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Thread: Best exhaust modification for Sq5 ?

  • 12-07-2018 05:33 PM#1

    Best exhaust modification for Sq5 ?

    Looking to enhance the sound of my exhaust in the 2014 sq5, any suggestions? Thinking of just removing the rear mufflers.


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  • 12-07-2018 07:25 PM#2

    AWE resonated exhaust. Find a used one in classifieds locally


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  • 12-07-2018 09:44 PM#3

    QuoteOriginally Posted by JD S4View Post
    AWE resonated exhaust. Find a used one in classifieds locally


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    Solid advice. If you want to piss off your neighbors and attract unwanted attention, go with the non-resonated down pipes and the awe exhaust. It draws a lot of attention, but sounds so good.

  • 12-08-2018 10:00 AM#4

    I am very happy with my setup. Magnaflow resonated x pipe in place of the baby resonators. center h pipe and resonators deleted. With the AWE exhaust flap controller it can be almost as quite as stock and no drone when the valves are closed. With the valves open it really sounds nice and aggressive with just the right amount of rasp to it.


  • 12-09-2018 11:55 AM#5

    QuoteOriginally Posted by ryanjView Post

    I am very happy with my setup. Magnaflow resonated x pipe in place of the baby resonators. center h pipe and resonators deleted. With the AWE exhaust flap controller it can be almost as quite as stock and no drone when the valves are closed. With the valves open it really sounds nice and aggressive with just the right amount of rasp to it.

    Can you post a video with sound , would like to hear it if possible?


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  • 12-10-2018 03:23 PM#6

    QuoteOriginally Posted by JD S4View Post
    AWE resonated exhaust. Find a used one in classifieds locally


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    Second that!!!

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  • 12-12-2018 04:22 PM#7

    QuoteOriginally Posted by Linksman72View Post

    Can you post a video with sound , would like to hear it if possible?


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    Here you go

    Last edited by ryanj; 12-12-2018 at 04:54 PM.


  • 12-12-2018 04:31 PM#8

    QuoteOriginally Posted by Linksman72View Post

    Looking to enhance the sound of my exhaust in the 2014 sq5, any suggestions? Thinking of just removing the rear mufflers.

    Milltek...

  • 12-12-2018 04:38 PM#9

    AWE cat back with non-res downpipes. Magnaflow droned like a mother f&%[email protected]

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  • 12-13-2018 06:49 AM#10

    QuoteOriginally Posted by zachf88View Post

    AWE cat back with non-res downpipes. Magnaflow droned like a mother f&%[email protected]

    What magnaflow setup were you running that was droning for you?

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  • 12-13-2018 07:25 AM#11

    QuoteOriginally Posted by KillerQuattroView Post

    What magnaflow setup were you running that was droning for you?

    Interested as well. This exhaust mod has been very well covered and documented in the S4 section with great results and feedback.

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  • 12-13-2018 09:48 AM#12

    QuoteOriginally Posted by ryanjView Post

    I am very happy with my setup. Magnaflow resonated x pipe in place of the baby resonators. center h pipe and resonators deleted. With the AWE exhaust flap controller it can be almost as quite as stock and no drone when the valves are closed. With the valves open it really sounds nice and aggressive with just the right amount of rasp to it.

    Any pics?

  • 12-13-2018 10:14 AM#13

    Check the video I posted above it has a shot of the magnaflow setup.

    Also reguarding drone. If you have the exhaust vales disabled there is some drone between 2000 - 2800 rpm. With the vales closed there is zero drone. If you leave the vales connected you will not have drone issues in any mode as they are closed even in dynamic mode around this rpm.


  • 12-13-2018 11:42 AM#14

    QuoteOriginally Posted by ryanjView Post

    Check the video I posted above it has a shot of the magnaflow setup.

    Also reguarding drone. If you have the exhaust vales disabled there is some drone between 2000 - 2800 rpm. With the vales closed there is zero drone. If you leave the vales connected you will not have drone issues in any mode as they are closed even in dynamic mode around this rpm.

    ok nice! I just saw it. Havn't seen the bottom of my car yet but guess you have the X pipe in there instead of stock.

