ABT Sportsline is currently working flat out on the Kempten version of the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle.
ABT will offer performance kits for the entire engine line-up in Europe with the 1.2 TSI the series standard 105 HP (77 kW) will be increased to around 140 HP (103 kW), while with the 1.4 TSI (series standard: 160 HP/118 kW) around 210 HP (154 kW) can be expected. The two-litre turbo VW offers 200 HP or 147 kW, and we expect that the ABT version will provide 230/240 HP, says Hans-J¼rgen Abt.
The diesel versions of the Beetle will be economically-conscious Speedles: the 1.6 litre diesel engine will provide 125 HP (92 kW) instead of 105 HP (77 kW), and the 2.0 TDI will have 170 HP or 125 kW (series standard: 140 HP/103 kW).
A lowered sport suspension and a variety of alloy wheel options including a set of 19-inch rims shown on the car in the pictures will also be available.
Exterior wise, ABT is preparing several packages such as an aero kit comprising of a front spoiler, a rear spoiler with integrated diffuser, a rear wing and side skirts along with tail pipes, special paint jobs styling, headlamps and tail light covers, and carbon fibre accessories.
It will be expected for ABT to release the package for the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2011. So, stay tune with us
Photo Gallery: ABT 2012 Volkswagen Beetle