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The Ferrari Portofino

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 25 August 2017  -  776 Views  -  0 Comments
The Ferrari California has never been particularly well-liked. When it first went on sale back in 2010, it was heavier than the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano but less powerful than the F430. But as we discovered on our first drive, the California was “a sporting Gran Turismo totally fit for the purpose,... Read Article

The new Audi RS 3

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 11 August 2017  -  743 Views  -  0 Comments
With its high-tech suspension, a new five-cylinder engine with best-in-class performance and a sharper look, the all new Audi RS 3 Sedan and RS3 Sportback are at the top of their class. RS-specific details in the interior and the unmatched sound of the 2.5 TFSI engine complete the emotional driving... Read Article

Range Rover Velar (2017) review

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 28 July 2017  -  275 Views  -  0 Comments
Named after a 1969 prototype, the new Range Rover Velar is anything but retro: beautifully proportioned with taut surfaces and ultra-modern detailing, it’s a Range Rover for the 21st Century.The Velar was unveiled at the Geneva motor show back in March, and is aimed at the small gap between the... Read Article

2018 Audi rs 5 Coupe first drive

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 14 July 2017  -  288 Views  -  0 Comments
You notice the muted snarl when you nail the gas. Then you notice the soft rustle of wind around the A-pillars, the distant hum of the tires, and the concert hall clarity of the Bang & Olufsen audio system, even at triple-digit velocities. Yes, the 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe is all grown up—a smooth... Read Article

BMW M4 CS Special Edition

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 21 April 2017  -  430 Views  -  0 Comments
The M4 CS, a more hardcore version of BMW's headlining sportscar that will sit between the beefed-up M4 Competition Pack and the track-focused M4 GTS, has been unveiled. The newcomer, which takes its cue from the 2004 M3 CSL, will be released in South Africa in the 3rd quarter of 2017. Compared... Read Article
C300 Coupe


Article  -  Posted on Friday, 16 September 2016  -  839 Views  -  0 Comments
Athletic and sporty, the vivid, sensuous design of the new Coupe cuts a fine figure on the road and embodies modern luxury. At the same time, its interior elevates beauty and style to a sporty level. A dynamically configured chassis, with optional air suspension, forms the basis for a high level of... Read Article

Mercedes-Benz SLC300

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 24 June 2016  -  1,001 View  -  0 Comments
With a new nomenclature, an updated powerplant and a revised exterior design, the Mercedes-Benz SLC is set to continue the legacy of the German marque's compact roadster (with a folding metal roof).  The Mercedes-Benz SLK was one of those iconic vehicles that oozed style and presence. While... Read Article

Volkswagen Polo Vivo GTS

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 17 June 2016  -  1,114 View  -  0 Comments
For the past few years, Volkswagen has been doing reasonably brisk business with a sporty "GT" version of the Vivo. Compared with a standard Vivo 1.6-litre, the GT (and the new GTS) merely offer racy visual addenda over and above a widely loved package. With the GTS, this concept has been refined,... Read Article

Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 10 June 2016  -  989 Views  -  0 Comments
The Ford Mustang has been exceptionally well-received in South Africa and the rumbling 5.0-litre V8 GT Fastback version has garnered most of the attention. Since its arrival in South Africa, the Mustang has received undivided attention from musclecar fanatics, the motoring media and the general... Read Article

Mercedes-Benz C300

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 03 June 2016  -  842 Views  -  0 Comments
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a multiple award-winner. The C250, for example, was the Business Class category winner in the inaugural Consumer Awards. We spent some time with the most potent four-cylinder Mercedes-Benz C-Class derivative to see what it adds to the range. The previous-... Read Article

Maserati Ghibli S

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 May 2016  -  937 Views  -  0 Comments
We generally refrain from analysing any test vehicle's visual appeal, as design is a very subjective matter, but with the Maserati Ghibli S we are forced to highlight a number of attributes - after all, design will be a major driving force in any potential Maserati buyer's purchasing decision. Our... Read Article

Lexus - RX350 EX (2016)

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 29 April 2016  -  1,018 View  -  0 Comments
The Lexus recipe has been the same for many years and is very different to the approach followed by the German brands. Essentially, what you see is what you get and there are no options. And what you get is a lot! For example, both the front seats are multi-way electrically adjustable, cooled and... Read Article

Mercedes GLE63 AMG

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 07 April 2016  -  871 Views  -  0 Comments
The GLE is the updated version of that perennial favourite of the country club set: the Mercedes-Benz ML. Due to the recent overhaul of the Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG's naming conventions, the MLname has fallen away and has been replaced by GLE. There’s now a lineup of Mercedes-Benz SUVs... Read Article

Lexus-RX 450h

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 April 2016  -  847 Views  -  0 Comments
Previous generations of the Lexus RX may have been sales successes in other markets, most notably the USA, but in South Africa and elsewhere the three earlier incarnations haven’t been able to ruffle the German trio’s feathers. It has always appealed to moneyed, intelligent folks less obsessed with... Read Article


Article  -  Posted on Friday, 12 February 2016  -  782 Views  -  0 Comments
The new Audi RS Q3 performance joins the RS6 Avant performance and the RS7 Sportback performance as the third member of the RS performance family. As the sporty subsidiary of AUDI AG, quattro GmbH is responsible for these high-performance models. EngineThe output of the 2.5 TFSI engine has been... Read Article

Mercedes-Benz - C-Class Coupé

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 22 January 2016  -  1,448 View  -  0 Comments
Athletic and sporty, the vivid, sensuous design of the new Coupe cuts a fine figure on the road and embodies modern luxury. At the same time, its interior elevates beauty and style to a sporty level. A dynamically configured chassis, with optional air suspension, forms the basis for a high level of... Read Article


Article  -  Posted on Monday, 18 January 2016  -  1,011 View  -  0 Comments
The forthcoming Mercedes-Benz E-Class is probably the automotive industry’s worst-kept secret and now, the biggest image leak to date provides us a proper look at the new executive sedan. At first glance, the similarities between the new E-Class and the current C- and even S-Class are uncanny.... Read Article

Audi Q7 3.0TDI Quattro

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 27 November 2015  -  1,095 View  -  0 Comments
The first-generation Audi Q7, launched in 2005, was around for a decade. In the automotive world ten years equates to a veritable eternity. But there was, seemingly, method in Audi’s apparent madness. Firstly, the Q7 continued to sell well, even in the twilight of its career. More importantly,... Read Article

Toyota Aygo

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 November 2015  -  1,047 View  -  0 Comments
The new Toyota Aygo has arrived in South Africa but does it have enough X-Factor to drive sales in the A segment? We get quite excited when a new model is launched, and when the next-generation Aygo rolled off the ship in Durban in October, we were delighted to give it a go. Our first impressions... Read Article

Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupé

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 November 2015  -  1,269 View  -  0 Comments
Mercedes-Benz is trying its hand at an entry level AMG line. Think of it as a half AMG, you don’t get the insane power of a full AMG machine but it still employs a host of theatrics to make the experience exciting. The GLE450 AMG is the first of the AMG Sport lineup we have tested and also our... Read Article