ABT Sportsline tunes the Volkswagen Golf R to 370 HP

Volkswagen Golf R by ABT Sportsline
Volkswagen Golf R by ABT Sportsline

Runs from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds

ABT Sportsline has introduced a new tuning program for the Volkswagen Golf R.

On the styling front, the model can be equipped with a front lip spoiler, a revised grille and headlight covers. The company will also offer extended side skirts, a rear wing and a sporty diffuser. Last but not least, there are attractive mirror caps and ER-C alloy wheels with a dark finish.

The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine has been outfitted with a "specially developed control unit" which enables it to produce 370 HP (272 kW) and 460 Nm (339 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 70 HP (51 kW) and 80 Nm (59 lb-ft). Thanks to the extra oomph, the hatchback can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 265 km/h (164 mph) - improvements of 0.6 seconds and 15 km/h (9 km/h).

Source: ABT Sportsline

A new Golfing champion: ABT presents the Golf VII R with 370 hp

Who, when looking at these numbers, would still dare to say that golf was no real sport?

ABT Sportsline, the globally largest tuner of the Volkswagen Group’s brands, with its ABT

Power New Generation has uprated the VII R from 300 hp (221 kW) to no less than 370 hp

(272 kW), which is 23 percent more. And the maximum torque has been upped from 380 to

460 Nm. If you swing your club here at a red light, you will reach 100 kph in 4.5 seconds

(serial version: 5.1 seconds). While the standard model’s top speed is 250 kph fast, the

ABT’s is 265.


ABT Power New Generation consists of a specially developed control unit with its own

software. The ABT Engine Control is the ideal solution of the latest generation’s engines

and was tested on the company’s own roller test bench and on the road. Fuel consumption

is, incidentally, the same as in the standard model.


ABT also lends its Golf VII an elitist look. The body kit that is in the pipeline shows a

convincing interplay of lacquered and matt surfaces. The ABT front grille, front spoiler with

an integrated blade, head light covers, mirror caps, side skirt add-ons, a rear wing, tail gate

and rear skirt add-on and the matching, dark ER-C wheels complete the “golf set”. And after

a visit to the ABT Driving Range this king of the compact class is still roadworthy – you can

well do without another caddy.

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I love the era we're in and the progress that's been made. Turbocharged, economical compact hatches like this that handle like gokarts and push near-supercar levels of mid-range performance. Who really needs a multi-million dollar supercar? I'll take this.
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