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Episode 337 - Land Cruiser 200 4.5 D4-D VX
 
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Date of broadcast: 02 December 2015 Engine: 4 461 cc V8, turbodiesel Power: 173 kW @ 3 200 rpm Torque: 615Nm @ 1 800 - 2 800 Power-to-weight ratio: 63,14 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed automatic, AWD 18-inch alloy, 285/60 R18 tyres 0-100 km/h: 8,9 sec Top speed: 210 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 93 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 10,3 litres/100km Operating range (claimed): 900 km CO2 emissions: 273 g/km Pros: Virtually unstoppable. Swifter than expected. Cons: Big and heavy. Thirsty when pressing on. Retail Price: R1 141 700 Price as tested: R1 141 700 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 80949 RPM TV Online
Episode 372 - Honda BR-V 1.5 Comfort
 
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Date of broadcast: 02 November 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 497 cc Power: 88 kW @ 6 600 rpm Torque: 145 Nm @ 4 600 Power-to-weight ratio: 74,26 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed manual, FWD Wheels/tyres: 16-inch alloy, 195/60 R16 tyres 0-100 km/h: 13 sec (est) Top speed: 175 km/h (est) Fuel tank capacity: 42 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 6,3 / 7,7 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested: 666 km / 545 km CO2 emissions: 151 g/km Pros: Easy, comfortable drive, decent interior spec. Cons: Noisy engine would benefit from more power. Retail price: R252 900 Price as tested: R252 900 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 43436 RPM TV Online
Episode 352 - Opel Astra 1600 T Sport Plus
 
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Date of broadcast: 18 May 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 598 cc, turbo Power: 147kW @ 5 500 rpm Torque: 280 Nm @ 1 600 - 5 500 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 77,77 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed manual, FWD Wheels/tyres: 18-inch 225/40 R18 tyres 0-100 km/h: 7,0 sec Top speed: 235 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 48 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 6,1 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 787 km CO2 emissions: 141 g/km Pros: Style, spec & performance - a complete package. Cons: Noisier than ideal cabin. No real chassis feel. Retail price: R407 000 Price as tested: R407 000 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 16552 RPM TV Online
Episode 359 - Isuzu KB300 DTEQ LX 4x4 Double Cab
 
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Date of broadcast: 06 July 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 2 999 cc, turbodiesel Power: 130 kW @ 3 600 rpm Torque: 380 Nm @ 1 800 - 2 800 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 65,06 kW/ton Gearbox: Five-speed manual, 4x4, transfer case Wheels/tyres: 17-inch alloy, 225/65 R17 tyres 0-100 km/h: 13,0 sec (est) Top speed: 170 km/h (est) Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 7,9 /10,2 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 1 010/780 km CO2 emissions: 209 g/km Pros: Superbly interior. Impressive load carrier. Cons: Unladen ride too firm for comfort. Retail price: R549 800 Price as tested: R549 800 Prices correct at date of broadcast.
Views: 7727 RPM TV Online
Episode 351 - Mazda CX-3 2.0 Dynamic Auto
 
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Date of broadcast: 13 April 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 998 cc Power: 115 kW @ 6 000 rpm Torque: 204 Nm @ 2 800 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 66,59 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed automatic, FWD Wheels/tyres: 16-inch alloy, 215/60 R16 tyres 0-100 km/h: 10 sec (est.) Top speed: 192 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 48 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 6,1 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 787 km CO2 emissions: 146 g/km Pros: Combines top style and spec with great value. Cons: Drivetrain isn’t the most entertaining. Retail price: R341 400 Price as tested: R341 400 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 12584 RPM TV Online
Episode 366 - Ford Ranger 2.2 XLS Auto
 
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Date of broadcast: 21 September 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 2 192 cc, turbodiesel Power: 118 kW @ 3 700 rpm Torque: 385 Nm @ 1 500 - 2 500 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 57,44 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed automatic, part-time AWD, low range Wheels/tyres: 16-inch alloy, 255/70 R16 tyres 0-100 km/h: 13,5 sec (est) Top speed: 165 km/h (est) Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 8,1 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 988 km CO2 emissions: 214 g/km Pros: As comfortable, stylish & capable as any Ranger. Cons: Not available as top-spec XLT versions. Retail price: R517 900 Price as tested: R517 900 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 34180 RPM TV Online
Episode 367 - Renault Mégane GT
 
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Date of broadcast: 28 September 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 618 cc, turbo Power: 151 kW @ 6 000 rpm Torque: 280 Nm @ 2 400 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 110,22 kW/ton Gearbox: Seven-speed dual-clutch, FWD Wheels/tyres: 18-inch alloy, 225/40 R18 tyres 0-100 km/h: 7,1 sec Top speed: 230 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 6,0 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 833 km CO2 emissions: 134 g/km Pros: Stylish with good interior tech. Can be a lot of fun! Cons: Expensive option in its class. Retail price: R449 500 Price as tested: R449 500 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 6982 RPM TV Online
Episode 335 - Suzuki Vitara AllGrip GLX
 
