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ABT Volkswagen Touareg 2002

Abt Touareg – facelift for the heavy weight from Kempten

2002, the Touareg marked Volkswagen’s powerful way into the domain of SUVs. “Even for Abt, the car was absolutely new territory,“ explains Hans-Jürgen Abt. Back then, the managing director of Abt Sportsline did in fact have doubts about the market opportunities of the heavy weight: “But the SUV has become a great success, and meanwhile the Touareg and the Audi Q7 belong to our success stories.” Of course, one reason for this is the fact that the Allgäu-based tuners particularly stress the “S” in “SUV”. Abt has also made the optically and clearly improved version of the SUV from Wolfsburg very sporty. At the moment, three diesel engines are available, and all of them come with a power increase. Especially remarkable is it when driving the popular 3.0 TDI which now, thanks to Abt Power S, offers 300 HP (221 KW) instead of the serial 225 HP (165 KW) and works with a torque of 600 Nm.The 2.5 TDI conduces to enter the segment of noble SUVs, getting from Abt, thanks to Abt Power, 195 HP (serial 174 HP) or 143 KW (serial 128 KW). The creme de la creme again is the Abt Touareg VS10, a 10-cylinder Turbo diesel, acquiring its enormous power of 360 HP (265 KW) from five liter cubic capacity. This engine perfectly harmonizes with the Abt Touareg. Also the V8 with its capacity of 4.2 liters is perfect for the powerful appearance of the SUV made in Kempten: The Abt turbo charger replacement Abt Power R offers 500 HP (368 KW) instead of the serial 350 HP (257 KW). The Abt Suspension, which is tailor made for the requirements of this extraordinary vehicle, guarantees that the enormous power potential of the Abt Touareg can be handled while driving. The comfortable air suspension with the innovative Abt Level Control (ALC) is also available for this version. Even in risky situations the Abt brake system bites with a firm grip and brings the car of 2.4 tons to a standstill.

Again, the tuners from Kempten designed an extravagant body kit for the SUV, just as they did for the first Touareg version: front spoiler lip, side skirts, fender extensions, rear wing, rear skirts and the 4-pipe exhaust system, typical for Abt, form a design unit which makes the car look extremely dynamical from every angle. The Abt Touareg is far lower and  broader than its serial twin. And that suits him perfectly. Even when the car is standing, you know that it feels at home on every terrain and that it will be able to deal with all challenges.  What excellently fits is the Abt BR-wheel in 19, 20 or 22 inch. The Abt Touareg is a power pack, an athlete in a tailor made suit. With this car, you are always adequately represented.

ABT Volkswagen Touareg 2002


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