Tuning: ABT and their new 450 HP for the Audi RS3 Sportback


ABT Sportsline already had a customization program for the Audi RS3 Sportsback. Taking advantage of the Essen Motor Show 2015, one of the biggest annual events of european tuning, the German firm gives a twist to its preparation, carrying it still further.

, While the Audi RS3 Sportsback offers 367 HP of series through its engine 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder, the ABT RS3 is now up 450 CV, thanks to an electronic management specific and to a new sports exhaust. This means an increase of +20 HP with respect to the previous preparation of ABT on the model. The maximum torque, on the other hand, increases from 450 Nm range up to 550 Nm.

has Not been provided figures of the performance of this new version, but the previous ABT RS3, with those twenty horses less, was able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.1 seconds, raising its maximum speed to the 285 km/h. As usual, ABT supported the reliability of this preparation through a specific guarantee, and the comprehensive tests in dynamometer and on-road.


But ABT is not only limited to more power for the engine: they also come cosmetic changes in exterior and interior, willing to emphasize the sportiness of the model without sacrificing its personality. Your body wears paint in matte red pearl effect, wearing a alloy wheels EF-R 19-inch with Continental tires in action 235/35.

Thanks to a spring sports, the ABT RS3 downgrade your height in 25 and 30 millimeters at its front and rear axle, respectively. The latest changes come on the inside, with upholstery integrated in Alcantara (including dashboard and steering wheel), inserts carbon fiber and a structure in the same material for the back of their seats. We’ll leave you with a video where ABT shows in more detail your Audi RS3 Sportback (in its version of the 430 HP).