ABT has prepared an aftermarket package for the 2011 Audi A7 Sportback that targets the vehicle’s engine, suspension and exterior. It’s interesting how ABT uses the words “magical moment” and “elegant feline predator” for this modification kit.
Both the 3.0-liter TFSI (which generates 245 hp and 450 Nm in stock form) and 3.0-liter TDI V6 (with a stock output of 300 hp) engines have received upgrades. ABT has a two-stage power upgrade for the oil-burner, with the output increased to 282 hp and 500 Nm or 310 hp and 610 Nm.
The output of the supercharged petrol unit has also been raised to 410 hp. The connection to the road was also modified, with the installation of a Level Control module that lowers the air suspension. ABT offers options for a set of custom lightweight alloy rims.
Customers may choose from various models that range from 19 to 21 inches. The A7’s exterior has also been given a modified front bumper, side skirts and rear apron (which houses quadruple exhaust pipes).
ABT General Manager Christian Abt said that the A7 is a car “whose optical qualities also must be reflected in its driving performance.” He explained that the diesel engine suits the A7 perfectly, since it combines torque and unbridled power with the best economy.
One look at the Audi A7 Sportback and it is obvious that it is an Audi that is as innovative as it is elegant. This is confirmed with the sporty proportions, curved outer shape, short overhangs, long hood, and the long wheelbase.
Audi has been the leader when it comes to automotive design and with the A7 Sportback, it marks the next step in its design language’s evolution. Its design shows a strong presence and powerful attraction as if it wants to be touched and enjoyed. With balanced proportions and a low roof line, the A7 Sportback has the appearance of a coupe. In addition, its rear doors have been seamlessly incorporated to the profile.
The whole design is consistent and manages to express in every detail the aesthetics represented by modern technology. This is evident from the precisely drawn lines, to the athletic curvature of its surfaces, and even to the engine compartment and the wheels.
On the front, there’s the single-frame grille with six corners similar to the brand’s A8 flagship. This also ensures that that it has a more dynamic appearance. The grille’s slats come in a high-gloss black paint and have chrome applications displaying its quality.
The horizontal position and how the low and wide air inlets have been designed to highlight the width of this vehicle. As expected from the brand, while the headlights may be small, it is a good example of a technical work of art that shows the advantages that the brand has obtained in terms of lighting technology. The flat outline widens horizontally and changes the optical focus to the outside. Its lower edge has the same shape as that of a wave with the classic Audi feature, a wing, forming its interior.
Equipped as standard are the xenon headlights incorporated with the all-weather lights. Another option offered is the brand’s adaptive light system. This system enables correct lighting whether one is turning, driving within the city, driving on the highway, and even when running on inter-urban roads.
There is also the continuous headlight range control which can detect other vehicles and then it makes the necessary adjustment to its own light. Also offered as an option are the all-LED headlights, a major innovation from the brand which was first seen in the A8 and R8. While the white light looks similar to daylight, it remains to be very energy efficient. These zero-maintenance LED headlights help create graphics whether in daytime or at night.