2016 ABT RS Q3
The 2.5 TFSI has been voted the “International Engine of the Year“ no fewer than six times. In the Audi RS Q3, this turbo engine yields 340 hp/ 250 kW and a maximum torque of 450 Nm. But awards are neither here nor there. For traditional reasons alone, ABT Sportsline couldn’t let it stand there and applied the ABT Power “New Generation“, the high-end performance upgrade with its own separate control unit and software. Now the RS Q3 has 410 hp/ 301 kW – up by almost 20% – and a torque of 530 Nm. “Our extensive warranty, the TÜV certificate and thorough test drives and trial runs guarantee maximum dependability,” says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt.
To make it perfect, the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group installs a height adjustable suspension kit with a flexibly lowered suspension of between 15 and 45mm. But the RS Q3 is not only lowered, it is also widened: ABT wheel spacers of 4x15 or 4x25mm make this compact SUV appear even more assertive. And, of course, the 21’’ ABT DR wheels as seen in the photo are also ideal. Incidentally, ER-C and FRs are also available, with sizes ranging from 19 to 21’’, as are various finishes for the various wheels: gun-metal, silverbullet or mystic black.
But a real athlete needs even more. ABT Sportsline therefore also provides ABT mirror caps and various deco films and red-and-black stripes for the “hips”. The real highlight, however, is the rear skirt set made of high-quality PU-RIM with its serpentine ornamental grid. Also included in the set is a stainless-steel muffler system with four 89mm tail pipes. Painted black, these do not only look good, they also sound impressive.