German luxury car maker Audi on Friday launched the A8 4.2 TDI in India. The vehicle will be priced at Rs 1.1 crore.
Audi currently offers three variants of the A8L in India—the base 3.0 TDI quattro, the mid-level 4.2 FSI petrol and the range topping 6.3 W12 quattro.The new 4.2 TDI quattro will be placed between the 4.2 FSI and the 6.3 W12.
The 4.2 TDI will generate 350 BHP of power and 800 Nm torque, and will accelerate from 0 to 100 km in 5.6 seconds.
The car maker also announced the opening of a showroom in Mumbai. It plans to sell 8000 cars this year.
The car company is currently placed second in the Indian luxury car market, trailing German rival BMW. While BMW leads the segment, it has seen sales decline this year.
According to the latest figures from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Audi’s sales in the first three months of the fiscal have jumped by 52.15 per cent to 1,908 units from 1,254 units in the year-ago period.
On the other hand, sales of BMW declined by 12.16 per cent to 2,088 units as against 2,377 units in the same period last year.