He's nearly a real icon, the VW T6 which conquered Germany and the world and is now lovingly called “Bulli” and in previous series known as “Microbus”. The T6 is more than “only” a van for tradesmen and families. After all, its ABT POWERed 235 hp (173 kW) max. provide a lot of thrust. After the ABT engineers intervention, the new POWER Bulli is rated either 180 hp (132 kW), up from 150 hp (110 kW), with the 2.0 turbo diesel’s torque at 400 Nm, or; with its 2.0 TDI, 235 hp (173 kW), up from 204 hp (150 kW), and 490 Nm (up from 450 Nm), or; with its 2.0 TDI, 226 hp (166 kW), up from 199 hp (146 kW), and 490 Nm (up from 450 Nm).
And you see the new one’s “ABTness” right away: the specially developed aerodynamic package is assertive and racy. The rear skirt set with its dynamic looking four-pipe exhaust, the rear wing but also the mighty front grille attachment, front skirt add ons and side skirts make the ABT Volkswagen T6 appear even more dynamic. The sport-type wheels DR in 19" and GR in 20", are fully in line with the Bulli’s design. With the lowering springs or Bilstein sport-type coilovers the Multivan handles bends better than ever.
Last year, the so very versatile Volkswagen Bus or Camper, or whatever you call it, celebrated its 65th birthday. But even older than this Volkswagen transporter is ABT Sportsline. After all, this renowned company from Bavaria can look back on 120 years of “traditional innovation“. And ABT has also done a lot for more mobility over the past few decades. “The Volkswagen Bus has long since been one of our companions, if you will - both as a team bus in motorsports and in terms of enhancement,“ says Hans-Jürgen Abt. For us particularly the new T6 is more than just a transporter for craftsmen and families. The latest make is a big-time “lifestyle” vehicle and unusual, versatile and agile – even more so after having been “ABT-powered-up”. The anniversary edition has 235 hp (173 kW), up from 204 hp (150 kW). The bi-turbo 2l engine’s torque goes up to 490 Nm. So it can take a huge load, too! The same applies to the “normal” 2.0 TDI, now with 180 hp (132 kW), up from 150 hp (110 kW).
We think the diesel is the best T6. It is torquey, economical and its power breaks out in a balanced manner. That is why ABT Sportsline has developed no fewer than two variants for the 2.0 TDI, geared to customers’ needs and thirst for power. Both versions are efficient and effective, of course, for the ABT T6 is still to be a transporter, although a pretty fast one. So the specially developed aerodynamic kit is also very racy. “After all, why should transporting family, outdoor equipment and suitcases not also be fun?” Hans-Jürgen Abt opines and refers to the fact that ABT has always made Volkswagen Buses faster. And here you can again see that this is a real ABT: the rear skirt set with its four-tailpipe exhaust design, the rear wing, the front grille add on, front skirt add on and the side skirts make the ABT VW T6 even more dynamic. And it is lowered by ABT springs or Bilstein coilovers into the bargain. All components fit the Volkswagen Bus perfectly but are still very ABT Sportsline-like. This also applies to the DR in 19" or GR sport-type wheels in 20". And these wheels come with the right tires, taking all loads. After all, the ABT T6 is no small car but a large one, and an all-rounder also in its anniversary edition.