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New A3 already tarted up by tuner

You might be one of those who finds the all-new Audi A3 just a tad too boring or conformist.

That may just be the general consensus because barely has it had a chance to rest its wheels on the Geneva show floor for its official unveiling and the tuners are already thinking about how they're going to pimp it.

Abt has tarted up the new Audi A3 with a new grille, body kit and some engine upgrades for the 2-litre petrol and diesel models.

To that end, Abt Sportsline of Germany has released the first rendering showing how it intends to spice up both the styling and performance of this new Audi hatch.

For the visual parade, the ABt A3 is treated to a redesigned grille in addition to the usual items of tuner clothing like front and rear spoilers, side skirts and bigger rubber - up to 19-inches in diameter in this case.

Beneath the bonnet, an ECU upgrade raises the output of the 2-litre TSI turbopetrol from 147kW to 184kW while the 2-litre TDI turbodiesel gets bumped up from 125kW to 147kW.

A coil-over suspension package is also in place for sportier handling and stopping power is seen to by an Abt brake kit that includes 345mm discs.

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