BMW reveals all-new and innovative 2019 X5 model

Following the market launch of the first BMW X2, and the new BMW X4, a new edition of the BMW X5 has been launched for the ‘year of the BMW X model’. The all-new fourth generation BMW X5 is longer, taller, wider and impresses with its wealth of innovations. It re-equips to continue fighting large rival SUV’s to the likes of the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90. The new X5 builds on the success of the previously sold 2.2 million units, since its debut in 2000. NEW BMW X5 DESIGN The new X5 takes on a mild styling evolution. Most [...]

By |2018-06-19T20:32:25+00:00June 15th, 2018|ICE Cars, News|

2019 Ford Shelby F-150 coming to SA!

Shelby South Africa announced this week that it will be taking orders for a limited amount of 2019 Ford Shelby F-150 trucks. The announcement mentioned that these will be arriving from the end of 2019 has been met with massive interest. The Shelby F-150s will have a right-hand drive (RHD) conversion and “represents a rare opportunity to acquire a bit of real bakkie history. But we urge prospective buyers to contact Shelby South Africa as soon as possible to avoid disappointment." - Shelby South Africa CEO Peter Lindenberg said. Trim The Shelby F-150 is powered by a 565kW Shelby engineered supercharged [...]

By |2018-06-19T20:26:06+00:00June 8th, 2018|ICE Cars, News|

Introducing the Ferrari SP38

A Ferrari SP38 was unveiled a few days ago and spawns from the Ferrari One-Off programme. The unique project was commissioned by one of the Italian automaker’s most devoted customers. Who, aside from the apparent exquisite taste, remains a mystery. The Ferrari SP38 makes use of underpinnings (chassis and running gear) from the 488 GTB. It was designed by the Ferrari Design Centre with a purpose to create a car for the road and track because the client has a “deep passion for racing”. As a result, the client worked with Ferrari on the car from conception. Together they combined [...]

By |2018-05-30T21:41:53+00:00May 29th, 2018|ICE Cars, News, Sports Cars|

Mercedes-Benz X-Class – South Africa prices

Pricing for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie has been released in South Africa, which has been in effect as of the 1st of April 2018. Mercedes-Benz X-Class Equipment lines MBSA also confirmed two design and equipment lines:  The first is the Mercedes-Benz X-Class Progressive. This gives the rugged bakkie some extra styling and comfort functions making it prestigious for private or dual use. The second is the high-end line X-Class Power. This is for buyers who find styling, performance and comfort equally important. This variant is suitable for urban environments as well as for sports and leisure activities that go off-road. Also, it has [...]

By |2018-05-03T11:48:29+00:00April 24th, 2018|ICE Cars, News|

Biggest reveals of Geneva Motor Show

Every year it’s probably said that this show was the most tech-heavy, but each year we keep advancing even further. The first day at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show was explosive, Twitter was buzzing with all the latest reveals and displays. There’s still a significant presence of the ICE (internal combustion engine) supercars and 1,000+ horsepower hypercars. In addition, there was also the next wave of battery and electric-powered vehicles. Ferrari, McLaren, Lamborghini, and Aston Martin continue to amaze crowds with pistons and petrol. However, Geneva 2018 also saw a strong presence of more efficient machines such as turbine [...]

By |2018-03-08T21:48:32+00:00March 8th, 2018|Car Technology, EV's, ICE Cars, News|

5 Discontinued SUV’s

SUVs are beginning to take over our roads. Almost every automaker, apart from the high-end likes of Ferrari and McLaren, have an SUV on offer. SUV choices range from affordable vehicles like the Honda CR-V to six-figure options like the Bentley Bentayga. Much like models in every other segment, there is much variety in SUV offerings. Although a booming success (SUV market), there are models whose lifespan were cut short. This list covers some SUVs that have been discontinued. Some have been missed while some are not even that well known. Would you like to see any of these make [...]

By |2018-01-28T23:09:14+00:00January 13th, 2018|ICE Cars|

BMW releases a 360-Degree Virtual Test Drive Experience on Mars in an X3

Ever wonder what's it like to drive on the red planet? You can now take a virtual drive in the new BMW X3! Much like seeing those distinct angel eyes in your rearview mirror rocketing toward you, BMW is moving a few lightyears ahead with its new BMW X3. Automakers the world over are testing their products on different terrains but BMW now created a test drive experience on Mars. Yes, you read right, on Mars! Talk about innovative, you can now experience the new top-spec 2018 BMW X3 M40i in a 360-degree virtual reality drive on Mars. The 360 [...]

By |2017-09-27T14:11:54+00:00September 29th, 2017|Car Technology, ICE Cars|

Cars in the spotlight this week

I’m not one to take a high interest in concepts and “vision” cars as I feel they don’t transcend into anything solid. Well, not all of the time, but most of the time. However, this week in motoring there have been several cars to have hit motoring headlines around the world, some of these cars include the McLaren 720S revealed at Pebble Beach, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet, the BMW Z4 Concept and BMW’s new M5. Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet 2017 Mercedes Maybach 6 Cabriolet Mercedes promised a big surprise at this year’s Monterey Car Week and certainly [...]

By |2017-09-12T22:47:35+00:00August 24th, 2017|ICE Cars, News|

Street-Legal BMW M1 Graces Pebble Beach

From the 40 BMW M1s that were produced, there was only one from that pack that has been registered for road use. This classic is on display at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Every year about 200 of the best collector cars in the world are rolled out for the Pebble Beach Concours. This year the BMW M1 is to make an appearance. This Concours forms part of the Monterey Car Week & Concours D'elegance. MONTEREY CAR WEEK This event takes place in Monterey County which is a coastal city in California, USA. The streets, parks, golf courses and [...]

By |2017-09-12T22:47:05+00:00August 21st, 2017|ICE Cars|

The Mercedes Benz bakkie is in South Africa, called X-Class

Mercedes Benz pulls the cover off on what probably was the most anticipated 'bakkie' in automotive history – the X-Class. All was revealed to South Africa. The international launch of the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class took place right here in Cape Town, South Africa. It’s the first time a premium manufacturer has produced a bakkie. Of course, it had to be explosive. Even its name exudes some mystery. Anyone else thinks X-Men? The X-Class pickup should come as no surprise as the Mercedes Benz commercial vehicle market is quite large. The German automaker is trying to close the gap between passenger cars [...]

By |2017-09-12T22:46:14+00:00July 20th, 2017|ICE Cars|