The BMW 3 Series continues to be a cash cow for the German auto-maker in South Africa as it leads the best-selling list month after month in the luxury sedan class.
The BMW 3 Series has a starting price of R467 300, while its top of the range version – 340i GT M Sport sports-auto – starts at R817,246.
A recent poll conducted by BusinessTech shows that the majority of South Africans have a budget of R100,000 – R200,000 when it comes to buying a ‘new’ vehicle.
BusinessTech readers were presented with the following question: How much did you spend on your last car?
3,008 votes turned up the following results:
- R100,000 toR 200,000 – 1,050 – 35%
- Under R100,000 – 786 – 26%
- R200,000 to R400,000 – 665 – 22%
- R400,000 to R500,000 – 254 – 9%
- R500,000 or more – 253 – 8%
BusinessTech decided to look at those vehicles at the top end of the scale when it comes to price – based on their popularity.
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) and Lightstone Auto publish a monthly list of the 100 best selling vehicles in South Africa.
BusinessTech looks at the 10 most expensive cars from this list. The Toyota Land Cruiser, priced from R620,700 has been discounted due to the fact that it is largely purchased by game farms for commercial purposes.
Discovery Sport – R616,000
Discovery Sport HSE 2.0 litre TD4 From R837,900
Ford Mustang – R644,649
Top of the range Mustang 5.0 GT Convertible 6AT – R935,900
BMW X4 – From R715 200
Top of the range X4 xDrive35i M Sort – From R917 900
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado – From R797,900
Top of the range – 3.0 Diesel VX Auto – From R921,100
Jaguar F-Pace – R776,800
Top of the range F-Pace First Edition – 3.0 Litre V6 – R1,218,100
BMW X5 – From R945,700
Top of the range X5 xDrive50i – From R1262 100
Audi Q7 – From R955,500
Top of the range 3.0 TDI quattro From R1,012,000
Toyota Land Cruiser – From R966,100
Top of the range 4.5D V8 VX Black – From R1 297 700
Range Rover Sport – From R1 ,114,000
Top of the range SVR – From R2,146,700
BMW X6 – From R1,093,000
Top of the range X6 M50d A – From R1,877,200