More Power To You

10 Feb 2019

We can all remember what it was like when we were kids, you got a brand new bicycle for Christmas, but because the weather was so awful, you weren’t even able to ride it even once. Luckily, that can’t happen with the new ABT RS4+. Thanks to the supreme all-wheel drive, this latest ‘toy’ from the Bavarian tuner handles snow with ease and reliably shows off its power boost up to 510 HP (375 kW) on virtually any surface. On request, the power can even be increased to 530 HP (390 kW) for a surcharge.


And the best thing:despite the supply gap due to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), existing vehicles (NEDC) are available from ABT Performance Cars in the short term. This limited edition of 50 complete vehicles if ordered now, will be ready for delivery from March 2019.

Customers can also order a fully customized car. “As the demand for the predecessor RS4-R, which was also limited to 50 vehicles, far exceeded the supply, we are now offering our customers a worthy successor,” explains CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. Experience the speedy Avant for yourself live at the 89th Geneva Motor Show as ABT Sportsline presents the RS4+ in aggressive viper green.


Against a white winter landscape, however, Misano Red is probably the most impressive choice. The 20 inch ABT SPORT GR alloy wheels with glossy black paint also look great on snow-covered roads. The diamond-machined rim flange provides an attractive visual demarcation to the tires, which still have the task of transferring the power of the stylish station wagon onto the asphalt. The height-adjustable suspension springs and sports stabilizers installed by ABT support this process. The separate ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit, the heart of all ABT Power boosts, provides a generous top-up for the standard 450 HP (331 kW) of the biturbo V6; the RS4+ offers an additional 60 HP (44 kW) and 80 Nm.


The difference to the basic model can not only be felt, though, but also heard, courtesy of an exhaust system which ends in four attractive tailpipe carbon-look trims. A proper entrance for the après-ski session requires a little more, though. The extensive carbon aerodynamics package from the world’s largest tuner for Audi and Volkswagen leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to styling: front grille and front lip add-ons are available, as well as front blades to replace the original front flics. A rear skirt add-on, above which a dynamic ABT rear spoiler looms, is another impressive feature.


Complete the concept by further accessorising with numerous stylish details, logos and emblems. The interior features, for example can feature a badge with the vehicle number, or an integrated entrance light which projects the RS4+ logo onto the ground, even an ABT start-stop button cover and also a cover for the gearstick. Individuality and power, more of each, are not impossible.

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