MTM Tuning presented its own program for the Audi RS Q3 a few weeks ago, and it was an impressive kit that played into the strengths of the German crossover . We applauded MTM then for its work not knowing that another noted German tuner was on its way to revealing its own program for the RS Q3. Enter ABT Sportsline, the same company that has made it a mission to improve every Audi model, using the sophisticated science of customization.
ABT Sportsline’s program for the RS Q3 doesn’t lack anything. Really, every aspect of the crossover was taken care of. Whether it’s the improved output numbers or the new set of 21-inch wheels, the German tuner didn’t leave any stone unturned on its way to decking out the RS Q3.
We’re not surprised by the things ABT Sportsline does. When it comes to versatile kits that offer a blend of everything, this tuner knows what it’s doing. That’s the case here with the Audi RS Q3, a sporty crossover that demands our attention. ABT Sportsline gave it that, and a whole lot more.
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Audi RS Q3 By Abt Sportsline in detail
ABT Sportsline added a new front skirt to the RS Q3, as well as a sporty decal set that gives the crossover a boost in aesthetic attitude. Out back, the RS Q3 received a new rear skirt set and a stainless-steel, four-pipe exhaust system.
Make no mistake; the engine upgrade is the highlight of ABT’s program for the RS Q3. In this instance, ABT pulled the wraps off of its new “Power New Generation” system, a control unit developed specifically for this kind of purpose. With the new system, the RS Q3 now boasts of 410 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. That’s a massive improvement of 100 horsepower and 81 pound-feet of torque from the RS Q3’s standard output of 310 horsepower and 309 pound-feet of torque.
ABT concludes its work on the RS Q3 by installing a new set of 21-inch ABT DR alloy wheels that look surprisingly spry, complementing the crossover’s more aggressive aesthetics.
Gallery Audi RS Q3 by ABT Sportsline
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 530, instead of 420 Nm, and so the SUV is accelerated almost as if Rumpelstiltskin were chasing it.
And all this has nothing to do with black magic. It has all been realised in form of an
ABT Power New Generation package. “What’s special about it is the ABT Engine Control, a control unit we developed that includes its own software. We thus combine maximum power with maximum dependability,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of the globally largest tuner of cars produced by VW and Audi.
But the ABT RS Q3 is not only superior because of its engine power. Thanks to a height-adjustable sports-type suspension it also wears seven-league boots. And in terms of “overtaking prestige” ABT has outfitted the RS Q3 in a way that would make you trade your kingdom for it. A new front skirt including grille will make it surely stand out in rear-view mirrors. And a sporty decal set and 21’’ ABT DR alloy wheels and an ABT rear skirt set including a stainless-steel four-pipe exhaust system only prove that Shakespeare was right: all’s well that ends well!