Smooth lines, soft curves, and ABT Power.
The Audi A5 has been a large success for the German automaker since it was introduced largely because of its smooth, curvy lines created by designer, Walter de’Silva. Currently, Audi is in the process of updating their entire lineup with minor facelifts to ensure all of the models wear a similar, modern face. One of those cars is the A5, which has received a few minor upgrades including new LED daytime running lights that drastically change the appearance of the car.
In keeping with the updated lineup, ABT Sportsline has unveiled the AS5, an upgrade program for the Audi A5. Similar to the ABT AS4, the new A5 program from ABT Sportsline complements the facelifted body with new wheels, suspension, and, of course, ABT Power.
“For us, it was important to combine this car’s extraordinary design with our ideas and thus to underscore the car’s character,” said Hans-Jürgen Abt. “Its increased performance and its body parts form a unit. If you look at the AS5, you want to take in every inch of its marvellous silhouette, and if you sit in it, all you want is to get it on the road. This coupé is really a power pack.“
One of the first things to be upgraded on the ABT AS5 was the engines. Both the 3.0-liter turbodiesel and 2.0T gasoline engines were tuned by ABT Sportsline to provide drivers with a thrilling ride that matches the redesigned looks. The 3.0-liter diesel engine’s standard 245 horsepower output grows to 300 horsepower after the ABT Sportsline tuning program. For the smaller 2.0T inline-four, output is raised from 211 horsepower to 270 horses. Each engine variant in the ABT AS5 can also be equipped with a new rear muffler with quad exhaust tips for a deeper sound.
The facelifted ABT AS5 sports special body work that gives the coupe a powerful appearance. Up front sits a new sport spoiler that helps improve downforce and complements the sharper LED lighting. Both fenders sport vent inserts to portray power along with new side skirts. The rear of the ABT AS5 rear features a trunk lip spoiler and apron insert with integrated exhaust tips.
The chassis of the Audi A5 was also tuned with the ABT AS5. New sport springs or coilovers can be installed to lower the overall center of gravity for a better stance and improved handling. ABT Sportsline offers 19- and 20-inch CR Silverlight or DR alloy wheels for the Audi A5. To finish things off, the ABT AS5 can be equipped with a powerful sport braking system that utilizes 345 or 380 mm discs to bring the car to a halt.
The ABT Sportsline Audi A5 upgrade program is currently available. Pricing for ABT AS5 upgrades has not been released and individual parts can be purchased separately.
ABT AS5 Audi A5 Specifications
Engine: 2.0 TFSI, turbocharged inline-four
Standard Output: 211 Horsepower
ABT Power: 270 Horsepower
Optional: ABT rear muffler
Engine: 3.0 TDI, turbodiesel V-6
Standard Output: 245 Horsepower
ABT Power: 300 Horsepower
Optional: ABT rear muffler
Wheels, Suspension, Brakes:
Wheels: ABT CR Sport Wheels in Silverlight or DR Sport Wheels alloy
Wheel Size: 19 or 20 inches
Suspension: Sport springs or coilovers
Brakes: Sport system with 345 or 380 mm discs
-Fender vent add-ons
-Rear trunk spoiler
-Rear apron insert
ABT AS5 Audi A5 Gallery
[Source: ABT Sportsline]