Wheels have to roll, but that is certainly not everything they are supposed to do. In the high-performance range, it is important that an alloy wheel is not only as light as possible, but also shows a perfect weight distribution. And that is exactly what ABT Sportsline has seen to when it was developing the new ER-X series, which consists of the ER-C (cast) and ER-F (forged) variants. “Our objective was to come up with a wheel that meets all our sport standards in all technical aspects“, says Hans-Jürgen Abt. The CEO of the globally largest tuner of cars produced by the Volkswagen Group does also point out, however, that the design aspect has been equally important: “A wheel has to make a dynamic impression from the outside as well, and it has to epitomise motion even when it’s standing still“, he adds. The five double spokes of the ABT ER-X symbolise dynamism: One strut of each pair is bent, which leaves a very powerful impression. At the same time, the design is airy and light, elegant and chic, so that every wheel is suitable for a whole range of different cars and will “round off” all their looks perfectly. The cast variant, the ABT ER-C, is available in 18, 19 and 20 inches for the Audi series A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, TT, Q3, Q5 and Q7, and for the VW models Golf V to VII, Beetle, Eos, Scirocco, Jetta, Passat, CC, Touran, Sharan, Tiguan, Touareg and Phaeton. The real highlight of the ABT ER-X range is the forged ER-F, whose additional weight reduction can be felt all over. This high-end wheel has been designed for “extreme athletes”. The new ABT ER-F is a premium wheel for people with very sporty premium cars like the RS4, RS5 or R8. But be it an ER-F or ER-C, the new ABT Sportsline high-performance wheels always feature innovative technology and a spectacular design for modern people who want something special.