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Is Beemer morphing into Harley?

2014-12-19 08:47

BMW Motorrad and Roland Sands Design have announced exclusive customising parts for the brands awesome - if tweely named - new R nineT.

Headed for SA: Spruced-up BMW M6 trio

2014-12-11 14:26

BMW’s facelifted M6 Coupe / Convertible and Gran Coupe will arrive in South Africa early in 2015.

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2015 Mini John Cooper Works

2014-12-11 11:17

It's the most powerful Mini John Cooper Works production model yet and it will be in South Africa in the second quarter of 2015.

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BMW's long-time CEO to step down

2014-12-10 08:07

German luxury carmaker BMW says its long-time CEO, Norbert Reithofer, will step down next year and be replaced by board member Harald Krueger.

BMW learns from Daimler's car-share flop

2014-12-05 08:30

Daimler failed to make its car-sharing service a success but now BMW has launched a similar scheme, learning from its fellow automaker's mistakes.

BMW next-gen flagship: 7 Series spotted

2014-12-03 08:24

BMW is gearing up to launch its sixth-generation flagship. Take a look at our spy images of the new 7 Series set to ride on a new platform be powered by new engines.

Merc boss challenges BMW, Audi in F1

2014-12-01 13:10

The Mercedes Formula 1 team has its corporate eyes on new rivals - of at least CEO Dieter Zetsche does. He wants BMW and Audi to come race his team in Formula 1.

Real road-trip: Cape-Munich in Percy the Beemer

2014-11-13 14:59

A trio of car enthusiasts paid tribute to automaker by delivering a 24-year-old BMW 318i, nicknamed 'Percy', more than 16 000km from Cape Town to Munich, the spiritual home of BMW.

M-badged BMW SUVs for SA: X5 and X6

2014-10-31 08:37

BMW is gearing up to launch its most powerful M-badged sport wagons yet - the X5 M and X6 M. The biturbo V8 X models will arrive in SA in 2015.

Automakers urged to repair 'exploding' air bags

2014-10-21 10:01

US authorities on Monday urged owners of vehicles with potentially deadly defective Takata air bags to seek repairs. The recall involves Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and General Motors.

BMW's new X7: Want a 7 Series SUV?

2014-10-16 13:14

BMW has confirmed it will produce an X7, thought to be a new seven-seat flagship model for its range of X-badge off-roaders. Check out spy shots of the new X7!

PUMA extends BMW deal

2014-10-01 13:45

PUMA has extended its partnership with BMW Motorsport, announcing a multi-year renewal of its contract with motorsport brand.

Topless stunner: 2 Series drop-top for SA

2014-09-11 10:08

BMW has revealed the latest addition to its SA 2 Series portfolio - a convertible which will be joined in 2015 by a Tourer. We have a gallery and details of the topless BMW!

BMW MPV for SA: 2 Series Tourer prices

2014-09-03 11:30

BMW's 2 Series Active Tourer will arrive in South Africa early in 2015. We have details, indicative prices and a gallery on BMW's new front-wheel-drive, three-cylinder, MPV.

Formula E to have hybrid Beemer pace car

2014-08-28 08:10

BMW's i8 hybrid sports car will be the safety/pace car for the first Formula E race in Beijing on September 13 2014. SA will have to wait later in 2014 for the i8.

BMW's Family Tourer: New MPV to seat 7

2014-08-22 08:15

BMW isn’t done with front-wheel drive family-orientated models just yet as spy images reveal a new variant of its 2 Series Active Tourer. Check out the seven-seat 2 Series Family Tourer!

SA Bike of the Year: 'The riders are the winners'

2014-08-12 08:07

'I agree with the readers choice, but not with the official outcome,' writes Wheels24 reader KEAN WEBSTER in response to the 2014 SA Bike of the Year announcement.

Born to be styled: Happy Birthday Mini!

2014-08-06 07:00

The original Mini was undoubtedly a global hit; Monte Carlo rally winner and a loveable, cheeky car that film stars and the general public loved to be seen with, writes DAVE FALL.

2014 AMID show: What to expect!

2014-08-05 07:12

The 2014 AMID Motorcycle Expo in Johannesburg will showcase major bike manufacturers and announce the 2014 South African Bike of the Year!

Dream ride for little Lesedi

2014-08-01 10:31

Four-year-old Lesedi Maphutha is fighting for his life but all he dreams of is racing in a BMW. See how that dream came true...

Whoa! BMW M235i driftmob rocks Cape Town

2014-07-31 13:32

BMW shut down part of the Cape Town CBD for an awesome video titled - 'Epic Driftmob'. The clip shows top drifters and stuntmen performing awesome slideways action with a local flavour. We have a behind-the-scenes clip!

BMW i8: Hybrid sports car for SA

2014-07-18 14:36

BMW's i8 is the automaker's first plug-in hybrid sports car and the first of its vehicles to be powered by a three-cylinder 1.5. Full details and image gallery of this stunner ahead of the SA launch

Strike slams brakes on another auto giant

2014-07-14 16:56

Toyota has joined Ford and General Motors to suspend production at one of its plants as a manufacturing workers' strike hits suppliers of car components.

SPIED: It's the BMW FAST!

2014-07-10 10:13

You've heard of fast BMWs but what about a BMW FAST? The German automaker has created (yet) another (yawn) niche acronym... no, read the story to find out what it means. We had to...

Numsa to continue talks to halt strike

2014-07-07 19:20

Numsa spokesperson Castro Ngobese says wage talks to settle the strike will resume on Tuesday, offering some hope to the industrial sector.

