A couple of weeks back BMWFanatics attended the biggest BMW Festival in South Africa = BMWDay GP #3, hosted by SABeemer. This is the biggest BMW event on the South African calendar, bringing together Bavarian enthusiasts from all over the country, some even choosing to travel 900 miles away. Judging from the enthusiasts in attendance, it’s clear to see South Africa is BMW Crazy!
“South Africa is one of the top performers in the world in terms of BMW M market share and sales,” said MD of BMWSA Tim Abbott. “For example, in 2015 BMW South Africa was ranked fifth in the world in terms of overall BMW M market share.
A total of 916 BMW M units were delivered to local customers while 1,049 BMW M Performance units were also delivered to customers – this is an increase of more than 40 percent compared to 2014. It is therefore very clear that South Africans are big fans of our BMW M vehicles.”
There was some pretty special specimens in attendance: E12 530MLE, E34 540i 6-Speed, Z3M Coupe ACS S54 (1 of 39 worldwide), the 333i and 325iS, an E9 3.0CSi, E46 CSL, E92 M Edition, an Isetta and an original Alpina B3 2.7.
[Photos: Divyesh Dajee]