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H ABT Sportsline έχει πάντα πλούσιο περίπτερο στη Γενεύη και η φετινή έκθεση δε θα μπορούσε να αποτελεί εξαίρεση.

Έτσι η γερμανική εταιρία βελτιώσεων από τη Βαυαρία θα φέρει το RS6-R με 730 άλογα και 910 Nm ροπής, με τελική ταχύτητα 320 χλμ/ώρα. Εκτός αυτού θα έχει ένα RS QS3, το Golf VII GTI Dark Edition και το αγωνιστικό της που θα συμμετάσχει στην Formula E της FIA.

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Τέλος, η ABT θα παρουσιάσει ένα γραφικό περιβάλλον για τις αναβαθμίσεις της, που μπορεί να χρησιμοποιηθεί μέσω εφαρμογής ή στην οθόνη του αυτοκινήτου.

[Πηγή: ABT Sportsline]

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ABT elite conveyance– RS6-R with 730 hp and 920 Nm

When you read 730 hp/537 kW, you may first think of an Italian super-sports-car or a big truck but not of a roadworthy family or business estate. But ABT Sportsline is still able to surprise its target group and at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 will present its latest Audi RS6 model, the 320 kph ABT RS6-R. “Mind you, the R stands for racy, not for rough or rude,” says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: “As with the normal Audi RS6, ours also provides the utmost comfort, sumptuousness and usefulness, limited to 25 cars worldwide.“

To turn this high-performance car into a refined gem, ABT uses ABT Power. This kit includes the ABT Engine Control unit, a specially developed software and a specially adapted stainless steel exhaust system – including a Y-pipe and sport-type catalytic converter – that makes for a superb sound and an even more attractive look with its two double end pipes.

But power isn’t everything. In order to make the Avant even more of a sports car, the engineers used an ABT height adjustable spring kit. Dunlop high-performance tyres specially selected for the RS6-R complete this dynamic set-up. This inviting features may make it hard for some people to accept that this racy ABT in Geneva can only be viewed while it is standing still. But that may be just as well, because it makes for a better appreciation of the extensive body kit and the lavish 22-inch ABT DR alloy wheels. Selected parts made of exposed red carbon is what all body components have in common: they can be found on the front lip with its blades, air inlet covers including flics, side skirt attachments with side blades and the rear skirt. Mirror caps, fender inserts and a rear spoiler complete the imposing look.

And since passengers would find it difficult to see their car in the rear-view mirror, ABT also “decorated” the interior with letterings and embroidery that are as discreet as they are tasteful. Carbon-shift paddels and LED-shifting lights on the steering wheel help finding the perfect gear shift moment.

ABT RS6-R – data and facts

ABT ENGINE TECHNOLOGY Engine: 4.0 TFSI, 3.993 cc capacity, V8 Performance tuning: ABT POWER Performance: 730 HP/537 kW (standard: 560 HP/412 kW) / 920 Nm (standard: 700 Nm)

ABT AERODYNAMICS ABT front lip incl. front blades (red carbon fibre) ABT air inlet covers incl. front flics (red carbon fibre) ABT front grille insert with RS6-R logo ABT side skirt attachments incl. side blades (red carbon fibre) ABT rear skirt attachment on side (2 parts) and middle (both red carbon fibre) ABT rear spoiler (carbon fibre) ABT mirror covers (carbon fibre) ABT fender inserts

ABT WHEELS DR in 10 x 22 inches ET52 Available also as complete set of wheels with Dunlop sports tires in 295/25 ZR22

ABT EXHAUST TECHNOLOGY ABT stainless steel exhaust system incl. Y-Pipe with sport-type catalytic converter and black ABT tail pipes

ABT SUSPENSION ABT height adjustable spring kit

ABT INTERIOR ABT sports steering wheel with LED shifting lights and carbon shift paddels ABT floor mats ABT embroidery at the head rests ABT RS6-R lettering ABT applications (red carbon fibre)

ABT Sportsline – Geneva Motor Show 2014 press release Electrical “elevation” – ABT contests in the new FIA Formula E

 

ABT Sportsline has already dealt with electrical mobility within many a regional project. But now the Bavarian company gets into the racing mode: from September 2014 the leading tuner of cars of the Volkswagen and Audi brands will take part in the FIA’s brand new E-series under the name Audi Sport ABT Formula-E Team. And as the first of the ten teams, the Bavarians have already found their drivers: Audi factory driver Lucas di Grassi and GP2 youngster Daniel Abt.

