The spectacularly sporty ABT Scirocco

When the original Scirocco premiered a quarter of a century  ago it was soon successful. After all, the chic, compact coupé was quite something special. “That certainly hasn’t changed,” says Hans-Jürgen Abt, the managing director of ABT Sportsline. And even more so when the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group’s designers and engineers handle the Scirocco. The result is worth both driving and beholding. It is as impressive as a sports car. “Which is what the ABT Scirocco is. It is very active, but also interesting in economic terms,” Hans-Jürgen Abt adds. 

ABT Power tunes three engines, and all make for a thrust that fits the car’s dynamic look: The 2.0 TSI’s 200 hp (147 kW) are tuned to a racy 240 hp (177 kW); the diesel engine of the same size now has 170 hp or 125 kW (serial version: 140 hp/103kW). Especially interesting is the torquey but economical 1.4 TSI, whose serial version has 160 hp (118 kW). ABT has tuned it to 210 hp (154 kW). The engine thus has the larger serial engine’s (2.0 TSI) performance characteristics, but consumes much less fuel.

Better performance guaranteed

It is ABT’s family tradition to make an engine perform as well as possible. Be it an optimisation of the electronic engine management, turbo chargers or compressor retrofitting – performance increases are what we do and want to do. No wonder, then, that we are the global No. I tuner of cars produced by Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Škoda. And given our experiences gained in racing we also know that it isn’t only about power, it is also about stability. Only the two factors combined will make driving such cars real fun - permanently.

ABT POWER for your VW Scirocco – perfect chip tuning.

Be it a petrol-engine or a diesel-engine - modern cars require an electronic engine management. It is the brains, responsible for capturing, analysing and translating into specific commands all the pertinent data and parameters like engine temperature, air and fuel masses. This optimisation is the job of the specially developed ABT Power Software. It guarantees an ideal performance at equally ideal consumption levels and also sees to it that your engine is not driven too hard. You can rely on it and make your VW Scirocco perform best.


Engine technology sees a constant development. Thanks to high-tech electronics, cars are now getting ever more perfect. And in terms of performance, a new era has now also been ushered in by ABT Engine Control. Specially developed for the latest engine generations to optimise the optimum. The advantages are obvious: If you have two “brains”, either can focus upon what it does best. For ABT Engine Control, this means. All performance-relevant measurements and parameters are analysed, fine-tuned and translated into ABT POWER  commands in an extra control unit. And for you, this means maximum fun and even more safety. Even if there is a defect on the ABT Engine Control, which is highly unlikely, the original control unit is still fully functional.

Maximum performance, where you can rely on

In Germany ABT Sportsline offers the best warranty solution on the market with 2 years warranty up to 100.000 km from the date of the first registration.

Together with their partners and distributors outside of Germany ABT Sportsline  offers a broad range of warranty solutions. Due to country specific regulations differences may apply. For more information please do get in contact with the ABT partner in your country.

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A better performance in the same exhaust emission category. A better performance does not necessarily mean higher CO2 emissions. At least not with ABT. While a serial model of the latest engine generation emits 0.9 to 1.0 g/hp, using ABT Power and ABT Power S reduces this level to down to 0.7 g/hp.

So the hp-based CO2 emissions are lowered by up to 30 per cent. A better performance, but no higher CO2 emissions. And the previous exhaust emission category still applies.