2016 Audi R8, A8 L Security and Audi prologue concept to debut at Auto Expo 2016 - IAB Report
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
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:
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.
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2016 Audi A8 L Security:
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.
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:
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.
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.