Published on 02 Aug 2012 by Adriano
German tuner ABT - a renowned specialist that works mainly with German cars - introduces its own interpretation of the Volkswagen Beetle 2.0 TDI. The standard version is credited with an output of 140 hp with a maximum torque of 320 Nm, which allows the car to accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.5 seconds. The ABT treatment, consisting of a new exhaust system and a remapped ECU, boosted those figures up to 170 hp and 370 Nm, with the 100 km/h mark that gets hit in just 8.8 seconds.
The mechanical changes are combined with some slight aesthetic enhancements: the front of the car takes on a sportier appearance thanks to the redesigned bumper, the lip-spoiler and that sort of eyelashes on the headlights. The rear is characterized by the oval shape of that new pair of mufflers, with the overall look of the car being completed by a set of 18-, 19- or 20-inch racing wheels from ABT and red-painted brake calipers.