 

“This is an entirely new chapter in our company’s 60-year motorsport history,” says a pleased CEO Hans Jürgen Abt: “For us, this is a fascinating new challenge and we now know that electrical drives may be free of emissions but certainly not free of emotions.“ The Bavarians are particularly proud of being the only German team yet in this international series, which, after all, will also see a race in Berlin. “As of now, we are an unofficial electrical motorsport national team of sorts,“ says ABT sports director Thomas Biermaier, who is very ambitious now: “We not only want to be one of the first teams but also one of the top teams.” And there is certainly no lack of racing know-how. After all, ABT is a five-time DTM champion, not to mention other series. Formula sports is also well known. Daniel Abt, the son of Hans-Jürgen Abt, is now a driver in the GP2, a series usually deemed a kind of junior Formula 1. Lucas di Grassi on the other hand has gained direct Formula 1 experience and is considered an expert at any rate. “With Daniel and Lucas we have signed our dream pair, if you will,“ says a smiling team boss Hans-Jürgen Abt: “Thanks to all those at Audi who made Lucas available for the Formula E. He had been involved in the development of the series right from the start.“

 

The standard chassis used shows a full 200 kW (272 hp) during the training and qualifying. 100 kph are reached in 3 seconds. While in the energy-saving racing mode, this is lowered to 133 kW (181 hp). There still is the Push-to-Pass-Button, which for a brief period activates another 67 kW (91 hp). So there will be plenty of exciting passing manoeuvres. Since training, qualifying and the race all take place on one and the same day, spectators will find an extraordinary atmosphere. Berlin aside, the first season will see races in Beijing, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Uruguay, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Miami, Monaco and London.

ABT Sportsline Geneva Motor Show 2014 press release

Products and services – worldwide competence benefits customers

 

It all started 118 years ago with a revolutionary idea: Johann Abt, a blacksmith, developed a device that allowed horse-drawn carriages to be used in Bavarian winters as well. That made for savings and the growth of the young company. In short order, Abt also dealt with automobiles. The company’s connection with the four brands that today are epitomised by Audi’s famous four rings started as early as shortly after the First World War. Here in Geneva, the latest highlights of this ongoing relationship are now being presented – the ABT RS6-R, ABT RS Q3, ABT Golf VII GTI Dark Edition and the ABT FIA Formula E Race car to be precise. The Kempten-based company provides innovative solutions for quite a number of models produced by the Volkswagen Group. All the cars and all the components are always state-of-the-art and, needless to say, imbued with the successful and traditional family-owned company’s spirit. And it goes without saying that they are always based upon more than five decades of experience gained in premium motorsports. Over the past decade, these comprised five DTM (German Touring Masters) championships, among others.

 

If you want a bit “more” and have a car that is excellent to begin with tuned even further, you should always consult the market leader: ABT Sportsline stands for innovative engineering, an extravagant design and extra dynamism and sportiness. Be it the ABT POWER New Generation, ABT POWER or ABT POWER S, every tuned engine is thoroughly tested. “Our upratings must never impact an engine’s service life and periphery. They always have to be perfectly geared to the engine in question”, says Hans-Jürgen Abt. The ABT Sportsline CEO points to the state-of-the-art dynamometer used for every product. And all engines are thoroughly tested both on the road and on the proving ground. Sport-type braking systems and chassis components are also carefully tested by ABT. A rather balanced drivability, geared to the car’s characteristics, is as important as are its roadworthiness and safety. That is why ABT Sportsline also runs pedestrian impact protection tests when developing front attachment parts.

 

ABT alloy wheels are always a decorative highlight, and the exhaust systems from Kempten will accentuate any Audi, VW, Seat or Skoda’s look and sound. Customers can always be sure that these components are of the best possible workmanship. They will enjoy these parts for their car’s entire service life. ABT Sportsline’s name is its bond. And the market leader provides all these products and services not only on a nationwide but also a worldwide basis. In Germany, customers can go to about 130 partners that have the same competence when it comes to quality, support and service. And in global terms, ABT Sportsline can be found in the Middle East, Britain, the USA, Switzerland, Russia, Scandinavia, Italy, Turkey and other countries. Customers will always be able to get tested ABT quality. Of course the ABT team is also catering to the Chinese and Russian growth markets.

ABT Sportsline – Geneva Motor Show 2014 press release

Back to the top: the ABT Golf VII GTI Dark Edition

 

At the end of 2013, Volkswagen presented its new “R“ and thereby internally dethroned the GTI as the most powerful Golf VII. ABT Sportsline, however, has been loyal to the GTI for many decades and has now led this compact rocket back to the top. Just like the serial Golf R, the uprated ABT GTI also shows 300 hp or 221 kW. The top speed is an exciting 258 km/h and 100 kph are reached in 5.8 seconds. At this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Bavarian company will present the compact king as their Dark Edition with very special regalia and “Dark“ letterings on the C-pillar, trunk lid attachment and head rests.

 

The body kit comprises a front spoiler and front grille, headlight covers, side skirts, mirror caps and the afore-mentioned trunk lid attachment plus a rear skirt set. “Darkened“ rear lights complete the very ABTy kit. Four attractive stainless steel rear pipes underscore the muscular appearance. Needless to say that they are black-chrome-plated. The ABT CR wheel with its five dynamic pairs of spokes also fits the unusual, dark ABT GTI. Especially so, if they come in 20 inches and with 235/30 R20 tires.

 

“Our black ABT is really something and at the top once again“, CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt is full of praise. Its superiority this “über-Golf” also derives from its dynamic properties, made possible by the new sport-type stabilisers and especially the smart sport-type ABT height adjustable suspension kit. So the dark ABT Golf VII GTI Dark Edition is in reality a beacon of light!

