Last year, ABT Sportsline introduced its first performance upgrade* for a plug-in hybrid vehicle: The combustion engine of the Audi Q5 with the 55 TFSI e quattro, which boasts a system performance of 367 HP (270 kW) and 500 Nm, has been boosted to deliver an impressive 425 HP (313 kW) and 550 Nm. Now the Kempten-based company has taken on another popular and established engine generation – the 1.4 TSI e.
The 1.4 TSI e is used, for example, in the extremely dynamic Cupra Formentor VZ E-Hybrid. In this variant, the Formentor has a system performance of 245 HP (180 kW) and 400 Nm. With the newly developed ABT Power New Generation performance upgrade, ABT Sportsline now makes it possible to increase the power of the petrol engine from 150 HP (110 kW) and 250 Nm to a remarkable 180 HP (132 kW) and 290 Nm. The Spaniard’s spec sheet now boasts a system output of 275 HP (202 kW) and 440 Nm. Impressive hybrid power, which is also available analogously for stable mates Leon E-Hybrid 180, Skoda Octavia RS and Golf VIII GTE. This upgrade is also available to owners of the Audi A3 45 TFSI e. There is also the 1.4. TSI s in various models with a lower system performance (204 HP/150 kW) depending on the electric motor – ABT Sportsline also offers an increase in performance for this version.
We mentioned previously that as a hybrid, the 1.4 TSI has a wide range of applications. Need more examples? The Skoda Superb iV, VW Passat GTE and Arteon GTE can also benefit performance-wise from the ABT Power New Generation from the Bavarian company. In these three examples, the engineers increase the performance of the petrol engine from 156 HP (115 kW) and 250 Nm to 180 HP (132 kW) and 290 Nm. The system output for the three cars is boosted from 218 HP (160 kW) and 400 Nm to 234 HP (172 kW) and 440 Nm.
As always, the world’s largest tuner of automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for vehicles from the Audi and VW Group also offers visual enhancements, such as sporty and classy rims. For all vehicle models and combination options, visit the ABT Configurator.
*The engine performance data is in accordance with the stipulations of EWG/80/1269. The process and dynamometer manufacturer have been certified and authorised by the vehicle manufacturer. For further details, visit www.abt-sportsline.com/performance-measurement.