BMW M4 CS: See for yourself at Kyalami muscle weekend

Another premium M Sport flyer from BMW It’s a very limited edition so get in quick Fully road legal – but all ready to race KYALAMI RACETRACK, Gauteng – One of the most anticipated BMW M models of 2017 has arrived in South Africa. It’s the M4 CS and it was unveiled here today (Oct…

New Nissan X-Trail in showrooms on October 23

ROSSLYN, South Africa – The next version of Nissan’s popular X-Trail AWD SUV is about to be unloaded into South African showrooms. Nissan describes the family off-roader as “the perfect car for you and your family”. “The new X-Trail has the luxury and performance of an accomplished SUV,” Nissan SA promises, “and the smarts of…

Lewis best UK F1 driver in history… do you agree?

AUSTIN, Texas – Lewis Hamilton, shown by data to be the most successful British Formula 1 driver yet, could by Sunday evening be able to claim the title of “the greatest”. Should he take his fourth-in-a-row title here in the US on Sunday (Oct 22 2017) he will join the pantheon of racing drivers who…

Diesel fuel: ‘Yes, it’s worth fighting for’

The head of Mercedes-Benz Cars and chairman of the Daimler group, Dieter Zetsche, has vowed to “fight” for diesel after fresh allegations of collusion and diesel emissions cheating within the German vehicle industry. Some countries, one of them the UK, are pushing to eventually end sales of diesel-fuel vehicles. A recent report in Automotive News suggested…

Will Lewis sprint with Bolt at Texan F1?

LONDON, England – Usain Bolt, “the world’s fastest man”, will put Formula 1 title favourite Lewis Hamilton – and the rest of the F1 circus – under starter’s orders for a possibly champion-making 2017 US Grand Prix in Texas this weekend. The eight-times Olympic gold-medal sprinter who retired after the World championships in London in…

Price freeze for Christmas from Suzuki SA

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Suzuki Auto SA has announced a price freeze on all models and will bypass the usual fourth-quarter round of 2017 auto industry price increases. It’s seen as a bold – and commendable – move for cash- and credit-strapped people here in South Africa. Some brands, Suzuki said, had already raised sticker numbers….

China build for Volvo partner’s Polestar battery sportster

‘Vision of a new electric vehicle brand’ Hybrid 450kW version first, then pure electric There’s even an SUV lurking in the future VOLVO CAR GROUP’S new performance brand Polestar has revealed (Oct 17, 2017) its future as a standalone electric/hybrid performance brand with plans for its first three models. They will be assembled out of…

Five new Ducatis for 2018 – here’s the first

25-year-old Monster 900 was inspiration for 821 Ducati Safety Pack keeps a rein on performance Monster 821 first of five new models for 2018 BORGO PANIGALE, Italy – Ducati has released information and images of the first of five new models to be released by the Italian motorcycling icon – Monster 821. The latest “naked”…

Aston Martin DB11 Volante: ‘It’s truly magnificent’

Latest evolution of Aston Martin’s iconic convertible New four-litre twin-turbo V8: ‘Exceptional performance’ Extensive interior options and personalisation NEW YORK – Aston Martin’s “most elegant of convertibles” begins a new chapter with the introduction of the DB11 Volante. to join the coupe version of the same car, the latter launched in 2916 with “new standards…

2017 Pajero: New transmission reaches new heights

Car-like driving dynamics from Dakar king Pajero New eight-speed auto transmission ‘goes anywhere’ Super Select 4-II 4WD now with electronic assistance CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Venture into the desert (or in this case as close as you can get to it in Cape Town, the awesome Atlantis inland sand dunes) in a four-wheeled vehicle…

Getting safer: BMW Motorrad and the R1200 RS Connected

Striving towards better protection for bikers Connected Drive will ‘talk’ across many brands Meet the R1200 RS Connected Ride prototype MUNICH, Germany – BMW Motorrad claims to be regarded as a front-runner when it comes to motorcycle safety, a trailblazer with anti-lock brakes, anti-slip control, dynamic traction control  and riding equipment. BMW Motorrad adds that it…

So you thought autonomous cars would be safe…?

Autonomous cars: More questions than answers? All is not so safe – humans will have to be alert Easier settlement of vehicle insurance claims LONDON, England – Driverless cars could create a highway to confusion unless training and coaching catches up with the fast pace of change and helps drivers to cope with a whole…