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Up goes the diesel – and all grades of petrol?

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Further fuel-rices are on the horizon according to Automobile Association mid-month fuel price data from the Central Energy Fund which suggests that unless things change by month-end ”South Africa’s fragile economy is set for a major hit”. Petrol could rise by 80c/litre, the AA says, diesel 61c/litre, and illuminating paraffin 63c/litre, and… Continue reading Up goes the diesel – and all grades of petrol?

Buyers' advice, electric cars, Motoring News, new models, VW

Petrol, diesel, electric: Threesome tees-off for eighth round of Golf

WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen was to have unveiled the eighth-generation Golf GTI at the March 2020 Geneva auto show alongside its hybrid GTE and diesel GTD siblings – each of them equipped with more power, innovative driver’s interface, and fresh design, inside and out. So, here’s what we know so far… given that the Geneva… Continue reading Petrol, diesel, electric: Threesome tees-off for eighth round of Golf

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Expert data: How to cut your petrol/diesel spend

How to choose best price, litres/100km Top-eight pick from an industry expert Prices based on late-model auctions JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – The petrol price is set to drop by 95c a litre during July (2019) and diesel by 75c but, say some folk, South Africans are still reeling from fuel prices. One way of dealing with this… Continue reading Expert data: How to cut your petrol/diesel spend

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Diss the crap: Should your next vehicle be diesel or petrol?

What Fuel? tool to help confused consumers 5800 visits in first week favour use of diesel …but most people  should be driving a hybrid (60%) LONDON, England – Diesel-fuelled vehicles are suited to nearly three times the number of vehicle owners as those burning petrol. That’s according to data from What Car?’s new What Fuel?… Continue reading Diss the crap: Should your next vehicle be diesel or petrol?

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BMW 6 Series GT: Diesel or petrol for new big tourer

New take from BMW on the classic fastback Two engine choice for now – petrol or diesel? More high-tech, driving assistance PRETORIA, Gauteng – BMW SA is presenting what it describes as “an extensively updated successor to one of the most creative vehicle concepts of recent years” -which the automaker says blends the long-distance comfort… Continue reading BMW 6 Series GT: Diesel or petrol for new big tourer

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McLaren leading push for future petrol technology

Six partners to join power-train development Target is cuts in carbon dioxide production ‘Exciting project for all our partners’ WOKING, England – McLaren Automotive has announced a strategic project to design and develop technology for the next generation of power trains. Working with a number of partners, among them the BMW Group, the project intends… Continue reading McLaren leading push for future petrol technology

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Dumping diesel! UK buyers sliding back to petrol

Huge turnaround as UK swings back to petrol Environment now has back seat in car deals Cost, performance and economy preferred LONDON, England – A swing back from the popularity of economical diesel to petrol-fuelled vehicles in Britain is, according to a survey, showing a change of mood among buyers. A survey by What Car?… Continue reading Dumping diesel! UK buyers sliding back to petrol

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Dumping diesel! UK buyers sliding back to petrol

Huge turnaround as UK buyers swing to petrol Environment now gets back seat in car deals Cost, performance and economy preferred LONDON, England – A swing from the popularity of economical diesel-powered to petrol vehicles shows a changing mood among buyers. That’s how a UK What Car? intelligence survey pans out: it shows more than… Continue reading Dumping diesel! UK buyers sliding back to petrol