2017 Frankfurt motor show Preview: 8 Cars That We All Should Look Out For
The doors to the 67th IAA International Motor Show will be open to the public from September 16th onward. As usual, you can expect some exciting new releases and alongside futuristic concept cars at the show.
What we are interested in is the facts how many cars from the Frankfurt Motor show are relevant for the Indian market. Thus we have picked 10 of the most exciting cars which will be displayed at the Auto show along with their details.
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Did You Watch The New TVC For The Audi R8 V10 Spyder Yet: Video
Drop top sportscars always were little underestimated compared to their hardtop siblings. But that is definitely not the case with the Audi R8 Spyder. The German Auto manufacturer recently unveiled their most powerful and fastest production spec Convertible ever the R8 V10 Plus Spyder.
This is the same Audi R8 V10 with a soft rooftop which can be closed or opened within 20 seconds and can be operated upto speeds of 50 km/h. Both the R8 V10 Plus Coupe and the Convertible shares the same DNA including the heart. Powered by a 5.2 Litre FSI V10 unit capable of producing about 510 Hp of peak power and 620 Nm of torque this is the most powerful production spec engine that Audi ever built. The engine is paired to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox which sends power to all the four wheels at the same time. Inside the cabin also looks identical to the Coupe variant you will get all the luxury that you find in an R8 and additionally it also gets Audi’s latest Virtual Cockpit infotainment system. Besides all that the R8 V10 plus Spyder also gets Audi’s R8’s signature carbon sideblade as well looks brilliant and also helps in the car’s aerodynamics. Talk about performance figures, and this convertible surely won’t disappoint, the R8 V10 Plus is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h mark in 33 seconds while it can attain a top speed of 328 km/h mark.
Audi Gives Us A Sneak Peek Into The Cabin Of The New Gen A8: Video
Audi is slowly and steadily revealing few of the details of their soon to be launched new generation A8 sedan. Earlier they gave us a sneak peek of the exterior of the car (you can read about that here) and now they have shown us a small preview of the interior of the upcoming sedan.
The video not only shows us the interior but also reveals a new autonomous driving technology called Audi AI traffic jam pilot. This new technology can help the car to accelerate, brake and also steer and even start automatically upto speeds of 60 km/h mark. However, the good things are that the sedan gives us a preview of the cabin and also its new virtual cockpit and new touchscreen infotainment system.
The new generation Audi A8 which is codenamed D5 internally takes its styling inspiration from the Audi Prologue concept. As far as its drivetrains are concerned the new sedan will source all its power from the turbocharged V6 and V8 for the base and mid variants while the top end variants will get a bigger W12 unit which according to the recent reports will also get electric turbocharging as well.
Expect the new Audi A8 to be launched in the markets of Europe towards the end of this year while expecting it to hit the Indian market sometimes towards the year 2018.
5 Of The Fastest Luxury Sedans You Can Buy In India
It is not always that you cannot have fun with big luxurious cars well we have picked five luxurious sedans which can provide you with the equal amount of fun when you get behind the wheels of any of these sedans. These powerful cars with some serious horsepower under the hood can even make some sportscar face go red.
If you are one of those few men, who want to spend a lot of money on a single car which can serve the purpose of carrying your entire family in the lap of luxury while at the same time can also provide an equal amount of fun while you step on the accelerator. Then perhaps our list of cars might come in handy for you.
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2018 Audi R8 V10 Spyder Plus
The Audi R8 V10 Plus is a major player of the R8 brand, and they recently rolled out the Spyder variant of the Coupe from the workshop of Audi Sport GmbH. According to their reports, this is the fastest series-production convertible model from the brand ever. Powered by a V10 unit and the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive this Spyder variant is surely a stunner.
This is the same R8 which comes with a soft top and few other modifications to increase the safety of the passengers inside while they are driving with the top open. Powering this beast is the same mid-mounted naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 powerplant which also happens to be Audi’s most powerful series production engine. This unit is capable of producing almost 70 + Bhp more than the standard unit, and luckily for us Indians, Audi decided to introduce the R8 V10 Plus variant only instead of the standard variant. So you also expect The R8 V10 Plus Spyder also to be launched in the Indian market soon.
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New Generation Audi A8 teased: Video
Audi has released a new teaser video of their upcoming A8 sedan. The video showcased the rear taillamps of the upcoming sedan. The reports state that the next generation car will make its official debut on the 11th July 2017 at the Audi Summit in Barcelona. The good news is that the car will even make official debut in the soon to be launched ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ movie which will release in the USA on 7th July 2017.
The A8 will get similar tech-laden inside which is also found in the new generation BMW 7 Series which includes Autonomous pilot and remote parking feature. The flagship Audi sedan will also get Level 3 autonomous feature in traffic jams at speeds of upto 60 km/h mark. It also gets traffic Jam pilot function which Audi has used for the first time in their cars.
Apart from all these advanced techs, the car will get an evolutionary design instead of a revolutionary design. The front profile will look sharp and will be equipped with OLED headlamps also flanked by a single piece Audi’s signature grille. The lower front profile will get daytime running lamps. There will be a separate C-shaped grille which gives the sedan a sporty look. The teaser video also does give us a sneak peek inside the cabin as well. The A8 interior gets a two spoke steering wheel along with a virtual cockpit. The new generation A8 will be based on the new MLB Evo platform.
Under the hood, the A8 is expected to get a turbocharged V6, V8 or a more powerful W12 engine. There is also a plug-in hybrid option available as well.