    Also you said vlaves are closed in Dynamic. So when do they open if at all?

  • 12-13-2018 05:19 PM#15

    Once the car is warmed up the valves will be open at idle. They will close between 1000 - 3000ish RPM after 3000ish they will open back up.


  • 12-14-2018 09:47 AM#16

    Like others have said, you can't go wrong with the AWE Touring Edition Exhaust in either polished or diamond black tip finishes.



    Polished Tips

    Diamond Black Tips

  • 12-14-2018 11:01 AM#17

    I have the Magnaflow Axle-Back. If I want to add a little bit more noise, which part should I replace and what is the part number (Magnaflow) that I should use?

    Does replacing an xpipe or resonator void warranty?


  • 12-19-2018 11:21 AM#18

    A number of members here have our Touring axleback for the SQ5 and love it. It gives you a deep, full tone while still being conservative enough for comfortable daily driving. If anyone is interested in more info about it, you can find it here on our website:

    https://www.magnaflow.com/products?partNumber=19238

    We would be happy to answer any questions you may have!

    QuoteOriginally Posted by Devin W SQ5View Post

    I have the Magnaflow Axle-Back. If I want to add a little bit more noise, which part should I replace and what is the part number (Magnaflow) that I should use?

    Does replacing an xpipe or resonator void warranty?

    Replacing either will not void your warranty. If you have our axleback system and want a bit more volume, you can have the center resonator replaced with something like our 11386 resonted X muffler: https://www.magnaflow.com/products?partNumber=11386

  • 12-19-2018 02:28 PM#19

    QuoteOriginally Posted by MagnaFlowView Post

    A number of members here have our Touring axleback for the SQ5 and love it. It gives you a deep, full tone while still being conservative enough for comfortable daily driving. If anyone is interested in more info about it, you can find it here on our website:

    https://www.magnaflow.com/products?partNumber=19238

    We would be happy to answer any questions you may have!



    Replacing either will not void your warranty. If you have our axleback system and want a bit more volume, you can have the center resonator replaced with something like our 11386 resonted X muffler: https://www.magnaflow.com/products?partNumber=11386

    Any idea whether the magnaflow valved axel back will bolt on to the euro delivered TDI SQ5?

  • 12-19-2018 03:30 PM#20

    QuoteOriginally Posted by SSilentjView Post

    Any idea whether the magnaflow valved axel back will bolt on to the euro delivered TDI SQ5?

    Unfortunately we have never had a TDI to test, so we cannot confirm if it is directly compatible.

  • 12-20-2018 05:10 AM#21

    QuoteOriginally Posted by MagnaFlowView Post

    A number of members here have our Touring axleback for the SQ5 and love it. It gives you a deep, full tone while still being conservative enough for comfortable daily driving. If anyone is interested in more info about it, you can find it here on our website:

    https://www.magnaflow.com/products?partNumber=19238

    We would be happy to answer any questions you may have!



    Replacing either will not void your warranty. If you have our axleback system and want a bit more volume, you can have the center resonator replaced with something like our 11386 resonted X muffler: https://www.magnaflow.com/products?partNumber=11386

    Thanks, is 11386 or 11385 the better part fit? Some are talking about replacing the baby (front) resonators vs the center resonator. Any thoughts?

  • 12-20-2018 09:02 AM#22

    I've been running on the AWE Touring Edition Exhaust w/stock downpipes for just over 15 months...subdued note on easy driving - really comes alive under throttle with virtually no drone - very happy with this setup

    -John
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  • 12-20-2018 08:36 PM#23

    QuoteOriginally Posted by Devin W SQ5View Post

    Thanks, is 11386 or 11385 the better part fit? Some are talking about replacing the baby (front) resonators vs the center resonator. Any thoughts?

