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Where too much is just right. Countdown to the BMW M Fest at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 15 - 16 October 2022.

Third M Fest by BMW South Africa will include on- and off-track action, including a world-class entertainment line-up, BMW M Fest pop-up dealership, M Talks lounge and the global premiere of an all-new M car...


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Midrand. BMW South Africa will host its third festival celebrating the most powerful letter in the world – in the 50th year of BMW M – from 15 to 16 October 2022. Here’s a rundown of all the on- and off-track action in store for showgoers, including a world-class entertainment line-up, and the global premiere of an all-new M car...


After three long years, the world’s biggest M Fest is back at Kyalami to mesmerise and delight the legions of BMW fans in South Africa. As the BMW Group celebrates 50 Years of BMW M GmbH, showgoers can get close to the sensational Red Bull Drift Brothers, who are making a special trip to Johannesburg with their custom BMW M4 Coupé Competitions, as well as South Africa’s BMW DTM driver Sheldon van der Linde. Van der Linde will be on hand, alongside the BMW Driving Experience’s professional drivers, to provide hot laps to showgoers, although those who prefer to be behind the wheel of their dream BMWs can do so on the custom-built test drive course. 


Further on-track action will include Round 8 of the BMW Car Club Gauteng’s M Performance Parts Race Series and demonstrations by some of South Africa’s top spinning athletes following the recent crowning of the 2022 Red Bull Shay’ iMoto champion. For entertainment of a different kind, the BMW M Fest main stage will be graced by headline acts Zakes Bantwini and Mafikizolo, and supported by the likes of DBN Gogo, Black Motion, DJ Zinhle, Desmond and the Tutus, Mango Groove, Lady Zamar, and many more.


While the signature BMW M Fest pop-up dealership will showcase the latest BMW models at exclusive show offers, vehicles demonstrating BMW’s proud heritage will be on display at the BMW Car Gauteng Concours d’Elegance, while an array of classic BMW M vehicles will also be exhibited in Kyalami’s pit garages.


In a first for the BMW M Fest globally, this year’s instalment will include an M Talks lounge were guests ranging from Franciscus van Meel, CEO of BMW M Gmbh to Peter van Binsbergen, CEO of BMW Group South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, and Sheldon van der Linde and the Red Bull Drift Brothers Johannes and Elias Hountondji, will share the stories of their journeys with BMW – and BMW M in particular – with popular South African automotive journalist Francisco Nwamba.


Another first for this year’s BMW M Fest will be the world premiere of the new BMW M2, alongside the first showing on African soil of the BMW XM – only the second standalone M car developed – and the South African premiere of the BMW M4 CSL. Both the new BMW M2 and the BMW XM will go on sale in South Africa in the first half of 2023.


Whether you browse the BMW Lifestyle Collection store, get comfortable in the M Beer Garden, or join the kids in the expanded M Kids zone, there will be something for everyone at the biggest BMW M Fest in the world! And it’s not too late to join in the fun – get your tickets at!


The 2022 BMW M Fest is powered by Shell V-Power, alongside headline sponsors Goodyear, Puma, and Red Bull. Gates are open between 08:00 and 22:00 on Saturday, 15 October, and 08:00 and 19:00 on Sunday, 16 October. Follow BMW South Africa on social media for more information!

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