- ABT Sportsline

ABT promote safe tuning campaign with RS4-R police car

Is this the coolest police wagon of the all time?

46w ago


ABT Sportsline is a German motorsport and tuning company that was founded by legendary motorcycle and racecar driver, Johann Abt. They specialise with Audi, Volkswagen, SEAT and Skoda vehicles and are well-renowned for converting them into supercar-humiliating weapons. The company is running a campaign in collaboration with a few German government organisations and automotive parts suppliers called "TUNE IT! SAFE!", which promotes vehicle tuning that complies with traffic and safety regulations. Though fitted with a police siren and the appropriate livery, this RS4-R is not an official police car. Instead it will be on display at the Essen Motor Show (Stand C26, Hall 7) to promote ABT's safety campaign.

ABT Sportsline

ABT Sportsline

What are the performance changes?

The standard RS4 Avant produces a strong 450hp and 600Nm (443lb-ft) of torque from a 2.9L twin-turbocharged V6, enabling the family hauler to hit 62mph in just 4.1 seconds. This RS4-R however boasts 530hp and 690Nm (509lb-ft) thanks to some ECU magic, an additional water cooler and an air intake. Of course, ABT have also installed their own exhaust system with 102mm carbon tips to provide a deep growl like no other patrol vehicle. In the end, 0-62mph is achieved in just 3.8 seconds and cornering is said to be better than the standard car thanks to an anti-roll bar and ABT's "sport stabilisers".

ABT Sportsline

ABT Sportsline

What are the exterior and interior changes?

The RS4 is already a stunning vehicle with an aggressive stance, meaning the cosmetic changes performed by ABT were relatively subtle. In fact the only major changes are the gloss black 21-inch rims, each of which are neatly wrapped in a Hankook tyre. Smaller changes include swapping the factory grille surround and front lip for one made from carbon-fibre and adding side skirts, front canards and a lower lip of the same material. Although, the award for the coolest change goes to the vents on the front fenders. The cabin has been revised too, featuring new leather-Alcantara seats that bear both the ABT and RS4-R name. There is subtle ABT badging placed around the interior, including on the dashboard trim and the ignition switch.

ABT Sportsline

ABT Sportsline

Is this the coolest police wagon of the all time?

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Comments (2)

  • Oh crikey, it's the German rozzers

      10 months ago
  • Knowing German Police hates if you modify your car and is willing to impound & crush it instead of chasing down people who block cities and keep people from going to work with the pretext of "CLIMATE CHANGE!!11" or try to show us how wrong things can go if you disrespect the green hell (I`m sure you do remember AutoAddiction`s nurburgring ban) I think ABT should protest against the intolerance of German Police against tuned car rallies, Modifying your car is NOT a crime, showing how bad things can go is NOT a crime.


    But... apparently... Blocking down entire cities because of the climate change agenda keeping people from going places they NEED to, Keeping rapists,drug dealers,thieves in check is not a crime, but... may god forgive you if you even lower your Bmw 1-2cm or film someone who overcooks their mercedes on the racetrack.

      10 months ago


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