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ABT Sportsline Gets ‘400’ with the new Golf R

ABT Sportsline Golf VII R

All the right stuff.

The Volkswagen Golf VII R is the hottest hatch available from the German automaker. It’s the go-to in the hot hatch game and the team at ABT Sportsline is making it sizzle even more. Thanks to their “New Generation” tuning and a whole lot of other goodies, the Golf R is a 400 PS all-wheel drive monster.

ABT Sportsline Golf VII R

“Even with this alluring power, the Golf can be driven with absolute precision and shows the potential of the platform”, says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. “Our new height adjustable suspension kit and stabilizer kit guarantee perfect handling – event at high speed.”

Under the hood, the Volkswagen Golf R’s 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged inline-four cylinder engine gets quite the boost from ABT Sportsline. The new ABT Power S kit gives the engine an additional 100 PS (98.6 hp) – almost a third of its original output. That’s good for a total of 400 PS (395 horsepower) and 354 lb-ft. of torque hitting the pavement through all four wheels. As an option, a less powerful ABT Power tune is also available with 370 PS. A set of four 102 mm exhaust pipes and ABT muffler system is also available to make the additional power audible.

ABT Sportsline Golf VII R

Putting down that power are new choices of wheels for the Golf R. ABT Sportsline offers their FR, ER-C, CR, and DR (featured) alloy wheels with a variety of finishes ranging from 18.0- to 20-inch diameters with 8.5- or 9.0-inch widths with corresponding sport tires. A new ABT height-adjustable suspension brings the wheels closer to the fenders by 10 to 40 mm up front and 20 to 45 mm at the rear axle. A new front and rear axle stabilizer kit also helps to sharpen up handling even further.

ABT Sportsline Golf VII R

The ABT-tuned Volkswagen Golf R also distinguishes itself elsewhere, particularly in its new aerodynamic add-ons. A new painted front grille and headlight covers lend to a meaner, aftermarket look. New side skirts add a bit of dynamicism while new mirror covers take a page out of Audi’s S/RS book with their contrasting aluminum-like finish. A new tailgate add-on coupled with a set of “Black Chrome” logos further set it apart from its factory form.

ABT Sportsline Golf VII R

The interior of the Golf R wasn’t the focus for ABT Sportsline, but it also wasn’t completely neglected. The cockpit was given a new integrated entrance light and set of floor mats for a more custom-tailored touch.

The new ABT Sportsline Volkswagen Golf R is currently available as a complete package or customers can purchase individual accessories.

ABT Sportsline Volkswagen Golf VII R Specifications

Engine: 2.0 TSI, 1984 cc capacity
Performance Tuning: ABT POWER S New Generation
Power: 400 PS / 395 hp / 294 kW
Torque: 354 lb-ft. / 480 Nm

Engine: 2.0 TSI, 1984 cc capacity
Performance Tuning: ABT POWER New Generation
Power: 370 PS / 365 hp / 272 kW
Torque: 339 lb-ft. / 460 Nm

Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
ABT Wheels: in design FR, ER-C, DR and CR
Wheel Sizes: 8.5 x 18in, 8.5 x 19in, 8.5 x 20in and 9.0 x 20 in.
Tires: Sports tires in 225/40 R18, 225/35 R19 and 235/30 R20
Suspension: ABT height adjustable suspension kit (lowering: front 10-40mm, rear 20-45mm).
Optional: ABT stabilizer kit for front and rear axle

-ABT front grille
-ABT head light covers ABT mirror covers
-ABT side skirts
-ABT tail gate add-on
-ABT logo set “Black Chrome”

-ABT floor mats
-ABT integrated entrance light

ABT Sportsline Volkswagen Golf VII R Gallery

Source: ABT Sportsline

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