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The “Estate of the Art” in sport – the new ABT AS6 Avant

Written By Nathen Bridgwater on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 | 8:29 AM

2012 ABT AS6 Avant

Amazing what it can do: the ABT AS6 Avant is a fast luxury liner which likes going on long journeys. Both sporty and dynamic, it offers driving pleasure -- its excellent comfort ensures that this pleasure remains even on long trips. And in the rear it impresses with large luggage space as well as the typical ABT view of four exhaust pipes. "This estate stands for lifestyle and power. Which is also going to be honoured by the driver behind you", Hans-Ju"rgen Abt clarifies. The CEO of the now 115 years old company adds: "The vehicle shows all of our experience in tuning."

The AS6 Avant is certainly self-confident, no question. But it also acts elegant and classy, and looks just as good outside the opera as well as at the car park of the Nu"rburgring. The fact that its home is originally on the race track is clear from the three swift letters: A-B-T. The performance data speaks the same language: the most powerful turbo diesel with three litre cubic capacity provides 300 HP/221 kW thanks to ABT POWER (series-standard: 245 HP/180 kW). The weaker version of the 3.0 TDI now provides 240 HP or 177 kW (series-standard: 204 HP/150 kW). The AS6 Avant provides the maximum sports combination with the performance-improved V6 gasoline engine: the Kempten engineers have conjured up a huge 420 HP (309 kW) from the basic version's sporty 300 HP. The versatile premium class fun estate, is also capable of a strong sprint: the ABT AS6 Avant sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in exactly five seconds.

Optically the estate looks decent and extravagant, and appears confident and powerful from all sides: the sidebars and front spoiler harmonise with the elongated contours of the vehicle. The crowning feature is the rear spoiler and the rear apron set with four exhaust pipes. The design of the ABT AS6 Avant also includes light-metal designer wheels, which are available in 19, 20 and powerful 21 inch sizes. It goes without saying that ABT also offers alloys in combination with high-speed tyres which suit the car's performance potential.

Whatever engine the customer chooses -- he/she always gets a balanced vehicle which meets the highest demands: everyday reliability and suitability for long journeys in combination with maximum sportiness characterise the new ABT AS6 Avant. After all you don't want to go without comfort and luxury just because you are in a particular hurry.

The new ABT AS6 Avant -- data and facts

  • Engine: 3.0 TDI, 2967 ccm capacity

  • Performance tuning: ABT POWER

  • Performance: 240 PS/177 kW (standard: 204 PS/150 kW)

  • Engine: 3.0 TDI, 2967 ccm capacity

  • Performance tuning: ABT POWER S

  • Performance: 300 PS/221 kW (standard: 245 PS/180 kW

  • Engine: 3.0 TFSI, 2995 ccm capacity

  • Performance tuning: ABT POWER

  • Performance: 420 PS/309 kW (standard: 300 PS/221 kW)

  • ABT side skirts

  • ABT front spoiler

  • ABT rear skirt insert and 4-end pipes

  • ABT rear spoiler

  • ABT sport rims in 19 to 21 inch

  • Available also as complete set of wheels with sports tyres

[Source : ABT Sportline]
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