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Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 586 cc Power: 86 kW @ 6 000 rpm Torque: 151 Nm @ 4 400 rpm Gearbox: Five-speed manual, AWD Wheels/tyres: 17-inch alloy, 215/55 R17 0-100km/h: 9.5 sec Top speed: 195 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 47 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 6.2 / 8.2 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 758 km / 573 km C02 emissions: 145g/km Pros: Comfortable interior, good all-wheel drive handling Cons: Naturally aspirated motor may struggle at altitude Retail price: R 319 900 Price as tested: R 319 900
Views: 34164 RPM TV Online
Episode 351 - Toyota Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 RB Manual
 
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Date of broadcast: 13 April 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 2 393 cc, turbodiesel Power: 110 kW @ 3 400 rpm Torque: 400 Nm @ 1 600 – 2 000 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 53,65 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed manual, RWD Wheels/tyres: 17-inch alloy, 265/65 R17 tyres 0-100 km/h: 11,2 sec Top speed: 180 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 7,8 / 8,3 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 1 025 / 630 km CO2 emissions: 204 g/km Pros: Superb refinement. Well-executed cabin. Dynamically competent. Cons: Rear seats old-school and impractical. Retail price: R436 400 Price as tested: R436 400 Prices correct on date of broadcast
Views: 34663 RPM TV Online
Episode 345 - Audi A4 2.0 TFSI S-tronic
 
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Date of broadcast: 02 March 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 984 cc, turbocharged Power: 140 kW @ 4 200 – 6 000 rpm Torque: 320 Nm @ 1 450 – 4 200 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 99,64 kW/ton Gearbox: Seven-speed S-tronic dual-clutch, FWD Wheels/tyres: 18-inch alloy, 245/40 R18 tyres 0-100 km/h: 7,3 sec Top speed: 210 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 54 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 4,9 / 7,2 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 1 100 / 750 km CO2 emissions: 109 g/km Pros: A major step forward in all respects – especially handling. Cons: Not as frugal as claimed. Retail price: R517 000 Price as tested: R655 900 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 17681 RPM TV Online
Episode 373 - Porsche 718 Boxster S PDK
 
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Date of broadcast: 09 November 2016 Engine: Flat four-cylinder, 2 497 cc, turbo Power: 257 kW @ 6 500 rpm Torque: 420 Nm @ 1 900 – 4 500 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 181,95 kW/ton Gearbox: Seven-speed PDK dual-clutch, RWD Wheels/tyres: 20-inch alloy (f/r) 235/35 R20 (f), 265/35 R20 (r) 0-100 km/h: 4,2 sec (Sport + mode) Top speed: 285 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 64 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 8,1 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 790 km CO2 emissions: 167 g/km Pros: Finely balanced, engaging combination of urge and agility. Cons: Engine sounds gruff at idle – but revs with glee. Retail price: R997 000 Prices as tested: R1 057 290 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 23610 RPM TV Online
Episode 328 - Isuzu KB300 D-TEQ 4x4 LE
 
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Deon has a look at the latest 'bakkie' offering from Isuzu in the form of the KB300. Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 2 999 cc, turbodiesel Power: 130 kW @ 3 600 rpm Torque: 380 Nm @ 1 800 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 73.92 kW Gearbox: Five-speed automatic, AWD Wheels/tyres: 17-inch alloy, 255/65 R17 0-100km/h: 14 sec (est) Top speed: 175 km/h (est) Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 7.9 / 10.2 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 1 012 km / 882 km C02 emissions: 208g/km Pros: Sleek looks, smooth ride, classy cabin Cons: Engine could be more refined Price as tested: R 529 700 Retail price: R 529 700
Views: 8476 RPM TV Online
Episode 368 - Comparison: Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Volkswagen  Polo GTI
 
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Date of broadcast: 05 October 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 984 cc, turbo Power: 162 kW @ 4 500 – 6 200 rpm Torque: 350 Nm @ 1 500 – 4 400 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 117,05 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed dual-clutch, FWD Wheels/tyres: 18-inch alloy, 225/40 R18 tyres 0-100 km/h: 6,5 sec Top speed: 244 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 6,4 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 780 km CO2 emissions 148 g/km Pros:A classic hot hatch that’s still getting better. Cons:Almost too unassuming. Retail price: R488 600 Price as tested: R530 490 Volkswagen Polo GTI Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 798 cc, turbo Power: 141 kW @ 5 400 – 6 200 rpm Torque: 320 Nm @ 1 450 – 4 400 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 122,95 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed manual, FWD Wheels/tyres: 17-inch alloy, 215/40 R17 tyres 0-100 km/h: 6,7 sec Top speed: 236 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 45 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 5,6 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 780 km CO2 emissions: 148 g/km Pros: Arguably more GTI than the Golf GTI. Cons: Lacks ultimate finesse. Retail price: R350 150 Price as tested: R374 300 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 15729 RPM TV Online
Episode 350 - Suzuki Vitara 1.6 GL+
 
