A new Audi showroom opened for business today at the busy Bukit Bintang/Imbi area of Kuala Lumpur.Also unveiled was the Audi R8 V10, making its first official appearance in Malaysia. .Read the full news from CBT below.
R8 PRIMED AND READY FOR MALAYSIA.
EUROMOBIL Sdn Bhd, sole distributor of Audi cars in Malaysia, unveiled the R8 5.2FSI quattro V10 supercar at the opening of the new 8,048sq ft Audi Kuala Lumpur showroom at Bukit Bintang last week.
The event was officiated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
While the German supercar has been prowling Malaysian roads for quite some time now, thanks to the service of grey importers, Euromobil says that the 525-hp 5.2-litre V10 version it is bringing in is adapted for Malaysian fuel.
The high performance FSI direct injection engine has been re-engineered by Audi AG to run on Malaysiaís Euro2 RON95 petrol without any adverse affects on performance and durability.
Euromobil says that only the V10 version would be available, reasoning that 90 per cent of R8s leaving the quattro GmbH factory these days are sporting the V10 instead of the V8.
Interested parties can have it either with a 6-speed manual or R-tronic sequential gearbox, while drivers will appreciate the driving dynamics offered from its quattro permanent four-wheel drive system, Audiís Magnetic Ride dampening system and carbon-ceramic disc brakes.
Inside, the cabin is swathed with Nappa leather, and features the navigation system plus driver information system and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.
Euromobil quotes the price of the R8 to be in the region of RM1.2 million to RM1.4 million.
Euromobil says that the new showroom is part of its plans to expand its presence and increase its share in the luxury car market segment.
“So far, we have set aside RM20 million to open three new outlets this year, including the Kuala Lumpur showroom, a new after sales service centre in Jalan Chan Sow Lin and a new 3S (sales, service and spare parts) centre in Queens Bay Mall Penang,” said Datuk Haji Mohd Khamil Jamil, chairman of Euromobil.