More dynamic than ever, featuring a wealth of digital innovations and, for the first time, all-electric drive - this is how the new BMW 5 Series Sedan steps up to the plate. As the BMW i5, the new edition of the world's most successful business sedan takes the lead on the road to sustainable premium mobility in the upper mid-range vehicle segment.
+++ Festive finale of the world's most traditional beauty contest for historic automobiles at Lake Como +++ International jury of experts selects the Duesenberg SJ as the overall winner +++ Three-day festival of elegance and timeless beauty on four wheels celebrates enthusiasm for automobility, the joy of driving and technical excellence with a large audience.
+++ The BMW Group Light Channel Next is the company’s longest development tool, measuring 132 metres +++ Cutting-edge technology enables realistic simulation of different test scenarios for road illumination and lighting effects +++ Spot on in a former warehouse +++
The major anniversary exhibition at the BMW Museum to mark 100 years of BMW Motorrad opened its doors on May 12 2023. Visitors will be able to embark on an intense, exciting journey through 100 years of BMW Motorrad history over the exhibition’s approximately year-long run.
MINI proudly presents the first four design elements of the upcoming model family, giving a preview of the new Charismatic Simplicity design language. With a sneak peek of the new round OLED display, the modern steering wheel, as well as seats and rims of the new model family, MINI shows how traditional brand values can be combined with advanced technologies.
The 13th Knysna Simola Hillclimb run on Saturday, 6 May and Sunday, 7 May solidified the event’s status as the must-attend hillclimb on the local motorsport calendar. For BMW Group South Africa, that fielded cars in the hillclimb’s Classic Car Friday and King of the Hill events, Knysna proved a fitting environment to display its icons – past and future – as it celebrates 50 years in South Africa.
On Friday, 5 May, motoring enthusiasts welcomed the start of the 2023 Knysna Simola Hillclimb – a three-day motorsport lifestyle showcase. Local and international fans and broadcast viewers gathered in anticipation to watch drivers take on the famed Hill.
The fifth generation of the MINI 3-door is fully electrically powered and continues the success story of the legendary model. With maximum go-kart feeling, the new MINI Cooper Electric embodies the hallmark brand driving fun of the future.
Before he rides for the Bonovo action BMW Racing Team in the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) at Assen (NED) this weekend, BMW Motorrad works rider Garrett Gerloff (USA) spent a few exciting days in his home of Texas. Gerloff was in Austin (USA) to visit the Grand Prix of the Americas in MotoGP™ – and took the opportunity to take the new BMW M 1000 RR MotoGP™ Safety Bike onto the track for a spin.
BMW Motorrad Motorsport experienced a weekend of mixed emotions at the opening round of the European leg of this season’s FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) in Assen, the Netherlands. Scott Redding (GBR) from the ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team claimed his best results of the season so far in the Superpole and the races. Meanwhile, his team-mate and local favourite Michael van der Mark (NED) suffered a big crash in race two.
BMW Group South Africa is Tier One partner to Knysna Simola Hillclimb in support of its 50th anniversary celebrations +++ Four iconic South Africa-only models to compete in Classic Car Friday, 5 May +++ Four current and soon-to-be-launched models to compete in King of the Hill, 6 - 7 May +++ Celebration of BMW's unique automotive heritage, past and future.
+++ BMW M GmbH expands its network of cultural pioneers to communicate its first electrified high-performance model +++ Talented boundary-pushing figures from around the globe use the spectacular location to stage the BMW XM in new creative contexts +++ Fifth time for the BMW as partner of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California +++
BMW Group South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Niklas Fichtmüller as Director of BMW Group Plant Rosslyn, effective from 1 April 2023. Dr Fichtmüller succeeds Mr John Mouton, who has retired after 42 years with the BMW Group.
Three races, three wins for the BMW M4 GT3: the BMW Junior Team has completed the hat-trick for BMW M Motorsport in the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS). On Saturday, BMW M works drivers Neil Verhagen (USA), Dan Harper (GBR) and Max Hesse (GER) won the third race of the season on the Nürburgring Nordschleife (GER) in the #44 BMW M4 GT3 from the BMW M Team RMG.
After finishing second in the GTP class at the Twelve Hours of Sebring (USA), BMW M Team RLL again enjoyed podium celebrations at Long Beach (USA). Connor De Phillippi (USA) and Nick Yelloly (GBR) repeated their Sebring success, finishing second again in the #25 BMW M Hybrid V8 in the first sprint race of the 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IMSA series).
The MINI 3-door has always thrilled its global fan base with maximum go-kart feeling and its unmistakable silhouette. The one millionth example of the current generation of the original MINI rolls off the production line as the all-electric MINI Cooper SE.
MINI John Cooper Works
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THE NEW BMW i5.
Munich. Here you can see the webcast of the Digital World Premiere of the new BMW i5.