ABT Sportsline Boosts the Golf R to 400hp

German tuning house ABT Sportsline has set their sights on the new Golf R, with the goal of improving both aesthetics and outright performance.  Through use of the new ABT Power S kit, ABT Sportsline was able to boost the car’s output to 400hp with a combination of software tuning, a high flow catalytic converter, and a less restrictive exhaust system. Styling updates include an ABT grille, ABT headlight and mirror covers, side skirts, and wheels.

Read the full Press Release below.

With a maximum drive speed of more than 300 kph, golf is one of the fastest ball sports ever. If you want a similarly fast “Golf car”, you have to go no further than ABT Sportsline. TheGolf VII R, with a respectable “handicap” to begin with, after a visit to the “Bavarian Driving Range“ features 400 hp / 294 kW, one third up from its serial 300 hp / 221 kW. “To top our previous uprating to 370 hp, we have not only optimised the ABT Engine Control software but also installed a sport-type catalytic converter,“ says CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt. Both the
ABT Power and the new, strong ABT Power S kit are based upon the specially developed “New Generation” ABT control unit, which guarantees maximum power and utmost dependability. This has been proven on our own dynamometer and on public roads.

All you need now is the right driver and outfit. The ABT-tuned Golf VII R, a real “pro”, features high-quality attachment parts, which much distinguish it from the serial version, e.g. a painted ABT front grille and the right headlight covers. Mighty side skirts signal other drivers that a fast car is approaching. An ABT height adjustable suspension kit will make the car always maintain its lane, even at high speeds. However, when you want to show others this Golf’s nice rear, do it in a “fair way”.

The ABT tail gate add-on is also worth a closer look. But even more impressive are possibly the four mighty exhaust pipes of a diameter of 101mm, which is roughly the size of a golf hole. These are part of the ABT exhaust system, which comes with a pre-silencer and axle back exhaust and makes for a good uprating and sound. And you can also choose from a number of ABT Sportsline alloy wheels and complete sets of wheels with tyres from 18 to 20 inches. Moreover, the rim designs ER-C, DR and CR are available in various finishes.

ABT Golf VII R – data and facts


Engine:                                                2.0 TSI, 1984 cc capacity

Performance Tuning:                          ABT POWER S New Generation

Performance:                                       400 PS/294 kW (Serial: 300 PS/221 kW)

480 Nm (Serial: 380 Nm)


Engine:                                                2.0 TSI, 1984 cc capacity

Performance Tuning:                          ABT POWER New Generation

Performance:                                       370 PS/272 kW (Serial: 300 PS/221 kW)

460 Nm (Serial: 380 Nm)


ABT front grille

ABT headlight covers
ABT mirror covers

ABT side skirts

ABT tail gate add-on

ABT WHEELS in design ER-C, DR and CR in 8.5 x 18in, 8.5 x 19in and 9.0 x 20in

Available also as complete set with sports tires in 225/40 R18, 225/35 R19 and 235/30 R20


ABT height adjustable suspension kit (lowering: front 10-40mm, rear 20-45mm)


ABT floor mats

ABT integrated entrance light