MotorBeam Daily News Roundup – 20th August
News highlights of the day include Audi, Skoda, BMW and Porsche.
Audi – The German luxury carmaker will introduce the new Audi RS Q8 on 27th August in India. Powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that churns out 600 BHP and 800 Nm of torque. It is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It is capable of 0-100 km/hr in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 305 km/hr.
Skoda – The Czech carmaker has introduced new SuperCare programme for owners to avail of preventive maintenance as well as wear and tear repair work for up to four years. It is priced from Rs. 29,999/- for new customers. They have also come up with new 6 yr/1.5 lakh km extended warranty.
BMW – They have come up with new Urban Retail Store in India. First one is located in Hyderabad, it comes with vehicle display area for BMW and MINI cars and lifestyle products including accessories and other branded goodies like BMW Collection, BMW Bikes, BMW M Collection, BMW Motorsports Collection, BMW Classic Collection, BMW Miniature, BMW Kids Collection, BMW Sports Collections, Montblanc Collection created for BMW, BMW Iconic Collection, MINI Lifestyle Collection which includes the MINI 2020 Collection and the MINI 60 Years Collection.
Porsche – The German performance car maker has teased the new Panamera. It is a mid-life update that will get cosmetic changes inside out with new features on offer. It will be revealed globally on 26th August and is India bound.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, Daewoo Cielo was the first car in India with automatic transmission.
Comment of the day – Arpan Mitra – “While Maruti Suzuki is in confusion to bring Jimny 3 door or 5 door or not just like Honda in case of HRV.”