BMW Group South Africa has unveiled the second biggest standalone BMW M showroom in the world, situated in Pretoria.
The brand says the new Zambesi Auto M showroom will pave the way for additional stand-alone BMW M showrooms across the country.
"I am delighted to be in South Africa again for the launch of the second biggest standalone BMW M showroom in the world," said Dr Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Sales and Marketing BMW, Sales Channels BMW Group.
In 2015, full-year sales of BMW M vehicles worldwide were up nearly 65 percent, totalling around 35 000 units. And sales of the ever-growing range of BMW M Performance vehicles grew over 16 percent to total around 28 000 units.
"South Africa is one of the top performers in the world in terms of BMW M market share and sales. For example, in 2015 BMW South Africa was ranked fifth in the world in terms of overall BMW M market share," said Tim Abbott, Managing Director of BMW Group South Africa.
"A total of 916 BMW M units were delivered to local customers while 1049 BMW M Performance units were also delivered to customers — this is an increase of more than 40 percent compared to 2014. It is therefore very clear that South Africans are big fans of our BMW M vehicles," said Abbott.