Snaphot – The generation next brigade of Bollywood actors are turning the heat on established superstars as far as their performances and roles in movies go. In terms of flashy cars too, the Gen X brigade isn’t far behind. We take a look at five such new generation Bollywood actors and the cars they drive.
Arjun Kapoor’s Mercedes Benz ML
Arjun Kapoor, an actor best known for his role in the hit movie Two States, owns a Mercedes Benz ML350 CDI luxury SUV. The Mercedes Benz ML is one of the more popular SUVs from the German luxury car brand. The SUV is powered by a 3 liter V6 turbo diesel engine that puts out 254 Bhp of peak power and 620 Nm of peak torque.
A 7 speed automatic gearbox handles torque transmission to all four wheels of the SUV through the 4MATIC all wheel drive system. The ML 350 CDI variant is priced at 67.90 lakh rupees.
Aditya Roy Kapoor BMW 5-Series
After the success of Aashiqui 2, Aditya Roy Kapoor gifted himself a BMW 5-Series luxury saloon. The 5-Series is one of BMW’s most popular sedans in India, and the car is a popular choice among the swish set. The car is available with petrol, turbo petrol and turbo diesel engine options.
The top-of-the-line, high performance variant of the 5-Series sedan is called the M5, which is priced at 1.39 crore rupees. The facelifted version of the M5 was recently launched in India.
Varun Dhawan Audi Q7
The Audi Q7 is a Bollywood favourite in terms of the sheer number of people from the film industry owning one. Adding to this list is Varun Dhawan, who also owns the Q7. The most popular variant of this luxury SUV is powered by a 3 liter V6 turbo diesel engine with 240 Bhp-550 Nm on tap.
The Audi Q7 is CKD assembled in India, and is the best selling 7 seat SUV among the ones sold by luxury marques. The Q7 is also available with a more powerful, 4.2 liter V8 TDI turbo diesel engine. The SUV starts from 61.88 lakh rupees.
Siddharth Malhotra Mercedes Benz ML350 CDI
Siddharth Malhotra is another upcoming Bollywood actor who owns the Mercedes Benz ML luxury SUV. This SUV is also available in a lower priced ML250 CDI variant that is priced at 56.60 lakh rupees. The lower priced variant features a smaller, less powerful 2.2 liter turbo diesel engine.
For those who seek performance, Mercedes Benz also sells the AMG spec version of the SUV in India, with prices starting from 1.5 crore rupees. The ML63 AMG uses a twin turbo petrol engine that displaces 5.5 liters and that puts out 525 Bhp-700 Nm. The ML is also available in M-Guard trim, which refers to a heavily armored version that is priced at an equally hefty 2.49 crore ripees.
Ranveer Singh Jaguar XJ
Long and luxurious, the Jaguar XJ luxury saloon is the top end offering from the British luxury car maker. The XJ is also the car of choice of fat cats who like to revel in the automobile’s luxurious rear seats. Ranveer Singh owns one of these and prefers getting chauffeured around.
This car is sold with turbocharged and supercharged petrols, and turbocharged diesel engines. The car rivals the likes of the Audi A8, the BMW-7 Series and the Mercedes Benz S-Class, and starts from 94.81 lakh rupees. The top-end variant of this car uses a supercharged, 5 liter V8 petrol engine with 385 Bhp and 625 Nm on tap.