Meet Bev and Rex. No, they’re not a couple on the new M-Net reality series Power Couple, nor are they secret code words in Eskom’s load shedding schedule. It’s BMW’s futuristic power pair, now seeking a home in South Africa.

BMW has forged their traditional brand image upon two pillars: the prestige of the blue-and-white badge, and an entertaining driving experience. The most sought-after BMWs of days gone by boasted powerful engines, sporty handling and seductive styling – usually with pricetags to match their aspirational status.

You either love it or you hate it. BMW’s big bruiser X6 has always polarised opinion, but that didn’t keep it from being a big success for BMW. They’ve already sold more than 250 000 units, a large chunk of which found homes with Russian and Chinese oligarchs. It’s just that sort of car, really: a bad boy – the sort of thing you could imagine as a gangster or tenderpreneur’s preferred ride.

Diagonal blue and red stripes followed by a single letter: “M”. This simple emblem has been revered for decades as the symbol of driving pleasure, and never more so than when it’s followed by a “3”. Thanks to blistering straight-line speed and engaging driving dynamics, BMW’s M3 sports saloon has always set the standard in its class, and the latest (F80) model is no exception. But in reality, this is an entirely new kind of M3.

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It's fair to say that economists all over the world are in awe of China's sustained economic growth. In the space of a few decades, this country has become a leader as far as manufacturing, exporting and purchasing goes, and with massive infrastructure developments taking place all over this vast region, there's clearly no sign of this growth spurt ending any time soon. 


Following the successful introduction of the all-new KIA Sportage to the South African market late in 2016, KIA Motors South Africa is now expanding the local Sportage model range with seven new and or enhanced derivatives.



The Navara landed in South Africa in March this year and is currently available exclusively with a 4x4 drive train, an SE or LE specification level and the choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox. All models are powered by Nissan’s new twin-turbo 2.3 turbo diesel engine with 140 kW and 450 Nm.