SMG Durban

Founded in July 2003 by Sean McCarthy, the SMG Group has grown significantly from its original 2 dealerships, SMG Durban and SMG Pietermaritzburg, to now comprise of 10 dealerships, including seven BMW dealerships and one MINI dealership. These include our Approved Repair Centres in Briardene and Mount Edgecome, and our state-of-the-art SMG Cape Town, situated at the entrance of the Canal Walk Shopping Centre, which opened in February 2009. SMG South Coast commenced trading in July 2011, and SMG Rocks, KZN's first exclusive MINI dealership, opened in December 2012.  Our newest member of the team, SMG Umhlanga, was launched in September 2015.

SMG Durban is managed by Dealer Principal Trevor Meyer; Anthony Ellis heads up our Pietermaritzburg branch, and our South Coast dealership is in the capable hands of Darren Staats.  SMG Rocks has Dealer Principal Kesin Munian at the helm, with SMG Cape Town ably run by Mark Ross.  Motor industry veteran Stephen Searle is at the forefront of SMG Umhlanga.

Thanks to a great team and fantastic support from our loyal customers, we are proud to be among the top performing dealerships in the country.

SMG has been the proud recipients of BMW South Africa's most prestigious award, Dealer of the Year, four times in the last five years. Our commitment to service excellence is frequently recognised by our manufacturers and customers alike, and are honoured to have won the following awards:

  • Dealer of the Year (SMG South Coast)
  • Dealer of the Year on two separate occasions (SMG Pietermaritzburg)
  • Dealer of the Year, Financial Services Dealer of the Year and Aftersales Dealer of the Year (SMG Cape Town)
  • Most Improved Repair Centre (SMG Approved Repair Centre)
  • SMG Durban is consistently among the country's top 3 BMW dealers in terms of volume, is the highest volume dealer in KZN and was runner up to Dealer of the Year.
  • MINI Dealer of the Year

At SMG, perfection is a daily pursuit. From our state of the art dealerships, to our powerful, stylish and luxurious cars, we constantly strive to set new standards in customer satisfaction, quality of service and dynamic efficiency. Managing Director Sean McCarthy, believes that SMG's success can largely be attributed to the loyal support of our customers, who motivate and inspire our staff to continually perform at the highest level, with the passion and commitment that our beautiful cars command. To pursue perfection, visit your nearest SMG dealership: SMG Durban, SMG Umhlanga, SMG Pietermaritzburg, SMG South Coast, SMG Rocks, SMG Approved Repair Centre, or SMG Cape Town.