Marketed by ABT, but ultimately helps Audi sell more Q2s!

How do you make a car special when it’s basically a substitute for your other models? As for the looks, the Q2 has it in its DNA, and the interior can put models twice its price to shame. So, what do you do? Simple - Make it more powerful. But doesn’t that leave you with the option of buying the Q3 instead? It does, but not when it’s retuned by ABT Sportsline company. ABT has reworked on the Q2’s most powerful petrol and diesel engines to give us a true road-runner.

What Are The Changes Made?

2018 Audi Q2 by ABT Exterior
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The stock diesel Q2 comes with a 2.0-liter engine that generates 190 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque. After the ABT power boost, the car got a bump of 25 horses and 30 pound-feet of torque. In simple words, this boost actually makes a difference in the driveability.

As for the gasoline engine, the ABT Q2 now has 228 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, when compared to the existing 2.0-liter engine that produces 190 ponies and 236 pound-feet of torque.

ABT used a specially developed ABT Engine Control unit that helped increase performance across the line. Other than this, the suspension system was swapped for ABT’s springs which lowered the Q2 by a whopping 40mm! This helps decrease the car’s high center of gravity and provide better road grip, especially on the corners. As far as the exterior changes are concerned, the ABT Q2 is offered with three alloy wheel designs - DR, ER-C, and FR – offered in 18-inches to 20-inches in size. For the ER-C wheels, customers can even choose between two different surface options; gun-metal or matt black. I’d go with the gun-metal personally.

Our Take

2018 Audi Q2 by ABT Exterior
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The Audi Q2 is a fairly new car on the market. Even though the automaker has the Q1 and Q3 running successfully, Audi launched the Q2. Like I mentioned earlier, the Q2 is basically a substitute to the Q1 and the Q3. If to be seen, the Q2 is going to carve into either the Q1’s sales or the Q3’s; so there was no point in having another subcompact SUV in the line-up. But given the competition these days, companies don’t mind models overlapping each other, as long as the customer purchases from the same showroom.

Coming to the point, a boost (quite literally!) by ABT will push sales for the Q2, benefitting both, the tuner and the automaker ultimately.

However, are people ready to pay the premium over the stock Q2? We’ll have to wait and see. This collaborated Q2 will be available in Germany, and perhaps even in the UK. Would you buy one? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Further reading

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Read our full review on the 2017 Audi Q2.

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