“Simply put, the 520d Luxury Line has middle child syndrome. Slightly better than its smaller brother, but not as good as its older brother. No matter how hard it may try.”
I know Germany isn’t known for being a cricket nation, so perhaps its best for me to use a football analogy that works along the parallels of Germany: Football. The 5-Series in my eyes is seen as the box-to-box midfielder which often goes unnoticed compared to its higher end counterparts in the form of the M5 and M6 respectively. You will understand my reasoning soon…
Parking Lot SA recently reviewed the BMW 520d alongside SA’s most visited online motoring marketplace AutoTrader. The WesBank South African Car of the Year finalist is very impressive, considering the price and features you get. Needless to say, the model we had on the day was fitted with all the luxury-line extras which made for a pleasurable day of driving and filming. Continue reading “The BMW 5 Series: The All-Rounder from Germany”
DRIVEN: Nissan Micra Active
The 2017 Nissan Micra was launched in Johannesburg in September 2017 and I managed to get behind the wheel for a week. The model I received had all the optional extras, alloy wheels, spoiler and a Continue reading “Innovation That (Active-ly) Excites”
BMW and Shell V-Power host record-breaking Festival at Kyalami
The BMW M Festival took place over the weekend of the 21st/22nd October 2018 at the Kyalami Race Track. This was the first time the event was brought to South African soil and Johannesburg really put the event on the mark; breaking the record for the biggest BMW M Festival ever hosted by the M Brand. The previous record was held by Japan, attracting 6 000 visitors – South Africa attracted 20 000 visitors over the course of the weekend.
Test drives, hot laps, a pop-up dealership and music performances were just a few of the attractions over a weekend dedicated to the love of motoring and, more importantly, the BMW M Brand. Test drive registration started early on Saturday morning with the spots being filled up just ninety minutes (Yes. Ninety!) into the festival’s official start time of 10:00AM Local Time. Continue reading “Sheer Driving Pleasure can take place even if you are not behind the wheel”
DRIVEN: Toyota Aygo
Last weekend I got the chance to road test, and review, the Toyota Aygo in sunny Johannesburg. Let’s get the nitty-gritty figures, and information, out the way and then I can get into my thoughts about the small hatch.
159 000 of your hard-earned South African Rands would be needed to get yourself the 1 litre, three cylinder, 5-speed manual Aygo. Air-conditioning comes standard along with a Bluetooth, USB Port and AUX input on a (great) on-board computer radio system. You also get four speaker stereo system which is more than decent.
The small, one litre, engine packs quite the punch. It is perfect for inner city drivers which offers a firm – but comfortable – ride. To be honest, in the city, at low speeds, it performs almost as well as a 1.2 or 1.4 litre engine. Between the speeds of 45-100 km/h it would definitely compete with the bigger engines. On the inclines however, it performs like Joe Allen’s Liverpool career; a load of potential which fades into mediocrity and a sense of frustration on what could have been. Continue reading “Wherever you go, Aygo”
Scuderia Ferrari is a truly unique brand
The 23rd of September 2017 saw the return of the Ferrari marque to Kyalami. The occasion: Ferrari Day, undoubtedly Africa’s largest gathering of supercars from Maranello.
The event was expertly organized by SEFAC (Southern Equatorial Ferrari Automobili Club). The annual Kyalami event is one occasion when members of the world’s oldest Ferrari owners’ club have unrivaled access to the, new and improved, 4.26 km circuit.
Continue reading “50 Years of Ferrari in SA Celebrated in Style”
Parking Lot SA Set to Launch
“Parking Lot SA provides relevant content to people from all walks of life.”
Parking Lot SA provides media consumers with all the information in the motoring industry focusing mainly on car news and reviews. Parking Lot SA provides relevant content to people from all walks of life. For those who walk, sleep, dream and live cars; or for those who have a small interest in cars – we provide news and reviews that everyone can relate to. We focus on all cars. Ranging from everyday student cars, hot hatchbacks, sports cars & even your luxury cars. If off-roading is your cup of tea, we cover SUVs and 4X4’s too.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND US… Continue reading “Parking Lot SA Launch”
‘Stick with a good name brand’ – Riaz Haffejee (Dunlop CEO)
Parking Lot SA spoke to the CEO from Dunlop South Africa about the importance of having good tyres on your vehicle. With the rains being experienced in South Africa in the summer month, it is of utmost importance to understand the need for good quality tyres. Take a listen and please share your thoughts. (This episode first aired on 88.1 VoW FM on Friday 13 October 2017 between 15:45-16:00 on ‘The Life Club’ with DJ Keyez
Check out the podacast below and share your thoughts.
The Importance of Good Tyres