SA vs US at International Polo in Durban will launch BMW i8 and i3.
Those lucky enough to be attending the BMW International Polo Series in Shongweni today also means that they will be one of the first in South Africa to see the BMW i3 and the BMW i8.
Style, sophistication, fashion and prestige have come to define the annual BMW International Polo Series. With a heritage as refined and distinctive as BMW itself, the International Polo Series has showcased the best in international and development polo for the past 24 years.
BMW i8 is ready to revolutionise its vehicle class. As the first sports car with the consumption and emission values of a compact car. The strength of the plug-in hybrid lies, among other factors, in the perfect synchronisation of electric motor and combustion engine, which makes itself apparent in maximum efficiency and dynamics on the road.
Celebrating its 25th year in 2014, this year marks a milestone in the event’s heritage as BMW SA celebrates its 25-year partnership with the SA Polo Association. The BMW International Polo Series is is a two-match official Test Match series played by South Africa’s national polo team against a touring team from abroad. The American team have toured South Africa five times previously for this Series and have been victorious on three of those occasions.
Their most recent tour was in 2002 so it has been some time since we’ve welcomed them to our shores. The team brings with them a wealth of experience and polo fans and spectators can be assured of another brilliant test series.
Antonio Antela Martinez, BMW SA’s director of sales and marketing, said: “As one of the longest-running consecutive sports sponsorships in South Africa, we are yet again proud to be part of the 2014 tournament. Our brand represents dynamism, innovation and beautiful aesthetics.
“With that, the characteristics of the BMW International Polo Series certainly mirror the BMW core values.
“This year will also mark the first official public appearance of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 ahead of their local launch next year. With these cars, the Group is revolutionising individual mobility,” added Martinez.
This year, spectators can look forward to the compelling tests that will see the US national polo team and recently announced South African team compete for victory.