ABT Takes on the new Audi A5 Convertible
ABT Sportline, the German tuning house that has an appetite for VW Group products, has applied its tuning skills to the new Audi A5 Convertible. Similar to the A5 Coupe, ABT’s AS5 tuning package offers power upgrades for most of the engines available in the A5 Convertible’s engine range, with the 2.0-liter TFSIs producing 275HP instead of the factory models’ 180HP and 211HP, the 2.7-liter TDI diesel 230HP, up from 190HP and the 3.0-liter, 282HP, or with a new ABT turbocharger, 310HP and 610Nm of torque, up from the stock engine’s 240HP.
To harness the extra power, the tuning firm also offers an array of suspension and brake system upgrades.
Of course, no tuning package can be complete without visual enhancements. For the A5 Convertible, ABT has readied an aero kit that bundles a distinctive front apron, ABT’s black grille, side skirts and a rear apron housing a quad-pipe exhaust system. Customers can also equip their car with a set of BR alloy wheels available in two sizes, 19- and 20-inches.