ARTICLES RELATING TO BMW

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.

M3/M4 in SA: History of an M-badged icon

2014-07-04 11:16

E30, E36, E46, E92… Through nearly 30 years and four automotive generations BMW's M3 has been an incredible all-rounder. As the M3 and M4 arrive we look back on the cars' history.

BMW joins Merc in new Mexico plants

2014-07-04 07:41

Two days after Mercedes announced a joint plant in Mexico with Renault/Nissan/Infiniti fellow German automaker BMW has announced anotther billion-bucks deal there.

BMW SA slammed for 'drive it like it's stolen' ad

2014-07-01 10:27

BMW was criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority over a controversial billboard featuring a Mini Cooper with the tagline 'Drive it like it's stolen!'

SPIED: BMW 1 Series facelift

2014-06-30 11:54

BMW’s ageing 1 Series will receive a facelift as a prototype, spotted by spy photographers, shows. Check out gallery images of the new 1 Series!

BMW's next M-badged SUV's: X5, X6

2014-06-20 14:00

BMW will only reveal its latest M-badged SUV range later in 2014 but meanwhile our spy guys have captured images of the next X6 M and X5 M in action - galleries on both!

Automakers split on 'green car' strategy

2014-06-19 13:01

Global automakers are locked in a showdown similar to the 'video format' war of the 1980's.

BMW, Nissan to collaborate on next electric car

2014-06-17 12:16

Nissan and BMW are keen to collaborate on electric cars after Tesla agreed to share its patents with competitors.

New BMW M3, M4 for SA: Details, prices

2014-05-29 12:30

BMW's next M3 sedan and its coupe sibling, now called the M4, will arrive in South Africa later in 2014. We have prices, details and gallery images of the latest M-badged cars.

What a concept! Mini's stylish Superleggera

2014-05-26 21:13

BMW has debuted a retro-futuristic concept that combines classic Brit roadster with Italian flair - the Mini Superleggera Vision Concept. We've a gallery of this stunning battery-car that takes selfies.

Sparks will fly in Malelane Nkomazi 450

2014-05-12 11:44

Competition is tough in the South African National Cross-Country championship so there are some tough battles in store for the upcoming Nkomazi 450 event.

SPIED: BMW 2 Series drop-top

2014-05-09 08:53

Spy photographers have captured BMW’s 2 Series convertible being tested virtually undisguised.

Clean sweep for Ford and Formato in PE

2014-05-05 14:27

Ford, a Focus ST and Gary Formato were the stars of the Production Car races at Scribante at the weekend.

SA's Hodges going Dutch for Zandvoort

2014-05-02 10:50

South Africa’s Mathew Hodges will contest the 12-hour endurance race at Zandvoort in the Netherlands in May in a five-litre, 450kW, BMW 1 Series.

China joins West in SUV love-affair

2014-04-24 12:17

Urban 4x4's are all the rave in China - and people there are hunting them down at the 2014 Beijing auto show. Well, it snows seriously there in winter, so good move...

Toyota's FCV marks fuel-cell future

2014-04-17 13:46

Toyota's FCV Concept will soon become a reality for the automaker with a fuel-celled car.

BMW to recall over 3000 cars in SA

2014-04-14 15:12

BMW is recalling nearly half a million vehicles due to a possible engine-bolt defect. South African owners are affected!

BMW, Ford considering F1 return?

2014-04-11 13:40

BMW and Ford are each considering making a comeback to Formula 1. Wouldn't that be cool?

SA-bound BMW M4 droptop: The details

2014-04-04 14:44

BMW has released details for its M4 convertible in the UK. The 2 series and 4 series droptops have just been launched here too. It’s headed for South Africa, but not before the M3 sedan and M4 coupe arrives first.

6 April Fools' car pranks we wish were true

2014-04-01 11:16

A grass-covered Opel, a tea-powered Mini, a way to beat e-tolls in Gauteng… We’ve compiled a list of the top automotive April Fools' Day pranks. WARNING: This article contains gratuitous use of puns.

BMW's new flip-top raises roof in SA

2014-03-28 09:30

Once-upon-a-time new station wagons disappeared from SA – now they're called 'crossovers' and ‘lifestyle vehicles’ and everybody wants one. The convertible, however, never went out fashion. BMW's 4 Series Convertible has arrived!

 

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.

Clean sweep for Fourie in East London

2014-07-07 08:23

John Fourie dominated Round 4 of the 2014 South African Production Car championship that was raced in East London on July 5 - but it was a bumpty meeting....

