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.

Potent diesel muscle for X3

2006-01-19 09:00

At the same time, the new BMW X3 3.0d heralds not only the introduction of a high-performance diesel power plant to the range, but also the addition of colour-coded bumpers to the entire line-up.

Maximum output for this X3's 3.0-litre straight-six diesel is 160 kW, while peak torque is 480 Nm, which is available between 1 750 to 2 750 r/min.

With this engine BMW is using a second-generation common rail system with significantly higher injection pressure and volume control.

Power is transferred to the wheels by a six-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic manual shift function.

BMW claims a 0-100 km/h acceleration in 7.9 seconds, while top speed is limited to 210 km/h. due to the use of all-terrain tyres. However, if the vehicle is equipped with the optional Sports Package with road-biased tyres and sports suspension, top speed is 218 km/h.

According to BMW the combined EU fuel cycle is 8.6 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres.


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