2018 Audi Q5 Gets New Clothes And A Power Boost From ABT

Take a peek under the new skirt of this Audi Q5 and you’ll find an aftermarket exhaust system, with actual visible tips.

The vehicle comes from ABT Sportsline and parades the tuner’s latest offerings aimed at Audi’s premium compact SUV. In addition to the rear skirt set that fits both the wide and slim body packages, and also incorporates a new exhaust system (with four tailpipes 84 mm / 3.3 in in diameter each), the Audi Q5 can also be equipped with a new optional rear wing.

New coilover suspension springs ensure the body can be dropped between 35 and 60 mm (1.4-2.4 in) compared to the regular models. And with this upgrade installed, there’s still room for some big wheels, 20 and 21 inches in size, called DR, ER-C and FR, which round up the updates on the outside.

Also Read: First Drive: 2018 Audi Q5 Is Sharper, Unflinching In Its Mission

Inside, the German tuner can equip the latest Audi Q5 with their own carbon fiber gearstick cover on request, as well as an ABT-branded ignition button.

In the power department, the 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine can be massaged to deliver 300 PS (296 hp / 221 kW) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque, up from 252 PS (248 hp / 185 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque. The 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter oil burners are eligible for more power as well. The smaller diesel produces 215 PS (212 hp /158 kW) and 440 Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque with the new Engine Control Unit, and the larger one is good for 330 PS (325 hp / 243 kW) and 670 Nm (494 lb-ft) of torque.

As for the range-topping model of the new Audi Q5 family, the SQ5, it already visited ABT, receiving an additional 71 PS (70 hp / 52 kW) and 50 Nm (37 lb-ft) of torque.

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  • nastinupe

    Very nice. Kind of a waste for such an inexpensive car. Nobody will get this. If they can afford this then they can afford a more expensive vehicle, like a Q8.

  • TheBelltower

    Worth it just to get real tail pipes.

  • sidewaysspin

    That’s horrible looking (2nd pic)

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