BMW's M-warriors arrive: M3/M4 in SA

2014-07-04 10:54

Few cars garner as much respect as an M-badged car and BMW demands yours with the launch of its new M3 and M4 in South Africa.

BMW's M-warriors arrive: M3/M4 in SA

2014-07-03 13:37

Few cars garner as much respect as an M-badged car and BMW demands yours with the launch of its new M3 and M4 in SA. SERGIO DAVIDS got to grips with the fifth-generation M-twins at Kyalami.

BMW rebuked over 'stolen!' ad

2014-07-01 09:01

BMW has been rebuked over a controversial billboard featuring the outline of a Mini Cooper, with a large hole where the car should be, and the wording “Drive it like it’s stolen!”

SA crews to battle for Dakar entry

2014-06-23 13:55

Local teams could be the recipients of a free 2015 Dakar Rally entry when they battle in the next Dakar Challenge.

SA-bound BMW X6 debut in Moscow

2014-06-20 10:31

BMW's second-generation version of its odd-shaped sport utility X6 will make its debut at the 2014 Moscow auto show... And, it's headed for SA!

Automakers split on 'green car' strategy

2014-06-18 11:15

Global automakers are locked in a showdown similar to the 'video format' war of the 1980's as they bet on which eco-friendly vehicles will prevail in the low-emissions sector.

What a concept! Mini's stylish Superleggera

2014-05-30 11:30

BMW has debuted a retro-futuristic concept that combines classic Brit roadster with Italian flair - the Mini Superleggera Vision Concept.

New BMW M3, M4 for SA: Details, prices

2014-05-28 12:45

BMW's next M3 sedan and its coupe sibling, now called the M4, will arrive in South Africa later in 2014. We have prices, details and gallery images of the latest M-badged cars.

SPIED: BMW M2 Coupe

2014-05-21 11:36

The next M-badged 2 Series was spotted undergoing testing. Check out our spy shots of the new BMW M2 Coupe.

BMW: The most powerful M5

2014-05-09 12:47

A BMW M5 30 Years edition is being built to commemorate three decades of the iconic . BMW business bruiser. It's the fastest production car to roll of Beemer's production line.

SPIED: BMW 2 Series drop-top

2014-05-08 10:12

Spy photographers have captured BMW’s 2 Series convertible being tested virtually undisguised. Check out the new convertible with its roof down!

Clean sweep for Ford and Formato in PE

2014-05-05 11:09

Ford, a Focus ST and Gary Formato were the stars of the Production Car races at Scribante at the weekend though there was some pretty tough racing down the field.

China joins West in SUV love-affair

2014-04-25 12:53

Urban 4x4's are all the rave in China - and people there are hunting them down at the 2014 Beijing auto show.

Launched: 2014 BMW R1200 GS Adventure

2014-04-19 17:25

Bigger, higher, tougher - that's BMW's latest version of the R1200 GS Adventure just arrived in South Africa. DRIES VAN DER WALT rode the launch route from Port Elizabeth to Knysna... the hard way.

Toyota's FCV marks fuel-cell future

2014-04-17 09:52

Toyota's FCV Concept will soon to become a reality for the automaker and marks the automaker's first hydrogen fuel cell-powered car.

BMW to recall over 3000 cars in SA

2014-04-14 14:02

BMW is recalling nearly half a million vehicles due to a possible engine-bolt defect. South African owners are affected!

SA-bound BMW M4 droptop: The details

2014-04-05 21:00

BMW has released details for its M4 convertible in the UK. The 2 series and 4 series droptops have just been launched here too. It’s headed for South Africa, but not before the M3 sedan and M4 coupe arrives first.

6 April Fools' car pranks we wish were true

2014-04-01 13:00

A grass-covered Opel, a tea-powered Mini, a way to beat e-tolls in Gauteng… We’ve compiled a list of the top automotive April Fools' Day pranks. WARNING: This article contains gratuitous use of puns.

6 April Fools' car pranks we wish were true

2014-04-01 11:12

A grass-covered Opel, a tea-powered Mini, a way to beat e-tolls in Gauteng… We’ve compiled a list of the top automotive April Fools' Day pranks. WARNING: This article contains gratuitous use of puns.

SPIED: BMW 3 facelift goes 3-cylinder

2014-03-28 09:16

Despite the current generation BMW 3 Series being launched in 2012, the automaker is already working on a facelift. Check out spy images of the facelifted 3 Series!

 
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