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MOTORING: BMW’S BUDGET ‘SUPERCAR’?: The new BMW M6 Coupe is something of an understated hero. The last version, which is still a rare sight on South African
MOTORING: THE NEW BEETLE V2.0: The Beetle is indelibly linked to the flower power era, with its risk-free sex and rock ‘n roll lifestyle. Volkswagen successfully resurrected this motoring icon in the 90s, but how does the latest incarnation measure up?
MOTORING: MERCEDES-BENZ SL 500: With its long history, the Mercedes-Benz SL is possibly the most famous sports convertible in the world. Brent Ellis takes the latest, refreshed version of the impressive SL for a drive.
MOTORING: FIAT 500C 1.2 POP: Meet South Africa’s cheapest convertible. Brent Ellis drives the Fiat 500C 1.2 Pop, a small, fairly affordable and cute little car that ticks so many ‘cool’ boxes, it’s almost unbelievable.
MOTORING: CAR OF THE YEAR 2013 ROUND-UP: Twelve of the latest and greatest cars are under scrutiny by a panel of judges for the ultimate South African motoring title. Brent Ellis takes us through the contenders for the prestigious 2013 Car of the Year competition.
MOTORING: URBAN CHIC – AUDI Q3: It's no secret that the SUV segments are the fastest-growing in the local motor industry. And so, Brent Ellis tries out Audi's new rather expensive Q3 SUV. It leaves him wondering what the point of it is really.
MAMBA MOTORING: THE GOLF CABRIO RETURNS: There’s nothing better than open-topped motoring. And there’s no shortage of convertibles on the South African market, but one of the latest and surely one of the most iconic, is the new VW Golf Cabrio.
MOTORING: JAGUAR’S PRIDE – XKR-S CONVERTIBLE: Having spent time in some or other car during the previous two Joburg Pride parades, I needed to step up my game for 2012. Enter the Jaguar XKR-S Convertible, the fastest production Jaguar the world’s seen.
MOTORING: THE BMW Z4: If you’d asked Brent Ellis a month ago for his hottest sports car on the market he’d probably mention the Merc SLK, but after spending a week behind the wheel of the latest BMW Z4, he’s singing a very different tune...
MOTORING: HYUNDAI ELANTRA WINS COTY 2012: The Hyundai Elantra 1.8 GLS was crowned the 2012 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year at a spectacular gala banquet in Midrand on Wednesday, reports Brent Ellis.