New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

The iconic Grand Prix Circuit will present a new challenge to the GTC drivers as they tackle the country’s fastest racetrack on June 16.

Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

Suzuki kicks off its new model assault with an all new Swift hatchback and standalone sedan called the Dzire.

Hot new BMW 650i here

2005-11-29 13:24
The two new BMW 650i models replace the BMW 645Ci.

Featuring 25 kW more power and an increase in torque of 40 Nm give BMW's two large sports cars even more dynamic performance.

The new BMW 650i Coupé accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, while its open-air counterpart completes the same exercise in 5.7 seconds.

Passing another vehicle in fourth gear of the six-speed manual gearbox featured as standard (an optional six-speed Steptronic automatic transmission is available) takes the 650i Coupé just 4.7 seconds, with the 650i Convertible requiring only 0.2 seconds more.

Top speed of both models is limited electronically to 250 km/h.

According to BMW the 650i coupé consumes just 11.9 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres, while the corresponding figure on the 650i Convertible is 12.9 litres/100 km.

Exterior changes include a new 19-inch wheel design with different-sized tyres (245/40 R 19 at the front, 275/35 R 19 at the rear) and there are new body colours too. At the rear the track is 8mm wider.


  • BMW 650i Coupe: R751 000
  • BMW 650i Coupe Steptronic: R765 400
  • BMW 650i Convertible: R826 500
  • BMW 650i Convertible Steptronic: R840 900

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