We absolutely love the new Audi RS4 here at BOTB. Okay sure, the downgrade to a V6 from the V8 was a little disappointing at first but that was before we drove it – the new 2.9 litre twin turbo V6 is a monster of an engine and the RS4 handles incredibly well, whilst looking like only an Audi RS Avant can – subtle yet menacing.
But what if you want…. more? Well that would be ABT’s job – they take the RS4 and using their considerable experience make it the best RS4 you can buy – the RS4-S. As with any tuning job you can expect the engine to get some work done and you’d be correct – ABT’s ECU tune bumps power from 444bhp to 530bhp and torque jumps to 680Nm. That’s good enough for ABT to claim 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds, though that's certainly a conservative number. Top speed is 174mph which is adequate should you find yourself on the autobahn.
Visually ABT has done some great work too – at the front there’s carbon galore – carbon trimmed bumper intakes, a carbon lip spoiler sitting below it with the RS4-S logo on it, carbon front side blades and there are some new vents behind the front wheels. At the rear there are four 102mm carbon tipped exhaust pipes that release some much-needed noise and they sit within a new more aggressive carbon diffuser.
There are also a set of 21-inch GR alloy wheels which fill the arches perfectly thanks to the ABT lowered suspension - meaning it looks extra mean and low.
If that wasn’t enough ABT also add some retrimming to the interior with their own logos embroidered around the lovely Audi interior.
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The weather may have been miserable this morning, but the day was about to brighten up for this week's lucky Dream Car winner, Craig Tyson, as Christian arrived to surprise him with a brand new Audi e-tron GT!
With Christian away, Sean stepped back into his presenting shoes to surprise Alistair Gibson from Warwickshire with a brand new Audi Q3 Vorsprung 35 TFSi!
Christian was at Audi Guildford to surprise this week's Dream Car winner Chris Rose with a brand new £69,000 Audi RS4 as well as a massive £120,000 cash!