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Date of broadcast: 06 April 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 586 cc Power: 86 kW @ 6 000 rpm Torque: 151 Nm @ 4 400 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 80 kW/ton Gearbox: Five-speed manual, FWD Wheels/tyres: 16-inch alloy, 215/60 R16 tyres 0-100 km/h: 12,0 sec Top speed: 180 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 47 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 6,0 / 6,8 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 780 / 690 km CO2 emissions: 139 g/km Pros: Slick, well-packaged crossover offering style and value. Cons: Peaky engine means a lack of low-down urge. Retail price: R289 900 Price as tested: R289 900 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 20173 RPM TV Online
Episode 359 - Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine
 
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Date of broadcast: 06 July 2016 Engine: In-line 4-cylinder, 1969cc, turbo- & supercharged, + ERAD electric motor Power: 300 kW: 235kW (petrol) + 65kW (electric) Torque: 640 Nm: 400Nm (petrol) + 240Nm (electric) Power-to-weight ratio: 128,04 kW/ton Gearbox: Eight-speed, FWD Wheels/tyres: 20-inch alloy, 275/45 R20 tyres 0-100 km/h: 5,6 sec Top speed: 230 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 2,1 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 2 380 km CO2 emissions: 49 g/km Pros: Stylish, comfortable, well-specced, great value. Cons:Switch from electric to petrol drive isn’t always smooth. Retail price: R1 092 100 Price as tested: R1 092 100 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 11813 RPM TV Online
Episode 359 - Volkswagen Cross Up!
 
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Date of broadcast 06 July 2016 Engine: In-line 3-cylinder, 999 cc Power: 55 kW @ 6 200 rpm Torque: 95 Nm @ 3 000 - 4 300 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 55,2 kW/ton Gearbox: Five-speed manual, FWD Wheels/tyres: 16-inch alloys, 185/50 R16 tyres 0-100 km/h: 14,2 sec Top speed: 167 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 35 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 4,7 / 6,2 liters/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 745 km / 565 km CO2 emissions: 109 g/km Pros: Extrovert inside and out. Decent drive. Cons: A pricey option. Retail price: R185 500 Price as tested: R188 800 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 8375 RPM TV Online
Episode 340 - Isuzu KB 250 D-TEQ Double Cab LE 4x4
 
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Date of broadcast: 27 January 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 2 499 cc, turbodiesel Power: 100 kW @ 3 600 rpm Torque: 320 Nm @ 1 800 - 2 800 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 51,52 kW/ton Gearbox: Five-speed manual, AWD, low range Wheels/tyres: 17-inch alloy, 255/65 17R 0-100 km/h: 11 sec (est) Top speed: 165 km/h (est) Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres Fuel consumption (claimed):7,9 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 1 013 km CO2 emissions: 208 g/km Pros: Capable off road. Decent spec for the money. Cons: Non-locking tailgate. Below-par ride setup. Retail price: R429 100 Price as tested: R432 600 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 17924 RPM TV Online
Episode 370 - Renault Kadjar 1.5 DCI EDC
 
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Date of broadcast: 19 October 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 461 cc turbodiesel Power: 81 kW @ 4 000 rpm Torque: 250 Nm @ 1 750 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 57,20 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed dual clutch, FWD Wheels/tyres: 19-inch alloy, 225/45 R19 tyres 0-100 km/h: 12,0 sec Top speed: 179 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 65 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 4,7 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 1 383 km CO2 emissions: 124 g/km Pros: Stylish, comfortable, advanced. Good value. Cons: Load space compromised by full sized spare. Retail price: R414 900 Price as tested: R414 900 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 11358 RPM TV Online
Comparison: Opel Astra 1.4T Enjoy AT vs VW Golf 1.4 TFSI Comfortline
 
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Date of broadcast: 10 August 2016 VW Golf 1.4 TFSI Comfortline Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 399 cc turbo Power: 110 kW @ 5 000 – 5 600 rpm Torque: 230 Nm @ 2 000 – 4 000 rpm Power/weight ratio: 84,10 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed auto, FWD Wheels/tyres: 17-inch alloy, 225/45 R17 tyres 0-100 km/h: 8,9 sec Top speed: 215 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 48 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 5,5 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 870 km CO2 emissions: 127 g/km Pros: Swift and wieldy. High spec. Cons: Tauter, less refined ride. VW Golf 1.4 TFSI Comfortline Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 395 cc, turbo Power: 92 kW @ 5 000 – 6 000 rpm Torque: 200 Nm @ 1 400 – 4 000 rpm Power/weight ratio: 70,23 kW/ton Gearbox: Seven-speed DSG dual-clutch, FWD Wheels/tyres: 16-inch alloy, 205/55 R16 tyres 0-100 km/h: 9,1 sec Top speed: 204 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 5,0 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 1 000 km CO2 emissions: 116 g/km Pros: Oozes quality and capability. Cons: Bland interior. Pricey. Opel Astra 1.4T Enjoy AT Retail Price: R338 000 Price as tested: R338 000 VW Golf 1.4 TFSI Comfortline DSG Retail price: R353 100 Price as tested: R381 559 Prices correct on date of broadcast
Views: 33111 RPM TV Online
Episode 353 - Mahindra XUV500 W8
 
