If there’s a real complaint about the new Audi A8, it’s that it’s a bit too boring. Not that it’s a bad car, because it’s a great luxury car, but it just doesn’t have some of the flash of cars like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or the driving dynamics of the BMW 7 Series, nor the sex appeal of the Jaguar XJ. So if you have an A8 and you want it to have that extra edge, go see the people at ABT Sportsline.
From ABT Sportsline, you can get a suite of visual upgrades, as well as power and performance upgrades, to make your Audi A8 much more interesting and exciting. For instance, on the outside, you can get a new lower front lip which gives it some much needed aggression up front, as well as a new rear apron. Although, we’re a bit disappointed ABT doesn’t offer real exhausts for the A8, to replace it fake plastic ones.
Obviously, this being ABT, you can also get some snazzy new wheels, which make the Audi A8 look much sportier. The car in question is sporting 22-inch wheels and they’re massive. They do look good, though.
Now, the volume engine for the Audi A8 in Europe is going to be the 3.0 TDI V6, as it offers the best blend of performance and fuel economy. However, it still doesn’t have the punch a lot of owners would like. No worries, ABT will hook you up with a power bump up to 325 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, or more than enough for the average A8 customer. That power bump is the result of only a simple ECU tune, with no mechanical changes whatsoever. That means that the engine will remain quite, efficient and reliable. Just with more power.
ABT Sportsline is one of the best Audi tuners on the planet and one of the only ones we’d trust with out six-figure Audi A8 luxury car. So if we were in the market for some A8 upgrades, there aren’t many other places we’d go.