New Audi S4 pushed to 378bhp by Abt Sportsline

German tuning house turns the diesel-powered S4 up a notch

Audi’s new diesel-powered S range hasn’t even been around for a year yet, but tuners have already managed to turn it up a notch for those yearning for more power and a different look. Germany-based Abt Sportsline has turned its hand to the latest Audi S4, upping power and fettling aesthetics to help it stand apart from standard examples.

Abt is no stranger to Audi products, having taken a handful of RS cars to levels no sane person deems necessary, even unveiling its take on the latest RS5 alongside a 788bhp boat complete with dual V8 TDI engines.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

> Abt Audi RS5-R Sportback revealed alongside 788bhp Abt-powered boat

In this instance, the tuner has equipped the S4 with its very own engine control unit, helping the hybrid-assistive 3-litre V6 TDI power plant reach 378bhp and a tarmac-tearing 560lb ft of torque, up 34bhp and 44lb ft over standard. Though these aren’t enormous gains, they shave two-tenths off the standard car’s 0-62mph sprint, bringing the number down to 4.7sec, matching the claimed time for the previous B8-generation RS4.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Aside from the performance upgrades under the bonnet, Abt also includes subtle tweaks to the appearance of the estate, lowering ride height by up to 40mm both front and rear with new suspension springs, and including 20-inch Abt Sport GR wheels, in either diamond-cut, or matte black finishes.

Not only do the new springs up the aggression factor, they’re also claimed to improve handling characteristics, helped along by the Abt (optional) sports anti-roll bar.

Pricing and availability for the fettled S4 can be had upon request.



Audi S4

2019 Audi S4 TDI review - appeals to the head, if not the heart

22 Aug 2019
Mercedes E63 AMG

Mercedes-AMG E63 S review

4 Jun 2020
BMW M5 saloon

BMW M5 Competition F90 review

15 May 2020

Most Popular

Best cars

Best cars to buy for £10,000 – evo garage

The evo team picks their favourite used performance cars
1 Jul 2020
Dodge Challenger

2021 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock revealed

The ancient Dodge Challenger lives on in new 807bhp widebody form – makes a Shelby GT500 look like a pedal car
3 Jul 2020
BMW M3 saloon

2020 BMW M3 tech specs revealed – choice is the word for BMW’s sports saloon

BMW’s next M3 to be available in manual or auto; with and without all-wheel drive
1 Jul 2020
Audi e-tron

New 496bhp Audi e-tron S revealed – Audi’s first high-performance EV

The Audi e-tron S has picked up an extra electric motor for a total of three in new EV flagship
1 Jul 2020