6 sports cars you can buy in South Africa for less than R750,000

The 2019 BMW Z4 roadster sports car is now available in South Africa.

The German car maker has two derivatives available in the country – the sDrive20i Steptronic and the M40i. The former is priced at just over the R750,000 mark, which buys a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine delivering 145 kW and 320 N.m of torque, while reaching a top speed of 240 km/h in 6.6 seconds.

The group’s flagship model, the Z4 M40i packs a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline six-cylinder developing 250 kW and 500 N.m. The Z4 M40i is priced from R1 036 698.

The standard model is a fraction cheaper than its German competitor the Mercedes-Benz SLC 200, which is priced from R789,660.

BusinessTech looked at seven other sport vehicles in South Africa, currently priced around R750,000 and under.


BMW Z4 sDrive20i Steptronic from R759,442

  • Engine: 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo
  • Torque (maximum): 320 Nm
  • Maximum Power: 145 kW
  • Top speed: 240 km/h
  • 0-100 km/h: 6.6 seconds


Mercedes-Benz SLC 200 from R789,660

  • Engine: 2.0-litre petrol
  • Torque (maximum): 300 Nm
  • Maximum Power: 135 kW
  • Top speed: 240 km/h
  • 0-100 km/h: 6.9 seconds


Ford Mustang 2.3T fastback from R728,500

  • Engine: 2.3 litre turbo
  • Torque (maximum): 430 Nm
  • Maximum Power: 233 – 306 kW
  • Top speed: 239 km/h


Nissan 370Z VQ V6 from R705,700

  • Engine: 3.7 litres
  • Torque (maximum): 363 Nm
  • Maximum Power: 245 kW
  • Top speed: 250 km/h (Limited)
  • 0 -100km/h – 5.3 secs


Honda Civic Type R from R648,300

  • Engine: 32.0 VTec Turbo
  • Torque (maximum): 400 Nm
  • Maximum Power: 228 kW
  • Top speed: 272 km/h
  • 0 -100km/h – 5.3 secs

 


Subaru WRX ES Premium CVT from R631,400

  • Engine: 2.0 Turbo Charged Sports LinearTronic CVT
  • Torque (maximum): 350 Nm
  • Maximum Power: 197 kW
  • Top speed: 240 km/h
  • 0 -100km/h – 6.3 secs


Toyota GT86 from R586,100

  • Engine: 2.0 Coupe
  • Torque (maximum): 205 Nm
  • Maximum Power: 147 kW
  • Top speed: 226 km/h
  • 0 -100km/h – 7.6 secs


Mazda MX-5 from R538,200

  • Engine: 2.0L Roadster Coupe 6AT
  • Torque (maximum): 200 Nm
  • Maximum Power: 118 kW
  • Top speed: 194 km/h
  • 0 -100km/h – 8.6 secs


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6 sports cars you can buy in South Africa for less than R750,000