Audi R8

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 272,45,000
* Delhi. May vary.

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ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine Displacement 5204 cc
Transmission Type Automatic
Fuel Type Petrol
Maximum Power 610 PS @ 8250 RPM
Maximum Torque 560 Nm @ 6500 RPM
Engine Description V10 petrol engine with direct fuel injection
Gearbox 7-Speed Automatic
No. of Cylinders 10
Clutch Type Dual Clutch
Turbo Charger
Driving Modes Electronic Presets
Drivetrain 4WD / AWD
Paddle Shift Manual Shifting for Automatic
Valvetrain Type 4, DOHC
PERFORMANCE & MILEAGE
Mileage (ARAI) 6.71 kmpl
0-100 kmph 3.20 seconds
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 4426 mm
Overall Width 1940 mm
Overall Height 1240 mm
Wheelbase 2650 mm
Kerb Weight 1695 kg
Turning Radius 5.9 metres
Front Shoulder Room 1400 mm
Front Overhang 994 mm
Rear Overhang 772 mm
Front Track 1638 mm
Rear Track 1599 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 2
Number of Seating Rows 1 Rows
Number of Doors 2 Doors
Fuel Tank Capacity 73 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Disc
Rear Brakes Disc
Front Suspension Adaptive damper system with individual selection of suspension settings via a button on the central console
Rear Suspension Adaptive damper system with individual selection of suspension settings via a button on the central console
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 235 / 35 R19
Rear Tyre 295 / 30 R19
Alloy Wheels
Spare Wheel Alloy
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Anti-glare Mirrors Yes (All Electronic)
Key In Reminder Yes (Headlight off and lgnition Key Off Reminder)
Steering Mounted Controls
Power Outlet Yes (12V Power Outlet 3 in nos)
Rear AC Vents
Vanity mirror Yes (Driver & Co-Driver)
Air Conditioner Dual Zone Climate Control
Power Steering Electric Tilt & Telescopic Power assisted Hydraulic Steering
Rear Defogger
Cruise Control
Rain Sensing Wipers
Power Windows Yes (One Touch - UP & One Touch - DOWN)
Remote Boot Release
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Body Coloured Door Handles Yes (Exterior Door Handles)
Body Coloured Bumpers
Chrome Exhaust Pipe
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Both Side Electric
Tinted Glass
Chrome Door Handles Yes (Interior Door Handles)
INTERIOR FEATURES
Leather Steering/Gear knob Yes (Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel Only)
Child Seat Mounting Provisions
Sunroof Yes (Electrically Adjustable)
Sunglass Holder
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Hill Descent Control
Limited Slip Differential
Tyre Pressure Monitoring system
Airbags 6
Rear View Camera Yes (Reverse Camera with Guidance)
Hill Hold Control
Seatbelt Reminder
Parking Sensors Yes (Front & Rear)
BRAKING & TRACTION
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Traction Control
Brake Assist
LOCKS & SECURITY
Engine Immobilizer
Speed Sensitive Door Autolock
Central Locking Remote
INSTRUMENTATION
Digital Speedometer Analog
Digital Fuel Gauge
Average Fuel Consumption
Instantaneous Fuel Consumption
Trip Distance Yes (Multi-Function Display)
Digital Clock
Average Speed
Door Ajar Warning
Low Fuel Warning
Distance to Empty
Tachometer Analog
Gear Shift Indicator
LIGHTING
Head Light Yes (Active Cornering Headlights, LED & Automatic Headlamps)
ORVM Turn Indicators Yes (Electrically Adjustable & Retractable)
INFOTAINMENT
Music System 2-Din Integrated (in-dash) Music System with TFT display
Number of Speakers 6
AUX Compatibility
MP3 Playback
USB Compatibility
AM/FM Radio
DVD Playback
CD Player
iPod Compatibility
Roof Antenna
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Front Centre Armrest Yes (Driver Armrest)
Electrically Adjustable Front Seats (Memory Package)
Leather Seats
Ventilated Seats Yes (Front only with Heated and cooled)
Lumbar Support Yes (Electric 4-Way Adjustable Limbar Support Driver Side Only)
Driver Seat Adjustment Yes (Electrically Adjustable with Memory Function)
Front Headrest (Adjustable)
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
Body Type Coupe

Audi R8 Review

03 Oct, 2014 06:56 PM

Expert Review by Maxabout

Audi R8 is one of the rarest sports cars available in India. The car was globally launched five years back and since then it has been quite popular worldwide. Now, the German auto giant has re-launched the up-graded version of their most expensive car. Let’s check out this racing machine in detail.

