in-tone front lips, side skirts, wing inserts, rear skirt inserts and a spoiler – in brushed aluminum...or grass-green...or lavender. Interesting choice of colors, huh?
Other modifications on the A1 Sportback include a two-pipe-exhaust system, 18" DR wheels, or a choice of either 17" or 18" Z Titan alloy wheels.
From there, it’s all about the engine modifications, something ABT Sportsline has proven to be really adept at. Since the car comes with a number of engine variants, the German tuner decided to give different modifications. For the base 1.2-liter engine that develops 86 horsepower, ABT managed to increase the output to a tidy 110 horsepower. Meanwhile, the 1.4 TFSI model, which produces either 112 horsepower or 185 horsepower, output has been increased to 160 and 210 ponies, respectively. Then there are the two diesel variants - the 1.6 TDI and the 2.0 TDI - who now sport outputs of 125 horsepower and 170 horsepower, an increase from their standard 105 and 143 horsepower outputs.