Snapshot – Anil Kapoor doesn’t seem to age at all, full of vim and vigour eben after 3 decades in the Indian movie business. Recently, the man made his small screen debut and is now looking Hollywoodward. His daughter, in the meantime is a style icon of her generation, and is quite a movie star herself. So, what drives Anil and Sonam? We give you the lowdown.
BMW 7-Series 760 Li
By now you’d have figured out that scores of celebrities and rich businessmen in India patronize the BMW 7-Series luxury saloon. Anil Kapoor owns one too. The BMW 7-Series owned by the actor is the top-end 760 Li variant, which is powered by a six liter V12 twin turbo petrol engine (544 Bhp and 750 Nm). The 760 Li variant of the 7er combines thrilling performance with a comfortable back seat. This car is for those who like to be chauffeured on the way to work while taking over the wheel for some after work theatrics. A completely built unit that comes straight from Germany, the car is priced at a hefty 1.95 crore rupees.
W221 and W222 Mercedes Benz S-Class
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The actor owns not one but two Mercedes Benz S-Class luxury saloons, both of different generations. The W221 Mercedes Benz S-Class is the previous generation model that was a very popular car in its time. The new, W222 S-Class that is now sold in India is a tech tour de force.
The car is sold with many engine options with the most popular one being the 3 liter, V6 diesel engined one. The new S-Class is larger and more comfortable than the older one. It also comes with more attractive styling that represents Mercedes Benz’s latest design philosophy. The W222 S-Class’ prices start from 1.14 crore rupees.
Tata Safari Storme
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The Tata Safari Storme was gifted to Anil Kapoor by Tata Motors, when the actor was roped in for the T24 TV show. The TV show was also used to promote the Safari Storme, a reason why the SUV was gifted to the actor. The Safari Storme recently received a facelift and is meant for those who want a butch, large Indian SUV that’s affordable and hardy. The SUV uses a 2.2 liter Varicor turbo diesel engine with 148 Bhp and 320 Nm outputs. A five speed manual gearbox is standard while the Safari Storme also gets a four wheel drive system with low and high ratios on its top end version, which is priced at 14.35 lakh rupees.
Like her father, Sonam Kapoor owns a BMW 7-Series luxury saloon, albeit in diesel guise. This car is her daily drive about town. Like her dad’s 7er, the car that Sonam owns is also equipped with a rear seat entertainment package to keep boredom at bay when the actress gets stuck in Mumbai’s traffic snarls. Kangana Ranaut is another actress who owns the BMW 7-Series.
The Audi Q7 is the flagship SUV offering of the German luxury brand. The Q7 is a very popular option among Bollywood stars, and this is true even among the actress lot. From Katrina Kaif to Bipasha Basu, many more actresses own this large, comfortable luxury SUV. The Q7 that Sonam Kapoor owns uses a 3 liter TDI V6 turbo diesel engine (241 Bhp-550 Nm), and is the most popular variant of this SUV. It helps that the SUV is assembled at Audi’s Aurangabad factory, which allows for a price tag of 61.52 lakh rupees. The sharp pricing ensures that the SUV is a best seller in the luxury category.