Mercedes-Maybach Edition 100 Celebrates 100-Years of Maybach

In honour of this momentous occasion, Mercedes-Benz has announced the Mercedes-Maybach Edition 100, spectacular creation based on what many consider to be the benchmark of the luxury sedan segment. CAR were at the South African unveiling of that vehicle, ...

One piece of tech: Adaptive Cruise Control

Image: Hyman LTD The 1958 Chrysler Imperial was the first car to be sold with cruise control. “Look Ma, no hands!” The year 2000 was predicted to be a new dawn of technology that would’ve included fully-autonomous flying cars ...

EXCLUSIVE: Meeting new Ford Ranger Raptor in the metal

CAR Magazine’s attendance on the Asia-Pacific regional drive of the next-generation Ford Ranger wasn’t the only remarkable experience of our inner-circle media experience with Ford Motor Company South Africa – we also got the opportunity to be one of ...

GT4 ePerformance could give a 911 GT3 Cup car a run for its money

Racing around the track at full tilt, the ePerformance is able to last for 30 minutes The Mission R concept. Photo courtesy of Porsche Newsroom The silent and powerful GT4 ePerformance The GT4 ePerformance showcases how electric vehicle technology ...

Designer Peter Schreyer Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

The man known for donning all-black clothing, black-rimmed glasses designed by Philippe Starch and for his “competitive, inventive and analytic nature”, Peter Schreyer, has just received Autocar’s ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award. This hardly comes as a surprise given that he ...

New tech and updated looks for the BMW 3 Series

There are few nameplates in the motoring world that carry as much clout as that of the inimitable 3 Series, our 2022 Top12 Best Buy in the premium midsize segment. Now in its seventh incarnation, the G20 has just ...

DRIVEN: Ford Ranger 2,0-litre Bi-Turbo Diesel Double Cab 4×4 Wildtrak

THAILAND – As a member of Ford Motor Company South Africa’s (FMCSA) inner circle of select media, CAR Magazine has been privy to a series of pre-launch reveals and live talks with subject matter experts on the upcoming new ...

WATCH: R.O.C’s highlights from the 2022 Simola Hillclimb

“/> Ryan O’Connor runs us through his highlights from the 2022 Simola Hillclimb, widely considered to be the premier motoring event of the South African motorsport calendar.

BMW teases the facelifted 3 Series

Photos courtesy of BMW press site. A GT3 G82’s flared nostrils An i40 M50 wit a the enlarged kidney grilles Unsurprisingly, change is not always accepted with open arms. The outcry for smaller kidney grilles has been heard and ...

Bentley unveils the extended wheelbase Bentayga

Last week we reported on the upcoming launch of a new Bentley model and that all indications pointed to an extended wheelbase Bentayga. Our psychic abilities proved to still be strong when Crewe’s stretched out ultra-luxury SUV launched on ...

BMW’s i3 Sedan first to sit on its Neue Klasse Platform

In 2021 BMW group announced their ambitious growth and profitability targets with a full technology offensive for 2021 and beyond. This includes a comprehensive realignment for the Bavarian automaker and from a technological perspective, BMW plans to take premium ...

Chery unveils its 5-seater middle child, the Tiggo 7 Pro

The Tiggo 7 Pro’s interior Chery’s middle child, the Tiggo 7 Pro, has finally arrived and comfortably slots between its siblings, the Tiggo 4 and Tiggo 8. The Tiggo 7 Pro not only sets itself up as a middle ...

The times they are a changin’: the next GT-R might be electric

Photos courtesy of Nissan. Photos courtesy of Nissan. Photos courtesy of Nissan. The esteemed 2000GT-R Electrification has turned the automotive industry on its head. Die-hard petrol-heads have been blindsided left and right by the constant bombardment of new electric ...

All-new Porsche Macan and Audi Q6 EVs coming in 2023

Image: AutoCar Luxury German sub-brands in the Volkswagen Group stable, Porsche and Audi, are in the process of co-developing a pair of high-performance electric SUVs that will be built on an all-new Premium Platform Electric (PPE) architecture – the ...

Small EVs, Big Investment for Volkswagen, Cupra and Škoda

VW Group CEO Herbert Diess has just released sketches of its three ultra-compact urban electric cousins from Volkswagen, Cupra and Škoda. According to Herr Diess they aim to “make the access to e-mobility easier and push the country’s future ...

Top Gear covers Rob Dahm’s otherworldly 4 rotor RX-7

The only limit is your imagination. The only limit is your ambition and commitment. Corny motivational one-liners aside, when pursuing your dreams, the only thing stopping you is your desire to make those dreams a reality. For some, the ...

McLaren’s MSO LAB lifts off into the Metaverse

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) LAB, the brand’s bespoke division that prides itself on performance, innovation, and craftsmanship, has join the metaverse with the first of a series of rare and ultra-exclusive NFT (Non-Fungible Token) drops, called the Genesis Collection. ...

GALLERY: Classic Car Friday at the 2022 Simola Hillclimb

As of today, the surroundings of the Knysna locale were alive with the sounds of purpose built, gasoline powered machinery marking the start of the 2022 Simola Hillclimb. The event kicked off with Classic Car Friday showcasing pre-war challengers, ...

VW designer Klaus Zyciora reimagines VW ID. Buzz as a pick-up

In celebration of World Design Day, VW’s Group Design head Klaus Zyciora, posted a rendering on Instagram that brought to life – somewhat- a pick-up version the VW ID. Buzz.  Although there’s a good chance that we’ll likely never ...

Formula 1: 2022 Miami Grand Prix – what to expect

The 2022 Miami Grand Prix will be taking place this weekend and will be the inaugural event to take place in Florida. Here is what to expect ahead of the weekend which will see the coastal city become the ...

