ABT Wins AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS of The Year With Their Audi S1


December 3, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on December 3, 2015

ABT Audi S1
It was the 14th “AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS” poll that had taken place on the occasion of the Essen Motor Show “Race Night” on November 27th 2015. ABT Sportsline, the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group, was one of the winners with its ABT Audi S1 Sportback. The magazine’s readers voted in 18 categories in all.

The trendy and sporty Audi S1 Sportback has considerably been upgraded by
ABT Sportsline, but that wasn’t the only reason why it won in the “compact car tuning” category. Springs (suspension lowered by 30mm), the right wheels – DR, ER-C or Z in 18’’ – and fender inserts make the set-up perfect and turn the Audi into an all-rounder. The
ABT POWER New Generation has increased the S1 Sportback’s horsepower by 34%, from 231 (170 kW) to 310 (228 kW)! And torque is up from 370 Nm, now standing at a fantastic 440 Nm. Furthermore, a rear muffler consisting of stainless steel with black chromed tail pipes (90 mm Ø) takes over the discharge of the exhaust gases.

“We would like to thank the AUTO BILD SPORTSCARS readers for their votes and our win,” says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. “We are, of course, very pleased that our cars go down so very well. We gladly accept this praise and promise to continue to meet our customers’ needs. Incidentally, visitors to the Essen Motor Show can view some of our cars until the 6th of December 2015. Just meet us at booth A155 in Hall 3.0 and see a 450hp Audi RS3, for example.“