2016 Paris Motor Show: Cars We Can’t Wait To See - Overdrive

2016 Paris Motor Show: Cars we can't wait to see

29 Sep 2016 / 0

The world’s biggest automobile event, the Paris Motor Show, is scheduled to take place in the first week of October. The Mondial de l’Automobile, as referred in French, is the world’s first auto show which was started back in 1898. Claimed to have the largest footfall compared to any other motor show, the Paris Motor Show is the most important event that both the customers and manufacturers look forward to. It will be a stage to many new launches, debuts and also concepts that will arrive in production in the later years. The Paris Motor Show will be open for public from October 1-16, 2016. Here is a look at some of the important cars that are expected to be launched at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.


New-generation Q5

2017 Audi Q5  (2)

Audi has already released teaser images of the new Q5 which displays a new design. Apart from the design changes and new features, the 2016 Audi Q5 is based on the new MLB-evo platform that underpins the new-gen A4 as well as the A5. The new MLB-evo platform makes the Audi Q5 100kg lighter than its predecessor. The same should also make the SUV more fuel-efficient than before. The new Q5 will also be offered in front-wheel drive along with the updated quattro which sends the power to the front wheel instead of all four in city driving condition thus improving fuel efficiency. Powering the 2016 Audi Q5 will be the same engines that are offered in the present line-up.

A5/S5 Sportback

Static photo, Color: Daytona Grey

The A5 is Audi’s mid-segment coupe, placed above the A4, and shares similar styling cues albeit a bit more on the sporty side. The new Audi A5 comes with a host of upgrades over the outgoing generation with more efficient and powerful engines, a lighter kerb weight and improved aerodynamics. It also features Audi’s new virtual cockpit system. The new Audi A5 has shaved off 60kg over the first-gen A5 and has a slippery drag coefficient of 0.25.


Audi RS3

Audi will showcase the new RS 3 Sportback, the most powerful compact car in the premium segment. It will be powered by a 5-cylinder, turbocharged engine. This one claims to accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 280kmph.

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