More than 20 years ago, Audi began its quest for the “sporty compact” with the S3: In 1999 – three years after the A3 went into production – the then smallest model of the brand with the four rings was given a significant performance boost as the S version. At that time, the engine power rose from 101 hp (74 kW) to a provisionally remarkable 210 hp (154 kW). The following generation S3 8P, which was built until 2010, by then already put down 265 hp (195 kW) onto the tarmac. A maximum of 310 hp was then achieved in the 8V series from 2013. And what about the very latest S3 with the identifier 8Y? This echoes the performance data of its predecessor, and this is where ABT Sportsline comes into play. The company from Bavaria is carrying out a befitting power upgrade on the new S3 2.0 TFSI. In addition, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket and performance parts specialist for Audi and VW offers three rim designs and further options for both the interior and exterior. You can find more visual details of the 2021 ABT Audi S3 Sportback gallery by scrolling up.
The performance upgrade ABT Power*, which can be ordered from January 2021, improves the standard performance data of the current Audi S3 from 310 hp (228 kW) and 400 Nm to an impressive 370 hp (272 kW) and 450 Nm – a plus of 60 hp and 50 Nm. This is made possible by the high-tech ABT Engine Control unit. “We deliver the portion of extra power that the Audi S3 fans have been asking for,” confirms Managing Director Hans-Jürgen Abt.
But the German tuners not only offer increased performance, but also something for the eye. Three rim designs are available for the fast compact sports car. On the one hand, there are the 20-inch rims of the type SPORT GR in glossy black as installed on the illustrated vehicle. Also available in 20-inch is the classic 5-spoke design SPORT FR in mystic black. The 5-arm ER-C sports rim also perfectly emphasises the dynamic appearance of the S3. It is available in 19-inch and in the colours gun metal diamond polished and matt black.
The now more powerful S3 motor starts in style with the start-stop-switch-cap with the integrated and illuminated ABT logo. A stainless steel ABT exhaust system will be available for the rear from spring 2021: 4 endpipes in matt black with a diameter of 102 mm underline the vehicle’s athletic character. Then not only the power and look, but also the sound of the compact are perfect.
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