Audi SQ8 TDI by ABT: the SUV Coupé prepared in 3 points – Autonews

ABT sharpened, as usual, a model of the Volkswagen-Audi group, the large Audi Q8 SUV Coupé. This one has a V8 diesel biturbo engine. The brand is a little more cautious than before and is now only tackling VW AG's engine blocks with complex electronic gearboxes. The cause: to a large extent, anti-emission standards are increasingly discriminatory for the most powerful engines.

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75 hp more

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The AEC package (ABT Engine Control) of the preparer takes place on the V8 TDI as he was able to place in the 4 cylinders 2.0 TFSI of the A1. Compact, it allows to earn not less than 75 hp by taking over the management of fuel injection and turbos. The power goes from 435 hp to 510 hp for a torque maintained at 900 Nm to remain bearable by the Tiptronic 8 reports.

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2 tenths less seconds

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The Audi SQ8 TDI accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds with its original engine. The engine preparation allows him to gain 0.2 seconds on the reference sprint, for a promise of 4.6 seconds. On the other hand, there is no indication of top speed, which is already quite sufficient, with an electronic limitation of 250 km / h.

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Low profile 15 mm in Sport mode

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To complement the increase in engine power and torque, ABT has tackled the SQ8 TDI's variable pitch air suspensions. Originally, the SUV Coupé has three distinct levels; Comfort, Sport and Loading. The prepares these levels with a difference of 35 mm of height in the case of Comfort mode and 15 mm in the case of Sport mode. Loading mode or "Coffee" mode reduces the ground clearance by 65 mm when stopped compared to the ABT Comfort mode. The vehicle's seating position on the road is accentuated by optional wide rims of 22 or 23 inches.



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