The aftermarket specialists from ABT Sportsline have created a very powerful Audi S3 Sedan worthy to wear the RS3 badge. Work started in the engine bay where the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine has been thoroughly revised and it now generates a massive 400 hp and 480 Nm of torque which represents a significant increase of 100 hp and 100 Nm than the standard car. This makes it even punchier than the RS3 which has a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder motor pushing out 367 hp and 465 Nm of torque.
Unfortunately ABT doesn’t say anything about the car’s performances but with so much extra power under its hood, it has to be a lot more quicker than a stock Audi S3 Sedan which completes the 0-100 km/h task in 5.3 seconds when it has the standard 6-speed manual gearbox whereas with the optional S tronic transmission it hits 100 km/h from a standstill in 4.9 seconds.
Aside from infusing more power in the high-performance small sedan from Ingolstadt, the guys at ABT Sportsline have also applied a bespoke front grille, new fender inserts and a custom muffler made from stainless steel and equipped with black chrome-plated end pipes. It can be configured with a wide array of 18- to 20-inch alloys and there are other items offered such as a front and rear anti-roll bar set, built-in entrance lights and new floor mats.