The Bollywood industry’s greatest superstar and the most known face and voice and their love for the luxurious cars.
The star of Bollywood an actor as well as producer, Dharmendra’s most notable roles were in Sholay (1975), Soorat Aur Seerat (1962), Bandini (1963), Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya (1966), and many others. Some of the luxury cars from his garage are as follows :
1. Mercedes-Benz SL 500
The Mercedes-Benz SL 500 owned by Bollywood superstar Dharmendra at ₹1.15 crore has a convertible body type with a 5461 cc automatic transmission petrol engine giving 387.3bhp power and mileage of 8.1kmpl.
Some of its features include voice control, LCD infotainment system, steering wheel gearshift paddles, etc, and driver, passenger, side curtains airbags, and ABS for safety.
The model has some other variations as well: the Mercedes-Benz SL Class 55 AMG Roadster (petrol) at ₹99.94 lakhs, Mercedes-Benz SL Class 63 AMG at ₹99.94 lakhs, Mercedes-Benz SL Class 65 AMG Roadster at ₹99.94 lakhs, Mercedes-Benz SL Class 350 (petrol) at ₹99.94 lakhs, Mercedes-Benz SL Class 600 Roadster (petrol) at ₹91.15 crores.
2. Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
As far as celebrities are concerned, Land Rover is by far the most sought-after and celebrated brand.
The Evoque SUV is available in two engine variants: S and R-Dynamic SE. The petrol variant is a BS6-compliant 2.0-litre 48-volt mild hybrid system generating 247 bhp power and 365 Nm torque, whilst the diesel variant is another 2.0-litre system producing 178bhp of power and 430 Nm of torque.
The Range Rover Evoque shares common design inspiration with the Velar, with LED headlights. The R-Dynamic SE variant also features burnished copper accents. Interiors include adjustable seats, fully digital instrument control, two touchscreen units – one each for the AC controls and infotainment system, cabin air-ionization, a conventional joystick lever that replaces the circular transmission dial. The prices of the Range Rover Evoque in India today starts at ₹64.12 lakh and goes up to ₹66.60 lakh.
Apart from these, the family also has other beauties like –
- Mercedes-Benz ML-Class,
- Audi Q5,
- Hyundai Santa Fe,
- Land Range Rover Autobiography,
- Land Rover Discovery Sport,
- Range Rover Vogue, and many others.
One of the most respected personality from Bollywood industry, Amitabh Bachchan has a car collection to truly boast about. Among the many cars owned by the star-studded Bachchan family, here are a few notable ones :
1. Range Rover Autobiography LWB
The Range Rover Autobiography LWB, purchased by Bollywood superstar Bachchan in 2016 is worth more than ₹3 crores.
Bachchan’s Range Rover, gifted to him and customized according to taste by Jaguar Land Rover has a 4.4L, 8-cylinder, V8 diesel engine producing 335bhp at 3,000rpm and 750 Nm torque at 1,750-2,250rpm, mated to an 8-speed transmission. The car can go 0-100kmph in just 6.9 seconds and clocks a top speed of 218kmph.
The car is available currently in eight variants: Vogue, Vogue LWB, Westminster LWB, Westminster Black LWB, Vogue SE LWB, Autobiography LWB, Fifty LWB, and SVAutobiography LWB, the base model being the 3.0 Diesel SWB Vogue and the top model being the Land Rover Range Rover 3.0 Petrol LWB SVAutobiography. Land Rover Range Rover is a direct import with unparalleled features, its prices starting at ₹2.01 crore and go up to ₹4.38 crore.
2. Porsche Cayman
The Porsche Cayman S owned by the Bachchan family is another luxury dream, affordable only to a few. The car is available with the both automatic and manual transmission, with mileage varying from 9.0 to 16.12 kmpl depending upon the variant. The Porsche Cayman is a two-seater car, with a coupe body type. Interiors consist of electrically adjustable leather seats and leather steering wheel, height-adjustable driver’s seat, a glove compartment, digital odometer, integrated 2DIN Audio System, and others.
In addition, the Porsche Cayman is currently available in India in a few variants: the Cayman S Black Edition, the Cayman S Triptonic, Cayman GTS, Cayman 3.0L, Cayman S, mileages varying from 9.0 – 16.12 kmpl, and prices starting from ₹75.45 lakhs to ₹1.18 crores.
3. Rolls-Royce Phantom
According to sources, the grand Rolls-Royce in Big-B’s garage was gifted to him by Bollywood filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra after he was immensely impressed with Bachchan’s performance in the movie Eklavya.
