Earlier this year, ABT RS5-R Sportback was launched in North America. Now, ABT Sportsline has made it available in Europe. German based tuning company is marketing base version of Audi RS5 Sportback as an alternative to limited available ABT RS4+ Avant that is not available. ABT RS5-R Sportback is also exclusive as only 50 units will be made and will be available by the end of July. It also has five-doors and comes with impressive power upgrades. If we compare Europe bound ABT RS5-R Sportback with its North American counterpart, European versions adds 20hp more and brings combined total to 523hp. Peak torque of 680 Nm is achieved with the help from 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine.
Moreover, ABT RS5-R Sportback has significantly improved the performance figure over the stock Audi RS5 Sportback version. It is an improvement of 79 horsepower and 80 Nm of torque and was made possible thanks to ABT Engine Control (AEC) unit, an ABT auxiliary water cooler kit, the ABT exhaust system and the ABT air intake trim. Apart from extra power in ABT RS5-R Sportback, the tuned vehicle also gains suspension upgrades, ABT height-adjustable suspension springs and ABT sports stabilizers on the front and rear axles. These changes help RS5-Sportback agile during cornering and on straight lines. Euro-spec RS5-R Sportback also benefits from same aerodynamic package as the North American model.
Entire body components are made from carbon fiber and can be found on front lip, front flics, grille frame, lip spoiler, and rear diffuser with its red RS5-R logo. ABT is offering optional wheel arch vents that features carbon fins and a quad exhaust system with 4-inches diameter carbon tailpipe trims. Modifications are completed by 10×21-inch ABT Sport GR wheels shod with 275/25 R21 performance tires from Continental. Interior of the RS5-R Sportback consist of partial leather seats with RS5-R logo, gear shift carbon cover, ABT door sill strips, ABT integrated entrance lights with RS5-R logo, and an “ABT RS5-R‚ 1 of 50” badge.