R.O.C. interviews Formula E driver Mitch Evans in Monaco

“/> Ryan O’Connor interviews Jaguar TCS‘s Mitch Evans ahead of the 2022 Monaco E-Prix.

R.O.C. and Wayne Parnell in the Mercedes-AMG G63

“/> Professional cricketer Wayne Parnell is a man who needs no introduction. Ryan O’Connor rides shotgun with this South African icon in Mercedes-AMG’s inimitable G63, discussing the world of professional sport, cricket in particular and Wayne’s journey to the ...

1-millionth locally built VW Polo for export rolls off the production line

Since 2002, Volkswagen’s Kariega plant in the Eastern Cape has been producing the Volkswagen Polo for export to 38 countries. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing semi-conductor shortage, Volkswagen Group SA has reached an astonishing milestone, that being the 1-millionth ...

R.O.C interviews Jaguar Formula E Team Principal James Barclay

“/> Ryan O’Connor and Jaguar Formula E Team Principal, James Barclay, chat about the team’s participation in the exciting sport, as well as the 2022 Monaco E-Prix.

R.O.C Interviews Formula E’s Technical Manager at Monaco E-Prix

“/> Join CAR’s Ryan O’Connor as he interviews FIA Formula E World Championship Technical Manager in Monaco at the 2022 Monaco E-Prix, discussing the sport and its progression since inception, as well as the new race car which was unveiled, ...

Inaugural RAW 4×4 suspension accessories fun day at Atlantis Dunes

The inaugural Atlantis dunes fun day sponsored by RAW 4×4 suspension equipment was held on the 23rd April. The event was a resounding success with an overflowing Atlantis dunes car park due to the presence of 94 4x4s plus ...

WATCH: Petrol vs electric in the premium BMW SUV tug of war

Two of the most powerful and heaviest SUVs currently in BMW’s portfolio have gone head-to-head, or rather tail-to-tail in a latest BMW SUV tug of war. If this lineup is insufficient, a Mercedes-AMG G63 is thrown into the mix ...

TVR Griffith will get an all-electric powertrain in 2024

The V8 totting TVR Griffith. TVR completely blindsided the automotive world with its announcement that it would participate in sponsoring two Formula E events. Alongside this unexpected announcement was the news that the long-awaited TVR Griffith will receive an ...

Into the details – Ford Ranger Raptor 2,0L BiT 10AT 4×4

South Africa’s locally built and premier performance bakkie has its highly anticipated replacement on the way, but that doesn’t mean the outgoing model is any less capable than it was before. Here are some of the standout features of ...

The Festival of Motoring in Johannesburg is back after a two year hiatus

The past two years have been hindered with disruptions caused by Covid-19 including the cancellation and postponement of motoring events on the local calendar. The Festival of Motoring in Johannesburg will be back for another lap between the 26th ...

Porsche 911 Sport Classic is a retro inspired masterpiece with 405 kW

Everything about the widebody Porsche 911 Sport Classic is an ode to models from the past. With 405 kW and a manual transmission powering the rear wheels exclusively, it is also set to be a true driver’s car for ...

The Mercedes T-Class is a fancy panel van with sliding doors

A conventional vertical-opening door exposes a spacious boot that greets adventure oriented individuals. Light commercial vehicles have seen growing popularity for their versatility. The Stuttgart model will offer all of the niceties expected of a Mercedes-Benz. The latest Mercedes ...

Here is what we know about the 2023 VW Amarok so far 

Bigger is better. The new Amarok is larger in almost all dimensions. Rear-wheel drive and four-wheel-drive options will be on offer. The Amarok will be produced alongside the new Ford Ranger. Volkswagen has a new bakkie on the way ...

All-new Mercedes-AMG C43 AMG is a 300 kW mild-hybrid

Say goodbye to Mercedes-AMG’s 3,0-litre V6 screamer and hello to the C43 AMG’s new 2,0-litre mild-hybrid powertrain with 300 kW and 500 N.m. The W205 Mercedes-AMG C43 AMG offered AMG thrills, albeit with a different character to the full ...

Suzuki adds mid-spec Jimny GL and Rhino Edition Kit to lineup

Local Suzuki dealerships now feature the updated Jimny GL – the mid-range specification level of the inimitable little off-roader. With the intention of bringing many of the range topping GLX’s must-have luxuries to a wider audience, the GL slots ...

Step into the 1994 automotive market for a Freedom Day nostalgia trip

The Volkswagen Golf Mk3 which included the famed VR6 derivative. The Opel Kadett/Astra F facelift of 1994. A visual history of the Opel Kompaktklasse which the Kadett and modern day Astra fall into. The Kadett/Astra F range which included ...

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut test car is ready to take one for the team

A twin-turbo V8 lurks beneath. A little bit less aero should help the Jesko Absolut reach mind boggling speeds. It is only pre-production, but the Swedish automaker has finally delivered the Jesko Absolut test car to the world, ready ...

Generous reader donates four decades of CAR magazines

CAR Magazine has been around for over half a century, and in every issue we’ve compiled the latest and greatest automotive content, all for you, our readers. After all that time, our collection has grown, but as is the case ...

Latest Mitsubishi Colt supermini rendering looks all too familiar

A rendering of the teaser retains a silhouette which is all too familiar. Mitsubishi teased the automotive world with this a few weeks ago. The Mitsubishi Colt will sell in Europe after the Japanese brand decided to stay in ...

Rotary power lives on in renovated Mazda museum 

Some of the most important pieces of Mazda’s 102 year history. A key piece in JDM history awaits. The display isn’t only focused around the past… Museum-goers even get to peek into the adjacent factory. A dedicated section for ...

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