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Date of broadcast: 25 May 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 2 179 cc, turbodiesel Power: 103 kW @ 3 750 rpm Torque: 330 Nm @ 1 600 - 2 800 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 41,03 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed manual, AWD Wheels/tyres: 17-inch alloy, 235/65 R17 tyres 0-100 km/h: 11,5 sec (est.) Top speed: 180 km/h (est.) Fuel tank capacity: 70 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 7,0 / 7,7 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 1000 km / 909 km CO2 emissions: 183 g/km Pros: Good low down power, decent spec, great value. Cons: Lacks the polish of its competition . Retail price: R374 995 Price as tested: R374 995 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 136387 RPM TV Online
Episode 338 - Audi RS3 Sportback
 
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Date of broadcast: 09 December 2015 Engine: In-line five-cylinder, 2 480 cc, turbo Power: 270 kW @ 5 550 - 6 800 rpm Torque: 465 Nm @ 1 625 - 5 550 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 177,63 kW/ton Gearbox: Seven-speed dual-clutch, AWD Wheels/tyres: 19-inch, 235/35 R19 tyres 0-100 km/h: 4,3 sec Top speed: 250 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 55 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 6,3 / 12,3 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 873 km / 447 km CO2 emissions: 194 g/km Pros: Combines pure performance and true usability. Cons: Standard spec doesn’t represent great value. Retail price: R710 000 Price as tested: R823 769 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 3976 RPM TV Online
Episode 345 - Mercedes AMG A45
 
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Date of broadcast: 02 March 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 991 cc, turbocharged Power: 280 kW @ 6 500 rpm Torque: 475 Nm @ 2 250 – 5 000 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 180,06 kW/ton Gearbox: Seven-speed AMG DCT, AWD Wheels/tyres: 19-inch alloy, 235/35 R19 tyres 0-100 km/h: 4,2 sec Top speed: 250 km/h (limited) Fuel tank capacity: 54 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 7,3 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 770 km CO2 emissions: 171 g/km Pros: More convincing than the original. Great gearbox. Cons: Expensive when fully specced. Retail price: R683 600 Price as tested: R822 100 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 28637 RPM TV Online
Mazda CX-3 2.0 Individual
 
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Date of broadcast: 02 December 2015 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 998 cc, DOHC Power: 115 kW @ 6 000 rpm Torque: 204 Nm @ 2 800 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 102,68 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed automatic,FWD Wheels/tyres: 18-inch alloy, 215/50 R18 tyres 0-100 km/h: 10,5 sec (Est) Top speed: 192 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 48 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 6,1 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 790 km CO2 emissions: 146 g/km Pros: Dynamic looks. Versatile, well-executed cabin. Engaging drive. Cons: Short on refinement when pressing on. Retail price: R325 900 Price as tested: R325 900 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 3400 RPM TV Online
Episode 356 - Land Rover Defender 90 and 110 on Sani Pass Part 1
 
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Date of broadcast 15 June 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 2 198 cc, turbodiesel Power: 90 kW @ 3 500 rpm Torque: 360 Nm @ 2 000 rpm Power-to-weight ratio (90/110): 50,85 / 46,88 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed manual, low range Wheels/tyre (Heritage/Adventure): 16-inch steel/alloy, 235/85 R16 tyres 0-100 km/h (90/100: 15,8/17,0 sec Top speed: 144 km/h Fuel tank capacity (90/100): 55/80 litres Fuel consumption (90/100): 10,2/11,1 litres/100 km Operating range (90/100): 540/830 km CO2 emissions (90/110): 266/295 g/km Pros: Heritage strong on nostalgia, Adventure has all the kit. The last of a legend. Cons: Even legends have to retire. Retail price: Defender 90 Heritage: R648 700 Defender 110 Adventure: R754 900 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 4458 RPM TV Online
Episode 338 - Jaguar XE 2.0 petrol R-Sport
 
