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Audi A1 Quattro Bumped to 302HP by ABT Sportsline

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Even though Audi created the limited run A1 Quattro as the ultimate performance model of its premium sub-compact series, ABT Sportsline believes that there's always room for improvement.

In factory trim, the "Little Devil", as the German tuner's founder and CEO Hans-J├╝rgen Abt names it, comes with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that generates 252hp (256PS / 188 kW) at 6,000rpm and 350Nm (258 lb-ft) of peak torque between 2,500 and 4,500rpm for a 0-100km/h sprint time of 5.7 seconds.

An ABT power kit that encompasses a software upgrade for the four-cylinder engine's electronic management boosts those figures to 303Hp (307PS or 226 kW) and 400Nm (332 lb-ft) between 2,500 to 5,000rpm respectively.

The increase in power allows for acceleration from zero to 100 km/h (62mph) in 5.4 seconds, three tenths of a second faster than the serial version, while ABT points out that there's no penalty in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions over the regular A1 Quattro.


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5 Comments:

europeon said... »September 21, 2012

So basically, even tuned by MTM, it's slower than the new S3.

Basically it's the same said... »September 21, 2012

Actually it's the same 0-100km/h. The A1 Quattro is a manual not an s-tronic box.

The new S3 with s-tronic box is faster, but the manual box on both cars give exactly the same 0-100.

Worryingly it suggests something even darker than what you're saying, MTM & ABT may be designing maps too similar to Audi (possibly due to being heavily reliant on data supplied from Audi), rather that actually offering their own independently researched maps.

europeon said... »September 21, 2012

Yeah, you're right about the gearboxes, missed that. My bad.
I don't find it worrying at all because ABT and MTM were always considered (almost) house tuners for Audi, and they both use CANBUS piggybacks or replacement ECUs for what they do.

Yoyo said... »September 21, 2012

Oh look! Yet another hatch we won't get in the US! Suck it America! 

Sushi Ninja said... »September 22, 2012

The reason the A1's better is it just looks SO COOL! No sublty here - just rally awesomeness

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