ABT Sportsline is now offering a tuned version of the latest Audi RS4 Avant – the ABT RS4. True, since its introduction in 1999, the Audi RS4 has been one of the menacing sports cars in the road, and each new version is updated with a meaner specs. For instance, the RS4 is now powered by a 4.2l V8 with 450 hp (331 kW) and accelerates faster than previous generations.
However, there is one number that did not change through the years – the Audi RS4’s top speed of 250 km/h, no thanks to the factory electronic speed limiter. ABT Sportsline, however, pared down the electronic speed limiter to allow the tuned unit, the ABT RS4, to reach a top speed of almost 290 km/h. This makes any driver fond of the Audi RS4 to be filled with driving excitement as the limit has been uprated. To make the ABT RS4 sound meaner and more menacing, ABT Sportsline has also made available an optional stainless-steel exhaust system.
ABT Sportsline replaced the system from the catalytic converter with optimized components to allow the vehicle’s powerful V-8 engine to make the right sound. The Bavaria-based tuner offers a TÜV approval for this “brass instrument.” While the standard RS4 Avant is definitely an eye-catcher thanks to its stylish looks, ABT Sportsline managed to the tuned more visually captivating through its wheel houses.
The German tuner employed uses one size larger alloy wheels in its ABT DR design in 9 x 20 inches. Aside from their larger sizes, the wheels’ design look very dynamic, as evidenced by the cool gun metal finish and the spokes arranged like a turbine blade. To further underscore the ABT RS4’s muscular appearance, the Bavarian car tuner also installed 25mm wheel spacers on each side. It also fitted the vehicle with the ABT boot mat and the matching set of floor mats.