ABT’s Audi RS3 Sportback Is The Monster Amoung Hatches

By January 18, 2018Tuning

ABT Sportsline believes that the stock Audi RS3 Sportback, with its 400PS (395hp) 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine, needs some improvement.

As a result, they fitted the mill with their own engine control unit, which bumps the total output to 500PS (493hp); that’s 40PS (39hp) more than their previous upgrade.

The tuner doesn’t say anything about the hatchback’s new 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint time, but the stock model needs 4.1sec, and it will keep going up to 250km/h (155mph), or 280km/h (174mph) when specified with the optional Dynamic Plus package.

Stopping power comes from the revised braking system with 380mm discs, and ABT claims that they have improved its cornering thanks to the new suspension springs, anti-roll bars, and damper setup made in cooperation with KW.

Discreet exterior upgrades such as the front skirt add-on, tweaked grille, and rear diffuser set the car apart furthermore, whereas the new exhaust system with double 102mm pipes in matte black is said to provide “brilliant sound and looks” – while the 19- or 20-inch rim sets round up the changes on the outside.

Open the door and you will see the ABT integrated entrance lights, new seat trim with the tuner’s logo embroidered on the front headrests, various carbon upgrades, a special ignition button, and gearshift lever.

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