MS Dhoni Vs Virat Kohli Car Collection
The cars that celebrities drive has always fascinated us be its movie stars, athletes or Politicians. Today we will be talking about the cars that these two icons or shall I say two strong pillars of Indian Cricket team. Well, most of you have already got the names from the articles title itself so let’s not build the suspense anymore and get straight to the point.
Today we will be talking about the cars that Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni currently owns. But before getting into the cars let us first inform you most of the cars in the Virat Kohli’s garage consist of Audi because he also happens to be brand Ambassador of the particular luxury car brand while M.S Dhoni, on the other hand, owns several cars which consist mostly of SUV’s. Mr Dhoni is more of a Motorcycle fan besides owning a fleet of cars, Dhoni also has an interesting Motorcycle collection and believe it or not he owns some of the most exotic bike of the world including the Kawasaki Ninja H2 and the Confederate X132 Hellcat which is one of the rarest motorcycles of this planet.
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Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli Gets A New Ride Again! This Time An Audi Q7
There is no denying the fact that Virat Kohli is the hot favourite amongst the Indian Cricket fans right now. Be it his performance, his batting or his attitude both inside and outside the field, people are crazy about him and loves him for who he is.
Virat is also the brand Ambassador of Audi in India, and right now no other person could replace him. He already owns a couple of cars including the Audi R8 LMX Limited Edition, Audi R8 V10, Audi A8L W12 Quattro, Audi S6 and Audi Q7 4.2 TDi but recently he has decided to gift himself a new Q7.
Mr Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India. Himself handed over the keys of a brand new Q7 45 TDI in Carerra White colour to the Cricket icon himself. The new Q7 that Virat bought is priced at around INR 72 Lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The particular SUV which was gifted to Virat gets a 3.0-litre TDI, diesel unit which is capable of producing about 245bhp of peak power and 600Nm of peak torque; the engine is paired to an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic gearbox which sends power to all the four wheels via Audi’s Quattro AWD system.
Top 5 Cars Showcased At 2017 New York Auto Show
New York Auto show is one of the biggest auto shows of the World, and the 2017 edition is not so different either because it will usher in the latest automotive technologies and trend along with cutting edge design and extraordinary innovation. According to the reports, North America’s biggest Auto show of New will display more than 1000 vehicles this year. The Auto show will be open to the public from April 14th through Sunday, April 23rd.
Below provided is the list of top 5 cars displayed at the 2017 Auto show.
5 Insanely Powerful Cars That You Can Buy In India But Cannot Use It Daily
When money isn’t a matter of concern for someone then they surely can take extraordinary steps which other only dreams of. Indian car market has evolved a lot since past and now we have almost all the renowned car brands doing business in India. When we normally do think about cars we think of either a budget hatchbacks or sedans but some rich and famous only settle for something exotic and rare. I mean if you have the money to spend then why not get something extravagant for yourself right?
But if we think carefully is it really worth spending a huge chunk of money on this exotic fast sports car which is meant to be driven fast. Do we really have good roads in India where we can actually test the full potential of this expensive sports car except the tracks and track day that the Car brands organise especially for their customers?
So below provided are the list of 5 insanely powerful cars which are available for sale in the Indian market but we are pretty sure you cannot use them daily.
2017 Audi A3 Facelift Vs Mercedes-Benz CLA
Audi has launched the 2017 A3 facelift in India today. The facelift 2017 year model is available in both petrol and diesel drivetrains. The 2017 Audi A3 is available in two grades which include Premium Plus and Technology. The prices for this entry level compact sedan from Audi starts at 30.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the 1.4-litre petrol model, while the 2.0 Litre diesel variant prices start at INR. 32.3 Lakhs.
The Audi A3 has received subtle cosmetic updates to its exterior and interior, however, the significant change comes in the form of a new downsized petrol drivetrain which promises the same amount of fun but returns an impressive overall fuel efficiency. The diesel variant, on the other hand, continues with the 2.0 Litre unit from the pre-facelift car. The Audi A3 locks horns directly with the Mercedes-Benz CLA facelift which was launched here last year November and that sedan too has received some subtle updates as well.
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Audi A3 Facelift Will Launch In India On 6th April 2017
Some of the reports on the internet suggest that Audi will be launching their entry level compact sedan on 6th April 2017. The A3 will be the German premium auto manufacturers third launch after the A3 Cabriolet and the A4 diesel variant for the Indian market; they have planned 10 new products for the Indian market for the year 2017.
The 2017 model A3 gets few cosmetic updates both on the exterior as well interior but the most interesting part though is that it gets a new petrol engine under the hood as well.
Visually the cosmetic updated made to the facelift sedan includes a slightly larger hexagonal shaped grille and also new LED headlamps as an option, the standard version, on the other hand, gets Bi-xenon lights. The headlight unit also integrated LED daytime running lamps as well which looks a lot sharper. Besides the new grille and the headlights, the A3 facelift also gets a redesigned front grille as well which gets bigger air vents. The side profile, however, remains identical to the pre-facelift variant however the updated sedan does get new 16-inch alloy wheels. The rear profile just like the front gets a revised bumper and tweaked and revised taillamps.
Just like the exterior the interior too has been changed as well. The dashboard remains unchanged and gets the same multimedia screen that pops out from inside. Now the Audi A3 also features a wireless mobile charger. Unlike the other International models, the A3 facelift also misses out the Virtual cockpit but instead gets the analogue instrument console.