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BMW M3/M4 Competition pack coming

BMW M3/M4 Competition pack coming

The BMW M3 Sedan, the BMW M4 Coupe and the BMW M4 Convertible demonstrate the perfect combination of high-performance sports car engineering with unrestricted everyday utility. From March 2016, all three body styles will be available with a special Competition Package from BMW M GmbH that combines added sporty personality …

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Naked man halts Johannesburg traffic

Johannesburg – A naked man caused consternation on the M1 in Johannesburg on Thursday morning as he was pictured walking across the road during peak traffic. Motorists immediately took to social media to inform various authorities and news agencies of the odd sighting, complaining that the man was disrupting traffic. …

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The most expensive cars in South Africa

If you cannot afford the new 2017 Bugatti Chiron, priced at R36 million, there are a few other luxury cars which may suit your budget. Bugatti recently confirmed that its new supercar, the 2017 Bugatti Chiron, will replace the recently-retired Veyron. Two things stand out about the new 2017 Bugatti …

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Drones increasing challenge for aviation

drone news

Geneva – The use of drones (remotely piloted aircraft systems) is forecast to grow exponentially and is posing an increasing challenge for airspace users, according to Gilberto Lopez Meyer, senior vice president for safety and flight operations at the International Air Transport Association (Iata). “Drones are increasingly being used in …

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Mazda MX-5 scoops Japan car of the year award

mazda mx 5

The all-new Mazda MX-5 has been named 2015-2016 Car of the Year by the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame (JAHFA). An award ceremony was held at Mazda’s Tokyo office. The MX-5 Roadster is the third Mazda to win the award following the Mazda RX-8 which took the honour in 2003. …

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Porsche claims COTY again

porsche macan

Porsche achieved two feats at the 30-year anniversary of the WesBank / SAGMJ Car Of The Year competition. First, its magnificent Porsche Macan S Diesel has become both the first SUV to claim the coveted prize, and the brand became the first to win the prestigious award for three consecutive …

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Ford recall because door could ‘fly open’

Ford Motor Company is recalling almost 400 000 vehicles because of a problem with a door that could unlatch while driving. The company issued a safety recall in North America for approximately 390 000 2012-2014 Ford Fiesta and 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles due to the door latch …

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Rush-hour truck restrictions on way for SA

In a move to curb South Africa’s appalling road death toll, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters is proposing restrictions for goods vehicles on public roads. According to the department, the restrictions will affect commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle mass (GVM) exceeding 9 000kg. The intended regulations will be published for …

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Clarkson, Hammond and May still coming to SA

BBC Worldwide announced yesterday that the Top Gear Live Tour – which features a Johannesburg leg from June 12 to 14 – will go ahead but will “not however feature any BBC Top Gear branding or content”. The future of the tour was in the balance after the BBC last …

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