Abt AS7 tuning kit based on Audi S7 announced

Well known Volkswagen/Audi tuner and motorsports team Abt Sportsline has announced an introductory tuning package for the Audi S7 Sportback.

Dubbed the AS7, the sport focused executive model gets a power boost to 520 HP (382 kW / 513 bhp) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) compared to the standard 420 PS (309 kW / 414 bhp) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft). Abt hasn't specified how they arrived at this increase in power, but we suspect some ECU reprogramming plus modifications to the air intake and exhaust system on this 4.0-liter TFSI twin-turbo V8 are the main ingredients. As a result, top speed has been increased to 290 km/h (180 mph) compared to the standard electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

As far as aesthetics go, Abt only added their own 21-inch alloy wheels, but the suspension has been given sport springs for a tauter ride. Alternatively, Abt offers a lower air suspension setting called Abt Level Control.

Lastly, Abt tells us they are also working on a similar program for the new Audi S6 which uses the same engine.


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Model Audi A7
Automaker Audi
Article type Tuners
Tags a7, a7 sportback, abt, abt a7, abt as7, abt sportsline, abt sportsline a7, as7, audi a7, audi a7 sportback