ABT Sportsline has introduced its upgrade program for the seventh-gen Golf yesterday in Geneva. The new Golf is certainly a desirable model among tuners just like all six previous generations. ABT first started working on the 1.2-liter TFSI engine and increased its output from 86 hp (64 kW) to 105 hp (78 kW). The 1.4-liter TFSI with its 140 hp (104 kW) wasn't left untouched as it was tweaked to produce 165 hp (123 kW).
The tuner focused on the 1.6 TDI and lifted its power from 105 hp (78 kW) to 125 hp (93 kW). The 2.0-liter TDI can develop 180 hp (134 kW), up from the standard 150 hp (111 kW), while the 2.0 TDI with its stock 184 hp (137 kW) can deliver 210 hp (156 kW).
ABT's styling kit brings a new front grille, front spoiler, headlight covers side skirts and mirror caps. The rear receives a four-tailpipe setup and a redesigned apron. Several 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels are available upon request, along with a suspension spring package.