Celebrating 40 years of Audi with more power!
Back in 1972, Audi began producing a compact executive car called the Audi 80. Production for the small executive car spanned four generations until it was replaced by the Audi A4 in 1996. Since then, the A4 has been quite successful around the world. Now entering its 40th year of production, the German automaker has given the Audi A4 B8 a facelift with new LED lighting, revised styling, and updated technology.
ABT Sportsline is one of the companies that are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Audi 80/A4 range as it is one of the most popular cars to be upgraded and tuned. Their newest creation focuses on the recently facelifted Audi A4 B8 and increases performance in terms of power, handling, and aerodynamics.
“The A4 is an important car for us, too. It always re-defines the premium standard for medium-sized cars,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt. “Our AS4 is definitely state-of-the-art. It combines sportiness and assertiveness.”
With the new ABT AS4, the German tuner provides engine upgrades for the S4, diesel V-6, and 2.0 TFSI variants. The supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine used in the Audi S4 gets pushed from 333 horsepower to a whopping 435 horsepower with ABT engine technology. This helps the sedan reach 62 mph in just 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 175 mph. For the 3.0-liter V-6 TDI, output increases to 282 hp and 413 lb-ft. (560 Nm) of torque with ABT Sportsline tuning. The tried and true 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder in the Audi A4 B8 gets a boost from 211 hp to 275 hp with a little ABT Power magic. Each of the engine upgrade programs is endurance tested to ensure maximum reliability for the three engine choices.
In terms of aerodynamics, ABT Sportsline designed a number of exterior upgrades to improve downforce for high speed stability on the Audi A4 B8. After Audi’s mild exterior refresh, the A4 wore a sharper, modern fascia. With this as the starting point, ABT Sportsline designed a front spoiler with precise angles to match the stock styling and improve downforce. The ABT AS4 also features new side skirts that mirror the character line along each door and fender inserts that resemble vents. At the rear sits a new bumper insert that can accommodate the quad-exhaust system and a trunk spoiler to improve downforce at the rear axle.
All of the standard wheels and tires can also be replaced with the ABT AS4. Two choices of wheels are available from ABT Sportsline; the alloy CR Silverlight or alloy DR in 19- or 20-inch sizes. Each option also comes with high-speed sport tires for better grip and handling performance.
The full ABT AS4 upgrade package is currently available for all facelifted Audi A4 B8 models from ABT Sportsline.
ABT Sportsline AS4 Audi A4 B8 Specifications
ABT Engine Technology Upgrades:
Engine: 2.0 TFSI, turbocharged inline-four
Stock Output: 211 horsepower
ABT Tuning: 275 horsepower
Engine: 3.0 TDI, turbodiesel V-6
Stock Output: 245 hp/369 lb-ft.
ABT Tuning: 282 hp/413 lb-ft.
Engine: 3.0 TFSI, supercharged V-6
Stock Output: 333 hp
ABT Tuning: 435 hp
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.8 seconds
Top Speed: 175 mph
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ABT Sportsline AS4 Audi A4 B8 Gallery
[Source: ABT Sportsline]