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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.

A4, A5 get new 1.8 TFSI

2008-01-25 08:34
Audi's new A4 and A5 will be bolstered with a new entry-level engine 1.8 TFSI in two different states of tune for the different models.

The four-cylinder engine combines turbocharging with direct fuel injection and is tuned to generate 88 kW and 230 Nm from 1 500 to 3 650 r/min in the A4. It is mated with a manual six-speed gearbox.

A4 1.8 TFSI accelerates to 100 km/h in 10.5 seconds and has a top speed of 208 km/h while returning an average fuel consumption of 7.1 l/100 km.

The same engine in the A5 produces 125 kW and peak torque of 250 Nm from 1 500 to 4 800 r/min, matched with either a manual or Multitronic transmission.

It propels the coupe from 0 - 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds and has a top speed of 218 km/h. It consumes an average of 7.4 l/100 km.

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