Hardly any other Volkswagen Group engine is used by so many people for economical reasons than the 2.0 TDI. But being economical does not mean being economical with fun, as the latest “Q“ by ABT Sportsline attests to: at its heart is an ABT-POWER-New-Generation uprating from 184 hp / 135 kW to 210 hp / 154 kW, with top torque increased from 380 to 420. “We use our ABT Engine Control, tested for maximum dependability, and also provide comprehensive guarantees,” says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. Other upgraded ABT Sportsline Q3 engines for this latest Q3 will follow over the next few months. And ABT also makes the Audi Q3 take bends in the most joyful way possible. Customers can choose between ABT suspension springs (front axle 25 mm, rear axle 35 mm lower) and an ABT height adjustable suspension kit (front axle 30 – 60 mm, rear axle 40 – 70 mm lower) for utmost flexibility. If a car is so powerful and agile, it needs the right outfit. Therefore, ABT Sportsline provides front skirt add ons including a front spoiler, mirror caps, door strip attachments and a rear spoiler for the Audi Q3. An integral part of the ABT rear skirt set is the muffler system with its four mighty tailpipes. But the Q3’s good looks would not be complete without the right alloy wheels by the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group. For the Audi Q3, the Bavarian company has various designs available, ranging from 18 to 21’’, and, if you want, including the right high-performance tyres. Be it the brand new FR or the ER-C and DR: with these wheels you don’t have to be shy. And if you transport passengers, welcome them with ABT door entrance lights and floor mats. For luggage, you can opt for a boot mat. This is simply a great car, especially in its ABT Sportsline version.
“The Q3 is an extremely athletic yet very elegant vehicle. It combines the powerful aesthetics of a robust car with the shape of a cool coupe”, explains Hans-Jürgen Abt. For the CEO of ABT Sportsline, the world’s largest tuner of vehicles from the VW Group, the latest offspring of the SUV family represents an absolute highlight in the product range: “In its class the Q3 is something special. For our designers it provides the perfect working basis, as it is both classy and dynamic”, states Hans-Jürgen Abt. For example the Abts were able to further accentuate the unique tornado curves of the Q3 with side sills. In connection with the striking ABT front grill and the front spoiler the inherently compact car seems more powerful and to have more presence. The rear wing, rear apron and exhaust pipe covers ensure that from the rear of the SUV you can see that the car has a good figure.
After all the ABT Q3 does not just look sporty – it is sporty too: the engineers from Bavaria are currently working on the final tests of the individual ABT POWER performance packages. But it is already certain that the new car will provide an additional boost of maximum sportiness and extra driving enjoyment in practically all situations. As a result the most powerful version of the 2.0 TSI is expected to offer 250 HP or 184 kW (series standard: 211 HP/155 kW). The 170 HP version (125 kW) has been converted by ABT Sportsline into a sports engine with 210 HP (154 kW). For SUVs, a diesel engine is of course always a good, economical solution. As a result ABT POWER is also available for both performance levels of the economic 2.0 TDI: the series standard 140 HP (103 kW) is increased to 170 HP (125 kW), while the version with 177 HP (130 kW) as standard offers a high-torque 195 HP (143 kW) after the power treatment by ABT. The turbo diesel with two litre cubic capacity is the first choice if you want a little more, for example if the athletic ABT Q3 is also to be used as a workhorse.
Regardless of which engine is chosen, the customer always receives a vehicle which combines maximum driving fun with everyday usability and reliability. The fact that handling and optics do not have to suffer due to the car’s diversity is proved emphatically by the SUV of ABT. And the new Q3 in particular is a really attractive car, its design elements harmonise with the performance improvements – both have been developed as it were from the high demands of ABT customers. Consequently the extravagant light metal alloys from the CR and DR ranges suit the ABT Q3’s powerful-robust coupe shape perfectly. It goes without saying that the alloys are also available in combination with strong load-bearing high-performance tyres – in accordance with the commitment to maximum urban sportiness.
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