The first BMW 1 Series was first introduced into the market back in 2004 as it replaced the 3 Series compact. Since then the 1 series has grown in popularity with the production of about 2.5 million with only the first two generations, with most of its popularity being in Europe. Since the first generation, the 1 series has had a lot of advancements making it increasingly one of the highly preferred cars in this segment.
In 1997 Mercedes-Benz founded the premium SUV segment with the launch of the M-Class. Since then, more than two million customers have decided in favour of the off-roader worldwide. When Mercedes introduced the new model GLE in South Africa earlier this month, it was only fitting that we attend to experience the vehicle first hand.
Recently we were strapped in the seat of the all-new BMW Z4, and what an experience it was. Visually it’s clear that the Z4 has undergone a number of significant changes when compared to its predecessor.
Admittedly, it wasn’t love at first sight. The 8 series is awkwardly designed, much like the 6 series. With that being said, as with art, some pieces do slowly grow on you over time. My love for the BMW M850i grew with every interaction.
So I’m sitting here at George Airport thinking to myself what an incredible personal journey I’ve had thus far. It’s my first time in George and I owe it to BMW South Africa for inviting me to the launch of the fourth generation X5.
The luxury SUV market has been exploding over the last few years, with car makers such as; Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls Royce, and Bentley coming out with their own luxury versions.
The Cradle of Humankind is only about 40mins outside Sandton and it hides away one great weekend away hotel. The Cradle Boutique Hotel is placed right in heart of the Cradle of Humankind. The location is really great for when you want to quickly escape the city clutter and get into a Kruger Park type headspace at the fraction of the travel time.
Recently I had the privilege of joining the BMW team at the launch of the new generation X3. I was thrilled to be part of this exciting journey as a photographer under the wings of Marvin. The launch was nothing short of amazing as the launch tour took us to some scenic parts of South Africa.