2017 Geneva: ABT Sportsline beefed up the Audi RS6 Avant

Article by Christian A., on March 8, 2017

Be prepared to meet the ABT Sportsline RS6+, Audi’s hot and sexy wagon with insane characteristics and high performance capability. ABT, as a brand, has always kept us fascinated all these years. Because of this, it seems to have every right to go crazy. In fact, ABT Sportsline is set to bring a horde of insanely hot cars at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. One of which is the flaming hot Audi RS6 Avant with a show-stopping 695 horsepower underneath.

ABT Sportsline has yet to release the acceleration numbers on the RS6+ at this time. All the same, the stock version already boasts quite an impressive acceleration. In this case, the RS6 Avant can go from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.7 seconds and from nil to 124mph (200 km/h in 12.1 seconds).

As the event is now ongoing, the German auto tuning company has finally unleashed the ABT RS6+, which will only be limited to 50 examples. Because of the boosted performance that comes from ABT’s control unit, all 50 examples will be featuring a highly impressive 695hp (705 PS) and 649 (880 Nm) lb-ft of powerful torque.

Considering the above figures, the insane power machine gets an additional 99 hp (100 PS) and extra 96 (130 Nm) lb-ft of torque than the standard Audi RS6 Avant model.

Inside is even better. Featuring seat panels and dashboard made of carbon fiber materials on its interiors, ABT Sportsline’s Audi RS6+ also comes with leather/carbon design steering wheel and gearshift lever with ABT badge. The entrance lighting fixtures meanwhile comes with an illuminating RS6+ logo that reflects throughout the specially designed floor mats, at the boot area and onto the asphalt.

Most of the time, cars are made to appear more aggressive than how they actually perform. But this is certainly not the case here. So, is it worth it to have an ABT-tuned RS6 family wagon? Well if you can’t resist its tremendous charm, then the answer is yes.

Exterior Design

For its exterior, by all means the RS6+ looks more aggressive than the standard wagon. The ABT-tuned RS6+ has special add-ons available in order to achieve its beefier body.

Among those are the new wheel arch vents, side mirror covers, new front lip and side skirts decked in dark carbon fiber finish.

Some other special features include an ABT badge, an exhaust system in stainless steel and a set of 22-inch alloy wheels with a choice between matte black or glossy design.

Press Release

ABT RS6+ with 705 hp only built 50 times

The performance version with 605 hp/445 kW is the most powerful version of the Audi RS6 C7 and clearly tops the basic model. ABT Sportsline has always been good at adding on and delivers visually appealing fireworks – inside and outside – in addition to another power boost. “The result is called the ABT RS6+ and is built as an exclusive complete vehicle in a limited edition of only 50, indicated by a badge on each car,” CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt proudly reflects on his latest project. The first one will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2017.

The heart of the ambitious project is the power boost, which uses the specially developed ABT Power S control unit. And the formula works – the power was increased to 705 hp/519 kW as well as 880 Nm. As a special highlight, ABT is presenting yet another world's first on the RS6+: the new GR alloy wheels which are mounted on the vehicle in the 22 inch version. The new wheels are available in the color variants “glossy black” or “matte black”, each in combination with different diamond machined areas. As an alternative, the RS6+ can also be configured with the DR and FR designs.

Of course all alloy wheels perfectly match the dark carbon fiber look of the new add-on parts: front lip, front skirt add-ons, mirror covers, side skirt and rear skirt add-ons as well as the rear spoiler are also designed with visual carbon. This is completed by wheel arch vents – after all, this type of car tends to end up with “hot wheels”. The rear view of the ABT RS6+ features attractive carbon double tailpipe trims. These are the visual icing on the cake for an exhaust system that really packs a punch. In addition to the specially developed control unit, ABT Sportsline now also uses a complete stainless steel exhaust system with down pipe and sports catalysts for their power boost packages.

For all car fans who are more interested in inner values, the worldwide leading VW and Audi tuner will also be presenting a comprehensive leather and carbon interior from its Individual range in Geneva. This allows the elegant and sporty RS6+ to set new standards in this sector as well. The scope of delivery also includes dashboard and seat panels made of carbon fiber as well as a steering wheel design in carbon and leather. Other cool gimmicks are a gearshift lever badge, floor mats with the RS6+ logo, a matching trunk mat as well as the fascinating integrated entrance light which casually projects the RS6+ logo onto the floor. This extravagant Avant is therefore definitely not short of plus points.

The ABT Audi RS6+ – data and facts

Engine: 4.0 TFSI, 3.993 cc capacity, V8 biturbo
Performance tuning: ABT POWER S
Performance: 705 HP/519 KW (standard: 605 HP/445 kW)
880 Nm (standard: 700 Nm)

ABT front grille insert with RS6+-Logo
ABT front lip (carbon fibre)
ABT front skirt add on (carbon fibre)
ABT wheel arch vents
ABT mirror caps (carbon fibre)
ABT side skirt add ons (carbwon fibre)
ABT rear skirt add on (carbon fibre)
ABT rear spoiler (carbon fibre)

22 inch, available also as complete set of wheels with sports tires

ABT Individual leather interior
ABT Individual carbon fibre interior, including seat and gearbox panels
ABT steering wheel design in leather and carbon
ABT gear knob badge
ABT model number badge 1/50
ABT floor mats RS6+
ABT trunk mat
ABT LED-door entrance lights with RS6+ logo
ABT start-stop button

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