ABT Audi Allroad Quattro
From ABT press: It glides on water, it cuts through deep snow like a scooter and it hangs under a paraglider in the air: In its maiden role in Bogner’s movie “Mountain Magic” the Audi allroad quattro demonstrated spectacular and undreamt-of talent. But, for the team at Abt Sportsline it was still not enough: The world’s leading Audi and VW tuning company, based in Bavaria, took the allroad quattro and added even more sportive touches.
Freedom without compromise – this philosophy wholeheartedly embodies the allroad quattro, combining the comfort and dynamics of a top class vehicle with the all-terrain qualities of a thoroughbred off-roader. Unique to the Audi is its four level air suspension. Both axles feature separate air suspension struts monitored via height sensors, providing the ideal ground clearance for off-road use, as well as optimal aerodynamics for faster highway sections.
Choices for power units of the allroad quattro are between a 2.7-litre bi-turbo V6 with 184 kW (250 hp) or a 2.5-litre V6 TDI with 132 kW (180 hp). However, for the Abt Sportsline team – who are used to handling the 450 hp racing cars contesting the DTM (German Touring Car Masters) – this is simply not enough. With an optimized electronic engine management the engineers now push the TDI-engine up to 154 kW (210 hp), the bi-turbo-version is increased up to 213 kW (290 hp) or even 265 kW (360 hp) and 510 Newtonmetres. The permanent all-wheel-drive optimally transfers the power in every situation and on all terrain.
The clearance between the body and ground can be adjusted to four levels – from 208 to 142 millimetres – simply by pushing a button in the cockpit. With stunning sports wheels from the House of Abt Sportsline, the car’s appearance is striking. For the allroad quattro, the 7.5 x 17 inch A23, the 8.5 x 18 inch A25 single-piece cast sports rims and the two-piece A26 are available – also delivered, of course, as a complete wheel fitted with appropriate tyres. Not only do the rims display top craftsmanship, they are also designed for optimal weight and the best possible handling.