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Date of broadcast: 09 December 2015 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 999 cc, turbo Power: 177 kW @ 5 500 rpm Torque: 340 Nm @ 1 750 – 4 000 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 115,31 kW/ton Gearbox: Eight-speed automatic, RWD Wheels/tyres: 18-inch alloy, 225/45 R18 (f) 245/40 R18 (r ) tyres 0-100 km/h: 6,8 sec Top speed: 250 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 63 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 7,5 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 840 km CO2 emissions: 179 g/km Pros: A real alternative to established premium compact sedans. Cons: Steep pricing. Execution lacks conviction Retail price: R662 600 Price as tested: R805 600
Views: 7342 RPM TV Online
Episode 334 - Ford B-Max 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium
 
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Engine: In-line three-cylinder, 999 cc, turbo Power: 92 kW @ 6 000 rpm Torque: 170 Nm @ 1 400-4 500 rpm Gearbox: Five-speed automatic, FWD Wheels/tyres: 15-inch alloy, 195/50 R15 0-100km/h: 11.2 sec Top speed: 189 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 48 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 4.9 / 8.2 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 980 km / 585 km C02 emissions: 114g/km Pros: Convenience, comfort and an enjoyable drive Cons: Centre stack design needs an overhaul Retail price: R271 900 Price as tested: R271 900
Views: 10098 RPM TV Online
Episode 363 - Mercedes-Benz GLS 500
 
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Date of broadcast: 03 August 2016 Engine: 4 663 cc V8 bi-turbo Power: 335 kW @ 5 250 - 5 500 rpm Torque: 700 Nm @ 1 800 - 4 000 rpm Power-to-weight ratio 137,01 kW/ton Gearbox: Nine-speed automatic, AWD, low range Wheels/tyres: 21-inch alloy, 295/40 R21 tyres 0-100 km/h: 5,3 sec Top speed: 250 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 100 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 10,9 / 17,1 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 917 km / 585 km CO2 emissions: 264 g/km Pros: A great package with style, comfort, power and ability. Cons: Thirsty. Centre console needs a makeover. Retail price: R1 444 400 Price as tested: R1 729 750 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 13707 RPM TV Online
Episode 372 - BMW 750Li M Sport
 
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Date of broadcast: 02 November 2016 Engine: 4 395 cc V8, turbocharged Power: 330 kW @ 5 500 rpm Torque: 650 Nm @ 1 800 – 4 500 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 181,82 kW/ton Gearbox: Eight-speed S-tronic, RWD Wheels/tyres: 20-inch alloy, 245/40 (f), 275/35 (r) tyres 0-100 km/h: 4,7 sec Top speed: 250 km/h (limited) Fuel tank capacity: 78 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 8,1 / 11,7 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 960 / 670 km CO2 emissions: 187 g/km Pros: High tech meets comfort and effortless urge. Cons: Huge and ostentatious, with price tag to match. Retail price: R1 950 500 Price as tested: R2 190 224 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 43539 RPM TV Online
Episode 344 - Mini Cooper S Clubman Auto
 
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Date of broadcast: 24 February 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 998 cc, turbocharged Power: 141 kW @ 5 000 rpm Torque: 280 Nm @ 1 250 Power-to-weight ratio: 101,44 kW/ton Gearbox: Eight-speed Steptronic auto, FWD Wheels/tyres: 19-inch alloy, 225/40 R19 tyres 0-100 km/h: 7,1 sec Top speed: 228 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 48 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 5,9 / 7,7 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 810 / 620 km CO2 emissions: 138 g/km Pros: Driving fun meets versatility. Cons: More lifestyle than practical. Retail price: R434 500 Price as tested: R540 900 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 22806 RPM TV Online
Episode 336 - Toyota Aygo X-Play
 
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Spike tests the Toyota Aygo X-Play. Can an older three-cylinder engine keep up with the modern slew of turbocharged motors. Luckily its light so shouldn't be a problem. Engine: In-line three-cylinder, 998 cc, naturally aspirated Power: 51 kW @ 6 000 rpm Torque: 95 Nm @ 4 300 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 59.64 kW Gearbox: Five-speed manual, FWD Wheels/tyres: 14-inch steel, 165/65 R14 0-100km/h: 14.2 sec Top speed: 160 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 35 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 4.4 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 795 km C02 emissions: 102g/km Pros: Striking looks and decent spec at a good price Cons: Gearbox doesn't get the best out of the motor Price as tested: R 139 900 Retail price: R 139 900
Views: 45393 RPM TV Online
Episode 334 - Opel Corsa Sport
 
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Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 364 cc, turbo Power: 110 kW @ 5 000 rpm Torque: 220 Nm @ 3 000-4 500 rpm Gearbox: Six-speed automatic, FWD Wheels/tyres: 17-inch alloy, 215/45 R17 0-100km/h: 9.6 sec Top speed: 204 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 45 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 5.9 / 7.1 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 760 km / 630 km C02 emissions: 137g/km Pros: Entertaining dynamics. Ample standard kit Cons: Over-assisted steering Retail price: R255 200 Price as tested: R255 200
Views: 19342 RPM TV Online
Episode 368 - Audi R8 V10 Plus
 
