McLaren presents 2016 540C Coupe at $137K as starting price
|   Friday, July 24, 2015
McLaren just established completion of six weeks from Sport Series model of the supercar family with 570S Coupe in New York. Now the legendary carmaker opened the gift pack in Shanghai and showed a new sibling. It is named as 2016 540C and it refers to the same mechanical platform as 570S. But it has 29 hp less than the other but they have promised a lot that it will produce same amount of power and performance with an affordable price. Its rivals are Porsche 911, Audi R8 etc.


This model was once previewed in Asian and Chinese markets but later they have announced that it will be sold globally in 30 countries or more. They have promised to start its selling from third quarter of 2016 with a beginning price $137,000 which may exceed by $48,000 after adding estimated MSRP.

The 540C Coupe will have carbon fiber of MonoCell II core similar to 570S. It will have a really user friendly configuration and aluminum body panels. There is addition of a few subtle aero dynamic tweaks at both front and rear fascias. It has 19 inch alloy wheels at front and 20 inch rear silver at front all wrapped with Pirelli's rubber. It got motivation from M838TE mid mounted engine from McLaren's V8 engine having 3.8 liter twin turbocharged. But this model will produce 533 horsepower instead of 652 making 398 lb ft torque rather than 443.

The motive power leads to rear wheels through firm's 7 speeds SSG with twin clutches transmission. Having nearly same curb weights, it gets zero to 62 miles per hour in a range of 3.2 seconds to 3.5 seconds. It can achieve a top speed of 199-204 miles per hour. It has been built with care to produce an improved fuel economy of 25.5 mph on EU combined cycle.

Its chassis design has similar look as 570S but there are a few changes like dual wishbones have front and rear dual ability, anti roll bars have got adaptive dampers which offer Normal/ Track / Sport settings. It also has new brake system with F1 derived and amazing shock absorbing techniques have been applied to it.
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