2013 Volkswagen Beetle by ABT review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 29 August 2013 , 15:08:34 byEmil

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Volkswagen Beetle by ABT

The Volkswagen Beetle is no ordinary vehicle. It is probably the most famous symbol of the Volkswagen brand, which, by the time it appeared back in 1945, shook the world with its futuristic and unique look.  Neither is ABT Sportsline a common name in the auto field. It is one of the best tuning companies when it comes to engine technology, aerodynamics, sports wheels, exhaust systems, suspension or brakes. Well, when the two names meet, a great project comes out to light, and this time we are talking about an updated aftermarket kit for the Beetle, powered by ABT.


This Volkswagen Beetle tuning kit is not something new coming from ABT. A year ago, they developed a nice program that offered the lovely car a new look. And it seems imagination is at hand in ABT Sportsline, so here they are doing some changes to their old tuning package. They decided to modify the front spoiler and the headlight and taillight covers in order to increase aerodynamics.  The new suspension springs bring the vehicle closer to ground by 30 mm and a new exhaust system provides the car a sportier feeling. The ride will be softer because of the new set of wheels varying in size from 18 to 20 which are compulsory wrapped in high performance rubbers.


When it comes to the engine figures, ABT has upgraded every single engine type powering the Volkswagen Beetle. Here is how the 2.0 TSI with its stock 200 HP (147 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) can be upgraded to 240 HP (176 kW) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft), the 1.4 TSI normally producing 160 HP (118 kW) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) is brought to 210 HP (154 kW) and 280 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque, or how the 1.2 TSI generating 105 HP (77 kW) and 175 Nm (129 lb-ft) when coming out the factory gates, can be lift to 140 HP (103 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque. And this only refers to the gasoline part. Of course, the diesels are no challenge for the ABT staff. So the 2.0 TDI outputting 140 HP (103 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) can be updated to 170 HP (125 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) and last but not least, the 1.6 TDI gets from 105 HP (77 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) to 125 HP (92 kW) and 285 Nm (210 lb-ft) of torque. And this is all about the “Super Beetle” reinvented by ABT. Not only that it is cute and sweet, it is also sportier, more modern and elegant.