WATCH: BMW driver clocks 309 km/h, SA worried.


WATCH: BMW driver clocks 309 km/h, SA worried.

Fast and Furious Mzansi edition? Another BMW M3 driver is trending after he clocked 309 km/h, double the speed limit on SA roads.



A BMW M3 driver is trending after his clip driving at 309km/h made rounds on social media.

The video has gained thousands of comments and reactions since it dropped on X, formerly Twitter.



MDN News shared the clip and captioned it, “Video of a South African motorist driving a BMW M3 at 309km/h surfaces on social media.”

However, little is known about when the video was taken. In the now-viral video, the BMW driver accelerated the German beast while his passenger recorded him. The passenger also recorded the dashboard, and Mzansi could not believe the BMW driver was travelling at 309 km/h.

However, 309 km/h is double the speed limit on highways in the country. South Africa’s current speed limits are 60 km/h in built-up areas, while a driver can not exceed 100 km/h on main roads.

Highways have a speed limit of 120 km/h, according to My Broadband. No doubt, speedster joins a host of drivers who have hogged headlines for the wrong reasons.

In 2023, a 26-year-old BMW M3 Coupe driver was arrested after he clocked 275 km/h in a prescribed 120 km/h zone. A 23-year-old was also caught speeding on the N1 Midrand. He was travelling at 222 km/h.

The Gauteng Traffic Police’s high-speed unit once arrested a 36-year-old driver for clocking 220 km/h on the N4 East freeway with a maximum speed limit of 120 km/h. However, officials have noted that speeding remains one of the biggest risks to road safety in Gauteng province.


South Africa’s Northern Cape is the home of the speediest road in Africa. The N14 that links Pretoria with the town of Springbok near the edge of Mzansi is the fastest road in Africa. It has a speed limit of 250km/h

Despite most of the N14 having a speed limit of 120 km/h, there is a 55 km stretch between Pofadder and Kakamas with a speed limit of 250 km/h. However, not everyone can go full tilt despite the 250 km/h speed limit on the 55 km peg.

A driver needs special permission to travel at 250 km/h on the 55 km stretch. However, there is also a VW Group test track near the N14. No doubt that’s why several cars have made their way to South Africa for testing before their debuts. Rumour mill has it that the entire area has protected air space.


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