Audi launches Rs 2.97 crore R8 LMX laser headlamp to hit BMW i8 hard

NEW DELHI: German luxury car maker Audi on Thursday launched its limited edition sports car Audi R8 LMX priced at Rs. 2.97 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).

Claiming that Audi R8 LMX is the first production car with laser high beam lighting in India, the company said.

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Highlighting the significance of the technology, the company said the laser spot offershigher range of visibility enhancing the safety aspect. The lights are activated at a speed of 60 kmph and above. The laser light spots one laser module per headlight generates a cone of light with twice the range of the all-LED headlight.

The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/hr in 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 320 km/hr.

Commenting on the launch, Audi India Head Joe King said, “Audi has always been at the forefront in lighting technologies. Audi was the first luxury car manufacturer to bring LED headlights in India…the introduction of the laser headlight to the Audi R8 LMX underscores our leading position in lighting technology.”

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The combination of LED and laser high beam lighting was used for the first time on the new Audi R18 e-tron quattro at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race last year.

“Audi is thus continuing its tradition of using racing to test new technologies destined for production. The limited-edition Audi R8 LMX is the first production car in India to come equipped with laser high beam lighting, a particularly brilliant innovation integrated in a sports car,” Mr. King added.

 

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