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Interesting Facts
Would you believe the base Mk II had a 1,3-litre engine? With just 48 kW, it managed 100 km/h in over 14 seconds but cost a mere R11 500. The bestseller in the mid-1980s was the next-up model 1,6 CSL with 60 kW. On the following rung, we find the GTi
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Chrysler Crossfire
Power: 160 kW @ 5 700 r/min Torque: 310 N.m @ 3 000 r/min 0-100 km/h: 6,5 seconds Top speed: 240 km/h Fuel index: 10,84 L/100 km CAR test: February 2008 (Roadster) ■
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Fast Art
2,3 seconds* 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) 4,5 seconds* 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h) 16,5 seconds* 0-200 mph (0-322 km/h) >370 km/h* Top speed *Claimed figures ■
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Used Buy
0-100 km/h: 12,28 seconds Top speed: 190 km/h Power: 81 kW Torque: 205 N.m CO2 : 104 g/km Fuel consumption: 5,16 L/100 km (fuel index) As French manufacturer Citroën re-entered the country only as recently as 2019, we take a look at sister brand Peu
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Cylinder Bore
The angle and depth of the cross-hatch honing grooves are critical. Sufficient oil needs to be retained for piston ring lubrication; however, excess oil retention will result in high oil consumption. SURFACE FINISH AFTER HONING  SURFACE FINISH AF
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Seeing Double
TOYOTA STARLET 1,4 XR MT vs. SUZUKI BALENO 1,4 GLX MT A cursory glance at these two cars could justifiably have you saying “but they are identical”, and you would be right. However, Suzuki’s original Baleno has been around since 2015 and with the i
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Mail
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Match-up
Creamy, punchy engine, expertly balanced dynamics, a superbly finished interior, and excellent relative value for money place the X5 M50i first. price: R1 690 084 cyl/capac: V8/4 395 cm3 power: 390 kW5 500-6 000 r/min torque: 750 N.m/1 800-4 600 r/mi
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Prices Are Correct As At 10 December 2020
Please note some of these prices may have been updated in our road tests, which were signed off later. 1. All models currently available on the South African market, listed by manufacturer. 2. We also list the models in five separate categories in pr
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New Chapter
Penned by Jowyn Wong, the designer responsible for the Apollo IE and De Tomaso P72, Naran Automotive says its hyper-coupé looks brutal yet beautiful; “a true embodiment of art on wheels”. The handcrafted carbon-composite bodywork is wrapped around a
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In The Hunt
Price: R308 995 Engine: 1,4-litre, 4-cyl, petrol Transmission: 6-speed automatic Power: 73 kW @ 6 300 r/min Torque: 135 N.m @ 4 200 r/min 0-100 km/h: 12,9 seconds* Top speed: 175 km/h* Fuel consumption: 6,20 L/100 km* CO2 : 148 g/km* Rivals: Ford Fie
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Bred To Win
Price: TBC Engine: 1,6-litre, 3-cylinder, turbopetrol Transmission: 6-speed manual Power: 200 kW @ 6 500 r/min Torque: 370 N.m @ 3 000-4 600 r/min 0-100 km/h: 5,2 seconds* Top speed: 230 km/h* Fuel consumption: 6,85 L/100 km* CO2 : 186 g/km Rivals: M
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Car Guide
• The PRICES shown are the latest available at the time of going to press. Our deadline occurred on 10 December 2020. Readers should check with a dealer before making a decision. • The HP payment calculations are based on a 10% deposit, current prime
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VW Golf Mk II (1984-’92)
Model: VW Golf GTI 0 to 100 km/h: 9,2 seconds Top speed: 218 km/h Fuel index: 13,00 L/100 km Price: R64 300 CAR test: April 1985 (GTi 16V in October 1986 plus two more) While the earliest Mk I Golfs remain in the limelight as classics, VW fans alway
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Snakes And Ladder-frames
All things considered, the Pajero is the better buy Wilhelm Lutjeharms Almost too close to call, but improved Toyota is my pick Ray Leathern Fortuner is popular for a reason but the Pajero Sport represents strong value Ryan Bubear As we’ve said be
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Match-up
