Review: Merc’s Premium X-Class 250d 4×4 pick-up driven. Is it the best bakkie of them all?

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class is the latest member of the premium pick-up segment. It’s tempting to view this segment as a sideshow from the main event that is SUVs, electric cars and the struggle towards full autonomous driving yet, here is a niche that not only makes real life sense but it also manages to have gripping […]

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Review: BMW M760Li – It’s an Opulent Juggernaut

  BMW’s imposing M760Li limo, including a few other segment alternatives, reply to anyone questioning the very idea of a sports limo. It’s pretty basic. It’s about merging royal luxury with power on demand. It’s an age-old recipe but now brimming with high-end safety, astonishing power and mind-boggling digital features. There are plenty of trim […]

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REVIEW: BMW M4 Competition – Frightening yet thrilling!

“Exposure to the Competition Pack is quite frankly life changing. The base car suddenly feels less lively, wayward and down-right dull.”   At the M4 Competition Pack’s heart is the same twin-turbocharged 3-litre straight six petrol engine, producing 331kW and 500Nm. It’s familiar from all other M3/M4 derivatives. It’s just 31kW healthier than the motor […]

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Review – Volkwagen Tiguan AllSpace Comfortline: Is it ALL we need?

  The Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace is understandably priced within reach of society’s typical price expectations. With 3 trim levels; four engine derivatives and one long body, the R463 800 Trendline with its 110kW and 250Nm TSI four-cylinder engine gets the ball rolling. For most potential owners it’ll suffice. It’s interesting enough thanks to the USP […]

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Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S Premium CVT – Who’d have thought that it has a liking for mud?

You too would be surprised if you had witnessed the treacherous road we’ve just ploughed through – plough being the operative word. I’m quite certain that there were some mutterings within the dark corners and around the camp fire that greeted our arrival at a Mpumalanga guest house. The Subaru Impreza is already a rather […]

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REVIEW – Volkswagen 2.0 TSI 162kW Highline 4MOTION DSG

Volkswagen Tiguan -There is no faulting its aesthetic qualities when draped in ‘R-line’ clothes and bejewelled with a storm of chrome on its characterful grille   The Tiguan is Volkswagen’s reply to the booming middle-weight Crossover segment. While it might seem unnatural for petrosexuals, SUVs of any kind hardly make for sporty cars in the first […]

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