8 smart tips to beat sunshine glare

The setting (or rising) sun during "rush" hours can temporarily blind drivers. Make sure you're protected - read our handy guide.

KIA: Now it's the edgy, wedgy Koup

Kia continues to pleasantly surprise the South African car market with its growing product choice. The addition of the sexily sporty, 225km/h, Koup, says DAVE FALL, has just made things even better.

Advertorial: BMW M6 Gran Coupé

2013-07-15 12:41

SETTING NEW STANDARDS: BMW’s M6 Gran Coupé, powered by an M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine, sets new standards in comfort and driving dynamics. Image: BMW


Seemingly unstoppable, incredibly sporty, a singular presence – does not follow conventional rules, it sets new standards. Masterfully combining a passion for the exceptional with resolutely athletic design and thoroughbred motorsport technology, the designers and engineers at BMW M have created something truly exceptional.

With unique features like the distinctive kidney grille in the M design; and the M TwinPower Turbo eight-cylinder petrol engine that expertly catapults the vehicle from 0 - 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and also effortlessly tops the ratings in long-term efficiency, it is clear that perfection means fulfilling the greatest demands.


Even from a distance, its powerful silhouette shows that the BMW M6 Gran Coupé exceeds all expectations.

Its long wheelbase, the elongated bonnet and dynamically-designed lines define the sporty design. The vehicle’s unique character is highlighted by the M6 emblem in the kidney grille with chrome-plated double slats, air vents and a spectacular roof that is constructed entirely out of carbon.

The interior is striking with specially-selected colours and materials. The BMW individual roofliner in leather and Alcantara is closely moulded to the inner contours of the carbon roof. The driver-orientated design includes a central console that presents all relevant information on a 10.2" Control Display.

The colour BMW Heads-Up Display also projects these into the driver’s field of vision. There’s even space for one more passenger; extraordinary for a high performance coupe.


This car does not follow an example but a philosophy. Technology derived from motorsport and comfort that meets the greatest requirements.

The BMW M6 Gran Coupé has an athletic and extravagant character. Not built for the mainstream but for the limits of motoring physics. Typical of BMW M; high performance that sets standards in every respect.

An M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine and a seven-speed M double-clutch transmission with Drivelogic provides maximum power and supreme efficiency in every range of engine speed. The high-performance chassis combines razor-sharp precision with outstanding agility.

The freely programmable M Drive vehicle settings in the BMW M6 Gran Coupé add to the impressive features list.


A competitive edge is the finest reward for efficiency. Thanks to intelligent BMW EfficientDynamics technologies, the BMW M6 Gran Coupé also inspires in the disciplines of fuel consumption and emissions.

BMW M GmbH maintains a long tradition in optimising high-performance engines – in terms of efficiency too. This is the noticeable result of applied engineering talent: innovative M TwinPower Turbo technologies increase dynamics and achieve enormous saving potentials all at the same time.

The seven-speed M double-clutch transmission shift faster and more precisely. Losses in power and energy are thus minimised or even neutralised. The Auto Start/Stop function resolutely stops any unnecessary fuel consumption, for example, while the vehicle is stationary.

Brake Energy Regeneration transforms kinetic energy into valuable power reserves and feeds them into the battery with every touch of the brake pedal.

For more information, click here to contact a BMW Dealer.

Driver's lucky escape

2013-09-03 07:42

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