Road tests 2.8.2018 10:08 am

ROAD TEST: Jekyll and Hyde BMW M5 breaks all the records

Biggest difference between previous model and this one is addition of M xDrive.

By now most of you should know that one of my main work functions is the road testing of vehicles to see what I believe their every day performance abilities are in South Africa.

ROAD TEST: Jekyll and Hyde BMW M5 breaks all the records
ROAD TEST: Jekyll and Hyde BMW M5 breaks all the records

ROAD TEST: Jekyll and Hyde BMW M5 breaks all the records

Biggest difference between previous model and this one is addition of M xDrive.

New Jaguar XE S goes head-to-head with well-established German tree
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New Jaguar XE S goes head-to-head with well-established German tree

Although pricey, it is fun to drive and offers plenty of comfort and refinement.
High-class Lamborghini Urus arrives in SA
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High-class Lamborghini Urus arrives in SA

With 119.5kW/l it claims one of the highest specific power outputs in its class.
All-new Volkswagen Touareg driven
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All-new Volkswagen Touareg driven

The numerous innovative features on the new model put it in a class of its own.
New VW Arteon is a beauty to compete with the big boys
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New VW Arteon is a beauty to compete with the big boys

Yes, it’s a ‘ship’ – but it grows on you with its signature R-line steering wheel and heated seats.
DRIVEN: All-new Volvo XC60 impresses
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DRIVEN: All-new Volvo XC60 impresses

Handling is reasonable considering the vehicle’s identity as a luxury crossover.
ROAD TEST: Dicing with the devil in Merc’s GT R
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ROAD TEST: Dicing with the devil in Merc’s GT R

This R2.8 million beast of a machine is the three Fs: firm, fast and fun.
Motorists given option to hit the road on two wheels
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Motorists given option to hit the road on two wheels

Cycling-oriented accessories are handpicked and factory-approved.
DRIVEN: All-new Volvo XC40
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DRIVEN: All-new Volvo XC40

Abundance of electronic nannies shield the driver, which does not add to a hands-on feeling.
DRIVEN: Affordable Mitsubishi ASX is suitable for urban use
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DRIVEN: Affordable Mitsubishi ASX is suitable for urban use

Panoramic sunroof is standard and there is plenty of headroom in the first two rows.
New Ford Fiesta is the real GT deal
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New Ford Fiesta is the real GT deal

This ‘frugal’ model in the range saved R1 300 in fuel on a long roadtrip.
DRIVEN: Changan Star minivan is a little workhorse with big appeal
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DRIVEN: Changan Star minivan is a little workhorse with big appeal

Economical, well priced and refreshingly simple – all in all a joy to drive.
Toyota’s Rush joins compact SUV craze
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Toyota’s Rush joins compact SUV craze

In a highly competitive segment, you won’t go wrong buying one of them.
TESTED: Renault Stepway versus the Kwid
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TESTED: Renault Stepway versus the Kwid

Both have three-cyclinder engines, but Stepway has a turbocharger too.
ROAD TEST: Jaguar’s XJR 575 is unique
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ROAD TEST: Jaguar’s XJR 575 is unique

XJR hits 100km/h in the claimed 4.4 seconds and feels nimble on the road.
DRIVEN: An expensive X 350d bakkie for Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts
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DRIVEN: An expensive X 350d bakkie for Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts

The gearboxes and engines leave much to be desired in a high-end vehicle.
The best from Affalterbach – Mercedes-AMG S 65 Sedan & GLC 63 S
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The best from Affalterbach – Mercedes-AMG S 65 Sedan & GLC 63 S

Choosing between two of the executive sports power industry’s finest.
DRIVEN: All-new Suzuki Swift
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DRIVEN: All-new Suzuki Swift

New model’s features upgraded to make it the safest in the range.
We drive the new Mitsubishi Triton Athlete bakkie
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We drive the new Mitsubishi Triton Athlete bakkie

Leather all round, with the power to go with a classy ride.
ROAD TEST: New Volkswagen Arteon R-line is stepping up
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ROAD TEST: New Volkswagen Arteon R-line is stepping up

It is a surprisingly sprightly ride with slick gear shift s and minimal body roll.
New versatile Renault Clio R.S 18 is ready to race
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New versatile Renault Clio R.S 18 is ready to race

Style of exclusive design choices, plus comfort and convenience make the new Renault greatly coveted.
Our long-term VW Golf GTD goes clubbing
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Our long-term VW Golf GTD goes clubbing

It’s performed flawlessly in the 2 500km it’s covered so far in the daily work grind.
Sensible Vigus 4×4 Diesel bakkie impresses
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Sensible Vigus 4×4 Diesel bakkie impresses

This vehicle doesn’t compromise performance for its low price.
DRIVEN: New Mercedes-AMG GLC63 is an SUV to drill nearly anything
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DRIVEN: New Mercedes-AMG GLC63 is an SUV to drill nearly anything

Mercedes designed the GLC S SUV and coupe ‘to be highly sporty and dynamic’, says CEO.
Premium feel in the new Volkswagen Crafter
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Premium feel in the new Volkswagen Crafter

Buyers will be spoilt for choice with a range of lengths, heights and optional extras available.
DRIVEN: Hardcore Porsche GT2 RS is an ultimate sports car
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DRIVEN: Hardcore Porsche GT2 RS is an ultimate sports car

This machine has no subtlety and demands respect … and the best in safety comes standard.

 

 

 

 

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