ABT Sportline does a makeover of the Audi A5 Cabrio and calls its little reinvention the AS5.
ABT POWER provides some tweaking of the electronic engine management
system which is offered on four different power plants. The 2.0 TFSI gets a
substantial kick upstairs to 275 hp instead of the standard-issue 180 or 211.
The 2.7 TDI is taken from 190 hp to a livelier 230. The 3.0 liter TDI diesel
also gets an up-tuning to 282 hp from the production version's 240.
All models will come with the ABT or ABT Sports braking units in order
to have on hand the heftier reigns to safely bring the AS5 Cabrio thoroughbred
to a halt.
Sportiness and elegant design are not mutually exclusive - at least when the
designers at ABT Sportsline are involved. "It is important to capture the
character of the car and emphasise its uniqueness", says Hans-Juergen Abt, the
General Manager of ABT Sportsline explaining the demands which are made on the
creative department. The result is a breathtakingly beautiful cabrio, which is
recognisable as a real "Allgäuer" not just due to its typical 4-pipe exhaust
unit. The front with the ABT grill, which additionally accentuates the area
around the headlights and fog lights, the front apron and the side sills - all
give the open AS5 even more presence. The rear apron and exhaust unit perfectly
suit the optics of the extraordinary vehicle. To round of the successful
appearance ABT recommends the cool bold BR alloys in 19 or 20 inch respectively.
The company from Allgäu of course also offers complete wheel sets with
The AS5 Cabrio is a fresh air sports car, which is also quick in a tailor-made
suit. The technicians at ABT Sportsline ensure this. There are currently four
performance increase packages available: with ABT POWER, which is the
optimisation of the electronic engine management system, the 2.0 TFSI receives a
sporty 275HP (202kW) instead of the serial 180 HP (132kW) or 211HP (155kW). With
the 2.7 TDI, 190HP (140kW) become a high-torque 230HP (169kW). With the three
litre diesel this is increased to 282HP or 207kW (series standard: 240HP /
176kW). The ABT POWER S technology is also available to the V6 diesel with the
largest engine capacity, which also employs an ABT turbo charger. 310HP (228kW)
then provide superior handling in all situations, and with 610Nm torque it's
full steam ahead. Logically this power also has to be restrained. The ABT
braking unit or ABT sports braking unit correspond to the additional performance
potential of the AS5 Cabrio and provide the necessary safety reserves in
The open AS5 provides enormous driving enjoyment, especially of course when the
sun is shining. But even with the roof closed the beautiful cabrio looks
extremely cool. Regardless of whether it is a car for leisure or business - the
latest addition from ABT Sportsline is the ideal companion in all situations.
via:World Car Fans