Snapshot – Aamir Khan is known to be the thinking man’s actor in Bollywood. The man seems more interested to bag the meatiest role in B-Town rather than spend his time figuring out automobiles. As we peeked into the car that drive Aamir Khan to work and beyond, we discovered that this Bollywood megastar firmly believes in function over form. Curious? Read on, for all the answers.
The Ford Ecosport is a budget SUV that is aimed at the vast and teeming middle classes of India. So, it’s abnormal to see Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao driving about town in an Ecosport. But here they are, in the front seats of one of India’s best selling compact SUVs. The reason why the Khans might have chosen the Ford Ecosport as their daily runabout isn’t hard to fathom.
It’s compact, and perfectly suited to drive and park in the extremely congested megalopolis of Mumbai. So, when the driver isn’t around, the Ecosport is the best bet. It’s inconspicuous, which means that most people wouldn’t take a second glance at it, which is exactly what the doctor ordered for the actor who likes to keep low key. Prices of the Ecosport start from 6.75 lakh rupees.
Mercedes Benz W221 S600 S-Guard
What do Vladimir Putin, Pranab Mukherjee and Aamir Khan have in common? The cars they’re driven in. All three personalities use a Mercedes Benz S600 S-Guard as their daily drivers, in view of the heightened security threat in their lives.
The functional yet luxurious automobile that is a part of the Aamir Khan fleet costs about 8-9 crore rupees. The S-Guard Mercedes Benz S-Class can handle gunfire, grenades and other weapons. The armoured car also comes with a separate ventilation system to handle biological or chemical weapons. The car is powered by a 5.5 liter,. V12 twin turbo petrol engine with 510 Bhp-830 Nm on tap.
A BMW 5-Series sedan is another car in which Aamir Khan can be regularly seen in. In fact, this car was a gift from the actor to his wife Kiran Rao, to celebrate the success of her movie – Dhobi Ghat. The BMW 5-Series is used as a daily beater by the Khan family.
The car is sold in multiple variants in India, with the diesel powered 520d variant being the most popular of the lot. The car also has a very powerful variant called the M5, which is sold under the M badge. The priciest 5-Series BMW sells for 1.39 crore rupees, with the range starting from 46.9 lakh rupees.
Toyota Land Cruiser
Rugged, reliable, spacious and luxurious, the Toyota Land Cruiser is an SUV that many celebrities favour. Aamir Khan, who prefers his functional set of wheels, also owns one. The Toyota Land Cruiser owned by Aamir features a 4.5 liter V8 turbo diesel engine that has an excellent reputation for torquey performance and reliability.
This motor makes 262 Bhp-650 Nm and uses a 6 speed automatic gearbox. A full time four wheel drive system is standard on this large Toyota. The vehicle is priced at 1.19 crore rupees.
Bentley Continental Flying Spur
The Bentley Continental Flying Spur is a super luxury saloon that’s Aamir Khan’s biggest automotive indulgence. The luxury car is favoured by the rich and famous, as a sportier, more youthful alternative to the saloons that Rolls Royce makes.
The car is sold in India with two engine options, a 4 liter twin turbo V8 petrol engine that makes 500 Bhp-660 Nm, and a 6 liter W12 twin turbo petrol engine with a mammoth 616 Bhp and 800 Nm. The Flying Spur range in India starts from 3.21 crore rupees.