ABT 400hp Audi S3 Cabrio

April 10, 2017 By Mike Lee
Last updated on April 10, 2017

ABT 400hp Audi S3 Cabrio
Taking hearts by storm: ABT provides the Audi S3 Cabrio with 400 HP and 500 Nm

Even a hurricane can rarely reach higher wind speeds than the ABT Sportsline performance-enhanced Audi S3 Cabrio. Electronically-controlled the well-trained rocket with the seductive soft top reaches 265 kph. Even more so impressive is the acceleration of this topless car with ABT Power S: Thanks to 400 HP / 294 kW and powerful 500 Nm the standard sprint goes from zero to one hundred in just 4.6 seconds. To achieve this impressive result, the ABT‘s not only run with their custom designed control unit, but also a sport catalyst with metal cells. As the series capacity is 310 HP / 228 kW, an HP plus of nearly 30 percent is achieved, with the maximum torque increasing by an impressive 100 Nm.

Alternatively, those who prefer something not so powerful, can select the slightly less expensive performance package ABT Power, that is also based on the ABT Engine Control, but is supplied without the sport catalyst. With 370 HP / 272 kW and 480 Nm the effect is more than obvious, too. The two “infernal machines” are off to a stylish start with the optional Start-Stop switch button with the illuminated ABT logo.

The suspension technology allows the Audi S3 Cabrio to enjoy an enormous power output. Using the ABT sport anti-roll bars for the front and rear axles, the carbody can still achieve the last touch of roll angle drive, without making the car too hard.

Its more than just light and breezy for the passengers in the stylishly refined S3 Cabrio: The ABT fender inserts have integrated air intakes and give the Audi an even more racy appearance. The alloy wheels offered by ABT not only look cool but also come without the additional wind in the wheel housing no matter whether CR, DR or ER-C. Sizes from 18 to 20 inch are available and there are different finishes to choose from depending on the design. For the perfect look, all that’s missing now is the special door entry lighting, which projects the ABT logo on the floor when getting into the car. And that’s the one and only reason why a proud owner of this attractive convertible would ever put his head down.

The ABT program for the Audi S3 Cabrio – data and facts


Engine:                                                2.0 TFSI 1.984 cc capacity, straight-four engine
Performance tuning:                           ABT Power S
Performance:                                      400 HP / 294 kW (standard: 310 HP / 228 kW)
500 Nm (standard: 400 Nm)

Engine:                                                2.0 TFSI 1.984 cc capacity, straight-four engine
Performance tuning:                           ABT Power
Performance:                                      370 HP / 272 kW (standard: 310 HP / 228 kW)
480 Nm (standard: 400 Nm)

ABT wheel arch vents
ABT front grill emblem set (chrome, matt black or black chrome)

ABT SPORT WHEELS from 18 to 20 inch
ABT CR, black-red (20 inch)
ABT DR, Gun-Metal (19/20 inch) or mystic-black (18/19/20 inch)
ABT ER-C, Gun-Metal (20 inch)

ABT Anti-Roll Bars for front- and rear axle

LED-door entrance lights
ABT start-stop button