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.

BMW hatches 'M7'

2009-06-29 07:53
The idea of an M Edition of BMW's 7 Series may thrill enthusiasts, but the manufacturer hasn’t entertained any of those thoughts - until now. BMW has released an M Sports package for its luxury limousine.

Already a dynamic marvel, the M Sports package for the 7 Series comprises an Aerodynamics package along with chrome trim for the sportier front and rear aprons and electronically controlled Dynamic Drive.

The look is rounded off with 19-inch M light alloy wheels (20-inchers are optional) and leather sports seats for the interior, along with a leather M multifunction steering wheel, interior trim in fine-grain aluminium and roof lining in anthracite.

The BMW M Sports Package is available for all models in the BMW 7 Series with both the normal and extended wheelbase.

In addition to the M Sports package, BMW also bolsters its 7 Series line-up with a new turbodiesel engine.

The 740d is powered by a twin-turbo straight six diesel engine with 225 kW and 600 Nm on tap from 1 500 to 2 500 r/min. The all-aluminium engine uses common-rail direct fuel injection and two differently sized turbochargers that operate either individually or together, depending on the driver's requirements.

The 740d accelerates from a 0 - 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds and its top speed is limited to 250 km/h. According to the manufacturer, average fuel consumption is 6.9 l/100 km and the CO2 emission rating is 181 g/km.

BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive will also be introduced on the 7 Series for the first time on 750i and 750Li models.


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