In 2020, the Audi A5 was significantly upgraded and brought up to date with the latest facelift across all body versions. Alongside new headlights, grille and technological updates, the new engine nomenclature was also introduced. A real highlight was the extremely energetic 45 TDI, which unfortunately is no longer available as a new model. Its owners can now make it even more desirable with an ABT Power performance upgrade*. Instead of the standard 231 hp (170 kW) and 500 Nm, the data sheet then boasts 268 hp (197 kW) and 540 Nm. However, those who prefer one of the latest models: 40 TDI (190 hp/140 kW) or 45 TFSI (265 hp/195 kW) can soon expect considerably more. The technicians and software engineers of the world's largest vehicle tuner for models from Audi and VW are currently finalising the corresponding engine software for the high-tech ABT Engine Control unit. As soon as the performance upgrades are fully developed and extensively tested, availability information can be found in the ABT Configurator.
For a particularly expressive look, ABT Sportsline also offers a brand-new rear spoiler carbon gloss. Thanks to its high-tech material, it is extremely light and at the same time very sturdy. It underlines the high-quality, dynamic appearance of the vehicle whilst providing optimised aerodynamic characteristics and even sportier handling. When it comes to sport rims, A5 owners can currently choose between four different designs in 19 and 20-inch sizes at ABT Sportsline. ABT DR, ER-C, FR and GR each are painted dark, but differ in finish, geometry and characteristics.
The lateral dynamics of the Audi A5 can also be further optimised with products from the Bavarian tuning company. For this purpose, ABT Sportsline has height adjustable suspension springs in its product range. They facilitate all-round lowering from 15-40 mm. Both front-wheel and quattro-drives are taken into account, as are vehicles with and without electronic damper control. Those who wish to emphasise the features of the interior can also order the start-stop-switch-cap, the shift knob cover and the integrated entrance lights with logo projection from ABT Sportsline.
*The engine performance data is in accordance with the stipulations of EWG/80/1269. The process and dynamometer manufacturer have been certified and authorised by the vehicle manufacturer.For further details, visit www.abt-sportsline.com/performance-measurement.
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