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.

New engines, packages for 1 Series

2009-06-25 08:02
BMW spruces up its 1 Series range with the addition of two new engines and two cosmetic packages.

Two four-cylinder petrol and turbodiesel powerplants both meet EU5 emissions ratings and are offered on the 1 Series Coupe.

The 120i Coupe receives a 2.0-litre unit with direct petrol injection that has 125 kW and 210 Nm on tap at 6 700 and 4 250 r/min, respectively. This car sprints from a standing start to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds and has a top speed o 224 km/h.

Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 6.6 l/100 km and its CO2 emission rating is listed as 153 g/km.

Furthermore, the 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine that produces 105 kW at 4 000 r/min and 300 Nm at between 1 750 and 2 500 r/min and ensured the three-door 118d a World Green Car of the Year title in 2008, now finds its way to the coupe range.

The 118d Coupe goes from 0 - 100 km/h in 9 seconds and has a top speed o 210 km/h. Average fuel consumption is 4.5 l/100 km and it releases 119 g/km of CO2 emissions.

Because these models subscribe to BMW's EfficientDynamics, technologies such as brake energy regeneration, gearshift point indicator and on-demand management of certain functions, are standard.

Edition models

In addition, Lifestyle and Sport Edition packages are being offered on the three- and five-door models.

The Lifestyle Edition is finished in Marrakesh Brown metallic paintwork and adds chrome-plated tailpipes, 17-inch five-spoke light alloy rims and a leather-rimmed sports steering wheel with multifunction controls.

Edition models come standard with the M Sports Package, including the M Aerodynamics Package, a sports suspension and 17-inch light alloy wheels.

The interior sports details such as stainless steel pedals, an M sports steering wheel, an M gearshift lever, aluminium trim and sports seats for the driver and front passenger.

The latest generation iDrive and a new 800 x 400 pixel control display is offered across the range.


There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.