ABT Audi AS4
With the launch of its very latest version, the Audi A4 turns 40. This means a full four decades of success, first for the Audi 80, then for the A4 – and ABT has been part of this success from the very beginning. “The A4 is an important car for us, too. It always re-defines the premium standard for medium-sized cars,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt. The renowned Bavarian tuning company’s CEO is proud to be able to present the new ABT AS4 on the occasion of the series model’s fortieth anniversary: “Our AS4 is definitely state-of-the-art. It combines sportiness and assertiveness,” Hans-Jürgen Abt explains. The AS4 is a most dependable car in every situation. But it also means sheer pleasure!
The ABT Sportsline engineers have put their heart and soul into the new AS4 – especially the variation based on the Audi S4. Or as Hans-Jürgen Abt puts it: "In this particular car, the letters AS stand for 'Absolutely Sporty'". Because in its ultimate form, the ABT AS4 can do everything that bit better. Whether it's the elegant Saloon or the practical Avant – the 429 hp (320 kW) V6 petrol engine is a "steam hammer with exquisite manners", which is happy to be a travelling companion or a street racing car, with a motorsports gene to guarantee extra driving pleasure.
And of course you will always be able to tell a true ABT from a less powerful car. That was so 40 years ago and it also applies to the new AS4. ABT has developed body parts that underscore the car’s character and make it self-confident and dynamic but without seeming arrogant, as it were. The front air dam is fully in line with the striking lights of the AS4, almost pressing the car down onto the road. This sporty approach is continued by the ABT Sportsline designers in the side sills and wing inserts. Aerofoils, rear apron inserts and the two two-pipe exhaust systems round off this very, very sporty – and stylish – car’s design. And last but not least, there are the ABT alloy wheels: Be it CR Silverlight or DR – they are all perfect for the new ABT AS4. Needless to say, they are also available in combination with high-speed tires. After all, the AS4’s success story is to be continued – on blacktop!
Source: ABT press