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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.

Audi's super-clean A8

2007-08-08 07:30
An addition to the Audi's A8 range, of which a major facelift is planned for the Frankfurt show, is the new 2.8 engine using FSI technology.

The latest addition to the range is a six-cylinder unit using FSI direct injection and Audi's new valvelift technology that varies the valve lift based on the power demands.

Combined with a range of friction-reducing measures on many components, Valvelift is said to reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 %.

The V6 produces 154 kW and 280 Nm from 3 000 to 5 000 r/min. Acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h is a brisk 8 seconds, while the top speed for this luxury sedan is 238 km/h.

Cleanest in class

Audi claims fuel consumption of 8.3 l/100 km and CO2 emission of 199 g/km, which according to the manufacturer is the lowest in its class.

The new model is equipped with front wheel drive and Audi's Multitronic continuously variable transmission.

Being a member of the flagship range, the 2.8 FSI is also equipped with other trademarks including the use of Audi's Space Frame Technology, adaptive air suspension, decreased NVH levels and a host of safety and comfort features.

Audi SA has confirmed that the A8 2.8 FSI will not be coming to South Africa.

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