ABT Sportsline has a new performance package available for Audi’s RS3 sedan that adds power and some cosmetic upgrades. Out of the gate, the Audi RS3 saloon produces 400bhp and 354lb-ft of torque from its turbocharged 2.5-liter engine. However, for the folks over at ABT, 400bhp is amateur hour.
The Audi RS3 by ABT makes 500 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. That’s quite an increase. ABT does this by adding the ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit, which the company develops in-house. While the AEC is a necessity, the tuner also added a few performance parts for good measure.
The tuner offers an ABT intercooler and an ABT stainless-steel exhaust system to help crank up the power. The company wraps all three pieces in the ABT Power R package. This gives the saloon a top speed of 186mph and a zero-to-62 mph time of 3.7 seconds. The AEC unit alone helps the RS3 sedan produce 460bhp and 390 lb-ft of torque, allowing for a top speed of 174mph.
ABT also offers an optional aerodynamics package that includes several ABT-branded parts such as a front lip, grille add-on, rear skirt set, and wing inserts. The car also receives the ABT exhaust system with two 102-millimeter double pipes finished in black chrome. That’s not all. ABT upgrades the suspension with its own parts, including ABT suspension springs and anti-roll bars. The German tuner also adds a brake upgrade kit, and the choice of 19- or 20-inch wheels.
The tuner also offers interior options as well. It appears the example from ABT shows some added carbon-fiber pieces throughout the interior including the steering wheel and seat bases. There’s also 'ABT' embroidered on the front-seat headrests.
The Audi RS3 saloon is already a sleeper saloon. The added ABT bits make its true performance intentions better known to otherwise aloof competition.
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Power like a jetpack – the new ABT Audi RS3 sedan with 500 HP
The normal version of the Audi RS3 sedan offers a boot capacity of 315 liters and 400 HP (294 kW) – both can be increased significantly: the luggage compartment by folding down the rear seats, the horsepower by paying a visit to ABT Sportsline. At the maximum "escalation stage" ABT Power R, a whopping 500 HP (368 kW) and 570 Nm are ready to launch. With this power, the sporty notchback can reach up to 186 mph and rockets from 0 to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds.
In addition to the ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit developed in-house, ABT intercooler and a stainless-steel exhaust system specially manufactured by the Bavarian tuner are always on board with ABT Power R. As a "solo player" without the additional hardware, the AEC still offers an impressive 460 HP (338 kW) and 530 Nm. The top speed in this case is 174 mph – the production model is restricted to 155 mph.
While the data sheet for the ABT Audi RS3 sedan is already something to behold, this applies especially to the optional aerodynamics package. It includes ABT front lip and front grill add-on. The rear of the Audi also gets a glossy black ABT rear skirt set consisting of a rear muffler cand a visually and an acoustically appealing ABT muffler system with two 102 mm double pipes in black chrome. For the perfect finish, ABT fender inserts are additionally available.
The ABT Audi RS3 sedan also makes a great impression on winding roads. For perfect road holding of the "pocket rocket", the world's largest tuner for Audi and Volkswagen vehicles offers ABT suspension springs. The complete KW threaded sport suspension kit variant 3 with specially developed setup is available from the ABT suspension specialists as the "big solution". Independent of this, ABT anti-roll bars can complete the performance. And for those who like a quick trip from 60 to 0, the ABT brake upgrade kit helps to bring the car to a stop again in no time. The equipment required for this is hidden behind the attractive
ABT alloy wheels in 19 or 20 inch, which are available in the variants ABT ER-C, ER-F, FR or GR.
And if someone cares about inner values, too: Then ABT Sportsline can also provide numerous attractive interior options, helping the ABT Audi RS3 sedan to be top-notch.