    Also, does anyone know if you have to weld magnaflow 11386 or is it bolt on? If I were to replace the center resonators

  • 12-20-2018 11:03 PM#24

    I'm very happy with the following setup on my Q5 3.0T:

    Magnaflow 12468 in place of baby resonators
    Magnaflow 11385 in place of center resonator
    Doug's Headers 2.5" exhaust cutout between the two Magnaflows, with car chemistry 2 disk silencer to make it less supercar sounding when open (optional)
    Borla 4" 20156 exhaust tips

    There are pics in my build thread: https://www.audizine.com/forum/showt...s-build-thread


  • 01-16-2019 09:27 AM#25

    QuoteOriginally Posted by Devin W SQ5View Post

    Thanks, is 11386 or 11385 the better part fit? Some are talking about replacing the baby (front) resonators vs the center resonator. Any thoughts?

    The difference between the two is the diameter of the inlet/outlet tubing. Stock Audi exhausts are usually 2.25", which makes 11385 the direct match, but either model can be used without issue. As for the location of the muffler, we have heard positive things about both methods of installation.

    QuoteOriginally Posted by Devin W SQ5View Post

    Also, does anyone know if you have to weld magnaflow 11386 or is it bolt on? If I were to replace the center resonators

    We recommend having our universal mufflers welded on by a professional. This can be done for ~$50 at a local muffler shop. Clamping can result in leaks if the muffler is not 100% lined up with the stock tube.

  • 01-16-2019 11:31 AM#26

    Just installed mine this past weekend and LOVE it!


  • 01-16-2019 12:57 PM#27

    QuoteOriginally Posted by MagnaFlowView Post

    A number of members here have our Touring axleback for the SQ5 and love it. It gives you a deep, full tone while still being conservative enough for comfortable daily driving. If anyone is interested in more info about it, you can find it here on our website:

    https://www.magnaflow.com/products?partNumber=19238

    We would be happy to answer any questions you may have!

    Replacing either will not void your warranty. If you have our axleback system and want a bit more volume, you can have the center resonator replaced with something like our 11386 resonted X muffler: https://www.magnaflow.com/products?partNumber=11386

    What are your options for us with the non-S version? I have a '17 Q5 S-Line with the same 3.0 TFSI engine as the SQ5, dual exhaust, but it does not have the quad outlets (one single tip on each side in the back), nor does it have the downstream valves in the exhaust system. Looking for something with a bit more volume but no midrange drone.

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  • 01-17-2019 09:56 AM#28

    I read somewhere that exhaust modifications on SQ5s are generally for improved sound only and don't really offer any performance benefit over stock. Any truth to that?


  • 01-17-2019 02:28 PM#29

    QuoteOriginally Posted by 2DR VetteView Post

    I read somewhere that exhaust modifications on SQ5s are generally for improved sound only and don't really offer any performance benefit over stock. Any truth to that?

    The SQ5 has a fairly unrestricted exhaust from the factory, Audi did their homework. While there aren't many exhaust systems out there that will give you large power gains, we have seen 8-10hp gains on the 3.0t with an exhaust and downpipes will only help those numbers further. Not a huge gain in power, but a huge gain in sound!

    We have both AWE exhaust's in stock ready with free shipping to the lower 48! PM me for details!

  • 01-17-2019 02:56 PM#30

    QuoteOriginally Posted by 2DR VetteView Post

    I read somewhere that exhaust modifications on SQ5s are generally for improved sound only and don't really offer any performance benefit over stock. Any truth to that?

    That's true for the back half. There is some power to be had at the front with larger-diameter downpipes, high-flow cats or test pipes.
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  • 01-17-2019 07:42 PM#31

    Thanks guys- instinctively I thought that had to be wrong, but makes sense. It's not the mufflers that are the problem- better off with down pipes. Plus, when you can pull, what, 50 or 75hp with a tune, 8-10 doesn't seem worthwhioe to chase anymore.


  • 01-17-2019 07:47 PM#32

    Best exhaust modification for Sq5 ?

    QuoteOriginally Posted by 2DR VetteView Post

    Thanks guys- instinctively I thought that had to be wrong, but makes sense. It's not the mufflers that are the problem- better off with down pipes. Plus, when you can pull, what, 50 or 75hp with a tune, 8-10 doesn't seem worthwhioe to chase anymore.

