The very first aftermarket package for the Audi A7 was recently brought to everyone’s attention courtesy of tuning firm, MTM, but it certainly didn’t take long for other tuning companies to follow suit and prepare their own versions of Audi goodness. This time around, the Audi A7 gets aerodynamic and performance upgrades from another German tuning company, and one that is no stranger to working on Audis, Abt Sportsline.
Having built a reputation as one of the best Audi tuners in the world, Abt Sportsline took the A7 and created a luxury car that’s more polished, more powerful, and looks about as good as anything that has come out of Abt Sportsline in the past.
Time and again, this German tuning company has never failed to deliver and their new A7 project is the latest in a long line of Abt-tuned Audis that have made a very positive impression on a lot of us.
Details on the Audi A7 by Abt Sportsline after the jump.
Exterior and Interior
Aesthetically, Abt Sportsline gave the Audi A7 just a few upgrades, but despite the subtle changes done, the car still looks a whole lot more aggressive than the standard model. Among the additions include a new front spoiler that gives it a more aggressive overall fascia. Abt Sportsline also added new side skirts, a redesigned rear skirt, a four-piece exhaust unit, and a set of custom alloy wheels that range from 19” to 21” depending on your preference.
Under the hood of the Audi A7 is where Abt seriously got to work. Since the A7 comes in two powertrains – a 3.0-liter TFSI and a 3.0-liter TDI engine – Abt Sportsline went out and upgraded both models with their POWER and POWER S packages.
For the 3.0-liter TFSI version, Abt’s Power kit jumped the A7’s output from 300 horsepower all the way to a metal-bending 400 horsepower. Then there’s the 3.0-liter TDI engine, which Abt Sportsline bumped up from 245 horsepower to either 282 horsepower or 310 horsepower depending on your package preference.
Pricing has yet to be released on the modified A7, but we already know that the standard model has been tagged with a sticker of £42,925, or about $70,000 based on current exchange rates. Basing it on that, we expect this tuned-up A7 to come with a price of somewhere around $80,000.
We’re going to take a different route on this one and compare Abt Sportsline’s work with that of MTM. Having enjoyed the upgrades each tuning firm did with the A7, we’re going to base it on what the end numbers are.
Looking at it from a variety stand point, we’re going to give the leg-up on Abt Sportsline because they offer multiple engine upgrades to the A7. That’s not a stab on MTM’s work because they’ve proven that they can do a fantastic job on the projects they do. It’s just that in this case, Abt Sportsline offers more of what we enjoy best: performance modifications. MTM’s output upgrade to 285hp just doesn’t cut it when Abt can provide up to 400hp.
Variety of engine upgrades
Subtle yet noticeable aesthetic modifications
Abt Sportsline’s body of work speaks for itself
No word on pricing
Very little interior upgrades