ABT gave the Audi Q5 TFSI e Quattro crazy aero kit and power bump

Gotta love ABT

43w ago

ABT Sportline is a German company that spends most of its time giving standard Audi vehicles more grunt and crazy aero kits and as you can imagine, they're quite good at it. The Q5 TFSI e quattro is the latest Audi to be given the ABT treament with a mad cosmetic makeover and an even madder power upgrade.

They began by fitting a new front skirt at the front and a new bumper paired with a new diffuser at the rear and then they changed the fog lamp surrounds to make them more sporty, gave the car extended fenders and a brand quad-tip exhaust system. Other parts are also available as optional extras such as an additional roof-mounted spoiler and 22-inch wheels with diamond finish.

Don't let the cosmetic alterations trick you into thinking this is all show and no go because the Q5 also gets the ABT Power performance upgrade. The turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine now develops 306 hp and 310 torques - the standard version produces 248 and 273 respectively - for a combined output, when you factor in the small electric unit, of 419 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. Excellent.

Official ABT performance figures aren't available but the standard Q5 TFSI does 0-60 in 5.3 seconds and will then keep on going all the way to its 149 mph top speed. With the extra oomph, I think we can safely assume a 0-60 time under 5 seconds and a top speed in excess of 150 mph. Wishful thinking?

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Comments (9)

  • Looks alright, but only as much as an SUV with body kit could.

      10 months ago
    • Which is to say silly. They keep forgetting the U in SUV.

        10 months ago
    • I know, tell them time and time again and they still won’t get it!

        10 months ago
  • I reckon the Q3 Sportback is the best looking one

      9 months ago
  • Love ABT. I do not like the vehicle. My Dad showed up in one last year for a visit - his A6 was in the shop. I found it to be uncomfortable and hard. Surfaces were hard to the touch. Seats were hard. Even on the soft setting the suspension was too firm. It's a sports wannabe car in a small SUV's clothing. Not my cup of tea at all. Maybe some like the sporting intentions but I found it offensive to the senses. (odd for me to even type that's how out of sorts it felt to me) I love sports cars. I do. But they have their place. Not everything needs to be rock firm. Didn't even handle that well for being so firm!!!

      10 months ago
  • I just don't understand the SUV craze. Why are they so bloody popular and so much so that auto manufacturers make more money from them than they do their sedan or coupe lines and they are ending production of their car lines. Is it a passing fad? Will Ferrari or Lamborghini stop making cars. I just don't see Samantha Fox in a bikini looking as sexy standing next to a Urus.

      10 months ago
    • partly because people believe, rightly or wrongly, that SUVs are more practical and versatile and safer than equivalent sedans

        10 months ago