    I installed a Milltek exhaust less than a year after buying my SQ5 new, mostly because I didn’t want to go down the road of tuning and voiding warranty etc. Fast forward to 42k miles and I made the decision to tune the ECU followed by the TCU about 6 months later. I agree 100% that the $2600 spent on the exhaust was and will never be anywhere near as cost effective as the tune(s) but at the time the exhaust, a rear swaybar and intake were all that I was willing to do. Having said that, a Milltek exhaust on a DP tuned 3.0T is music to my ears.

  • 01-18-2019 10:21 AM#33

    Awesome! Glad you're happy with the new system, Thudux. Thanks for choosing Magnaflow!

    QuoteOriginally Posted by MSq5View Post

    What are your options for us with the non-S version? I have a '17 Q5 S-Line with the same 3.0 TFSI engine as the SQ5, dual exhaust, but it does not have the quad outlets (one single tip on each side in the back), nor does it have the downstream valves in the exhaust system. Looking for something with a bit more volume but no midrange drone.

    We offer a catback for the '14-17 Q5 that sounds SWEET! You can find more info about it on our website:
    https://www.magnaflow.com/products?partNumber=15378

    and listen to it here: https://youtu.be/QXiLIaAUab4

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to shoot us a PM or call anytime at 1-800-990-0905!

  • 01-18-2019 11:29 AM#34

    QuoteOriginally Posted by MSq5View Post

    What are your options for us with the non-S version? I have a '17 Q5 S-Line with the same 3.0 TFSI engine as the SQ5, dual exhaust, but it does not have the quad outlets (one single tip on each side in the back), nor does it have the downstream valves in the exhaust system. Looking for something with a bit more volume but no midrange drone.

    Have you checked out the Milltek system. I was searching on online and it does not look like they offer a system for a 3.0T with dual exhaust tips. I'm also considering an aftermarket exhaust system for my 2017 3.0T. Thanks

  • 01-18-2019 01:18 PM#35

    I couldn't be happier with my custom exhaust setup:
    Magnaflow 12468 in place of baby resonators
    Magnaflow 11385 in place of center resonator
    Doug's Headers 2.5" exhaust cutout between the two Magnaflows, with 3 disk CC insert and a Dynomax mini bullet muffler on the outlet
    Borla 4" 20156 exhaust tips on stock rear mufflers










    It is awesome having on-the-fly adjustment via the cutout. Silent when I drive the kids to school and then epic sounding with the touch of a button.

    No drone, ever. And it's very linear, no weird volume changes or booming, pretty silent even when open until I hit the gas and then racecar.

  • 01-18-2019 01:23 PM#36

    QuoteOriginally Posted by MagnaFlowView Post

    Awesome! Glad you're happy with the new system, Thudux. Thanks for choosing Magnaflow!



    We offer a catback for the '14-17 Q5 that sounds SWEET! You can find more info about it on our website:
    https://www.magnaflow.com/products?partNumber=15378

    and listen to it here: https://youtu.be/QXiLIaAUab4

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to shoot us a PM or call anytime at 1-800-990-0905!

    Thank you, Sir!

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  • 01-18-2019 02:58 PM#37

    QuoteOriginally Posted by stapanView Post

    I couldn't be happier with my custom exhaust setup:
    Magnaflow 12468 in place of baby resonators
    Magnaflow 11385 in place of center resonator
    Doug's Headers 2.5" exhaust cutout between the two Magnaflows, with 3 disk CC insert and a Dynomax mini bullet muffler on the outlet
    Borla 4" 20156 exhaust tips on stock rear mufflers

    It is awesome having on-the-fly adjustment via the cutout. Silent when I drive the kids to school and then epic sounding with the touch of a button.

    No drone, ever. And it's very linear, no weird volume changes or booming, pretty silent even when open until I hit the gas and then racecar.

    How about a video? I'm interested in the quiet setting with the cutouts closed.. I might just add the 12468 to my 11385 x-pipe and leave the mufflers alone.

