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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.

Prices! Better Z4s, M roadster

2006-03-20 10:21

M version of Z4 here in October

When the face-lifted Z4 arrives here in June, BMW will ad an entry-level 2-litre model to the line-up. The existing 2.5 and 3-litre derivatives is getting a power boost two.

However the real hot news is that the Z4 M is coming too but that will only be launched at Auto Africa in October.

This sizzling Z4's straight-six M3 engine rockets the two-seater from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.0 seconds, and on to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.

Key figures

2.0i

  • 110 kW at 6 200 r/min
  • 110 NM at 3 600 r/min
  • 6-speed manual

    2.5 Si

  • 160 kW at 6 500 r/min
  • 250 Nm at 2 750 - 4 250 r/min
  • 6-speed manual / 6-speed Steptronic Auto

    3.0i Si

  • 195 kW at 6 600 r/min
  • 315 Nm at 2 750 r/min
  • 6-speed manual / 6-speed Steptronic Auto

    Z4 M

  • 252 kW at 7 900 r/min
  • 365 Nm at 4 900 r/min
  • 6-speed manual

    Prices

    Standard model:

  • 2.0i 6-speed manual - R325 000
  • 2.5 Si 6-speed manual - R397 000
  • 2.5 Si 6-speed auto - R411 000
  • 3.0 Si 6-speed manual - R476 500
  • 3.0 Si 6-speed auto - R490 500
  • M 6-speed manual - R547 500

    Exclusive model:

  • 2.0i 6-speed manual - R349 500
  • Z4 M 6-speed manual - R576 500

    Individual model:

  • 2.5 Si 6-speed manual - R428 300
  • 2.5 Si 6-speed auto - R442 300
  • 3.0 Si 6-speed manual - R492 900
  • 3.0 Si 6-speed auto - R506 900

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