Multi-million km man shares his distance tips

Five-million kays in 50 years One mission, one motor oil Credit shared by 1966 Volvo P1800S JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Irvin “Irv” Gordon (76), holder of the world record for kilometres racked up  with a single car, has been in South Africa to record a video about people, their wheels and how to keep them running….

Driving blind! Stefan’s not camera-shy on track

German couple rise to the challenge of driving blind Seat Ateca has four cameras for digital 360-degree view No panic – closed circuit with driving experts DRIVING BLIND IN SPAIN: Cameras-only test for German couple in a Seat in Barcelona, Spain. Image: Seat MARTORELL, Spain – We’re near the beach in Barcelona and looking for…

Bye-bye M5: Super model will say farewell

More power and torque for R2-million+ supercar Don’t get picky over the colours – only two Numbered units for only 200 buyers MUNICH, Germany – As the current version of BMW’s M5 magic muscle-car heads into run-out so the German automaker has created a limited edition to mark to occasion. Only 200 Competition Edition units…

Gran Turismo Lexus style: The RC 200t launched

‘Grand Tourer’ coupe from Lexus stable RC 200t, the most recent addition to the RC range Turbo engine has two running cycles The term ‘GT’, Lexus says, is often thrown around in motoring circles when referring to two-door coupés but what exactly, the automaker asks, does it mean? Its answer: The term originates from the Italian…

Sixth Seven: BMW launches a tech marvel in Europe

MUNICH, Germany – The sixth generation of BMW’s 7 Series is a true flagship of the BMW range, blending comfort, style, dynamic ability and cutting edge technology in equal measure to create an inspiring mode of luxury transport. Those are BMW’s words, taken directly from the media release sent to Carman’s Corner, and we’ve no…

Fiat bringing back historic name for new sedan

New Fiat C-segment sedan will take historic Tipo name Member of “Functional Family” within the Fiat brand Four engines with emphasis on value for money Fiat’s new C-segment contender, unveiled in May 2015at the Istanbul autos show, is to take a historic name used since the company’s earliest days – Tipo. The new Tipo will…

Island magic: Wind power only for Atlantic car fleet

10 Renault battery vehicles for rent in Outer Hebrides Renewable energy from wind turbines Wind farm to power domestic electricity The focus on battery cars globally has, so far, been on commuters and cities but Scotland, the northernmost country in the United Kingdom, has pressed the ‘remote’ button. In co-operation with a 10-strong fleet of…

Kia brings R22 000 price cut to baby-car battle

Kia South Africa has added a cut-price LS to its Picanto range of baby-cars by lopping R22 000 off the price of the former LX base model. The Picanto range was launched at the Geneva auto show in 2011 as yet another soldier in the eternal global battle for entry-level buyers. The main difference between…

BMW’s sixth-generation 3 Series: Details and pictures!

The sixth generation of four decades-worth of BMW’s 3 Series has just arrived in South African auto showrooms with a choice of six engines for now – among them two diesel units. The thing about BMW vehicle launches is progression. It takes a second glance, sometimes, to identify the new model when it and previous…

Range Rover Evoque hard-wired to blow its top

Wireframe models for luxury compact SUV convertible Full-size frames bob up in city They’re teasers for the November ’15 ‘reveal’ LES STEPHENSON England took a major knock last night (Oct 3) when the Aussies knocked its team out of the 2015 rugby World Cup but London pride might still hold up with some special statues…

50 years on – will a Ford GT show the way home at Le Mans?

COLOGNE, Germany – Ford’s all-new GT race car, revealed at Le Mans in June 2015, will have its European racing debut at the Silverstone Circuit in April 2016. Two cars will be on the grid for the opening round of the 2016 International Automobile Federation’s World Endurance championship to run in the GT-Endurance Pro Class…