The luxury car is powered by a 6.75L V12 engine, giving around 563 horsepower with an 8-speed gearbox. The maximum speed it reaches is 250 kmph and can accelerate to 100 kmph in 5.4 seconds. With a mileage of 9.8 kmpl, its price ranges around about 8.99-11 crores.
The car is also fitted with a 130 kg sound-proofing system and double-laminated glass windows to block out unnecessary road noises. It has a 4-camera system with panoramic view and all-around visibility and an alertness assistant. Therefore, currently, the Rolls Royce Phantom is available in the market in two variants – the base model of the Rolls Royce Phantom series: Series II starting at 8.99 crores and the top variant, Rolls Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase, going up to 10.48 crores.
4. Mercedes V-Class
The Mercedes Benz V-Class has front seats with 180-degree swiveling functions, so they can rotate to face the rear seats. The rear seats are S-Class-like, with massage functions. The car also has ambient lighting, two-zone climate control, and the Mercedes’ Audio 20 infotainment system with navigation. Above all, for safety, the V-Class has six airbags, collision prevention assist, attention assist, crosswind assist, headlight assist, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and 360-degree cameras with blind-spot detection and lane assist.
The Mercedes V-Class is now available in five variants: Marco Polo, Marco Polo Horizon, Expression (extra-long wheelbase 7-seater), Exclusive (long wheelbase 6-seater), and Elite (long wheelbase 6-seater), the last of which has been only recently launched in India at 1.1 crores.
The Expression and Exclusive variants have 7-speed automatic gearboxes, and are powered by 2.1L BS6 diesel engines that give 163PS power and 380 Nm torque. The Elite variant comes with a 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox as standard. However, the prices that the V-Class variants come in can range from about ₹71.10 lakhs to ₹1.46 crore.
Apart from the few in this list, Amitabh Bachchan also owns a Mercedes S600 (₹2.65 crores), a Mercedes-Benz S 3450 (₹2.17 – 2.19 crore), a Mercedes GL63 AMG (₹1.66 crore), a Mini Cooper S (₹34.77 lakhs), a Bentley Continental GT (₹3.29 – ₹4.04 crore), a Lexus LX570 (₹2.32 crore), an Audi A8L (₹1.58 crore), a Lamborghini Murcielago (₹2.60 crores), a Toyota Land Cruiser (₹1.5 – 1.8 crore).
Another famous name from the Bollywood 60s and 70s, Jeetendra was known for both his acting and dancing in movies like Himmatwala (1963), Nagin (1976), Tohfa (1984), and others. He is currently the Chairman of Balaji Telefilms, ALT Entertainment, and Balaji Motion Pictures. Jeetendra has a net worth of approximately 200 million USD (~1484 crore). He has won several accolades, including a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2003, a Screen Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and many, many others. Another well-known passion of Jeetendra happens to be a great interest in cars. Above all, here are a few of them :
1. Audi A8
A luxury delight, the Audi A8 features a powerful 2995cc automatic transmission engine with 11.7 kmpl mileage. And Quattro all-wheel-drive system.
The Audi A8 was first released in 1994 as a successor of the V8. With an objective to make the new A8 a lighter model. The A8 debuted the Audi Space Frame (ASF) with an all-aluminum body. Since then, it has gone through three generational upgrades. The latest 2018 upgrade, the fourth generation A8 remains a full-sized AWD luxury. The fourth-gen A8 has an 8-speed transmission mated to a 55 TFSI Quattro.
In addition, it is powered by a 3-litre V6 engine that makes 343bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque. It does the 0-100kmph in just 5.7 seconds. Including features like massager seats in the rear, a detachable tablet for ease of usability, Matrix LED reading lights, adaptive air suspension, and many others, its prices escalate from ₹1.56 crore.
2. Jaguar XJ
The Jaguar XJ owned by the very own Bollywood star from 60s and 70s Jeetendra comes in four variants :
- 3.0L Premium Luxury (diesel, 2993cc, 14.47kmpl mileage),
- 2.0L Portfolio (petrol, 1991cc, 9.43kmpl mileage),
- 3.0L Portfolio (diesel, 2993cc, 14.47kmpl mileage),
- 50 Special Edition (diesel, 2993cc, 14.47kmpl mileage).
The prices range from ₹99.01 lakh to ₹1.11 crore.
In addition, the variants available in India are the Premium Luxury, the Portfolio, and the XJ50. All the variants are powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 producing 306PS of power and 689 Nm of torque mated to 8-speed automatic transmission systems.
However, some of the XJ features include 18-way adjustable front seats with ventilated heating, cooling, and massage function, a park assist feature. A 360-degree view camera, adaptable LED headlamps, four-zone climate control, and others.
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