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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.

F1 gizmos, 450kW for next M5

2009-06-29 08:28
BMW is getting wicked with the new M5, which is due in 2010, as the carmakers gears up its next super sedan.

The next-generation model will be muscled up with twin-turbo power, making it a worthy competitor to Audi’s monstrous RS6.

The 2010 M5 is reported to get a new twin-turbocharged V10 engine. The new unit will be derived from BMW’s 420kW 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, which will power the X5 M and X6 M models.

In M5 guise, this unit will It will produce about 450kW and is rumoured to be paired to an F1-style KERS system. This system will allow the driver to boost performance at the touch of a button.

Also, Auto Express reports that fuel efficiency will form part of the M5’s genes thank to a new system that shuts down cylinders when they are not needed.

BMW will show the new 5 Series sedan range at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, while the range-topping M5 will be unveiled next year.

 
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