Take a small peak at Audi’s entire lineup and it’s easy to get entranced by all the options that are before you. But even with all of its high-grade models, Audi’s S3 sedan is one of those rare models that offer a nice blend of luxury, sportiness, and performance. That’s probably the biggest reason why ABT Sportsline chose the S3 for its latest aftermarket program.
Combining healthy doses of aerodynamic and performance upgrades, ABT Sportsline took the task of turning up the volume on the S3 sedan’s capabilities, and in the process unleashing the sports saloon’s full potential.
Countless other aftermarket tuners have built their own aftermarket interpretations for the S3. It’s just that this new project from ABT Sportsline leaves you wondering why people consider those other options when turning to this particular tuner will net you every modification you could ever want for the S3.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Audi S3 Sedan By ABT Sportsline.
2014 Audi S3 Sedan By ABT Sportsline in detail
While the heart of ABT Sportsline’s program for the Audi S3 is the engine upgrade, it’s important to also note that the tuner paid careful attention to improving the sports sedan’s aerodynamics. ABT installed new fender inserts made from high-quality ABS plastic to add a more pronounced look to the front section of the S3.
ABT integrated entrance lights, floor mats and air caps into the package, finishing off an otherwise subtle, upgrade to the S3.
New wheels are also a staple to any ABT Sportsline modification, so the tuner offers 18-, 19-, or 20-inch DR wheels that customers can get in either a Gun-Metal or Mystic-Black finish.
Using its newly developed ABT Power “New Generation," a state-of-the-art uprating system with its own control unit, ABT Sportsline increased the S3 sedan’s output from its standard 296 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque all the way up to 370 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. That’s a significant power increase that drops the 0-to-62-mph sprint time to 4.5 seconds and increases its top speed to 165-mph top speed. That accounts for an 8-mph increase from the standard model’s 155-mph top speed and reduces the 0-to-62-mph sprint by 0.4 seconds.
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?
To attain this, the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group uses ABT Power “New Generation“ – a state-of-the-art uprating with its own control unit.
And this specially developed little box also lends the Audi S3 saloon an immense torque of 460 Nm (serial version: 380 Nm). Thanks to extensive tests on ABT’s own roller test bench and on the road and extensive guarantees, buyers don’t have to worry about the life of this Bavarian rocket. “Lean back, accelerate and enjoy,” reads CEO Hans-Jürgen ABT’s recommendation.
And at full throttle, this saloon will indeed resemble a rocket. It will reach 100 kph in
4.5 seconds. That this notchback is a real ABT can also be told by the 20’’ DR wheels mounted on the car in the photo. Their main features are the machine-relieved well and the gun-metal or mystic-black finish. Alternatively, 18’’ and 19’’ versions and the ER-C and CR wheels are also available.
Attractively styled ABT fender inserts made of high-quality ABS plastic produce an especially attractive front part and lend the Audi an extra thrill. ABT integrated entrance lights, floor mats and air caps round off the package and raise your pleasure to a higher level.