Beasts & jewels on the road

Dream about these incredible works of art, or take the high stand and park one in your garage.

Range Rover Sport

The classiest off-road car ever built”

The Range Rover Sport is one of the top-selling off-road cars in the world today, with drivers embracing the sheer power and energy that the model has to offer over its rivals in the field.

The Range Rover Sport has the benefit of feeling like a top luxury car on a normal road, but take this animal out into the mud and it comes to life.

Power comes from either a supercharged V8 petrol engine or a SDV6 diesel and there is plenty of space for all the family – the Range Rover Sport seats five with ease and there is even a seven-seat option available.

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6

“Why have four wheels when you can have six?”

The 6×6 variety of the G63 AMG beefs up the four-wheel equivalent for a vehicle that thrives on or off tarmac. But the real selling point of this 3.0 litre V6 diesel beast is its ability to tackle extreme environmental features like sand dunes, jutting rocks, big potholes and water pools. Its low-range gear ratio allows for impressive traction off-road, with five different settings for flexibility.

It features intelligent portal axles and high ground clearance. Chunky thirty-seven inch tyres with built-in adjustable pressure round off a car which wouldn’t look out of place in Mad Max – and is bound to turn heads wherever you go in it.

The G63 is aimed at drivers who combine affluence with an adventurous spirit, and as Mercedes-Benz’s second most expensive ride sells for a princely $542,000.

Mercedes-Benz never does things by halves, and for a perfect balance between executive luxury and rugged, military muscle, the G63 is special indeed.

2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe

The standard features of the Audi A7 3.0 TDI Premium Plus include 3.0L V-6 240hp engine intercooled turbo, 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), integrated navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, SIDEGUARD curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, driver and passenger knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 19″ aluminum wheels, cruise control, and an ABS and driveline traction control.

BMW X5M

A speedy SUV with a few tricks up its sleeve, the BMW X5M is the off-roader of choice for drivers in search of something stylish and high octane. The vehicle’s 4.4 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine and impressive torque help it reach a top speed of 155mph, and it can hit 62 mph in 4.7 seconds.

Prices at around $99, 650.

Off-Roading Tips

In a Country with upredictable roads like Uganda, accepting a little advice could be the difference between having a great day on the road, or living a daylight nightmare behind your wheel.Your SUV wasn’t designed to spend its days on pavement alone. It can and should take you farther, but not before you consider some basic off-road driving tips. Off-road driving involves healthy doses of common sense, patience and skill. It’s not mastered instantly, but with practice, you’ll be driving more safely and ultimately having more fun

Consider our off-road driving tips. They aren’t all-inclusive for every possible season, surface or vehicle. They will, however, give you a taste of what to expect, teach you how to get there and – just as vital – how to get back.

1.You can be a Better Man through environmentally and socially responsible off-road driving.Respect the rights of others; Educate yourself; Avoid sensitive areas; Do your part.

2.Know your vehicle’s limits

Don’t think your stock SUV is immune to anything you throw at it. At last check, rocks and tresses could still bend steel. Even the hardcore guys who put tens of thousands into modifying their rock crawlers can and do break down. So before you turn a wheel on the simplest of trails or the muddiest of upcountry routes,know what your vehicle can do and play within the limits. A huge part of that is having a properly maintained vehicle and knowing your minimum ground clearance.

3.(Wheel) position is everything

Whether you’re crossing mud, sand, or just a dirt trail, you always need to be aware of your front wheels’ position. It sounds simple enough; if the steering wheel’s straight, so are your fronts, right? Not necessarily. It’s easy to forget when you frantically whip the wheel to overcorrect. There’s no shame in leaning out the window to double-check if you get stuck or are about to take on a difficult stretch. While you’re at it, minimize your steering input, steer in small increments and keep your thumbs on the outside of the steering wheel.

M-Class

The M-Class is an exceptional all-round 4X4, sporting optional air suspension, sturdy handling and plenty of space within the vehicle itself. It’s a smooth ride both on road and under hardier conditions that has built on past weaknesses over several generations, making it a bestseller in the sports 4X4 field.

2015 Shadow Aero

Features like its spoked wheels, full fenders and long, chromed mufflers are all about taking it easy, and looking good while you’re doing it. But the Aero rider also gets some thoroughly modern performance courtesy of this bike’s 745cc V-twin engine, specially tuned for low-revving torque. Maintenance-reducing features like shaft final drive make the Aero easy to own. And best of all, the Aero is a huge bargain, giving you a big-bike ride without the big-bike price.

2015 Harley-Davidson Street

You’ve got 500cc of liquid-cooled Harley-Davidson® V-twin engine and attitude ready to be unleashed on your city.