ABT Audi AS3

From ABT press: With the A3, Audi has set new standards in the compact class. And the next generation has all what it takes to continue the success story of its predecessor. Of course, Abt Sportsline is involved as well: one of the five premieres by the company from Kempten, at the last IAA is the complete tuning and optic package for the compact car from Ingolstadt. This puts the world's leading tuning company for cars from the Volkswagen Group on pole-position once again.

Emotion and precision - these two characteristics are representing the design of the new A3 and make the entire bodywork of the car look even more powerful and sporty. With an extended wheelbase, more width and its reduced height, the new car almost looks like a coupe. Abt Sportsline is emphasizing this impression even further by means of high-quality bodywork parts. At the front, for instance, the Abt AS3 gets a distinguishing cover and a front spoiler extension. Next to the side skirts, the rear of the car particularly meets the eye: covers and wings developed in Kempten make the compact car look even more powerful and dynamic.

Abt Sportsline has also paid attention to the performance of the new A3. With chip-tuning, the power output of the fuel-efficient and powerful 1.9 litre turbo diesel engine is being increased from 77 to 96 kW (105 to 130 hp). The job, which is a very comfortable effort for customers, because it is quick and easy, requires enormous technical know-how. With experience of many decades, Abt Sportsline has acquired this know-how and has mastered chip-tuning to perfection. The modification in the engine management software includes data like the time of ignition or the amount of fuel that is being injected for the entire rev range and for various throttle pedal positions. Finding the optimal balance, it requires enormous development effort. The values 0-100 in 10.5 sec. And a V-Max of 196 km/h speak for themselves.

Abt suspension springs provide excellent road holding for the Abt AS3, lowering the bodywork by approx. 35 to 40 millimetres and adding to a more sporty driving experience. To allow the driver to handle also critical driving situations without any problems, an Abt sports brake system is also being prepared for the A3, with steel flex brake lines which protect against damage by stones or other outside elements. An exhaust silencer with four pipes is rounding off the programme of the Abt AS3.

Dunlop tyres with the specification 235/35 R19 have been fitted on the Abt sports wheels SP1 in the size 8.5 x 19 inch. Both in everyday business and in motorsport, Abt Sportsline and Dunlop are unified by a close partnership: in the DTM, all six Abt-Audi TT-Rs are racing on Dunlop tyres, while both partners are using their competence for joint developments in the tuning area.

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