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December 2, 2013: Mercedes-Benz India has finally launched the SLK 55 AMG roadster in the country for Rs. 1.26 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi). Under the hood, the roadster gets the 5.5-litre V8 engine that develops 421bhp and 540Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission, which transmits power to the rear wheels of the car. The SLK 55 AMG accelerates to 100kmph from standstill in mere 4.6 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph. It sports AMG Sports suspension featuring torque vectoring brake and the AMG Direct-steer system. It comes equipped with AMG body styling with exclusive SLK 55 AMG front and rear aprons and side skirts, AMG high-performance internally ventilated and perforated disc brakes, AMG sports suspension, COMAND online with 6 DVD changer with HARMON KARDON surround sound, ECO Stop-start function and others.
27 July, 2012 : The 6th generation BMW 3 series has been unearthed in Mumbai in full glory with a price tag of Rs. 28.90 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) . BMW India indulged in social media marketing to add up more spice to the launch and keep the car into the front pages of auto portals; also the up-close and clear pictures of the sixth generation F30 model have gone viral before the launch event. This time it’s like the consumers have won the automotive roulette and BMW’s arch rival are in for a trouble as this car is going to be one hell of a beast to beat. In all the new BMW 3 Series is offered in five guises and two trim lines -Sports and Luxury. Out of these five variants four are diesel, BMW has played smartly keeping in mind the Indian market bend towards the diesel powered vehicles. The perky and rev-happy BMW 3 series 328i petrol is powered by a TwinPower 4 Cylinder petrol engine which produces a whooping power of 245bhp @ 5000 rpm and a peak torque of 350Nm at just 1250rpm.The 328i can touch a top speed of 250kmph and delivers an average fuel economy of 14.79kmpl. Coming to the diesel version which is powered by 320d, it offers 181bhp peak power which can touch a top speed of 235km/hr.
The world's fastest hot wheel has made it's mark in India recently and it is none other than Bugatti Veryon. This supercar can be sped up to maximum 407 kmph with a mind-blowing coverage of 0-100 kmph in just 2.7 seconds. It is equipped with a massive 8 litre, 16 cylinder engine. This is also the most expensive car available in India with a price tag of Rs 16 crore that is way ahead of Rs 5 crore ranged Maybach, Rolls-Royce and Phantom. The whopping price tag of the car only attracts business tycoons, celebrity and politicians.
November 14, 2013: BMW India has finally launched the updated Z4 Roadster in the Indian car market. It has been priced at Rs. 68.9 lakh for Z4 sDrive 35i model and Rs. 69.9 lakh for Z4 sDrive 35i design pure traction. The roadster now gets a new fascia with the revised headlamp, front grille and restyled front bumper. It also gets a revised wing mirror, tail lamps and the fender now has some metal inserts. Inside the cabin, the Z4 gets a newly formulated instrument panel and new three-spoke steering wheel. It is only available with rear wheel drive option and it come with sDrive 35i engine option.
25 January, 2013 : Lamborghini recently released the Aventador LP700-4 Roadster in the international markets and has finally brought it to India with a price tag of Rs. 4.77 Crore (Ex-showroom, Delhi). This open-top boasts some very road worthy specifications including a 0-100 kmph figure of 3 seconds, a top speed of 350 kmph and a power output of 700bhp. These figures are backed by the mid-front located 6.5-litre, V12 configuration engine coupled to an ISR 7-speed transmission.
31st July 2012 : Jaguar Motors India rolled out the special edition of Jaguar XKR in both convertible and coupe forms. The price tag of the car lands around Rs. 1.27 crore . Both these models come well-resourced with numerous features, which make your ride more luxurious and lavish. The exteriors of the car have been given new stylization with different colors for the convertible hood, 20 inches of Orona alloy wheels and revamped and alluring front lights. On the inside, the new special edition Jaguar XKR models are blessed with Artisan interiors that use scraffito grain leather for the seat upholstery, along with Poltrona Frau Leather head linings, instrument binnacle and rear and door quarter casings. The 16x16 way heater front seats accompanied by a seven inches of touch screen, stainless steel pedals and 525W Bowers and Wilkins sound system add on to the comfort level of the car. Under the bonnet, the Special Edition Jaguar XKR models feature 5.0 litre of direct injection V8 petrol engine that produces 502HP of power mated with six speed automation gearbox. The company has also taken care of the safety department in the special edition and has blessed the models with Jaguar’s Adaptive Restraint Technology system and Pedestrian Contact Sensing system.
