Well known Bollywood director and producer, Karan Johar has just bought an Audi A8L. The A8L is the flagship luxury saloon for Audi. He chose the Floret Silver colour. The A8L is sold in a single variant which is called 55 TFSI. It costs Rs. 1.57 Crores ex-showroom before any customization options. It is not known what all options did Karan Johar choose.
The A8L comes with a turbocharged V6 engine that has a capacity of 3.0-litres. The engine also gets direct injection and a mild-hybrid technology to boost fuel economy. The engine produces 340 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 500 Nm. The engine comes mated to an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic gearbox that drives all four wheels via Quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system. Despite having a gross weight of 2.75 tonnes the A8L can hit a top speed of 250 kmph and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 5.7 seconds. Audi A8L competes against other luxury saloons like Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7-Series.
You can get different types of upholsteries and wooden inserts for the cabin. There is seat ventilation, massaging function, electric adjustment with memory and heated function too. For the rear occupants, Audi offers two individual seats with a centre console. You can also get a rear fridge, rear tables and footrests for the ultimate comfort. Other features include ambient lighting and Matrix reading lights. You also get a four-zone climate control so each occupant can set their own temperature.
You get heated outside rearview mirrors with auto-dimming function, Audi’s virtual cockpit which is considered the best digital driver’s display and touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You can also upgrade to a Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System with 3D sound. You also get soft-close doors so the occupants do not need to use force to close the doors.
The driver gets cruise control, heads-up display, night vision, park assist, 360-degree camera and much more. There is also an all-wheel steering system that makes the rear wheels turn in the same direction as the front wheels when the vehicle is travelling at high speeds. This increases the wheelbase of the vehicle and helps in stabilizing it. When the car is travelling at very slow speeds, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction which reduces the wheelbase. This can help in various situations like making a U-turn or going through a tight parking lot.
Karan Johar also has Maybach S500
Karan Johar also owns a previous generation of Mercedes Maybach S500. It is powered by a bi-turbo, 4.7-litre V8 that produces 455 bhp of max power and 700 Nm of peak torque. The Maybach is finished in a subtle white colour. Back then the S500 had a price tag of around Rs. 1.85 crores, ex-showroom. However, you could opt plethora of options but that would also increase the price significantly. The upholstery is wrapped in premium Nappa leather and open-pore wood inserts.