2017 Renault Duster Revealed

2017 Renault Duster Revealed
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What is it? Shockingly affordable, says Renault . How shocking? This compact crossover-style machine costs from R304 900 or R85 000 less than the price of a Nissan Qashqai 1.5cdi. The Duster is bigger inside, too and has the same 1.5-litre dCi turbodiesel engine should you so wish. That’s shocking. Indeed, it should be no surprise to find there are compromises to saving money when buying a Renault Duster. It’s just that the proven Renault bits beneath mean it shouldn’t break or fall to bits.  To buyers who want something…

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200 unit limited run model celebrates BMW’s DTM 2016 driver’s title win

200 unit limited run model celebrates BMW’s DTM 2016 driver’s title win
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BMW has unveield the DTM Champion Edition M4, complete with a huge rear wing, a BMW M colour sticker kit and a power boost up to 493bhp.   Effectively an M4 GTS but with a different set of decals, the DTM special uses the same water injection technology and has a 0-62mph time of 3.8 seconds. The car also comes with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres and the quite frankly ludicrous titanium exhaust system found on the GTS. The sticker and aero kit is said to mimic DTM race…

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First look @ Jaguars E-Pace

First look @ Jaguars E-Pace
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by James Taylor The new Jaguar E-Pace will be unveiled in full on 13 July, it has been confirmed. The smallest member of Jaguar’s burgeoning Pace-themed SUV family, it will join the established F-Pace and the upcoming i-Pace electric crossover. First, Jaguar released a preview image showing part of the E-Pace’s tail, then tweeted an image showing the whole side profile of the car alongside its bigger F-Pace brother and the new i-Pace electric SUV. It’s no great surprise that the tail-lights adopt a similar family look to the F-Pace (and, in turn,…

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BMW’s new ‘Concept Link’ scooter

BMW’s new ‘Concept Link’ scooter
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Think scooter meets smartphone BMW Motorrad Concept Linkby visordown YOU’RE riding your motorcycle (or scooter) when suddenly you realise you don’t know where your next appointment is. If only your motorcycle (or scooter) knew. No, we’ve never thought this either. But BMW Motorrad has never been one to let mere demand dictate innovation and so the German firm has just unveiled this, an electric scooter concept that ‘keeps the rider connected while riding, thereby expanding his mobile world by providing him with new opportunities’. See, you want it now, don’t you? Called…

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Renault shows off new Megane RS in Monaco

Renault shows off new Megane RS in Monaco
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Five-door layout, auto and manual options confirmed for French GTI rival. Renault has fired its first shots in a looming hot hatch battle, presenting the new Megane RS to Formula One spectators at the Monaco Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg, star driver for Renault’s F1 program, punted a mildly disguised example of the upcoming model around the circuit during a celebration of the brand’s grand prix history. The 2015 Le Mans winner seemed happy with the car, telling Renault publicists he was “hooked first time out by the excellence of its…

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