McLaren to unveil 540C at Shanghai Motor Show
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McLaren has announced it will launch its second model in the new Sports Series, the McLaren 540C Coupé, at the Shanghai Motor Show, next week.
The most attainable McLaren yet, the 540C Coupé joins the recently revealed 570S Coupé in the Sports Series as the brand brings its race derived DNA to a new audience and segment. These introductions bring the number of new McLarens launched in 2015 to four as the brand continues its rapid growth.
Pricing for New Zealand will be announced at a later date, but prospective UK owners can expect to pay from as little as £126,000.
McLaren are taking pre-orders for the 540C Coupé with deliveries scheduled to being in early 2016.
McLAREN 540C - THE TECHNICAL STATS
|0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)||3.5 seconds|
|0-200 km/h (0-124 mph)||10.5 seconds|
|Top speed||320 km/h|
|Power-to-weight||412PS per tonne|
ENGINE & POWERTRAIN
|Engine configuration||V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc|
|Power||540PS (397kW) @ 7,500 rpm|
|Torque||540Nm (398 lb ft) @ 3,500-6,500 rpm|
|Transmission||7 Speed SSG|
|Economy||25.5 mpg (EU combined)|
|Engine lubricant||Mobil 1 New Life™ 0W-40|
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
|Dry weight||1,311 kg with lightweight options|
|Weight distribution (f / r)||42 / 58|