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Enter this beastie, the Concept 900, or 9Cento as they’ve dubbed it (again linking to the R nineT moniker). It’s a mad looking thing, but there’s nothing outrageous in terms of tech. The wildest thing is the panniers, which attach vie an electromagnet underneath the seat, making it easy to unclip and attach. Because those seconds ‘wasted’ each time you take the bags off are a game changer of course. The panniers also incorporate a larger space for the pillion seat too, which is clever. So with the panniers on, you have a comfy perch for your significant other, but when the luggage unit is off, you get a slick, lightweight, sporty rear. Woo.
We’ve also since learnt from BMW SA that the local launch of the M3 CS has been pushed back from the initially indicated May 2018 to September 2018. There’s good news, though: of the 1 200 units to be built globally, South Africa’s allocation has been increased from 15 to 20 units (although the local arm of the Munich-based automaker says they are “almost sold out”). The price? Some R1 773 500 , which makes it R385 064 more than the M3 with Competition Package.
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Head to the site, enter your registration number and a few details about you and HPI will instantly respond with the vehicle’s value when new, the market value of the car if sold privately, a part exchange figure and what you’d expect to pay for the vehicle if you bought directly from the dealer.
The Limited trim, on the other hand, gets heftier, and will sell for $27,045. With that, you’ll get black or brown leather seats with driver’s side power lumbar support, a better Entune 3.0 Premium, seat back pockets and available rain-sensing wipers. Its aesthetics will be upgraded as well to separate it from the herd of C-HRs, such as chrome window accents, piano black B-pillars, and a “red bumper garnish.”
We all know any GPS tracker is only as good as its position specificity and accuracy. Using this device you can locate your target down to within 15 feet. All you have to do to follow its movement is log in to the GPS tracking website using your smartphone or PC. The site gives you access to several premium features you can tailor to meet your needs, like customizable alerts that send you cell phone or email notifications when triggered. If you want to make sure your car doesn’t go outside of a certain boundary, you can set up a geofence around the preferred routes and you receive an alert if these boundaries are crossed. You can also save up to a year of historical tracking data, so it’s there when you need it.
October 2014: DVSA is first made aware of a problem via a report from a single consumer. DVSA examines the case and speaks to BMW. The agency is reassured the defect would give drivers warning of the need to have the vehicle fixed, before the system failed entirely
I passed up a MkVII Volkswagen GTI for this experience. Press adoration of VW’s wunderkind is not misplaced and I envisioned monthly open track nights at Miller Motorsports and zipping through canyons near home. Then I came to my senses. You can’t string together three turns on our canyon roads without running into traffic, and my routine motoring environment is an utter waste of a driver’s car. The outlying environment, however, is a geologic variety show that people from the other side of the planet pay real money to visit, and graded roads don’t get you very far into it. The time had come to inoculate my young kids with something good before they become another lost generation destroyed by digital media. The criteria shifted to a reliable, high-clearance 4×4 with room for four and a manageable footprint. Miller has kart racing in the meantime.