Earlier this year, Audi revealed the 2018 Audi RS5 Coupe at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and not long after it has been unveiled, tuners are getting their hands on it, and giving it their own style and performance upgrade. German tuner ABT Sportline is one of the first tuners that have already tuned the two-door Audi Sport performance coupe.
When delivered straight from the factory, the RS5 Coupe is equipped with a 2.9 liter V6 with as much as 450 horsepower and 443 pound-feet (600 Newton-metres) of torque. That is already quite impressive, but ABT decided to push its output even further to an additional 60 HP and 59 lb-ft (80 Nm) of torque from the TFSI engine. That gives the RS5 a total of 510 horsepower (375 kilowatts) and 502 pound-feet (680 Nm) or torque.
For those who have already purchased an RS5 Coupe, or are about to get one, you might want to know that the German tuner will ask for €4,760 (or $5,600) for the package they are offering. This includes assembly of the parts at their facility, but excludes VAT.
We do not know the complete list of performance figures just yet since the tuner has not tested the car. But we are convinced that it will be much faster than the standard version due to the power bump. The regular model can already do the 0-62 mile per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) sprint in just 3.9 seconds. That is already half a second quicker than its predecessor with the naturally aspirated V8 engine, while continuing on to a top speed of 174 miles per hour (280 kph) with the optional dynamic package. Without it, the maximum speed is 155 miles per hour (250 kph). Now, imagine how much faster the tuned version will be when it does the 0-62 mile sprint.
So far, we know that Audi is developing its very first RS5 Sportback, and the ABT power pack will likely be compatible with this model, knowing that they will be utilizing the same engine. Furthermore, Audi is also planning to unveil the RS4 Avant at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
Apart from the power upgrade, ABT will be adding a lot more upgrades on the RS5 Coupe. It will have LED entrance lights mounted on the front doors that will project ABT Sportline's logo on the ground. The look will be completed with a set of 20-inch alloy wheels. After seeing the ABT Sportline package for the RS5 Coupe, are you convinced to get one for yourself?