ABT Sportsline convinces VW 1.5 TSI to output more power
The German tuner has introduced a special ECU developed for the 1.5-liter turbocharged Volkswagen engine (1.5 TSI) to enhance its performance and fuel economy.
In its factory guise, the mill churns out 150 PS (148 hp / 110 kW) and 250 Nm (183 lb-ft) of torque. Adding the ABT Engine Control (AEC) Power raises the numbers to 190 PS (187 hp / 140 kW) and 290 Nm (214 lb-ft) of torque. Higher torque translates into being able to drive in higher gears than before, which should reduce petrol consumption.
The unit is rated IP67 for dust and moisture resistance and can be installed without professional help. The company will be offering it for €999 until mid-2021 and €1,249 afterwards.
The upgrade will come in handy given how popular the engine is. Among other cars, the latest VW Golf Mk8 makes use of it (see video).
Editor Andrew Raspopov