ABT Sportsline Audi S8

Here we have the sporty Audi S8, a version of the Audi A8 series that holds the new 4.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine. From the factory, this car produces 512 HP and 650 Nm of torque. Plenty for the average driver looking for a high performance luxury car, however ABT Sportsline felt it needed more. Founder Hans-Jürgen Abt quoted below.

“For us, the new AS8 is the best of both worlds, that is, the best in terms of both comfort and acceleration and agility. After all, the AS8 has to meet our premium customers’ standards when it comes to performance and luxuriousness.”

ABT Sportsline All New Volkswagen Beetle Tune

ABT Sportsline has released a new tuning package for the diesel version of the all new Volkswagen Beetle. The German tuners have tweaked the 2.0-liter TDI four cylinder powerplant to now produce 168 horsepower and 370 Nm of torque. A plentiful increase from the factory 138 HP and 320 Nm of torque. Results show a new 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of 8.8 seconds, stock time was 9.4 seconds.

ABT Sportsline Tuned Audi A1

The tuners at ABT Sportsline have released a new package for the five-door hatch Audi A1. This comes shortly after the company announced a three-door tuning kit, so they will now have more coverage for the A1 model line. It includes a complete mix of styling and performance parts, several of which we’ll cover right now. On the exterior are some modest improvements including vents in the fenders, side skirt addditions, chrome tailpipes and a new alloy wheel set measuring either 17 or 18-inches.

ABT VW Beetle

It is now time to prepare for the VW Beetle tuning wars as ABT Sportsline has just released some images of their initial renderings. Last month we saw some styling improvements from the Volkswagen enthusiast website VWVortex, and now we have the “Speedle” version from ABT. They will have several performance kits available for the VW Beetle, produing 140 HP for the 1.2 TSI engine, 210 HP for the 1.4 TSI, and 240 horsepower for the flagship 2.0 TSI powerplant. Diesel models will range from 125-170 HP, however the VW tuners are still manufacturing the parts and won’t be in customer hands until September.

ABT Audi R8 V10 Spyder

Typically the tuners at ABT focus on the VW projects, but this time they came to the Geneva Motor Show with a new 600 horsepower Audi R8 V10 Spyder. The German tuning firm pulled 620 hp to be exact, and the Audi R8 looks better than ever. It received a red paint job with black styling throughout, along with many carbon fiber parts. Some to name include the front skirt, rear skirt, windscreen cover, air scoops, and the engine bay finished with carbon. These aftermarket parts help reduce the weight of the Audi sports car, while the flagship vehicle received new wheels measuring either 19 or 20-inches. Performance specifications come next.

ABT Audi Q5

ABT Sportsline released a tuning programme for the new Audi Q5 last year at the Essen Motor and during that time they were offering power upgrades only for the 2.0 TFSI and 3.0 TDI models. The car received an entirely new front apron with a large spoiler with integrated fog lamps and a huge front grille that makes this Q5 really aggressive. The body modifications continue with wider fenders, door trims, 22″ alloy wheels, a rear skirt that houses the new exhaust system with four tailpipes and an ABT muffler and a small rear wing. Recently, the company has announced that their Audi Q5 got new engine upgrades and with a so-called ABT Power package they manage to increase HP for every engine. The 2.0 TDI was upgraded from 170 HP to 190 HP and the 3.0L TDI version outputs now 310 HP. The gasoline engines got a more powerful version and the guys from ABT manged to upgrade the engine from 211 HP to 275 HP.

ABT Volkswagen Golf VI

For more than 30 years Volkswagen Golf was Germany’s favorite car and the new Golf VI was appreciated a lot. ABT loves to deal with Volkswagen tuning and since they modified almost every car from the German automaker they decided to offer a special upgrade kit for the Golf VI to underline the fine character of this car. The car tuning company made a new body kit that has a new front spoiler with a custom grille, new side skirts and a rear skirt and rear spoiler which improves the car’s aerodynamics and make this ABT Golf VI more aggressive. The car is not as stylish as the Rieger Scirocco but ABT Sportsline added an extra dose of sportiness with a 4 pipe muffler tip and new alloy wheels.

ABT Audi AS5 R

The German tuner ABT Sportsline has announced its participation at this year’s Geneva Motor Show that starts next week with 4 great projects:  the new ABT Audi AS5 R, the ABT Q5, R8 and the ABT Scirocco. The AS5 R from ABT is a cool and extravagant coupe that has the latest audi performance parts and a 510 HP engine which will provide power in any situation. This car’s stock engine could deliver only 344 HP so the power kit from ABT is the perfect choice for anyone who wants more power from their coupe. The car tuning company will also be showing other cars modified by them but they won’t come with their Audi S3 tuning package. The huge SUV Q5 received a new look and it will contrast with the ABT R8, a real sports car with perfect aerodynamics for use in extreme conditions.


Even though KTM is a well known Austrian motorbike manufacturer they tried to extend their production and made a cute project called X-BOW perfect for sunny days near the ocean. X-Bow has 4 wheels but we can’t say this is actually a car and ABT Sportsline decided to make a unique tuning package for this project and teamed up with KTM. The car tuners will take on the sale of the X-Bow and they will also do manage all the service work on this vehicle. The engineers from ABT are currently working on a performance upgrade for this tiny road racer and customers could order the additional power boost soon.The ABT KTM X-Bow is extremely innovative and fast and it could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds.


The new Audi TT is a model which combines a sweet design with modern technology to offer anyone maximum driving pleasure. ABT always had a special connection with Audi TT and they made a special tuning package for this tiny car. The ABT TT-R has a 3.2L V6 engine with 355 HP and it could offer real racing adventure for anyone driving it. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds, a lot faster than the serial model. Besides the power boost, the guys from ABT wanted to modify this car’s design and they tried to develop special body styling parts that would make any TT unique. Their body kit is eye-catching and has perfect aerodynamics.