Abt Sportsline has a long history of fettling fast Audis, and we’ve written about many of them on these pages. Recently, the company has wound the Audi SQ8 up to 513bhp and almost 1000Nm of torque, and it’s also created our favourite hot estate by piling on power on the SEAT Leon ST Cupra.
Now, Abt has focused its attention on the latest Audi S4 Avant. You know, the facelifted one with the - gasps - 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine. In standard form, the S4 kicks out 342bhp and 516lb ft of torque, which is plenty enough for a 0-62mph of just under five seconds and a limited top speed of 155mph.
Installing the Abt Power upgrade produces another 37bhp, for a total output of 379bhp. Torque meanwhile is up to 560lb ft. It’s not a huge increase, but it has brought the 0-62mph time down by two tenths to 4.7 seconds. While it has made the Avant quicker than the saloon, it’s fair to say that it’s unlikely you’d notice the difference unless you drove the Abt car and the standard S4 Avant back-to-back.
Alongside the engine tuning, Abt offers upgraded coilovers as an optional extra. Spec these and you’ll get an S4 with a meaner stance than when it left the factory, as they lower the car by up to 40mm all-round. They’re adjustable, too.
The coilovers are said to reduce the car’s body roll and improve the handling, without sacrificing ride comfort.
Abt also offers a range of lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels for the S4 Avant. The car in the pictures rides on a two-tone set, but black ones are available if you’re after something stealthier. Combined with the lower ride height, it makes one of the most conservative-looking fast estates a bit more noticeable.
Inside, you can get Abt-branded puddle lights, plus lashings of carbon-fibre and more Alcantara trim.
Would you go for these upgrades if you had an Audi S4 Avant? Tell us what you think of it in the comments!