 

New BMW 6 Series for SA: Details

2014-12-12 06:21

BMW's spruced-up 6 Series and performance M6 version will arrive in South Africa in 2015. Revisions have been made to the Coupe, Gran Coupe and convertible variants.

Munich-Rome: On the trail of Hannibal

2014-12-11 11:19

Three drivers took on the Hannibal Tour 2014 to follow the infamous ancient general's route over the Alps to Rome. He was on an elephant - these guys were in BMW electric cars...

SA gets first Instagram Mini billboard

2014-12-11 10:13

BMW SA has come up with a novel advertising idea - a giant billboard with a life-size Mini and a live Instagram screen at Cape Town International Airport. Look out for it!

DriveNow: Drive-'n-drop-anywhere BMWs

2014-12-08 08:52

BMW and urban mobility specialists Sixt have launched a car-sharing scheme in London to give people access to a fleet of 210 BMWs among them 30 of that automaker's new i3 battery-cars.

BMW tries out London car-share scheme

2014-12-05 08:30

BMW has launched its car-sharing service in London, barely six months after Daimler has said it was shutting its equivalent initiative in Britain.

Cape actor killed in horror N2 crash

2014-12-02 09:35
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A video posted on YouTube shows Cape Town actor and musician Thabang Sidloyi being killed in a horror crash on the N2 just outside the city. Warning: graphic imagery.

We ride: BMW's customisable RnineT

2014-11-17 09:59

BMW's R nineT goes back to basics: a simple but highly customisable bike with a big boxer engine, simple but sufficient instrumentation and the flickability we all desire.

M-badged BMW SUVs for SA: X5 and X6

2014-11-01 10:30

BMW is gearing up to launch its most powerful M-badged sport wagons yet - the X5 M and X6 M. The biturbo V8 X models will arrive in SA in 2015.

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Which is better at drifting - a M-badged car or a BMW S1000 RR bike? Watch this insane drift contest with four-times dirt-track World champion Karl Maier riding a modified speedway bike against a BMW M235i .

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Businesses go green, little faith in UN plan

2014-10-16 18:05

Big businesses say they will not deter from green investment because it makes economic sense, despite the UN process being bogged down by disputes.

Merc, BMW going for 'keep it simple'

2014-10-03 11:19

BMW and Mercedes are planning to take the pace out of the spex race by offering more standardised cars - though posher models will still be available.

BMW GS Eco '14: Adventure for charity

2014-09-22 10:35

Once a year SA BMW GS riders flock in droves to the annual BMW GS Eco. Biking guru DRIES VAN DER WALT was there for the 2014 event. Check out his awesome gallery!

BMW X4: The new baby beast

2014-09-04 05:19

BMW South Africa has just launched its 'baby' X6 and christened it X4. Wheels24's JANINE-LEE GORDON finds out if it's a beefy X3 - or something else...

Early plug for SA BMW i3, i8 buyers

2014-08-29 11:28

BMW SA is being proactive in arranging for the pre-installation of fast-charge stations at the homes and offices of potential buyers of its new hybrid and electric cars, the i3 and i8.

SPIED: BMW X6 M

2014-08-27 11:52

BMW is gearing up to launch its next M-badged SUV as its new X6M was spotted during testing. Check out the new model sporting minimal disguise!

SPIED: Next BMW M2

2014-08-13 08:54

BMW’s highly-anticipated M2 coupe has been spotted undergoing testing on public roads. Check out spy images of the new M2!

2014 SA Bike of the Year: Readers' choice

2014-08-08 13:01

The KTM 1290 Super Duke has been crowned the 2014 SA Bike of the Year. Does the judges' choice match the sentiments of the public? Find out which bike came out tops in our readers' poll...

Born to be styled: Happy Birthday Mini!

2014-08-05 08:13

The original Mini was undoubtedly a global hit; Monte Carlo rally winner and a loveable, cheeky car that film stars and the general public loved to be seen with, writes DAVE FALL.

Whoops! BMW M5 'taxi' crashes at the 'Ring

2014-08-04 10:13

The BMW M5 'ring taxi' has been involved in yet another crash at the Nurburgring in Germany. Is this perhaps a drift attempt gone wrong?

Whoa! BMW driftmob rocks Cape Town

2014-07-31 13:43

BMW shut down part of the Cape Town CBD for an awesome video titled - 'Epic Driftmob'. The clip shows top drifters performing slideways action with a local flavour. We have a behind-the-scenes clip!

2014 Boty test: BMW S 1000 R

2014-07-30 08:48

A bit of bodywork stripping, a detune and a small change of name and, hey, a whole new bike - such is the BMW S 1000 R, another finalist in the 2014 South African Bike of the Year contest.

Giant recall for BMW: SA affected

2014-07-16 16:40

BMW is the latest automaker to issue a recall due to faulty airbags made by Takata Corporation. The recall affects 1.6 million cars globally, including about 47 000 in South Africa.

BMW, VW still going as strike hits GM, Ford

2014-07-14 11:20

A two-week pay strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA is taking a toll on companies supplying components to the automobile sector.

BMW group tops 1-million sales in 2014

2014-07-09 10:35

The BMW Group has reached a new milestone as it breaks its first 1-million mark in sales from January to June 2014.

SA Bike of Year: 'BMW GS gets my vote'

2014-07-07 10:42

Wheels24 LEONARD ERASMUS tells us why the BMW 1200 GS deserves to win the title 2014 SA Bike of the Year. Do you agree with him? If not tell us why - and which would be your choice.

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