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Making its way through the Volkswagen Group SUV line-up with the Touareg, Q7 and Tiguan Sportsline models, ABT has now turned its focus on the new Q5 crossover.

The 2.0 and 3.0 TDI models along with the 2.0 TFSI have all received the ABT Sportsline treatment, evoking the ‘five wows’ in the words of Hans-Jurgen, managing director of ABT Sportsline – fast, beefy, extravagant and extremely versatile.

The two 2.0-litre options have greatly benefited from their ABT tune-up, with the 2.0 TDI delivering 140kW – up from 125kW, and the 2.0 TFSI boosted by 22kW to 177kW.

 2009 ABT Sportsline Audi Q5 SUV

The modified 3.0 TDI represents the most powerful model in the ABT Sportsline Q5 range with 220kW (up from 176kW) and an enormous 610Nm.

 2009 ABT Sportsline Audi Q5 SUV

Suspension and brake components have been upgraded to match the increased power, offering lowered suspension or ABT Level Control, an electronic lowering system for the air suspension together with larger 380mm brake rotors.

 2009 ABT Sportsline Audi Q5 SUV

The exterior of the ABT Sportsline Q5 has been differentiated with a new front and rear apron, front grille, fender extensions, rear wing, quad exhaust pipes and huge 20-inch wheels.

 2009 ABT Sportsline Audi Q5 SUV

The ABT Sportsline Q5 will be available in Australia from RamSpeed by the end of March 2009.


  • Alex

    Well that thing is hideous, but you can’t argue with the performance. I don’t see the point in tuning cars like this. It’s all very well when you have something that is some what sporty but the Q5 screams family car from the top of the mountains.

  • Simon

    Sure it doesn’t appeal to every one. Thats why I want one! Awesome perfomance with comfort and practicality.

  • Cupid Stunt

    Seems the ABT catalouge has landed on someones desk.

  • http://. Naughtyius Maximus

    Audi are having “huge” difficulty adopting that signature snout onto front of their car range and they do look very bizarre front on…..back to drawing board me thinks as they are losing plot on frontal look!

  • TonyB

    Strange that this ABT version of the Q5 will be available in Oz from the end of March when Audi themselves are not releasing the Q5 until May/June.

  • HAL

    just goes to show it’s each to their own – I reckon it looks great.

  • Howie-VL

    Yeah I think it looks agressive from the fron. Looks the goods to me, awesome torque as well!

  • o

    witht he amount of these packs out you would thinkt hat everyone in europe has a pack on it

  • simon

    I really like the ABT Passat. I wonder if they will release an ABT R36.

  • Mr. D

    TonyB, the ABT upgrade will be available here as ABT makes upgrades BEFORE the car is launched, especially in AUS, as we usually get our LHD’s month after EU and US releases anyway. Don’t ask me how they do it, but ABT has close ties with Audi and they get to ‘measure up’ before cars are released at the dealers. In Germany, over 150 dealers sell ABT as new cars. ABT for Audi and VW is like HSV is to a Holden here in OZ. If you want the best, baddest Holden brand new and off the dealers showroom, you buy HSV. Same with ABT.

  • Wheelnut

    its a bizarre looking thing – for example the rrear end looks like a Subaru Tribeca x’ed with a Smart Car

    I’m not sure if is it just me: but if you took the Audi logo of the grille it looks alot like the front of the HSV W-427?

  • c1ockwork

    ‘evoking the ‘five wows’ in the words of Hans-Jurgen, managing director of ABT Sportsline – fast, beefy, extravagant and extremely versatile.’

    Hans-Jurgen can’t count; unless we’re counting ‘extremely’ as one of the five wows, there’s four ‘wows’ there by my count. :-\

    Agree with Naughtyius, that long snout does not translate well to a high car. Personally though I quite like this, it’s ostentatious (as desired) and the body kit is well integrated.

    Wheelnut, you’re correct about the W427 front in my eyes.

  • trevor

    I am going to order one of the q5 3.o tdi models as soon as they are available. Anyone got any idea how much an ADT version is going to cost?

  • SpeedO

    RamSpeed are the exclusive ABT distributors in AU and NZL, check their website or contact them for a price list. I think they release the price list at the same time when the car will be launched here, in March or April 09, I think. To me the kit looks just right esp the rear look, I def have a go at one.

  • http://www.autochart.net Cheap used cars

    do they have some contractual obligation to make silly cars even more silly?