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  • 01-25-2019 09:09 AM#38

    QuoteOriginally Posted by stapanView Post
    I couldn't be happier with my custom exhaust setup:
    Magnaflow 12468 in place of baby resonators
    Magnaflow 11385 in place of center resonator
    Doug's Headers 2.5" exhaust cutout between the two Magnaflows, with 3 disk CC insert and a Dynomax mini bullet muffler on the outlet
    Borla 4" 20156 exhaust tips on stock rear mufflers

    Very clean! We second the call for a sound video.

  • 01-29-2019 08:38 AM#39

    I have a question concern on your exhaust for the SQ5. I installed per instructions and for some reason the left exhaust keeps moving and sagging. It wont stay what so ever and i have torqued the clamp completely. I also notice that when I drive it the tips come out and stick out further than where I installed.... than once cooled they go back to the position. Is this all normal? Any other guys have any input on this? Please let me know.


  • 01-29-2019 10:55 PM#40

    QuoteOriginally Posted by ThuduxView Post

    I have a question concern on your exhaust for the SQ5. I installed per instructions and for some reason the left exhaust keeps moving and sagging. It wont stay what so ever and i have torqued the clamp completely. I also notice that when I drive it the tips come out and stick out further than where I installed.... than once cooled they go back to the position. Is this all normal? Any other guys have any input on this? Please let me know.

    I had the magnaflow axle back on my SQ5. I didn't have issues with the tips sagging. I did torque the clamps more than the specs and I added a small hose clamp and a piece of rubber hose around the metal exhaust hangers to keep them from moving. As far as the exhaust sticking out when warm, I've noticed that same behavior on my AWE exhaust, so I would say it's normal.

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    Originally Posted by KarlM1View Post

    Thanks. I am in Dynamic S. I don’t hear anything from drivers side. Are you telling me I am hearing fake noise like a Mustang. Please say this is not true!!

    Just to be sure...by "Dynamic S" you mean the selection you chose in "Audi Drive Select", right? OK, did you also engage the transmission selector (simply pulling it backward while in the left gate) into "S" mode instead of "D"? That will give the SQ5 the sportiest sound, at idle and all gears, that the "best" it'll get (at least that was Audi engineers designed for) If that sound is unpalatable to you, then OPPS, you bought the wrong car. Sorry.

    But just wondering. I'm not sure what a good sounding exhaust is to your ears. What are you comparing the SQ5 to? Or what are you hoping it'll sound like?

    I happen to like the sound very much...I've driven AMG's as well as M3 and the new X3M40i but I chose the SQ5 for its subtle, civilized, sound. But thats me, your taste in exhaust may be different.

    The fake exhaust grill? I loathe that Audi did that...I think just about anyone on this forum hates them as well. What was Audi thinking?
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    On the production model, the rear end features two chrome brackets, while the real exhaust is hidden. The great-sounding ABT Carbon Tailpipes are part of the new ABT Widebody Aerokit, which makes the SQ5 look even more dominant in a rear view mirror.

    The kit includes an aggressively designed front skirt, fender extensions, door strip attachments and a distinctive rear skirt set. Optionally, SQ5 owners can order a particularly attractive ABT Rear Wing. But having something slapped on its roof certainly does not bring the ABT SQ5 to its knees. That is ensured by the new ABT Height-Adjustable Suspension Springs which provide lowering of 1.3 to 2.3 inches. That benefits the appearance and the handling.

    But the ensemble is not complete without a set of matching ABT Alloy Wheels, which are available in different designs, sizes and finishes: “The wide-body version even makes it possible to mount 22 inch sport rims to create an even clearer distinction from the production models,” CEO Hans-Jürgen Abt explains. These are available in the GR, DR, ER-C, FR and HR designs. All aluminum wheels are available in sizes ranging from 20 to 22 inches.

