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  1. Jamie McKane

    BMW kills off the i8

    BMW kills off the i8 BMW has announced that it will halt the production of its i8 hybrid electric vehicle in April 2020. "When production of the BMW i8 Coupé and the BMW i8 Roadster ceases, the plug-in hybrid sports cars will have long secured their place among the company's milestones," BMW said.
  2. Jamie McKane

    BMW unveils i4 electric car

    BMW unveils i4 electric car Once the go-to brand for upwardly mobile sedan buyers with a need for speed, BMW AG is facing pressure from Tesla Inc. and its Model 3. The German brand’s answer to the electric threat is a sleek battery-powered car called the i4. The i4 will slot in next to the...
  3. E

    Vehicle repair in Centurion or Midrand

    Hi wise people! Any of you that can suggest places where I can have an old car repaired in Centurion or Midrand? It is a 1994 BMW... just drum brakes to be fixed up that I know of. Looking for a place that's good value for money? The usual - quality work for a decent price.
  4. B

    Good BMW mechanic in Pretoria?

    Does anyone have recommendations for a good mechanic in or around Pretoria that knows their way around BMWs? This has been posted on here before but quite a while back
  5. Jamie McKane

    South Africans couldn't buy new BMWs due to IT problems

    South Africans couldn't buy new BMWs due to IT problems BMW South Africa has confirmed that certain customers were unable to purchase new vehicles due to a "technical glitch" in its invoicing system. This issue was brought to our attention by a MyBroadband reader who recently tried to purchase...
  6. Salt

    OEM BMW F30 kidney grilles

    Item name (be very descriptive): OEM BMW F30 kidney grilles (original) off an M Sport model. All clips are perfect. Age and condition: 5 years in good condition with two minor scratches. Do you include packaging: Yes Warranty: No Reason for selling: Changed to dual slat grilles. Price: R1000...
  7. C

    First sports car

    What do you guys think is the best sports car under a 100k? A friend of mine wants to buy his first sports car and doesn't really have an idea what to get. He likes the MX5 NA (1st gen) but can't seem to find one and he doesn't want anything "common" like a newer MX5 so that's out. SLK according...
  8. Doom5003

    BMW stereo aftermarket upgrade

    I have a E87 with the stock Business headunit and looking to upgrade to an aftermarket unit. Would the be any coding that needs to be done after the upgrade or should everything just work afterwards? Ill be doing the install myself, since it doesn't seem to be rocket science. And secondly, to...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Nissan and BMW could be bringing electric cars to South Africa

    Nissan and BMW could be bringing electric cars to South Africa Nissan Motor Co., BMW AG and Volkswagen AG are among carmakers in talks to bring the electric-car revolution to South Africa, as the nation’s auto-factory floors risk being left behind in the global switch to greener vehicles. The...
  10. Jamie McKane

    Tencent teams up with BMW on self-driving cars

    Tencent teams up with BMW on self-driving cars Tech-giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. will partner with BMW AG to help develop self-driving vehicles in China. The pair began collaborating on what they called BMW Group China High Performance D3 Platform, which is scheduled to begin operations by the...
  11. GipsyD

    Tuning shop that can enable burbles on a ActiveHybrid 3?

    This thread is just food for thought, so bear with me... I've recently thought about the idea of the BMW F30 ActiveHybrid 3 (AH3) . Now, AFAIK, the 335i and the AH3 share the same power plant, the N55 engine, which means that these two are fundamentally the same when it comes to engines and...
  12. Ivan Leon

    BMW X1 Recalled Because It Doesn’t Meet Federal Safety Standards

    BMW is recalling 106,182 of its 2016 to 2019 X1 SUVs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the event of a crash where an occupant’s head contacts the B-pillar, the pillar may not absorb an adequate amount of the impact, as required by federal safety standards. The...
  13. S

    For Sale - 2010 BMW 330d

    Item name: BMW 330d e90 Exclusive Automatic, Alpine White III Extras: Rear PDC, Sunroof, Xenon Headlights + High Beam Assist, Bluetooth, BMW HiFi Audio Age and condition: 2010, +-89000km, Excellent Condition, Brand new rear tires Do you include packaging: Paint? Warranty: Not...
  14. GipsyD

    What is BMW's stand on 3rd party body modifications?

    Building on from the 335i post I created some time back... So my same friend is looking at getting an extended warranty with BMW South Africa on his second hand 335i Luxury Line. But like I said in the last post, he wants to upgrade it cosmetically (i.e. add a more "aggressive" M Style Body...
  15. GipsyD

    OEM M Sport Body Kit for F30 3 Series?

    One of my very good mates recently got a 335i Luxury Line (second hand, of course). He is more than pleased with the performance of the car, and especially the sound it makes from the rear end, but he feels that the Luxury Line body kit is too dull and subdued, and that it is hiding the car's...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Prototype charging station lets you drive 100km on a three-minute charge

    Prototype charging station lets you drive 100km on a three-minute charge BMW AG and Porsche unveiled a charging station that can jolt electric vehicles with enough power to drive 100 kilometers (62 miles) in less than three minutes, pushing ahead of Tesla Inc. in the race to make...
  17. Jamie McKane

    BMW unveils new iNext electric SUV

    BMW unveils new iNext electric SUV BMW AG unveiled the latest iteration of its planned electric-car flagship, morphing what started out as low-slung cruiser into a sporty SUV, as the German luxury-car maker scrambles to keep pace with rivals. The iNext concept -- revealed inside a cargo plane...
  18. Ivan Leon

    South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

    South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component. South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday the ban taking effect Wednesday affects about...
  19. Nivea

    Low Cars / Modded car thread.

    Hi guys, I thought I'd start a car thread ( unintentionally ) I currently drive a BMW M135i, stage 2, 300 wheel
  20. B

    Motor Vehicle Repairs - BMW 1 series

    Hi, I am a female and what I know about the workings of a car engine is scary to say the least, so after I heard a noise coming from the front of the engine, I stopped the car immediately after the noise started as I was not sure if it was serious or not. I drive a 2009 BMW 120i Convertible. I...
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