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Next BMW 5 Series, SA racers battle on track... 10 amazing stories this week

2016-10-14 14:12

COMING TO SA: The all-new BMW 5 Series will arrive in South Africa early in 2017. Image: BMW SA

Cape Town - From new models to South Africans racer competing internationally, here are 10 motoring shows you shouldn't miss.

Volkswagen SA has launched a new special edition of its popular Polo Vivo, it's called the Storm. Staying with new models, Chevrolet launched its refreshed Trailblazer SUV locally while BMW revealed details of its SA-bound next-gen 5 Series.

In motorsport, Sheldon van der Linde is competing in the Audi TT Cup finale and could become the first South African to win the series. Following a good season, Van der Linde is looking to make the most of the final race-weekend later in October.

This week we looked at ways SA motorists can protect themselves against car-parts switching and ensuring that their vehicles are fitted with the parts they paid for. We also highlighted the meaning of behind many speed signs encountered in SA as well as what the law says regarding parking within a residential area.

Check out our top ten stories for the week!

1 VW launches special edition Polo: New Storm hits SA

Volkswagen has enhanced its best-selling Polo Vivo range with the addition of a visually striking special edition in SA, the new Storm.

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2 Mechanic woes: Car parts switching a reality in SA

'There have been instances where workers have stolen or exchanged parts in workshops,' says the Motor Industry Workshop Association. Have you been a victim of car-part switching?

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3 Chev's new flagship SUV: New Trailblazer rolls into SA

Chevrolet flagship SUV receives a number of cosmetic and mechanical upgrades. We have prices, specs and gallery of the new Trailblazer.

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4 Can you park facing oncoming traffic? Legal vs. illegal parking in SA

Cars parked facing oncoming traffic, vehicles jutting from driveways... motorists park their cars in all directions throughout suburbs in SA. Here's what the law says about parking in SA.

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5 New SA-bound BMW 5 Series: We have all the details

BMW has unveiled details and images of its new 5 Series. The new luxury sedan will use all-new engine and is set to arrive in South Africa in 2017.

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6 The new Naacam auto show and why it's important for SA

The inaugural Naacam auto show hopes to boost automotive growth in South Africa. We find out more about this upcoming show.

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7 Updated Toyota Auris now available in SA

Toyota's updated Auris has been launched with a six model line-up ready to have a crack at the C-segment hatch market.

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8 SA's Sheldon van der Linde heads to Audi Sport TT Cup finale

The final two races of the 2016 Audi Sport TT Cup will take place in Germany this weekend. SA's Sheldon van der Linde hopes to claim the title!

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9 Mark Webber to hang up racing boots after WEC season

Porsche works driver and former F1 racer Mark Webber will quit his professional racing career to become a special representative for the German automaker.

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10 Ready, set, race! SA's iconic Kyalami track 'returns to glory'

SA's revamped Kyalami race track will host an inaugural motorsport event which includes local media compete for the title of fastest motoring journo. Wheels24's Janine Van der Post will be racing!

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