ABT Sportline’s latest offering for a VW product is a sleek upgrade package for the Beetle Convertible. In this program the German tuner has focused mainly on the engines and provides power upgrade all of them. There are other improvements too, but they are rather subtle in comparison.
On the styling front, the Beetle Convertible by ABT can be ordered with an aero kit consisting of front spoiler, head light covers, tail light covers, rear panel and rear skirt set. Fitted with the ABT 2-pipe rear muffler and any of the available wheels – CR, DR and ER-C in 18 to 20 inches – this package gives the Beetle a mean and stylish look.
ABT has also done some structural work on this car, equipping it with sport springs that lower the ride height by approximately 30m front and 35mm rear, and bigger brake discs. These changes are in accord with power boosts offered for all the engines in the range.
Engine upgrade kits for the Beetle Convertible by ABT include the 1.2 TSI from 105 hp / 77 kW to 140 hp / 103 kW; the 1.4 TSI from 160 hp / 118 kW to 210 hp / 154 kW; 2.0 TSI from 200 hp / 147 kW to 240 hp / 176 kW; 1.6 TDI from 105 hp / 77 kW to 125 hp / 92 kW; and the 2.0 TDI from 140 hp / 103 kW to 170 hp / 125 kW.