• Jan 31, 2008
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We touched on Abt Sportsline's range of upgrades for the current VW and Audi offerings during last year's Essen Motor Show. Unfortunately, we only had drab-looking photos back then, and frankly, the dark backgrounds didn't do much to liven up the looks of the cars.

Abt AS4Since then, Abt has seen fit to produce complete photo sets that show off the company's modifications far better than the earlier images. The available mods are spelled out here, but in both cases, Abt can transform the A4 or A5 with a subtle body kit (especially when compared to some other tuners), new wheels, a sport suspension, a freer-flowing exhaust system, and a variety of power upgrades. In a perfect world where we could have the Euro-spec diesels, we'd happily opt for the Abt-tuned 3.0 TDI. In both cars, it packs 300 horsepower and a stout 442 lb-ft of torque. Yeah, we could get around just fine with that. Check out the new photos in the galleries below.

[Source: Abt Sportsline]




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      • 6 Years Ago
      sorry spelled metal wrong on my last post.
      • 7 Years Ago
      From certain views, the AS5 resembles "ASS" that said, Andrew, GM will never make something this beautiful with fans that drool over the retroactive designs of the Camaro. For the American auto companies to progress in design and quality, the fans must stop giving them blank checks. I particularly love the elegance of the A5 even with these minor cosmetic tweaks.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah, the wheels are absolutely horrible. The A4 looks, dare I say it, BETTER than the S5
      • 7 Years Ago
      They still have identical overall look .. BTW that is no chrom that is polished aluminium .. chrom rims are not polular in Germany, but polished rims.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Nagma - Look at how the "spokes" of the ABT wheels flare out where they meet the hoop of the wheel, your LP640 example uses a straight spoke. Must be that 1%, but I think definitely more percentage than that. I think what makes the ABT wheels less palatable on the S5 would be the chrome treatment.
      • 7 Years Ago
      could look better. sheet matal looks close to the Passat CC, wheels aren't that bad but i would prefer ADR rims, to this, it would add a sportier feel to the car and it would seem more at home. ABT always puts good fit and finish on their cars, i mean have you seen the ABT R8, top that GM, and Bob Lutz.
      • 7 Years Ago
      man there looking nice, wow
      • 7 Years Ago
      I could really do without the spoiler and that fender vent.

      Id rather much just take a regular S5...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man those wheels look like theyre from a Grand Am GT LOL fugly!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Beautiful!
      • 7 Years Ago
      that black cherry paint is very nice.
      Couldn't drive it around so Cal tho. Too much of a target. Well, you could drive it but not be able to park it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ferocious! and elegant all in one moment.
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