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Date of broadcast: 05 October 2016 Engine: 5 204 cc V8 Power: 449 kW @ 8 250 rpm Torque: 560 Nm @ 6 500 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 288,74 kW/ton Gearbox: Seven-speed dual clutch, AWD Wheels/tyres: 20-inch alloy, 245/30 (f) 305/30 (r), ZR20 tyres 0-100 km/h: 3,2 sec Top speed: 330 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 73 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 12,3 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 593 km CO2 emissions: 287 g/km Pros:Power, noise, grip, involvement. A true supercar. Cons: Standard carbon ceramic brakes tend to be noisy. Retail price: R2 970 000 Price as tested: R3 416 480 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 16511 RPM TV Online
Episode 368 - Honda Civic Sedan 1.5T Sport
 
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Date of broadcast: 05 October 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 498 cc, turbo Power: 127kW @ 5 500 rpm Torque: 220 Nm @ 1 700 - 5 500 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 98,22 kW/ton Gearbox: CVT, FWD Wheels/tyres: 17-inch alloy. 215/50 R17 tyres 0-100 km/h: 8,2 sec Top speed: 200 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 47 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 5,9 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 797 km CO2 emissions: 140 g/km Pros: A complete package: style, comfort & an enjoyable drive. Cons:CVT gearbox can get annoying under load. Retail price: R430 000 Price as tested: R430 000 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 2944 RPM TV Online
Episode 363 - Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2
 
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Date of broadcast: 30 August 2016 Engine: 5 204 cc V10, mid-mounted Power: 426 kW @ 8 000 rpm Torque: 540 Nm @ 6 500 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 306,70 kW/ton Gearbox: Seven-speed dual-clutch, RWD Wheels/tyres: 20-inch alloy, 245/30 (f), 305/30 (r) tyres 0-100 km/h: 3,4 sec Top speed: 320 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 11,9 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 670 km CO2 emissions: 278 g/km Pros: Dramatic looks matched to an all-engaging driving experience. Cons: Not to be dallied with at the limit. Audi R8 offers tempting value. Retail price: R4 300 000 Price as tested: R4 879 535 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 4393 RPM TV Online
Episode 362 - Volkswagen Golf GTI ClubSport
 
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Date of broadcast: 27 July 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 984 cc Power: 195 kW @ 5 350 - 6 600 rpm Torque: 350 Nm @ 1 700 - 5 300 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 78,1 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed dual-clutch, FWD Wheels/tyres: 18-inch alloy, 225/40 R18 tyres 0-100 km/h: 5,9 sec Top speed: 249 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 7,0 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 715 km CO2 emissions: 160 g/km Pros: One of the all-time great GTIs. Quick, nimble, cheeky and entertaining. Cons: Cosmetic add-ons hardly subtle. Retail price: R541 250 Price as tested: R601 050 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 16597 RPM TV Online
Episode 359 - Peugeot 308 1.2 GT-Line AT
 
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Date of broadcast: 06 July 2016 Engine: In-line three-cylinder, 1 199 cc, turbo Power: 96 kW @ 5 500 rpm Torque: 230 Nm @ 1 750 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 84,96 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed automatic, FWD Wheels/tyres: 17-inch alloy, 225/45 R17 tyres 0-100 km/h: 10,7 sec Top speed: 200 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 53 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 5,2 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 1 020 km CO2 emissions: 119 g/km Pros: Solid and smartly upmarket. Slick auto ‘box. Cons: Modest boot. Fiddly touchscreen interface. Retail price: R371 900 Price as tested: R371 900 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 4743 RPM TV Online
Episode 347 - Hyundai Tucson 1.6 TGDi Elite DCT AWD
 
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Date of broadcast: 16 March 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 591 cc, turbocharged Power: 130 kW @ 5 500 rpm Torque: 265 Nm @ 4 500 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 76,70 kW/ton Gearbox: Seven-speed DCT Wheels/tyres: 19-inch alloy, 245/45 R19 tyres 0-100 km/h: 9,1 sec Top speed: 201 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 62 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested: 8,5 / 8,9 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 730 / 700 km CO2 emissions: 178 g/km Pros: A significant step up in almost every respect. Cons: Pricing could be keener in a tough sector. Retail price: R499 900 Price as tested: R499 900 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 14842 RPM TV Online
Episode 371 - General Tire Bull Run 2016
 
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Date of broadcast: 26 October 2016 Deon attends the annual General Tire Bull run to see some unique old machines in action.
Views: 918 RPM TV Online
Episode 343 - Mercedes Benz GLC 250d
 
