Autocar Performance Show 2018: What to look out for

Autocar Performance Show 2018: What to look out for

13th Dec 2018 10:15 am

Here’s what you can expect to see during 2018 edition of the Autocar Performance Show at the MMRDA Grounds in BKC, Mumbai, between December 13-16.


For four days a year, every year, the Autocar Performance Show brings the best of cars and bikes under one roof. This year, the 13th edition of the Autocar Performance Show returns to MMRDA grounds at Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai between December 13-16, 2018.

At APS 2018, you will be treated to some of the hottest new cars on sale today, in addition to the comprehensive portfolios major manufacturers will have on display. Some of the cars you can expect to see here are the all-new BMW M2, the Audi A5 and RS5, the Volvo S90, Lexus ES 300h and the Maserati Ghibli, among many others. For those of you fond of SUVs, you can look forward to seeing the Mercedes-AMG G 63 and E 63 S, Lamborghini Urus, Nissan Kicks, Lexus NX 300h, Maserati Levante and GranTurismo S, and the Volvo XC40 and XC90, to name a few.

Displaying their cars in Mumbai for the first time are Kia Motors and MG Motor. Kia is bringing in the Stinger four-door and the Sportage SUV, while MG is set to bring in the eMG6 plug-in hybrid sedan. Tata Motors is also making an appearance with the Tigor JTP (displayed in Mumbai for the first time), the recently-launched Tiago XZ+ and the Tiago NRG.

Another major attraction at APS will be Throttle97’s Supercar Gallery, which will house beauties like the Ferrari 488, Aston Martin DB11 and an Audi R8 V10, among others – and speaking of supercars, there’ll be a special entrant at this year’s show: Mahindra’s Formula E Season 5 race car, the M5 Electro.

If you’d rather get your thrills on two wheels, there’s plenty in store for you, too. A number of manufacturers will have their motorcycles on display. Motoroyale will bring in two Norton bikes. Triumph will be showcasing the Bonneville T120, Tiger 800 and the Bobber. The recently unveiled 2019 Street Twin and Street Triple RS will also be at the show. Kawasaki will also join the fray with the entire Ninja range – the Ninja 300, Ninja 400, Ninja 650, and the Ninja 1000 – apart from the Versys 650, Vulcan S, Z 650, Z 1000 and track focused ZX-10R. Ducati is set to bring in the Panigale V4 and the Monster 795 to APS 2018.

There will also be a Superbike gallery at the venue, hosting bikes like the Kawasaki Ninja H2 and Honda CBR1000RR.

Apart from the opportunity to visit the multiple display stalls, there will be live performance zones too. Red Bull’s simulator will let you go flat-out in the virtual world; and if you’re an off-road junkie, the Mahindra 4x4 Zone will give you the chance to experience what the Thar is truly capable of, on a specially designed off-road obstacle course.

In addition, if you’ve ever wondered how much power your bike actually makes, we have something exciting in store for you – Race Dynamics will be setting up a two-wheeler dyno which will be running on all four days of the show. Two-wheeler owners can bring in their machines and have them tested to see their actual power and torque figures – for a small fee, of course.

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