It all started 117 years ago with a revolutionary idea. Johann Abt, a blacksmith, developed a device that allowed horse drawn carriages to be used during the cold Bavarian winter months, allowing the young company continuous growth. Simultaneously, Abt also dealt with automobiles. The company’s connection with the four brands that today are epitomised by Audi’s famous four rings began as early as the end of the First World War.
Presently, the Bavarian based company provides innovative solutions for most Audi and VW models produced by the Volkswagen Group. All vehicles and components are German engineered, manufactured to the highest standards, and infused with the spirit of this successful and traditional, family owned company. More then six decades of experience gained within premium motorsport has been applied to the entire ABT Sportsline product range. In the last ten years alone, ABT together with Audi Sport, has celebrated six DTM Championship wins (German touring cars), amongst others.
Vorsprung durch Technik
ABT Sportsline represents innovative engineering, extravagant design and dynamism. All ABT engine modifications are thoroughly tested. ‘Our power upgrades must never impact on an engine’s service life or its adjoining components. They must always be customised to the engine in question’, says Hans-Jürgen Abt, Managing Director of ABT Sportsline. All engines are meticulously tested on the road as well as on ABT’s state of the art dynamometer, one of the most advanced testing facilities in Germany. Sport braking systems and chassis components are also carefully tested by ABT Engineers. A custom-built and balanced drivability is just as important as reliability and safety.
ABT Sportsline designed, aluminium sport wheels are always a decorative highlight, and a classic four-pipe exhaust system will certainly accentuate the appearance and sound of any Audi or VW, as will any ABT aerodynamic styling package. Customers can be certain that all products are made to high German standards and longevity is guaranteed.
ABT Sportsline is the world’s leading tuner of vehicles produced by the Volkswagen Group. As the market leader our distribution network expands worldwide. Within Germany alone there are 125 ABT partners and customers can order directly through Audi and VW dealerships. ABT Sportsline can also be found in the Middle East, UK, USA, Switzerland, Russia, Scandinavia, Italy, Turkey, Asia and now in Australia & New Zealand.
ABT Sportsline Australia was established in recognition of the confirmed market growth of premium vehicles within the country and allows us a more direct connection with our Australian & New Zealand customers. ABT Australia, based in Sydney, is the sole official general importer of all ABT products, operating Australia wide.