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Thursday, 09 May 2024 19:10

BMW 7 Series clinches 2024 Car of the Year title.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

The BMW 7 Series clinched the coveted 2024 SA Car of the Year (COTY) title at the gala event held on 8 May 2024 in Johannesburg.

In a competition run by the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ), the Suzuki Fronx secured second place, with the BMW M2 claiming the bronze medal.

The BMW 7 Series was also awarded the COTY Jurors Excellence Award, attracting the jurors' admiration for its "exceptional driving experience, vehicle quality and craftsmanship".

BMW now holds a record seven wins in the competition.

The 2024 COTY competition saw 18 finalists selected from a pool of 80 qualifying vehicles representing several categories.

The category winners of the 2024 COTY competition are:

Budget/Compact: Suzuki Fronx

Compact Family: Toyota Urban Cruiser

Family: BMW X1

Premium: Mercedes-Benz GLC

Adventure Sports-Utility Vehicle: Mahindra Scorpio-N

4x4 Double Cab: Volkswagen Amarok

Luxury: BMW 7 Series

Performance: BMW M2

The Mahindra Scorpio-N also won the Motor Enthusiasts Choice Award, which was determined by public votes in a social media campaign.The SAGMJ COTY competition started in 1986.