The current Audi Q7 is a vehicle that makes an impression from any perspective. ABT Sportsline still offers improvement in three disciplines: More power, new 22-inch alloy wheels and of course a lowering module are now available for the “50 TDI”. “But these are only the foundations for an extensive tuning range which we will be introducing gradually”, announces CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt.
On request, the Bavarian tuners equip the Q7 50 TDI with the ABT Power boost, which is based on the auxiliary ABT Engine Control(AEC) unit. This gets 330 HP (243 KW) instead of 286 HP (210 kW) out of the three-liter engine, while the torque increases from 600 to 650 Nm. In addition to this, the range includes the ABT Level Control electronic lowering module for the production air suspension. It creates more sporty handling while perfectly showing off the 22-inch alloy wheels in the wheelhouses. The world’s largest tuner for vehicles from Audi and Volkswagen offers these in the design versions ABT DR,FR and GR. The ABT HR Aero flow-forming rims with matt black aero ring, which were first presented in Geneva, and the High Performance HR are completely new products which will be available from May.
A look at the current range for the first generation Audi Q7 shows which interesting options might still be in store for the future. ABT Power boosts are available for the 3.0 TFSI as well as for the 3.0 TDI, which is available from the factory with two power levels. The auxiliary ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit lifts the petrol engine from 333 HP (245 kW) and 440 Nm to 410 HP (301 kW) and 520 Nm. For the more powerful diesel model, the figures increase from 272 HP (200 kW) and 600 Nm to 325 HP (239 kW) and 680 Nm.
A suitable “muscular” look can also be created. The ABT front skirt, ABT door strip attachments and ABT rear skirt set including rear muffler are part of the ABT Aero Package. Those who choose the “wide-body” variant additionally receive the ABT fender extensions. And there is more: Additional options include an ABT rear wing, ABT fender inserts, an ABT carbonkit exteriorand the ABT carbon fibre cover front grille. For the alloy wheels, the same design variants are available as for the Q7 of the current generation. This also applies to the lowering of the air suspension with ABT Level Control.
That leaves the “inner values”: In addition to ABT seat frame covers (carbon), the ABT shift knob cover, ABT dashboard covers carbonfiber upgrade, ABT steering wheel upgrade carbon / leather as well as the ABT integrated entrance lights are also available.