What began with the solitary Audi RS2 in 1994, and led to the first official RS 4 in 1999, has now become an entire RS family. Its youngest members include the freshly updated Audi RS 4 and the latest versions of the RS 6 and RS 7, as well as the unprecedented RS Q8. Although the stated models have only just come onto the market, appealing ABT Power Performance Upgrades* are already available for all four, and are supplied together with TÜV certification and comprehensive guarantees. In addition, a selection of aluminum wheels is available from ABT Sportsline. For additional interior options, aerodynamic components, suspension and other extras that will be available later, please consult the daily updated ABT Configurator. "I look forward to every new RS model because the series undoubtedly represents the sporty pinnacle of the Audi range", says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt: "As such, I am excited to find out how much higher we can raise the bar".
The most compact exponent of the quartet is the RS 4, the only model equipped with a 2.9-liter V6 engine. With 450 hp (331 kW) and 600 nm, the power of the production car is more than just impressive. However, through the use of the high-tech ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit, significant increases can be achieved. A hefty 510 hp (375 kW) and a maximum torque of 660 Nm deliver real power.
Nevertheless, the Audi RS 6, RS 7 and RS Q8 already pack quite a punch from the factory: A 4.0-liter V8 TFSI with 600 hp (441 kW) and 800 Nm lies in wait in their engine compartments. Even so, with the ABT Power Performance Upgrade including AEC, driving pleasure is dramatically increased to another level. The upgraded specifications for the sprightly trio are now 700 hp (515 kW) and 880 Nm. This is more than double the 315 hp (232 kW) of the legendary RS2, which founded the tradition of the sporty top models from Audi in the early 1990s. Of course, Hans-Jürgen Abt had one at the time – naturally also with a performance upgrade that put 360 hp (265 kW) on its datasheet.