A South African staple and notably cheaper. Offers similar performance but isn’t as well specified and a service plan is optional. price: R230 900 cyl/capac: 4/1 398 cm3 power: 63 kW/5 000 r/min torque: 132 N.m/3 750 r/min gears/drive: 5/F 0-100 km/h
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Masters Of None
JAGUAR F-PACE 25D AWD CHEQUERED FLAG vs. LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SPORT D180 R-DYNAMIC HSE vs. MAZDA CX-5 2,2DE AWD AKERA Celebrated travel author Paul Theroux once wrote: “Travelling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world
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Double Entendre
BMW X5 M50i xDRIVE STEPTRONIC & X5 M COMPETITION M xDRIVE M STEPTRONIC Picture the scene: you’re at a concert of a musician you’ve long admired. There’s a palpable sense of expectation in the air. Then, the supporting act takes the stage and woos t
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The Innovators
First production turbodiesel Mercedes-Benz 300SD 1978 When Rudolph Diesel developed his eponymous engine in the 1890s, its weight and displacement limited its application to large vehicles such as ships and submarines. Only in 1908 when compani
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A Ride On The Dark Side
+ great engine; styling and finish - gearbox remains clunky The Softail stable of Harley-Davidsons has a wide variety from which to select. Even more after the Dyna models were morphed into this line-up. The name Softail comes from the appearance of
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Match-up
An accomplished, solidly built car with a respectable drivetrain makes this a top contender. A big plus is the deep boot where the third row of seats can be stashed. price: R722 995 cyl/capac: 4/2 199 cm3 power: 147 kW/3 800 r/min torque: 440 N.m/1 7
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Match-up
A real joy to drive, with a wonderful V8, gorgeous cabin and one of the world’s most addictive exhaust notes in the business. The one we’d opt for. price: R2 654 862 cyl/capac: V8/5 000 cm3 power: 423 kW/6 000-6 500 r/min torque: 700 N.m/3 500-5 000
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Car
EDITOR Ray Leathern ASSOCIATE EDITOR Gareth Dean WEB EDITOR Ryan Bubear ROAD-TEST ENGINEER Peter Palm FEATURES WRITER Wilhelm Lutjeharms JOURNALIST Nikesh Kooverjee JUNIOR JOURNALIST Marius Boonzaier ADMINISTRATION CO-ORDINATOR Malika Johnson
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What It Took To Make The February Issue
08 cars tested (plus a long-termer) 09 additional cars driven 7 401 kilometres covered 8 699 litres of utility space measured 13 907 kilograms of vehicles weighed 80 100-0 km/h braking tests 24 0-100 km/h sprint tests 10 676 kilo
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Intelligent X
Two electric motors and high-voltage, 100 kWh battery produces 370 kW. BMW claims a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 5,0 seconds. The Bavarian automaker says the iX is capable of travelling up to 600 km on a full charge. Flanking the slim LED headlamps, th
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Spotted In The Classifieds
2005, 124 000 km, blue, FSH, R95 000 2004, 137 000 km, red, FSH, R89 700 2005, 65 000 km, black, no service history, R135 000
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Quit Competence
Price: R1 328 500 Engine: 3,0-litre, V6, turbodiesel Transmission: 8-speed automatic Power: 183 kW @ 2 900 r/min Torque: 600 N.m @ 1 500 r/min 0-100 km/h: 6,9 seconds* Top speed: 225 km/h* Fuel consumption: 8,00 L/100 km* CO2 : 210 g/km* Rivals: BMW
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Next Month
As we leave the new year’s Janu-worries behind and settle into 2021, the March issue places the emphasis squarely on family motoring, with first drives of the long-awaited Audi A3 Sportback, Subaru Forester and Peugeot 2008, to name but a few. We con
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A Cool Thing
Price: €430 (±R7 850) These Peccary leather driving gloves offer charismatic style and rare craftsmanship. Made in Italy, the limited-edition gloves are renowned for their unique strength and softness. The distinctive woven design is crafted by hand
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Dealer News : BMW Motorrad Sandton Has A Magnificent New Home
BMW Sandton is not only a flagship BMW dealer housing the latest new models and a large selection of quality BMW Approved Used Cars - but is also the home of MINI and BMW Motorrad in Sandton. Their new, world-class facility on the corner of South and
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