Speedglas X3 Sets The Pace In Bronkhorstspruit

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Richard Leeke and Danie Stassen in the Speedglas Welding Helmets BMW put in a sterling effort in the Atlas Copco 400, fifth round of the South African Cross Country Series, which ended in Bronkhorstspruit on Saturday August 4. Their seventh place in class T was not a fair reflection of their pace though, but the crew has taken heart from their race time on the first loop, which shows they were right up with the very best in terms of outright speed. Unfortunately, an airlock in the cooling system –…

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The V8 power unit for the new BMW 8 Series Coupe: A masterpiece from the Munich engine plant.

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Assembly of the new eight-cylinder engine featuring BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology at the long-established BMW Group headquarters excels through high-tech and precision craftsmanship Munich. The new BMW 8 Coupe is now rolling off the assembly line at the BMW Dingolfing plant, whilst the engine for the most dynamic model variant is being built at the company’s main factory in Munich. Parallel to the start of production of the luxury sports car, assembly of the first V8 engines for the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 10.5 – 10.0 l/100 km; combined CO2…

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The new BMW M2 Coupe Edition Black Shadow is Coming to SA, and Its looking hotter than ever!

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The new BMW M2 Coupe Edition Black Shadow will be available to order from April 2018 and at dealer floors from June 2018. The German car maker said there will only 20 units will be available in South Africa. With worldwide sales of more than 12,000 units, the BMW M2 was the most successful model from the BMW M in 2017. BMW said the huge popularity prompted the development of an edition model once more underscoring the compact high-performance sports car’s dynamics. Racing technology and an expressive, high performance-oriented design…

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Haval’s new H6 SUV will make people over look the C-word

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There’s a completely new brand of SUV called Haval coming to South Africa, which is nice. But if you buy one, be prepared to hear the C-word. A lot. Haval is Chinese, a part of the Great Wall Motors (GWM) group. While some early models were badged “Great Wall Haval”, it’s now a standalone SUV brand.  “Early” is a relative term for a company that was only founded in 1990. But the range now includes the small H2, the large H8 and the off-road-style seven-seater H9. Haval’s newest model is the mid-sized H6, which is currently…

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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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