Updated details on President Cyril Ramaphosa cars collections; the type of car he drives, why he loves a particular brand so much and the specification of these cars.
Classy Cyril Ramaphosa
It is no longer news that the current South African president is a billionaire in rands and a multimillionaire in dollars, as evidenced by his state of the art houses where he lives.
This 69 years old business man turned politician presides over Africa’s most industrialized economy, South Africa.
The ANC strongman, Cyril Ramaphosa is a lover of exotic secured cars; on October 26th, 2021, a joyous Cyril Ramaphosa was evidently full of eulogy during the launch of the first generation of commercial-scale hybrid electric vehicles that were produced here at Kwazulu natal, South Africa.
Being a visionary, Cyril Ramaphosa aligns very well with the US Government belief that the future of the South African Automotive industry depends on it accepting new technologies in the EV development.
This is a vivid testimony of the fact that he loves cars; Cyril Ramaphosa cars are exotic, comfortable, expensive cars. In this guideline today, I will be sharing with you a list of his cars and the one he currently drives around.
What Car Does The President of South Africa Drive?
President Cyril Ramaphosa currently drives an armored bulletproof BMW 7 Series; this is not surprising because BMW is the most favorite car brand and model the president loves so much.
The BMW 7 series Cyril Ramaphosa drives is a luxurious armored vehicles and it is the most luxurious armored vehicle in the world!!
I am of the opinion that most presidents loves BMW so much, because the same model that Cyril Ramaphosa drives is the same that the president of India and Australia drives. I will explain the features, specifications and the reason why the BMW 7 series is mostly preferred.
Aside this, the president also owns a Mercedes Benz C64 AMG car, BMW X3 M40i, a Toyota 4×4 Hilux Raider, and a Volkswagen Polo, whose siblings, the T-Cross and Taigo, are the joint-cheapest SUVs to maintain in South Africa.
I will list them below before I start explaining them one by one; Cyril Ramaphosa cars collections include:
- BMW 7 series
- BMW X3 M40i
- Mercedes Benz C64 AMG
- Toyota 4×4 Hilux Raider
- Volkswagen Polo
Cyril Ramaphosa Cars Collection
I will explain one by one:
1. BMW 7 series
The BMW 7 series is an armored bulletproof vehicle the president uses. This BMW 7 series is not common, very expensive and the security features it has blends excellently with the comfort and durability it gives its customers.
Remember that Ramaphosa is not just a politician, he is a billionaire and an astute businessman, so he does not joke with his security and safety. The BMW 7 series is built according to specification required of his status.
Security Specification of the BMW 7 Series
Aside from the normal specification which I shall explain below, this vehicle does much more work than 5 bodyguards combined. This made this particular vehicle one of Cyril Ramaphosa cars that he loves so much.
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The security features include:
- It has an advanced collision detection system inbuilt
- For security purposes, this car has a sensor that can detect toxic or poisonous gases and it is built to even supply 2 hours of gas in extreme condition.
- This German car made has an impressive ability to even shut down the fuel tank automatically should in case an attack happens
- An heavy-duty door hinges for protracted endurance and effortless maintenance
- A specially designed Vehicle Battery and Engine Control Module (ECM)
- An armored safeguard with Ballistic Steel as per standards
- An additional bullet catcher and large overlaps on door frames.
BMW 7 Series Specification And Features
This car is a beast, find below the specifications:
- Gas Mileage22 mpg City/29 mpg Hwy
- Engine: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6, 3.0 LEPA
- Class: Large Cars
- Style Name : Sedan
- Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
- Passenger Capacity 5
- Passenger Doors4
- Body Style4dr Car
- Transmission: 8-Speed Sport Automatic
In terms of performance, the engine specification will blow your mind away;
- SAE Net Torque @ RPM330 @ 1500
- Fuel System: Gasoline Direct Injection
- Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
- SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM335 @ 5500
- Displacement3.0 L/183 Transmission
- Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.08
- Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
- First Gear Ratio (:1)5.25
- Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
- Trans Description: Automatic w/OD
- Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.72
- Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.82
The above is just a summary of the specifications!!
The average cost of a BMW 7 series ranges from $86,800 ( for normal), if you now wants a customized armored BMW 7 series like Ramaphosa, be ready to cough out anything from $100,000 and above.
The BMW 7 series is quite different from the BMW i3 range ( the BMW i3 range ranks amongst the cheapest electric cars in South Africa).
2. Mercedes Benz C64 AMG
The Mercedes Benz C64 AMG is another Cyril Ramaphosa cars in his collection. His first love of car brand is BMW, followed by Mercedes. This is clearly evident in the car collection in his garage and also in the array of the presidential motorcade anywhere he is going.
Mercedes Benz, dubbed the king of the road is a unique high end expensive car that offers protection and security just like the BMW7 series above.
In June 2018, Mercedes Benz announced investment of R10-billion in the production of the locally built Mercedes Benz built C Class models in East London, South Africa. This was followed by a further 3 billion rand investment in June 2021 to expand production of this model.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is an avid believer in Mercedes Benz and as such, he has this particular Mercedes Benz C64 AMG model amongst its car collections.
3. BMW X3 M40i
He loves BMW models, this BMW X3 M40i is another car in his collection as mentioned earlier. See the pictures and specification below.
For the 2023 model, the starting price of the BMW X3 M40i is from $59,870 upward.
BMW X3 M40i Specs are stated below:
|Transmission||8-speed shiftable automatic|
|Drive Type||All wheel drive|
|Basic Warranty||4 yr./ 50,000 mi.|
|Fuel & MPG|
|Fuel type||Premium unleaded (recommended)|
|EPA city/highway MPG||21/27 MPG|
|EPA combined MPG||23 MPG|
|Range in miles (city/hwy)||361.2/464.4 mi.|
|Fuel tank capacity||17.2 gal.|
|Base engine size||3.0 L|
|Base engine type||Gas|
|Horsepower||382 hp @ 5,800 rpm|
|Torque||365 lb-ft @ 1,520 rpm|
|Cam type||Double overhead cam (DOHC)|
4. President Cyril Ramaphosa Presidential motorcade
Please bear in mind that most of these cars are bullet proofed and the fleet is made up of expensive cars, notably his favorite, BMW.
This is then followed by Mercedes, Jeep Grand Cherokees, Volkswagen Golfs, Mercedes-Benz ML-Class models and BMW 3 series, police cars, state security vehicles etc.
Cyril Ramaphosa Car Pictures/Photos
See the photos and pictures below:
Kindly share your comment and observations on these impressive arrays of Cyril Ramaphosa cars below!!