BMW 5Series Media Launch

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I was invited to the all new BMW 5series media launch in George, Western Cape, on arrival we were treated to a fabulous lunch at the whale viewing deck at Oubaai resort and spa, possibly one of the most breath taking views in South Africa.

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And the the fun began, driving through George in the luxurious beast reminded me of BMW’s pay off sheer driving pleasure. Everyone know I’m a convertible kinda girl but this sedan ticks all the right boxes, a little big for me but I can’t fault it on how well it handled the roads, especially the bends! Superior driving pleasure and unsurpassed aerodynamics.

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As our trip starts I connect my Bluetooth  twirl my right index finger in small clockwise circles and  my Beyonce- Diva cranks up yaaaaaaasss so fitting! This feature seen on the 7series is now available on the 5series, I’m obsessed with convenience – the gesture recognition system makes playing music so much easier, but not just for music, the gesture controls on the new iDrive interface let you control everything from the navigation and radio to climate controls with hand movements. Basically ladies full time Queening, they say it’s the business athlete but i feel like this car was made for us riiiight?

i test drove the 520d and the grunt-happy 540i, I love how much this one sounds as I accelerate, cutting through the curvy roads of George I’m impressed by the way this handles of. Both cars deliver excellent road holding, satisfying acceleration, and an intuitive sense of weight transfer.

My other absolute fave optional extra is the parking assist, I feel like trips to the mall are about to get easier, you know when there’s one tiiiiiiny parking spot left eeeeeeeek! fear not fashionista’s this beauty will do the work for you

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The seventh generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan will cut a sporty, elegant and stylish figure when it hits the roads in South Africa in February and March 2017. Further enhanced dynamics, an unbeatable line-up of assistance systems, an unmatched degree of connectivity and a new and innovative operating system are the most important new features. The new BMW 5 Series Sedan therefore has all the tools it needs to continue the remarkable success recorded by its predecessors; around 7.9 million BMW 5 Series cars were sold across its first six generations. “The seventh generation of the BMW 5 Series points the way into the future, as we have defined it with our NUMBER ONE > NEXT strategy. We see technological leadership, emotionally rich products and digitalisation as essential factors in achieving success. With the expansion of our model portfolio in the large-vehicle classes, we are satisfying the wishes of many customers. I’m in no doubt that the new BMW 5 Series will set new benchmarks technologically, but also have huge emotional appeal. It remains the epitome of the business sedan,” says Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management at BMW AG.

Superior driving pleasure and unsurpassed aerodynamics.
Rigorous application of the BMW Efficient Lightweight lightweight design concept, with increased use of aluminum and high-strength steels, reduces the weight of the 5 Series Sedan by up to 100 kilograms from that of its predecessor. The newly designed chassis, a low centre of gravity, BMW’s hallmark even weight distribution and a lightweight body offering exceptional torsional stiffness combine a wonderfully dynamic driving experience with the long-distance comfort for which the BMW 5 Series is renowned. Various chassis options such as Integral Active Steering add further talents to a dynamics-focused overall package designed to ensure the BMW 5 Series once again stands at the top of its class. The drag coefficient of the new, 4,935 millimetre-long BMW 5 Series Sedan (Cd = 0.22 at its most efficient) sets the benchmark in its class.

Intuitive usability and extensive comfort.
With even greater user-friendliness as its goal, the new BMW 5 Series is equipped with the latest-generation iDrive system. In top specification, it displays navigation, telephone and entertainment features, plus vehicle functions, on a high-resolution 10.25-inch screen. The system can be operated using the iDrive Controller, by voice command or gestures, or by touching the display controls directly, as the driver wishes. The large, tile-style panels can be arranged as desired and show the content of the underlying menus in constantly updated form. The latest-generation full-colour BMW Head-Up Display has a projection surface that is 70 per cent larger than before and displays traffic signs, telephone listings, radio stations, music tracks, navigation instructions and warnings from the assistance systems.

Maximising the levels of on-board comfort are extended storage options, greater legroom for rear-seat passengers and comfort seats with massage function, not to mention innovative seat operation using touch sensors and four-zone climate control complete with ionisation and discreet air fragrancing. Special Synergy Thermoacoustic Capsule (SYNTAK) engine encapsulation technology, the acoustic glazing for the windscreen and the acoustic headliner bring about another noticeable reduction in noise levels inside the car. All headlight variants specified for the BMW 5 Series Sedan come as standard with LED technology. Available as an option are Adaptive LED Headlights with variable light distribution including adaptive roundabout lights and BMW Selective Beam anti-dazzle high beam with a range of up to 500 metres.

Photography: Mpumi Ngwenya

 

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Missposhglam at the MTV MAMA’s 2016 PRESS CONFERENCE

bonang, Monde twala and Alex Okosi.jpgIMG_7040.jpgIMG_7056.jpgThe Mama’s weekend is upon us, and after todays press conference held at the Hilton hotel,in Sandton South Africa, we absolutely can’t wait for the main event tomorrow! Monde Twala vice president for the BET channel together with Alex Okosi for Viacom are both excited to have the MTV MAMA’s 2016 held in Johannesburg South africa. Johannesburg offers great accomadation, breath taking landscapes a one of a kind energy and one of the biggest media hubs in africa. The two promise a lot of diversity and world class exciting performances tomorrow night. We personally can’t wait to see what our African fashionistas are going to pull out tomorrow night and obviously who will be the most glam of them all! Did we mention how Monde and Alex were co-incidently stylishly twinning at the conference, we love the twinning look boys!

 

Bonang Matheba graced the conference next, looking absolutely chic and effortless in a black wide leg jumpsuit finished off with gold accessories, heels and a sleek ponytail. Nomzamo Mbatha rocking a stunning orange bandage dress and Yemi Alade were annonced to join Matheba as co-hosts. We’re loving the black girl magic that will be witnessed tomorrow night.

We also got a look at the new awards statue which was beautifully unveiled.

We can’t wait to show you all the red carpet fashion tomorrow, we hear everyone’s going all out!wizkid,sarkodi, patoranking.jpghosts.jpg

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Dj Cleo and Kwaito Veteran came out to let us know that they will be playing tribute to late south african Kwaito star Mandoza, who recently lost his battle with cancer.

 

Catch the MAMA’s live across the Mtv base networks tomorrow from 9pm live CAT

Black, Gold and some Revlon💋

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Pants:Nimcouture, Gold jersey:Nimcouture, Block heels: studio w woolworths

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Y’all know that when it comes to fashion I’m a more-is-more kind of girl. Prints, color, texture – you name it I’ve worn it. but sometimes it’s nice to take a minimalistic approach. In todays look, I did just that. I paired black and gold to create a sleek and sophisticated casual outfit. And, how amazing is this gold Jersey from Nimcouture!?  detailing acts as the perfect modern twist on a classic silhouette. I’m in love. Look topped off with the classic channel bag in calf skin 💋

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My face uses Revlons photo ready prime+anti shine on my bare skin and Colorstay moisture stain in Barcelona nights
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I hope you’re having a great week! Thanks for visiting!

xoxo missposhglam