 

ABT Sportsline – Geneva Motor Show 2014 press release

ABT Power for the screen – the ABT PERFORMANCE SYSTEM

 

An ABT Power New Generation upgrade can be felt when revving up. Otherwise, this innovative system with its separate ABT Engine Control unit and its specially geared software stays hidden. A collaboration between Zenec, the leading In-Car-Entertainment and GPS specialist, and ABT Sportsline, market leader when it comes to tuning cars produced by the Volkswagen Group, is now supposed to change that. The key here is a graphic user interface visualising a number of status information bits and making for a permanent “ABT Power on board“ awareness.

 

“What percentage of the uprating is currently being used? What is the turbo pressure? What is the oil temperature and G-force? Whoever has an ABT Power New Generation car should also get this information when they do not go to the limit,“ says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: “And it should be possible to track the before-and-after effect. That prevents habituation and makes for more permanent fun.“ The new device, called ABT Performance System, thus also features a password-protected “ABT Power on and off“ function. A practical side effect: if you lend the car to an inexperienced driver like your son or daughter, the engine can be downrated to its serial performance values.

 

And that is how the new ABT visualisation actually looks: the Zenec specialists are known for their entertainment and GPS solutions that they gear to the different cars, also in visual and functional terms. A newly developed interface, the so-called ABT Gateway, connects the respective Zenec multimedia device and the various ABT components. Probably in Q3/2014, there will first be an integration of the ABT Engine Control units. One year later, we might see the exhaust valve control unit and ABT Level Control unit solutions. Alternatively to an application and play-back on the car moniceiver, an app is also being planned. Some other ABT Performance System options are currently being considered.

 

ABT Sportsline – Geneva Motor Show 2014 press release

Wow-white SUV spectacle: 410 hp in the ABT RS Q3

 

Crossover alternatives to compact rockets like a Golf R or Audi S3 had been a rarity until in 2013 the racy Audi RS Q3 with its 310 hp/228 kW was rolled out. The ABT Sportsline engineers then saw even more potential in this chic car and wanted to put it on an equal footing with real sports cars. Extensive tests on their own dynamometer and public roads followed and showed that the 2.5l five-cylinder engine would easily bear a permanent 32 % uprating, provided the engineers were careful. Now, the ABT RS Q3 has 410 hp or 301 kW; the maximum torque is 530 Nm, up from a serial 420 Nm. In Geneva, ABT will present the power-SUV in an “innocent” white shade with an impressive decor which will then make this colour lose its innocence right away.

 

All this was achieved by ABT Power New Generation. “This complex and gentle processes uses a specially developed control unit – ABT Engine Control – and a customised software,“ says Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of the globally largest tuner of Volkswagen and Audi cars. But its superiority this SUV does not only get from its engine power but also from a height-adjustable sport-type suspension that provides a maximum of road feedback and dynamism.

 

And with regard to prestigious overtaking, ABT has also promoted the RS Q3 to the top league. Driver in front of you in their rearview mirror will always see a car that is sufficiently different from the serial version, rendered so by the new front skirt and grille. And a sporty decor set and 21-inch ABT DR alloy wheels look “fast”, too. Once it is in the lead, this speedy Bavarian is gone. One should also not forget the ABT rear skirt set including a stainless-steel exhaust system and four tail pipes – a much more dynamic look than provided by the single serial pipe.

 

ABT Sportsline at the Geneva Motor Show 2014

When: 06.03. – 16.03.2014

Where: Hall 1.0, Booth 1244

 

 

 

 

Pictures/Text also at: http://presse.abt-sportsline.de

 

Press contact: ABT Sportsline; Björn Marek; Daimlerstr. 2; D-87437 Kempten

Phone: +49-831/57140-58; Fax: +49-831/57140-37; Email: presse@abt-sportsline.de

 

Press contact: IKmedia GmbH; Andreas Hempfling; Wendelsteiner Str. 2a; D-91126 Schwabach

Phone: +49-9122/6313-400; Fax: +49-9122/6313-430; Email: s.borowitschka@abt-tuning.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABT RS Q3 – data and facts

 

 

ABT ENGINE TECHNOLOGY

 

Engine: 2.5 TFSI, 2480 cc capacity

Performance Tuning: ABT POWER New Generation

Performance: 410 PS/301 kW (Serial: 310 PS/228 kW)

 

 

ABT AERODYNAMICS

ABT front skirt

ABT front grille

ABT rear skirt set incl. 4-pipe stainless steel exhaust system

ABT decal set

 

 

ABT WHEELS in DR-Design in 9 x 21 inch ET35

Available also as complete set of wheels with sports tires in 255/30 R21

 

 

ABT EXHAUST TECHNOLOGY

ABT exhaust system with four end pipes (middle and axle back exhaust)

 

 

ABT SUSPENSION

ABT height adjustable suspension kit

 

 

ABT INTERIOR

ABT floor mats