Enhanced looks and increased performance for electrified SUV ABT unleashes an extra 68 HP from the Q8 TFSI e and offers aero package

Enhanced looks and increased performance for electrified SUV ABT unleashes an extra 68 HP from the Q8 TFSI e and offers aero package

Posted 22 October, 2021 at 11:30

Author Mark Bradshaw on behalf of (IFM) Independent Forecourt Magazine


It is not without good reason that Audi describes the latest Q8 TFSI e as the “most progressive SUV coupé to date” of its vehicles: It combines dynamic performance with local emission-free and low-noise driving. This is achieved by the combination of an electric motor and V6 engine. Four selectable driving modes determine the extent to which the two drive solutions are used. The most powerful model, the Q8 60 TFSI e, has a combined system performance of 462 HP (340 kW) available under your right foot. With its performance upgrade*, ABT Sportsline boosts the combustion engine from 340 HP (250 kW) and 450 Nm to 408 HP (300 kW) and 500 Nm, thereby providing significantly more power to the plug-in hybrid. After installation of the high-tech control unit ABT Engine Control, the system performance of the SUV coupé is an impressive 530 HP (390 kW). The upgrade from the Bavarian company is also available for the Q8 TFSI e model with lower system performance.

The world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW provides more than merely boosting performance. The hybrid Q8 can also be enhanced with a more individual appearance. To this end, ABT Sportsline offers a multi-component Aero package that comprises front skirt add-on, rear skirt set, rear spoiler and fender inserts. The latter is also available in stylish carbon fibre. All parts are also available separately.

ABT Sports rims are available in three different versions. The GR model in glossy or matt black is available in 22-inch. And if more girth is your thing, the GR-F is available in the same colours, but in 23-inch. For a different colourway, the HR-F wheel is available in dark smoke. This is available in both 22 and 23-inch sizes. If you like this multi-spoke design but prefer a classic black, then the glossy black version is the one for you. The last two offer next to stylish optics also a low empty weight because of FlowForming –Technology – which lifts them up to the class of High-Performance-Wheels.

For further individual tuning options for the Q8TFSI e, such as the interior or details regarding the electronic lowering ALC, visit the ABT Configurator.

*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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