Audi India has revealed its plans for the Auto Expo 2016 which is scheduled to commence in the first week of February at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. The biennial auto show will see quite a few world premieres and several local debuts, and is expected to be one of the biggest events of its kind in terms of footfall. Here is a brief overview.
Audi Prologue Concept
The Audi Prologue concept which world premiered at the Auto Shanghai earlier this year at Auto Shanghai is a design study which previews the next gen A8. Penned under the leadership of Audi’s design chief Marc Lichte, the Prologue is the modern interpretation of the four-ringed brand’s design philosophy.
The concept sedan measures 5,100 mm in length, 1,950 mm in width, 1,390 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,940 mm. An AllRoad estate version of the concept was also previewed earlier this year. Power comes from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine which is capable of an impressive 650 PS and 750 Nm of torque. Thanks to the quattro permanent AWD system, the concept is claimed to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in a scant 3.7 seconds.
New Audi R8
The second generation of the R8 super will make its Indian debut at the expo. The new car promises to be faster, powerful and even more dynamic than the outgoing model. The car retains its basic shape but benefits from a more aggressive front and rear fascias.
The improved 5.2-litre V10 TFSI engine is available in two states of tune – 540 PS and 610 PS. The range-topping variant can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 3.5 seconds before going to hit a top whack of 323 kmph.
Audi A8L Security
As the name suggests, the A8L Security is the armored variant of the luxury saloon. The car which was unveiled at the IAA 2015 satisfies the requirement for the VR9 resistance class. Built under direct supervision from the company with critical components made at a top secret facility, the A8L Security can protect its passengers from most of the explosive charges and bullets.