May 2, 2013: British luxury car giant, Jaguar is now all set to launch the new F-Type Sports car in India sometime in July. Jaguar F-Type is likely to come up with two engine options- a V6 S and the V8 S. The V6 S is a 3.0-litre supercharged powertrain, capable of churning out the maximum power output of 375bhp. While the V8 S is a 5.0-litre supercharged petrol mill that produces 490bhp. Both the engines will be mated to an eight-speed transmission gearbox. Jaguar F-Type is the come back car for Jaguar in Sports car segment, as the E-type was the last car rolled out from the factory 38 years ago.
June 7, 2013: BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe is the first four-door coupe, with irresistible dynamics and aesthetics that reawaken the joy of driving every day. And that is the reason why the Gran Coupe is a popular product among people. BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe, has now been chosen as the 'Best Luxury Car 2012' with a close to 22% votes in favour. What makes CarDekho awards more significant is the fact that all the nominees and winners were chosen solely by people. Globally, the car is also sold as a two-door coupe.
13th-01-2012: Observing the building passion for roadsters in the country, the luxury cars manufacturer Mercedes-Benz India has decided to unveil their best roadster at hand, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG at the Indian Auto Expo 2012. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster is unmatched in looks and performance borrowing the smooth design lines of Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG coupe but exudes the brilliance from every angle when in action. The 6.3 L V8 engine delivers an unparalleled power-packed performance to zoom through the racing tracks and the urban roads alike with a top speed of 317 kmph, and an acceleration of 0-100 kmph in 3.8 seconds. The two-seater in roadster body style looks even more aggressive with pop-up side doors to facilitate an easy entry without having to squeeze oneself to get into the compact sports car.
17 May, 2012: Porsche India is mulling to launch the new Porsche Boxster in the second half of 2012. The new Boxster convertible with a fresh mid-engine has already made its appearance in international markets in March this year. India being a growing market for luxury and sports car is seen as a prospective market for new Boxster. However, the plans of introducing an entry level sports car below Boxster have been diluted. Porsche Boxster India model price starts from Rs. 47 lakh and is available in two variants.
26th May 2011 - Finally the wait is over! Ferrari California was launched today at a grand event organized at Janpath, New Delhi. Also the speculation regarding Ferrari California price has finally ended with “red car” available at Rs. 2.2 crore (ex-showroom New Delhi). As per official reports, Ferrari California can accelerate from zero to 100 kmph within 4.0 seconds. Ferrari California in India is fitted with 4.3L V8engine and capable of producing 454hp at 7500rpm.
Keeping comfort, safety and performance as per standards, Ferrari India intends to open one more Ferrari car Showroom in Mumbai soon. Ferrari California in India features front parking sensors, rear parking camera, 4-wheel ABS, dual front side-mounted airbags, child seat anchors and remote anti-theft alarm system.
The Italian sports car manufacturer Scuderia Ferrari which is well known for “Prancing Horse” logo started the journey in 1929 with main idea of manufacturing racing cars but in 1947 company moved into development of passenger cars as Ferrari S.p.A.
The Ferrari is launching its GT range model, Ferrari California in India which is expected to be the first official introduction of Ferrari cars on Indian roads. The Ferrari's baby grand tourer was first released in global market in year 2009 with a front-engine and two-plus-two convertible GT. It made the first public appearance in October 2009, at the Paris auto show.
The Ferrari California in India is expected to include a 4.3-liter V-8 engine, which is first ever front-engine Ferrari road car to come fitted with a V-8 engine instead of a V-12 engine. Blessed by direct fuel injection system, it produces 454 hp with an astonishing and massive 7500 rpm added with Ferrari's dual-clutch automatic, a seven-speed gear system. As far as official reports are concerned, Ferrari California is capable of flying from 0 to 100 kmph in less than 4.0 seconds. Furthermore, the safety system of Ferrari California includes carbon-ceramic disc brakes and a base that incorporates a new multilink rear suspension.