    That this is not just any standard SQ5 should also be evident on the inside, though. ABT therefore offers the ABT Start-Stop Button and the ABT Gearstick Cover made from real carbon as additional extras. “You will never want to get out of this car again,” Hans-Jürgen Abt jokes. But when you do, the optional ABT Integrated Entrance Light nonchalantly projects the logo of the Bavarian tuner onto the ground when the door is opened.

    SQ5 in numbers

    Standard ABT Power
    performance 354 HP (260 kW) 425 HP (313 kW)
    torque 369 lb-ft 405 lb-ft

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    VIDEO: ECS Tuning’s X-Pipe Upgrade Fixes the Audi SQ5’s Biggest Problem

    This current-gen Audi SQ5 is one of the more disappointing cars in Audi’s lineup. Not because it’s a bad car but because it doesn’t quite deliver on its potential. The SQ5 has all the right ingredients to be a great sporty SUV but somehow it lacks the requisite fizz to make it special and a lot of that comes from its lame-duck exhaust note. Thankfully, ECS Tuning has a fix.

     

    Powering the Audi SQ5 is a 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 with 354 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, which helps it hit 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. So it’s hot-hatch quick and yet never inspires hot-hatch excitement because it sounds so dull. However, ECS Tuning has released an X-Pipe upgrade over the SQ5’s stock resonator and it makes a world of a difference.

     

    What’s nice about this upgrade is that it’s relatively simple, only costs a few hundred dollars and keeps the stock exhaust. That means you won’t wake your neighbors or look childish in front of your co-workers, as you could with an entirely new aftermarket exhaust. Instead, it only replaces the stock resonator, giving the Audi SQ5 a sportier growl. The best part is that it’s still sophisticated and subdued, so it’s never shouty. It just sounds… good.

     

    According to ECS, it also keeps interior noise to a tolerable level. So it doesn’t drone or become unbearable inside the cabin, which so many aftermarket exhausts can do.

     

    For any Audi SQ5 owners, this ECS Tuning upgrade is a no-brainer. We’re not sponsored by ECS or being paid to say this — it just makes so much sense. For less than the cost of two new tires, you can get a quick upgrade for your car’s exhaust that makes it sound significantly better, with no downside. Our biggest criticism of the SQ5 (aside from fake exhaust pipes) is its noise. So fix it with this inexpensive yet highly effective X-Pipe upgrade.

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    source: ABT America

    ABT Sportsline upgrades the three-liter turbo gasoline engine of the current model Audi SQ5 to a fiery 425 HP and increases the torque by 10% of up to 405 lb-ft. There is more than enough power for a commanding appearance after installing of the separate ABT Engine Control unit – especially if the SQ5 is also equipped with the ABT aerodynamic body kit that brings back visible tailpipes.

    The ABT Slimbody package for the SQ5 comes with a new front skirt, door strip attachments and a distinctive rear skirt set that also includes a resonant rear muffler. The new exhaust is topped off with visible tailpipes framed by carbon fiber exhaust bezels. For all those who want to achieve an even more aggressive look, the German tuning company has another ace up its sleeve: the ABT Widebody package with additional fender flares. A new, more dynamic looking rear wing from ABT is an option on the SQ5.

    Giving a car a new look doesn`t stop with the body. For the finishing touch ABT offers various alloy wheel designs: DR, ER-C, FR and GR rims are available in 20, 21 or 22 inches with color options ranging from Gun-Metal to Glossy Black and Matt Black. Height adjustable lowering springs for the standard suspension drop the car between 1.3 inches and 2.3 inches and also improve handling.

    Our Warranty

    All our ABT parts come with a warranty of 4 years or 100,000 miles. Installing parts like aerodynamics or wheels will not void the factory warranty of the car.

    About ABT

    ABT is the global market leader when it comes to enhancing cars produced by Audi and VW. Since 1896 the German company uses its engineering skills in various racing series (e.g. Formula E and German Touring Car Masters) and to cater for the needs of car enthusiasts worldwide by providing European quality aftermarket parts for street cars.

    Sold in more than 50 countries, ABT is also permanently present in North America, based in Miami, Florida at our partner F355 Automobile Technic, to provide services and parts to customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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