Audi has kick started the New Year with a bang by silently launching it’s of the most powerful car Audi R8 on 15th January 2015 at the price of Rs. 2.97 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). Audi has launched R8 in limited edition as Audi R8 LMX which is limited to 99 units only globally. Audi R8 LMX comes equipped with laser headlight technology which as a result becomes Audi’s first ever car in India to have this feature.
Though BMW i8 have this feature as a result it takes lead over Audi globally but not in India, BMW i8 will launch in India next month. As we said it is Audi’s fastest and one of the most powerful offering thanks to the 5.2L V10 engine which produces 570bhp of maximum power and 540Nm of peak torque paired to a seven speed S tronic gearbox and it is equipped with Quattro all wheel drive system. Audi R8 LMX can make 0-100 km in just 3.4 seconds with the top speed of 320 km/hr.
The laser beam light can get activated at 60 km/hr with range of/up to 500m and above which offer high range of visibility then the conventional LED headlights. It contains a laser module which includes 4 laser diodes which emits white light; it helps in analyzing the oncoming traffic and can adjust light to avoid unnecessary brightness.
In terms of design apart from laser headlights Audi R8 LMX sports a rear spoiler in Ara blue color and all the other elements of LMX variant is almost similar to the standard variant. Inside the cabin LMX gets heavy dose of carbon fibre, Nappa leather with blue diamond pattern, floor mats with black piping and sepang blue stitching.
Mr. Joe King, Head, Audi India, said, “What better way to celebrate another record year at Audi than bringing in a car which denotes our claim of “Vorsprung durch Technik” – the new Audi R8 LMX. The combination of LED and laser high beam lighting was used for the first time on the new Audi R18 e tron Quattro at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year. Audi is thus continuing its tradition of using racing to test new technologies destined for production. The limited-edition Audi R8 LMX is the first production car in India to come equipped with laser high beam lighting, a particularly brilliant innovation integrated in a sports car. The Audi R8 LMX thrills with intelligent lightweight engineering, impressive design and breathtaking driving performance right from the word go. The Audi R8 LMX is beautiful to look at and marvelous to drive. We are positive that the Audi R8 LMX will excite Audi enthusiasts and add more fans into the ever-growing Audi fan base,”
Audi has always been at the forefront in lighting technologies. Audi was the first luxury car manufacturer to bring LED headlights in India. Last year, we introduced Matrix Headlamps in our flagship model, Audi A8 L – again a first by any luxury car manufacturer in the country -
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