Exterior

Give it a look and you just can’t take your eyes off this car. It looks extremely mesmerizing and with new changes, things have even become much better. The most noticeable changes are made at its front. The new stretched LED headlights now act as the eyes of this car while a restyled hexagonal front grille forms the face of Audi R8. The black colored air-inlets also complement the look of this car and it makes it look extremely aerodynamic when seen from the front. The low positioned bonnet with Audi logo adds premium touch to this car. The lower bumper extensions further enhances the appearance of this car. The car retains its wide front windshield, large chromed alloy wheels and side doors. The side air-inlets and noticeable lines add sporty character to this car. R8 also gets new LED tail lights which go well with its rear air-inlets and bumper with sharp lines. Audi has also incorporated the new car with twin circular exhaust pipes which differentiates it from the outgoing model.

Interior

Step inside the car and it surely feels like a premium sports car. It looks far more up-market than its own younger siblings. The all black color theme inside adds fresh feel to the cabin of this car. The chrome and aluminium finishing also complement the interior styling. With top quality of plastics and fabrics in R8, Audi has achieved new heights of sophistication. The leather stitched steering wheel and seats feels quite soft to touch. They provide you utmost comfort inside. It’s a two seater sports car with air-cooled seats. There is huge amount of legroom and shoulder room in this car.

Comfort and Convenience

There is a long list of comfort features in this car. The car has keyless entry, start/stop button, power windows and wing mirrors, foldable roof, adjustable seats and steering wheel and many more.

Dashboard and Storage

Audi R8 features an up-market black colored dashboard integrated with central and instrument console. The big circular dials in its instrument console offers you clear vision while its central console comes equipped with a big multimedia touch screen. The plastic buttons being placed on its central console are easy to use and feel quite soft to touch. Apart from a spacious air-cooled glove box in its dashboard, R8 features many cubbyholes inside it. The bonnet acts as the boot of this car and can easily take a full size bag.

Music System

The central console comes integrated with a fully touch screen music system and satellite navigation system. This audio system comes with power speakers as well. It allows you to connect i-phone, iPod and other musical gadgets via Aux input. Bluetooth connectivity is also a vital feature in this car. All Bluetooth and audio controls are mounted on its steering wheel.

Engine and Gearbox

The new R8 is powered by two powerful petrol engines. These engines have been carried over from the previous generation R8. The smaller V8 cylinder, 4163cc direct fuel injected engine churns out a maximum power of 425 bhp at 7900 rpm while the maximum torque output of this 32 valves engine is of 430 Nm which ranges from 4500-6000 rpm. The second petrol unit in R8 is Lamborghini sourced 5.2L V10 cylinders engine which generates a maximum power output of 517 bhp at 8000 rpm. The torque output of this engine arrives at 6500rpm. These both engines are placed in the middle and features Audi Quattro technology. Audi has now equipped this car with all new 7-speed dual clutch S-tronic automatic transmission.

Acceleration and Performance

The light weight of R8 helps this car to become a speed ripper. The car is certainly not appropriate for our crowded roads as it’s quite difficult to control the immense power of this car. The smaller unit reaches 0-100km/hr in less than 5.7 seconds and if pushed hard, it can cross the speed of 300km/hr. The 5.2L V10 engine has become even more powerful with the help of new dual clutch gearbox. The car reaches the speed of 100km/hr from standstill in less than 4.5 seconds. It can easily go pass the speed of 310km/hr.

Mileage and Safety Features

The smaller engine returns an overall fuel economy of around 7km/ltr while its 5.2L engine returns a mileage of around 6km/ltr. The car comes with many safety features like dual stage airbags at front, central locking, engine immobilizer and ESP.

Suspension and Brakes

R8 features multi-settings suspension system at its both ends which enhances your riding comfort in this car. All wheels of R8 come equipped with ventilated petal disc brakes with four piston callipers. ABS with EBD and Brake assist further helps you to stop this racing monster accurately.

Ride and Handling

R8 shares its platform with Gallardo and feels equally confident in this department. The long wheelbase of 2649mm, wide 259 section tyres and Quattro drive system makes this car incredibly stable at high speeds. The cornering abilities further improve with accurate handling and superior quality of suspension system. The electronic steering keeps you connected to roads and its positive feedback boosts your confidence at high speeds. The light handling of this car allows you to drive it easily in city traffic like any other luxury saloon which gives it a big advantage over other sports cars. The braking system ensures your safety while driving such car on our crowded Indian roads.

Shades, Variants and Warranty

Five variants of R8 are available in nine different shades. The car comes with a warranty of 2years/unlimited kilometres.

Verdict

The expensive price tag clearly defines the high class of this sports car. Usually, there is hardly any practical reason for anyone to buy any sports car but we certainly feel that it makes sense to buy R8. Despite sharing its frame and performance with Lamborghini Gallardo, it’s far cheaper than that car. It’s a perfect choice for those who look for a reputed sports car at an economical price; not economical for everyone though.

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