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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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Roc and Roll
Price: R489 400 Engine: 1,4-litre, 4-cyl, turbopetrol Transmission: 8-speed automatic Power: 110 kW @ 5 000–6 000 r/min Torque: 250 N.m @ 1 500–3 500 r/min 0-100 km/h: 8,4 seconds* Top speed: 205 km/h* Fuel consumption: 6,90 L/100 km* CO2 : 142 g/km
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Alfresco Supercar
The Project S1 Spyder is endowed with a Chevrolet Corvette-sourced 6,2-litre V8 petrol engine. The mid-mounted, naturally aspirated engine sends 522 kW and 969 N.m of torque exclusively to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
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Pay To Play
Price: R668 604 Engine: 2,0-litre 4-cyl, turbopetrol Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch Power: 141 kW @ 5 000 r/min Torque: 280 N.m @ 1 350 r/min 0-100 km/h: 7,5 seconds* Top speed: 226 km/h* Fuel consumption: 6,70 L/100 km* CO2 : 153 g/km* Rivals: Vo
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Ford Tourneo Custom LTD 2,0SiT SWB Limited
Smooth automatic gearbox adds refinement to this bus Peter Palm A modest product but falls short in refinement next to its rivals Nikesh Kooverjee Stole the show as a hardy crew vehicle in our 2021 Performance Shootout Ray Leathern Price: R740 900
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Match-up
Bursting with character, the fleet-footed Swift is the most efficient and least expensive model here, even in top-spec GLX guise. It’s easily the best of the bunch to drive, too. price: R213 900 cyl/capac: 4/1 197 cm3 power: 61 kW/6 000 r/min torque:
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Talk Tech
When Hyundai revealed its Elevate concept last year, many assumed the outlandish all-terrain walker vehicle was nothing more than a flight of fancy. It turns out the Korean auto giant is ushering the Elevate towards production status with the opening
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Hyundai Grand i10 1,2 Fluid
The Hyundai is a solid little car but the service plan falls slightly short Wilhelm Lutjeharms Certainly improved but now vulnerable to larger, similarly priced rivals Ryan Bubear Feels a touch more premium than some of its competitors Nikesh Koove
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From The Editor
Greetings CAR readers. As is so often the case after our big Performance Shootout in December and January, the February issue tends to be a bit of a hodge-podge … like Christmas leftovers for Boxing Day lunch. Manufacturers shut down for the holidays
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My Favourite Movie Car
The 1980s: a decade defined by excess. Martin Scorsese’s film The Wolf of Wall Street encapsulates this era to a T. Based on infamous stockbroker Jordan Belfort’s (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) memoir of the same name, most of the events portrayed in
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World’s Most Powerful Three-pot Is Rally Ready
The slightly undersquare, 1,6-litre triple powering the GR Yaris isn’t only the most powerful three-cylinder road-car engine in the world right now. It meets the FIA’s technical regulations for admission to WRC 2, which suggests factory-built rally-r
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Chrysler Crossfire (2004-’08)
Touted as a “merger of equals” that would usher in an age of platform and technology sharing between automotive giants, the Daimler-Chrysler union between 1998 and 2007 was seen by most as an unholy marriage that spawned more record-breaking lawsuits
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Go-anywhere Sorento
Custom-built by Californian firm LGE-CTE Motorsports, the Kia Sorento Yosemite Edition (seen here) and Zion Edition are based on the North American X-Line model, which features increased ride height and a more advanced all-wheel-drive system. Dressed
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Winning Letter
I won’t miss an issue again thanks to November 2020, issue 765. I was used to reading online and have not bought any print issues for a while until the lockdown started. This prompted me to read more, so I had my list of magazines and a few books to
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Case Study:
R175 000 BUDGET BUYS After the heady performance (and prices) of January’s Shootout cars, we tackle the New Year with austerity in mind. Let’s seek out a couple of near-new cars that have depreciated enough to become affordable but still have a servi
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Long-term Test
Stand-out styling and a superb powertrain do make this little car shine Driver: Peter Palm PeterPalm12 9 months 6 250 km 7,38 L/100 km + good looking and lots of fun - lack of an armrest and proper drinks holders What is immediately striking a
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