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    ABT Audi AS4 Avant

    Abt AS4 Avant. A noble sportsman in a tailor-made suit.

    Truly extraordinary ability of a tuner only shows then, when the production model that has to be tuned already appears to be quite a success. Such as, for instance, the new Audi A4 Avant. A very special challenge for Abt Sportsline’s creative designers and technicians. “I am very proud of the result”, says managing director Hans-Jürgen Abt about the masterpiece achieved by his team. The company from Kempten is not only the first tuner worldwide to offer a comprehensive range with performance increases and aesthetic tuning, but the Abt AS4 Avant is also that little bit more sporty and dynamic, which represents the highest level of tuning.

    “With the AS4, we want to conquer Germany and the rest of the world”, Hans-Jürgen Abt already announced last Spring at the launch of the sedan. A strong word, which was followed by the action of the customers. The Abt tuning-programme for the bestseller from Ingolstadt already enjoys a huge popularity, only months after its introduction. This applies both to the sedan and the Avant, which makes its world debut as the Abt AS4 Avant at the IAA.

    The specialists from Kempten have succeeded in even further improving the production model. For instance with a dynamic body-kit, which optimises the muscular basic shape of the A4. The distinctive Abt front grill and an Abt front spoiler lip clearly identify the aggressive look at the front, which fluidly continues through the Abt side skirts to the rear wheels. A sporty Abt rear skirt as well as a decently integrated Abt rear wing round off the appearance of the car’s rear end. A noble sportsman in a tailor-made suit, that is the positive echo commonly heard.

    With all Abt models, suspension set-ups are a matter of the boss. With Christian Abt, managing director and brother of Hans-Jürgen Abt, the company has its own in-house expert. Christian Abt is rated as one of Germany’s best racing drivers. “I have chosen a sporty stiff suspension for our AS4 Avant, so that the driver gets a better impression of the power”, he explains about his philosophy for the set-up of the suspension.

    And the AS4 Avant has plenty of power indeed. To be specific, 221 kW (300 bhp), which provide extraordinary driving pleasure. The complicated recipe for the power boost: take a 162 kW (220 bhp) strong A4 Avant 3.0 quattro and fit a compressor, which fills the six cylinders with overboost. The show car at the IAA has been fitted with A14-type wheels of the size 8.5 x 19 inches with 235/35 Continental tyres on the driver’s side. On the passenger’s side, the visitors can see the wheel A27 in 9 x 19 inches with identical tyres. The Abt-people have also added a knowledgeable and tasteful note to the interior. Abt foot mats and a shift knob round off the Abt AS4 Avant.
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    Elegant and sporty: The new Abt AS4 Avant

    According to Audi, the new A4 Avant is far more than just a nice station wagon. Though by saying this, the car manufacturer from Ingolstadt for sure did not mean Abt Sportsline’s version, the new Abt AS4 Avant confirms this statement to 100 per cent all the same. But as a matter of fact there is a lot more to the model from Kempten than it just being a nice representative of its class. It is an elegant and sporty station wagon which above all convinces with personal qualities.

    According to Audi, the new A4 Avant is far more than just a nice station wagon. Though by saying this, the car manufacturer from Ingolstadt for sure did not mean Abt Sportsline’s version, the new Abt AS4 Avant confirms this statement to 100 per cent all the same. But as a matter of fact there is a lot more to the model from Kempten than it just being a nice representative of its class. It is an elegant and sporty station wagon which above all convinces with personal qualities.

    The Abt-engineers have developed specifically tuned power upgrades for the 1.9 TDI, the 2.0 TDI and the 3.0 TDI. Hence the power of explosive 140 HP in the 1.9 TDI and even 170 HP in the 2.0 TDI is waiting to be freed. After the Abt-power upgrade the top model 3.0 TDI quattro possesses 252 HP and a torque of 505 Nm. This means a plus of 48 HP and 55 Nm compared with the standard model. The Abt-engineers gained this additional power by modifying the motor management. Thus the 3.0 TDI Abt-station wagon races from zero to 100 km/h in just 7.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of impressing 243 km/h. A power upgrade to 230 HP for the 2.0T FSI version is currently being developed.

    The enhanced motor performance is transmitted onto the asphalt through specially tuned suspension kits. The progressively operating suspension springs or suspension kit which is adjustable in height, optimize the station wagon’s driving dynamics and lower the body by approximately 40 millimetres. All these factors convert the Abt AS4 Avant into a true sports car.

    In accordance with the driving performance, the AS4 Avant optically presents itself in a sporty and elegant outfit, too. The special aerodynamic body parts such as the shapely Abt-front spoiler lip give the station wagon a sporty and marked face. Broad side skirts skilfully underline the dynamic design of the standard model and make the AS4 Avant look like a real power package on the road. The rear end carrying the rear wing demonstrates pure sportiness. The rear skirt with the 4-pipe rear muffler bearing the Abt-logo is a real eye catcher. It is remarkable that all parts still look noble and elegant despite their sporty features.

    For the sporty and elegant AS4 Avant Abt Sportsline offers various light alloy wheels from 16 to 19 inch. The one-piece cast wheels in the classical five-spoke, 19 inch-design can be equipped with tyres in the size 235/35 R19 of technology partners Dunlop or Continental.

    The new Abt AS4 Avant definitely is more than just a nice station wagon. The elegant aerodynamic body parts and its powerful performance convert it into a noble sports car.
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    "Avanti, Avanti" ABT AS4 Avant - fast, attractive and very practical

    First of all, a station wagon must be multifunctional and spacious for a family and their luggage. When it comes from Abt Sportsline, the leading tuner of cars by the Volkswagen group, then it is suitable for everyday use and sporty at the same time. In the case of the new ABT AS4 Avant also the outer qualities are impressive as the body kit designed for the multifunctional vehicle by the versatile team based in the Allgäu has become extraordinarily fancy and dynamic. The front skirt defines the contours of the vehicle's front and makes the face of the A4 appear brawnier. The transitions to the fender insets and the side skirts are very elegant and sporty. A view on the side proofs self-confidently that the ABT AS4 Avant is a real power station. The icing on the cake of this overall successful car is its rear section radiating dominance with a roof spoiler, rear skirt and, typical for ABT, a 4-pipe exhaust system. ABT recommends the BR wheel, which matches perfectly the design of the station wagon made in Kempten and, even when standing still, signals that the AS4 Avant offers pure driving pleasure.


    But the ABT AS4 Avant does not only look sporty, it is in fact sporty. This is ensured by suspensions which are perfectly tuned to the vehicle by Christian Abt. Especially recommendable is the ABT adjustable sports suspension that can be adjusted to the individual manner of driving. But also ABT suspension springs improve the road holding of the Avant significantly. Equipped that way, the practical sports car is fit for an Allgäu power increase. Several versions are available for the different engines. Two examples: The TFSI with 1.8 liter cubic capacity featuring ABT POWER offers respectable 200hp (147kW) instead of the serial 160hp (118kW). With ABT POWER-S even 240hp (177kW) are provided. ABT POWER gives the 3.0 TDI engine dynamic 282hp (207kW) instead of formerly 240hp (177kW). ABT POWER S upgrades the huge Diesel to 310hp (228kW). The maximum torque then is 610Nm instead of the serial 500Nm. Thanks to ABT brakes, the sporty ABT AS4 Avant always offers the driver the certainty that the car can be decelerated exactly and in every situation. Precision down to the last detail - this is what the name ABT guarantees, also for the new station wagon version of the A4.
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