RPM TV Ep387: BMW 740e. Updated VW Up! Kia Sportage 2.4 GDI SX Auto. Audi Q3 long-term update
Large, luxurious limousines like the BMW 7-Series aren’t usually associated with fuel efficiency and eco-friendly credentials. But the BMW 740e hybrid is meant to offer just that, without compromising the Seven’s reputation for high-tech, luxurious – and effortless – motoring. But can it pull off that feat in practice?
It may be the smallest car in Volkswagen’s passenger car line-up, but the VW Up! continues to win friends with its combination of fun-factor dynamics, trendy execution and fuel efficiency. A midlife model update should make the package even more attractive.
The latest-generation Kia Sportage continues to propel the Korean brand upmarket with a package that combines sleek, contemporary looks with classy appointments and an overall aura of quality. We test drive the all-wheel drive Kia Sportage 2.4 GDI SX Auto model.
And finally, the Audi Q3 used to be the most compact SUV in the German auto maker’s line-up – until the trendy Q2 arrived. But while the Q2 is more compact, it’s also more expensive. We put our long-term Audi Q3 side by side with a similarly powered Audi Q2 to find out which is the better buy.
This week’s news coverage includes the just-launched, updated Toyota 86 sports coupé, an American muscle car from Dodge with record-beating acceleration, and a look at the latest Mercedes-Benz compact sedan concept, unveiled at the recent Shanghai Auto Show.
This week’s show premiere remains in its usual slot, at 20h30 on SuperSport 8 on Wednesday 26 April. 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! You can also catch us on DSTV CatchUp, under ‘Sport’ in the ‘Motor’ category.
The full broadcast schedule is as follows: