After visiting ABT Sportsline or the site of one of the many dealers, an Audi A4 will not only look faster, but will also be hiding aces up its sleeve – or rather under its hood. The specially developed additional ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit provides an extra portion of fun not only for the 2.0 TFSI engine but also for the 2.0 and 3.0 liter diesel engines. The matching power stage is called ABT Power respectively. In figures this means that the standard gasoline engine with 252 HP (185 kW) is boosted to a powerful 330 HP (243 kW). The maximum torque is increased from 370 to 440 Nm. On the four cylinder diesel engine with two liters displacement the 190 HP (140 kW) become 215 HP (158 kW) and 400 Nm turn into 440. Two versions are available for the large diesel engines with three liters displacement. The worldwide largest tuner for Audi and Volkswagen vehicles manages to increase the standard 218 HP (160 kW) to 250 HP (184 kW) as well as 400 Nm to 450 Nm. The top engine model with originally 272 HP (200 kW) now has 325 HP (239 kW) and 660 Nm – the production version has 600 Nm. The driving experience can be enhanced with ABT coilover suspension springs for the Audi A4 with or without electronic suspension control. The 15 to 40 mm lower suspension allows for better road contact and makes the vehicle look especially dynamic.
Anyone who prefers a bit more extravagance, can show off their car’s increased power by additionally installing various aerodynamic options. The scope includes the ABT front skirt add-on for vehicles with the S-line exterior kit and for the Audi S4. There is also an ABT front grille add-on and ABT fender inserts made of ABS or “racy” visual carbon. For vehicles with the S-line exterior kit, the ABT rear skirt set is available, too. Besides the ABT rear skirt add-on, this set includes a very representative ABT rear muffler. Its four chrome-plated, slanted, inrolled tail pipes each have a diameter of 84 mm. Another option for the rear skirt add-on is the ABT trim set featuring a grille pattern. The Kempten-based company offers the carbon ABT gearstick cover, the ABT start-stop button cover and the ABT integrated entrance light for more introverted Audi fans. But even when equipped with the complete styling package, the Audi A4 by ABT Sportsline demonstrates how sporty and elegant tuning can actually be while still maintaining a representative appearance.