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Date of broadcast: 17 February 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 2 143 cc turbodiesel Power: 150 kW @ 3 800 Torque: 500 Nm @ 1 600 - 1 800 Power-to-weight ratio: 81,30 kW/ton Gearbox: 9G-TRONIC nine-speed auto, AWD Wheels/tyres: 19-inch alloy, 235/55 R19 tyres 0-100 km/h: 7,6 sec Top speed: 223 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 66 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 5,5 / 8,7 l/100km Operating range (claimed/tested): 1200 km / 759 km CO2 emissions: 143 g/km Pros: A stylish, practical, comfortable package. Cons: Real wood finish feels surprisingly flimsy. Retail price: R622 260 Price as tested: R914 760 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 4787 RPM TV Online
Episode 357 - Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD-6 4x4 AT
 
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Date of broadacast: 22 June 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 2 755 cc, turbodiesel Power: 130 kW @ 3 400 rpm Torque: 450 Nm @ 1 600 - 2 400 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 60,88 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed auto, part-time AWD, low range Wheels/tyres: 17-inch, 265/65 R17 tyres 0-100 km/h: 10,8 sec Top speed: 180 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 8,5 / 9,3 liters/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 941 km / 860 km CO2 emissions: 225 g/km Pros: Better looks & comfort, better on & off road. Cons: Some questionable interior design and materials. Retail price: R589 400 Price as tested: R598 400 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 23857 RPM TV Online
Episode 338 - Toyota Auris 1.6 XR Manual
 
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Date of broadcast: 09 December 2015 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 598 cc, DOHC Power: 97 kW @ 6 400 rpm Torque: 160 Nm @ 4 400 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 75.49 kW Gearbox: Six-speed manual, FWD Wheels/tyres: 16-inch alloy, 205/55 R16 0-100km/h: 10.0 sec Top speed: 200 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 6.0 / 8.5 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 830 km / 585 km C02 emissions: 145g/km Pros: Comfortable and composed. High spec level. Cons: Peaky engine. Deserves more urge Price as tested: R 293 500 Retail price: R 293 000 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 6928 RPM TV Online
Episode 340 - Ford Figo Hatch 1.5 TDCi Ambiente vs Ford Figo Sedan 1.5 Titanium Auto
 
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Date of broadcast: 27 January 2016 Ford Figo Hatch 1.5TDCi Ambiente Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 499 cc, turbodiesel Power: 74 kW @ 3 750 rpm Torque: 215 Nm @ 1 750 - 3 000 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 70,61 kW/ton Gearbox: Five-speed manual, FWD Wheels/tyres: 14-inch steel, 175/65 R14 tyres 0-100 km/h: 12,1 sec Top speed: 175 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 40 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 4,1 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 976 km CO2 emissions: 108 g/km Pros: Good diesel performance & tractability. Cons:Sombre interior. Retail price: R158 000 Price as tested: R158 000 Ford Figo Sedan 1.5 Titanium Auto Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 498 cc, petrol Power: 82 kW @ 6 300 rpm Torque: 136 Nm @ 4 250 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 76,78 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed automatic, FWD Wheels/tyres: 14-inch steel, 175/65 R14 tyres 0-100 km/h: 12,0 sec Top speed: 175 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 42 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 6.0 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 700 km CO2 emissions: 142 g/km Pros: Decent space and some advanced features. Cons: Engine & gearbox combination let it down Retail price: R205 900 Price as tested: R205 900 Prices correct on date of Broadcast.
Views: 18077 RPM TV Online
Episode 350 - Toyota RAV4 2.2D VX AT
 
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Date of broadcast: 06 April 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 2 231 cc, turbodiesel Power : 110 kW @ 3 600 rpm Torque: 340 Nm @ 2 000 – 2 800 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 66,27 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed auto, AWD Wheels/tyres: 18-inch alloy, 235/55 R18 tyres 0-100 km/h: 11,5 sec (est) Top speed: 185 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 6,5 / 7,7 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 925 / 780 km CO2 emissions: 172 g/km Pros: Sharper looks, smarter interior – but the rest is pure RAV4. Cons: Turbodiesel engine still lacks urge and refinement. Retail price: R487 400 Price as tested: R487 400 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 4863 RPM TV Online
Episode 328 - Audi Q7 3.0 TDi Quattro
 
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Spike finally gets behind the wheel of the Audi Q7, one of the most anticipated luxury SUVs. Will it match up to the hype? We find out! Engine: V6, 2 967 cc, turbodiesel Power: 183 kW @ 3 250-4 250 rpm Torque: 600 Nm @ 1 500-3 000 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 91.7 kW Gearbox: Eight-speed Tiptronic, AWD Wheels/tyres: 20-inch alloy, 285/45 R20 0-100km/h: 6.3 sec Top speed: 234 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 75 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 6.1litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 1 230 km C02 emissions: 159g/km Pros: Great drive matched by top comfort and technology Cons: It's taken a long time to arrive Price as tested: R 924 000 Retail price: R 924 000
Views: 3317 RPM TV Online
Episode 345 - Volkswagen Caravelle Highline 2.0 BiTDI 4MOTION
 
