Saturday, 24 March 2012

EGYPTIAN BMW 120D TURNS INTO M3-POWERED 1M COUPE





In Egypt, as in South Africa, government import taxes can cripple a guy’s dream by placing ridiculous amounts of extra costs on a new imported car. Now a guy in Egypt has refused to fund his government’s coffers by creating his own BMW 1M Coupe, instead of crying about how greedy the state is.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

DATSUN RETURN CONFIRMED


Nissan is about to expand its brand lineup by one more, by reviving an old favourite name. The Datsun badge is making a return to the public fore. First used in 1931, the Datsun brand later became one of the most respected around the world when cars like the 240 Z (aka Fairlady) bore its name.

MERCEDES-BENZ GLK FACELIFT FOR MZANSI






Mercedes-Benz South Africa all but confirmed the imminent arrival of the GLK-Class small SUV for the first time in this country later this year. The GLK is a direct rival of the cars like the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60. It was launched for the first time in Germany in 2008 and went on to feature on the hit movie Sex and the City. But Mzansi was not on the list. Until now.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

2013 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER POWER FIGURES DETAILED






The Chevrolet Trailblazer, which has been confirmed for introduction to the South African market in a few months’ time, has been detailed more than before. It is said to be debuting at the Bangkok Motor Show next week, in full guise. The SUV will compete with vehicles like the Toyota Fortuner and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport production.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

2013 MERCEDES-BENZ SL 65 AMG BLASTS OFF






Now that the 2012 Geneva Motor Show is over, it’s time to look forward to the New York Auto Show next month. One car set to be a major attraction is the brand spanking new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG, a new supercar roadster for the boss. The car itself is the boss.

THE VERDICT ON ALL-NEW 2012 BMW 3 SERIES







It was almost exactly 7 years ago (May 2005) when I first drove the now previous-generation BMW 3 Series, codenamed E90. Mostly it was on the old Wesbank Raceway in Germiston, partly on the freeway and byways. I quickly declared it class-leader. Incidentally its replacement, the brand new F30-coded car, was also launched on track, backways and freeways. Incidentally too, it is the new class-leader.

Monday, 19 March 2012

CITROEN DS4 NOW COMES IN AUTOMATIC



Now the motoring public can experience visual beauty and driving elegance in one, thanks to the introduction of a two-pedal version of the Citro├źn DS4.