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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.

SA gets new look Audi A8

2005-10-04 07:29

New face for A8

A 3.0 TDI is joining the range-topping 4.2-litre V8 engine. The launch of the A8 3.0 TDI quattro also signals the introduction of the new trapezoidal single frame grille to the A8 range.

The V6 engine in the A8 3.0 TDI quattro is the same as in the A4 and A6 but kicks out more power. It is rated at 171 kW at 4 000 r/min and produces an 450 Nm of torque between 1 400 and 3 250 r/min.

This model sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.8 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 243 km/h.

Audi claims that the A8 3.09 TDI has an overall fuel consumption of 8.4 litres per 100 km, which means that the car has a range of over 1 000 km on a single tank of fuel.

In line with its premium status, the A8 3.0 TDI is equipped with a high level of standard equipment which includes, amongst others, adaptive air suspension, DVD-based satellite navigation, bi-Xenon headlights, leather upholstery, electrically operated front seats, to name but a few.

In addition, A8 3.0 TDI customers can customise their cars by choosing from a complete list of options ranging from radar-cruise control to special interior trim and leather options.

Price: R645 000

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