2016 Audi R8, A8 L Security and Audi prologue concept to debut at Auto Expo 2016 – IAB Report


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The Auto Expo 2016 will stage local debuts of three Audi models – 2016 Audi R8, 2016 Audi A8 L Security and the Audi prologue allroad concept.

2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus front three quarter(2) view at 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The 2016 Audi R8 is a mechanical twin to the Lamborghini Huracan.

2016 Audi R8:

2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus rear three quarter(2) view at 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The 2016 Audi R8 comes exclusively with a 5.2-litre V10 engine.

Introduced first in Europe at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the second generation Audi R8 will go on sale in India in early-2016. The new generation R8 is available only with a V10 engine. At Auto Expo 2016, the company will introduce the range-topping ‘plus’ model, in which the Lamborghini Huracan‘s 5.2-litre FSI naturally aspirated V10 engine throws out 449 kW (610 PS/602 hp) and 560 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 7-speed S tronic transmission and power is distributed between the wheels via the quattro all-wheel drive system.

2016 Audi R8 – Image Gallery

2016 Audi A8 L Security:

2016 Audi A8L Security front three quarter unveiled
The 2016 Audi A8 L Security meets the VR 9 ballistic protection standard.

The 2016 Audi A8 L Security that had its world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA) is “the most secure Audi ever”, meeting the highest ballistic protection standard (commercial armoured sedans) – VR 9. The old A8 L Security met VR 9 resistance class. It is built in a partnership between the Audi Neckarsulm plant and a secret factory.

2016 Audi A8 L Security rear three quarters
The 2016 Audi A8 L Security can be had with a 435 hp 4.0-litre V8 petrol engine or a 493 hp 6.3-litre W12 petrol engine.

Armored communication box in the luggage compartment, an intercom for external communication and selective door unlocking are a few among the many features of the car. It can be had with either a 4.0-litre TFSI twin-turbo V8 petrol engine producing 320 kW (435 hp) and 600 Nm of torque, or a 6.3-litre FSI W12 petrol engine good for 368 kW (500 PS) and 625 Nm of torque.

Audi prologue allroad concept:

Audi Prologue Allroad Concept front three quarters right 1 at 2015 Shanghai Auto Show
The Audi prologue allroad concept is powered by a 540 kW (734 hp) plug-in hybrid powertrain.

The Audi prologue allroad concept that was unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2015 is the all-terrain model of the Audi prologue series of concepts that also includes Audi prologue concept, Audi prologue piloted driving concept and Audi prologue Avant concept. The 5-door crossover concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain that produces 540 kW (734 hp) and 900 Nm of torque.

Audi Prologue Allroad Concept rear three quarters close at 2015 Shanghai Auto Show
The Audi prologue allroad concept has a an all-electric range of 54 km.

The concept isn’t about the plug-in hybrid tech though, it’s essentially a design study, directing the design of the brand’s future crossovers. However, just to take a note, it can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds, and boasts fuel economy, pure-electric driving range and CO2 emissions figures of 98 US mpg (41.66 km/l), 54 km and 56 g/km respectively.

Audi Prologue Allroad Concept – Image Gallery

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