ABT S3 Saloon Gets 400 Hp And Styling Enhancements

July 24, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 24, 2015

ABT S3 Saloon Gets 400 Hp And Styling Enhancements
Attractive alloy wheels as well as styling and suspension components were simply not enough for ABT Sportsline to make the Audi S3 Sedan everybody’s dream car. The Bavarians also add some interesting performance upgrades with up to 400 hp. The download button on the right-hand side of this newsletter will provide photos and press releases in English, French and Russian language.

Up a notch! ABT Sportsline pushes Audi S3 limo to 400 hp

It doesn’t always have to be an estate or a hatchback: with the Audi S3 compact sport limos have seen a come back now for quite some time. And if its 300 HP/ 221 kW make you want the even stronger RS 3, please note that ABT Sportsline has dealt you a new deck of cards. “With our specially developed ABT Power New Generation control unit the RS3 falls short not only in body length,“ says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt with a smile and adds that several performance upgrades are also ready for the Audi A3 3-door version and the sportback. But let’s stay with the limo, which now features 370 HP/ 272 kW, with a torque 460 Nm, up from 380.

“And that’s not the end of it,” Abt continues. If you opt for the more complex ABT Power S package, you will get no less than 400 HP/ 294 kW and 480 Nm. Responsible for the 33% upgrade is not only the software but also the ABT exhaust system including pre-pipe and sport-type catalytic converter. Bends will not hinder you but make it all much more fun. After all, ABT also provides the right sport-type sway bars for the front and rear axle.

All in all, this fast notchback’s KPI are really quite something, which is why the Bavarians underline its design with an optional front grille and sporty fender inserts. All is well that ends well – in form of an ABT rear skirt set, front silencer and stainless steel muffler with black chrome-plated end pipes included.

All you still need are the right alloy wheels. The depicted brand new 20’’ ABT FRs aside, there are also the CR, DR or ER-Cs, available, depending on the model, from 18 to 20’’ and with various finishes as well.

So the Audi S3 limo might even be a notch above its almost perfect basis.

ABT S3 Saloon – Data and Facts

Engine: 2.0 TFSI, 1.984 cc capacity
Performance tuning: ABT POWER “New Generation”
Performance: 370 HP/ 272 kW (standard: 300 HP/ 221 kW) 460 Nm (standard: 380 Nm)

Engine: 2.0 TFSI, 1.984 cc capacity
Performance tuning: ABT POWER S “New Generation”
Performance: 400 HP/ 294 kW (standard: 300 HP/ 221 kW) 480 Nm (standard: 380 Nm)

ABT front grille
ABT fender inserts
ABT rear skirt set (incl. front silencer and stainless steel rear muffler with black chrome-plated end pipes)

ABT WHEELS in design FR, ER-C, DR or CR in 8.5 x 18, 8.5 x 19 or 9.0 x 20 inches
Available also as complete set of wheels with sports tires in sizes 225/40 R18, 225/35 R19 or 235/30 R20

ABT stainless steel muffler system with four black chrome-plated end pipes (90 mm Ø)

ABT anti-rollbars set for front and rear axle

ABT floor mats
ABT integrated entrance lights
ABT start-stop button with integrated, illuminated ABT logo