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RPM TV Schedule 18 May 2016: BMW M2, Renault Kadjar, Opel Astra

RPM TV Schedule 18 May 2016: BMW M2, Renault Kadjar, Opel Astra

It’s been the year’s most eagerly awaited performance machine. But does the BMW M2 live up to all that hype? We get behind the wheel of BMW’s most affordable M car to find out what all the fuss is about.

Compact SUV buyers are already spoilt for choice, but the new Renault Kadjar links sleek, contemporary styling to a lusty turbodiesel engine and surprising all-terrain capability. We drive it on unforgiving country roads, and across a choppy sea of dunes.

Following promising debuts by the likes of the Adam, the Corsa and the Mokka, the new Opel Astra lays down the compact hatchback gauntlet with a package that ticks most of the important boxes. Is Opel back? Yes!

For the past year, the Audi S3 Cabriolet S-tronic has added both glamour and performance to our long-term test fleet. Now it’s time to say goodbye to our Speed Yellow example – and we’re sad to see it go.

RPM remains in its normal time slot at 20h30 on SuperSport 8 on Wednesday 18 May. As last-minute changes to the broadcast schedule are frequent, please check the latest transmission schedule under ‘Motorsport’ on the SuperSport website’s ‘TV’ section, or the DStv Electronic Programme Guide. If you have a PVR decoder, set it to record the entire RPM TV series, and never miss an episode!

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  1. John

    Were you at the Focus launch in PE?
    If so when will we see an Ecoboost 1.0 or 1.5 review?
    I am getting the powershift with all the options very soon.

    • Adam Schoeman

      Hello. We were not at the launch of the car we like to give the vehicles that we review a longer test (usually a week). We received our 1,0-litre Ecoboost Focus this week and it should be on the show soon. Early impressions are very positive as far as the engine goes, but the interior still feels a little outdated.

  2. Lenny

    Hi Adam. I really enjoyed the recent feature review on the new Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Stronic. It is a great leap for the Vorsprung brand compared to the previous B8 model (owner of both B8 and now B9).I have noticed that the car i have came originally fitted with Hankook brand of tires similar to the one on the test car featured. However I have also noticed that at the dealership other A4’s are shod with various manufacturer tires such as Michelin, Continental etc. It will be my first experience with the Hankook brand. Now my question is how does the manufacturer standardise the handling, ride comfort and perfomance of the new vehicle for each tire brand such that the car drives and responds the same across the range. i.e. Will there be differences on the car’s driving dynamics when say fitted with Michelin vs Hankook of the same size?

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