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Date of broadcast: 02 March 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 968 cc, twin turbodiesel Power: 132 kW @ 4 000 rpm Torque: 400 Nm @ 1 500 - 2 000 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 60,43 kW/ton Gearbox: Seven-speed dual clutch, AWD Wheels/tyres: 17-inch, 235/55 R17 tyres 0-100 km/h: 12,1 sec Top speed: 188 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 80 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 8,8 / 10,6 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 909 km / 755 km CO2 emissions: 232 g/km Pros: Spacious and versatile. A good drive. Cons: Turbo lag on pull-off. Retail price: R857 000 Price as tested: R857 000 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 37606 RPM TV Online
Episode 356 - Land Rover Defender 90 and 110 on Sani Pass Part 2
 
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Date of broadcast 15 June 2016 Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 2 198 cc, turbodiesel Power: 90 kW @ 3 500 rpm Torque: 360 Nm @ 2 000 rpm Power-to-weight ratio (90/110): 50,85 / 46,88 kW/ton Gearbox: Six-speed manual, low range Wheels/tyre (Heritage/Adventure): 16-inch steel/alloy, 235/85 R16 tyres 0-100 km/h (90/100: 15,8/17,0 sec Top speed: 144 km/h Fuel tank capacity (90/100): 55/80 litres Fuel consumption (90/100): 10,2/11,1 litres/100 km Operating range (90/100): 540/830 km CO2 emissions (90/110): 266/295 g/km Pros: Heritage strong on nostalgia, Adventure has all the kit. The last of a legend. Cons: Even legends have to retire. Retail price: Defender 90 Heritage: R648 700 Defender 110 Adventure: R754 900 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 2308 RPM TV Online
Episode 355 - smart forfour
 
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Date of broadcast: 08 June 2016 Engine: In-line three-cylinder, 999 cc turbo Power: 52 kW @ 6 000 rpm Torque: 91 Nm @ 2 850 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 52,30 kW/ton Gearbox: Five-speed manual, FWD Wheels/tyres: 16 inch alloy, 185/50 (f) 205/45 (r) R15 tyres 0-100 km/h: 15,9 sec Top speed: 151 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 33 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 4,2 / 6,8 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 786 km / 485 km CO2 emissions: 97 g/km Pros: Unique looks & interior style. Easy around town. Cons:Non-turbo option will struggle at altitude. Retail price: R199 400 Price as tested: R199 400 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 8244 RPM TV Online
Episode 335 - Renault Duster 1.5 dCi Dynamique 4x4
 
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Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 461 cc, turbodiesel Power: 80 kW @ 4 000 rpm Torque: 240 Nm @ 1 750 rpm Gearbox: Six-speed manual, AWD Wheels/tyres: 16-inch alloy, 215/65 R16 0-100km/h: 12.8 sec Top speed: 168 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 5.2 / 6.1 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 960 km / 820 km C02 emissions: 135g/km Pros: Robust execution. Good spec. Strong value Cons: Unrefined drivetrain, tacky interior Retail price: R 272 900 Price as tested: R 272 900
Views: 2162 RPM TV Online
Episode 362 - Jaguar F-Pace 3.0 Supercharged S
 
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Date of broadcast: 27 July 2016 Engine: 2, 995 V6, supercharged Power: 280 kW @ 6 500 rpm Torque: 460 Nm @ 4 500 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 150,45 kW/ton Gearbox: Eight-speed automatic, AWD Wheels/tyres: 22-inch alloy, 225/40 R22 tyres 0-100 km/h: 5,5 sec Top speed: 250 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 63 litres Fuel consumption (claimed): 8,9 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed): 708 km CO2 emissions: 209 g/km Pros: Meets SUV expectations, adds an involving driving. Cons: Gearbox could be slicker. Some hard interior plastics. Retail price: R1 191 100 Price as tested: R1 404 000 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 9752 RPM TV Online
Episode 349 - Lexus RX350 EX
 
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Date of broadcast: 30 March 2016 Engine: 3 456 cc V6, DOHC Power: 221 kW @ 6 300 rpm Torque: 370 Nm @ 4 600 rpm Power-to-weight ratio: 106,0 kW/ton Gearbox: Eight-speed auto, AWD Wheels/tyres: 20-inch alloy, 235/55 R20 tyres 0-100 km/h: 10,5 sec (est) Top speed: 200 km/h Fuel tank capacity: 72 litres Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 9,6 / 10,7 litres/100 km Operating range (claimed/tested): 750 / 670 km CO2 emissions: 223 g/km Pros: At last – an engaging RX. Looks the part, too. Cons: Small boot. Peaky engine raucous when pushed. Retail price: R799 000 Price as tested: R799 000 Prices correct on date of broadcast.
Views: 954 RPM TV Online