The Ferrari California exterior measures 179.6 inches in length, 74.9 inches in width and 51.5 inches in height with a wheel base of 105.1 inches. The front track of this popular car measures 64.2 inches whereas the rear track is just 1 inch less i.e. 63.2 inches.
The Ferrari California comes fitted with perfect blend of specifications which is part of brand Ferrari specs. In detail, the Ferrari California specifications includes Auto delay off headlamps, Dusk sensing headlamps, Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp, 2 front headrests, Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation, Stability control, Traction control, Electronic brake force distribution, Emergency interior trunk release, Self-leveling headlights and Tire pressure monitoring.
However, the standard safety features added in this “red car” are Front Parking Sensors, Rear Parking Camera, 4-wheel ABS, Dual front side-mounted airbags, Child seat anchors and Remote anti-theft alarm system. Some other instruments added in this might car are Clock, Tachometer, Trip computer, External temperature display, Low fuel level warning and Compass.
The Ferrari California comes in open roof-top form and comes added with Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger, Alloy and leather trim on center console, Leather trim on dash, Leather trim on doors, Front reading lights, Leather steering wheel and Front floor mats for making the drive comfortable both for driver and occupant.
Ferrari California price in India is expected to touch the mark of Rs. 2.24 crore which is quite expensive, but since Ferrari California comes fitted with exceptional merchandize, the price is quite reasonable.
10th-Jan-2012: BMW has been aiming to bring in the Mini car range to India since a long time and the wait has finally come to an end at this year’s Auto Expo. BMW launched its Mini car range in India with all pomp and show on January 5th 2012. The major eye candy among these cars was Mini Cooper Convertible. The new Mini Cooper Convertible comes with a hefty price tag of Rs. 29.99 lakh. However, this opulence car tagged with so much of price will not be a problem for luxury car enthusiasts.
May 3, 2011: The open sports-car Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL 350 was launched in India today at a grand function organised in New Delhi today. The 3.5 litre V6 engine sports car with 315 hp and a torque of 360Nm is a combination of performance, comfort and fuel efficiency. Besides the 18 inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, the car derives many features from Mercedes SL 300 “Gullwing”. The Direct Steering with Variable Servo Assistance is a standard feature of the Mercedes -Benz SL-Class SL 350 that has speed sensitive steering that ensures better control and also imparts agility to the car. The sports car also comes with “KEYLESS-GO”. The Mercedes SL 250 also comes with a sports package introduced in this segment for the first time. The Mercedes SL 250 has been priced at Rs98.50 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
Maserati Gran Cabrio - Cabrio means “CONVERTIBLE” and this power-packed Gran Cabrio convertible is all set to mark its presence in Indian auto market. Elegant yet dynamic automobile by Italian luxury car manufacturer, Maserati GranCabrio comes added with a powerful 4,691 cc engine which generates maximum power of 7,000 rpm and top torque of 490 Nm (50 kgm). This speedster offers high-speed extravaganza for speed lovers.
Equipped with high performance 430-440PS, 4.7-litre V8 engine, Maserati Gran Cabrio incorporates wide range of intelligent and fascinating features. Showrooms of this luxury speedster will be opened in big cities like Delhi and Mumbai initially and later would be expanded across country. After launch of this supercar, the company is mulling over to bring some more new models but first get ready to enjoy with this powerful machine.
Before the merger with Ferrari, Maserati was mainly into manufacturing of race cars. But after their merger, automobile giant Ferrari gained complete control of Maserati, converting latter into luxury car division. Currently Maserati holds four major car models i.e. Maserati MC12 along with Gran Cabrio, Quattroporte 4-door sports saloon and the GranTurismo Coupe. As per Maserati Gran Cabrio reviews by road test experts, if you are looking for a blend of exquisiteness and power then Maserati Gran Cabrio serves as the best option. With comfort of stylish Italian leather interiors & top speed of 283 kmpl, this Italian automobile incorporates comprehensive list of attributes. Added with all the safety features and powerful V8 engine, the 4 seater Maserati Gran Cabrio offers perfect synthesis of innovation, luxury and excitement for the rider.
Affixed with large number of technological attributes, Maserati multimedia sound system, high quality interiors and elegant exteriors, Gran Cabrio can be termed as finest speedster launched by Maserati till now.