The perennial South African favourite and long a source of local pride, the BMW 3 Series is the latest model from the Munich-based firm to be festooned in special Mzansi Edition flavours.
In keeping with the Mzansi Edition mandate, this version of the BMW 3 Series looks even sportier from the outside, while a more luxurious and state-of-the-art setting has been created in the cabin. All BMW 3 Series Mzansi Edition cars are fitted as standard with the popular M Sport package with M High-gloss Shadow Line detailing for the kidney grille frame and grille. M carbon mirror caps and BMW Individual lights in Shadow Line further offset the glossy black elements. Capping off the updated front view is the BMW 3 Series Mzansi Edition’s High-gloss black front splitter with carbon fibre inserts to further distinguish the model.
One standout feature is the iconic glow grille, previously only available on the BMW X6. The iconic glow grille features LED backlighting that is illuminated when the vehicle is locked and unlocked.
The BMW 3 Series Mzansi Edition’s athletic side profile is equally appealing. Hallmark red M Sport brake callipers are paired with 19-inch M light alloy wheels, LED door projectors and High-gloss black side sill inserts to continue the theme.
The Edition’s distinctive rump is signalled by black chrome trim for its tailpipes, a high-gloss black rear diffuser and a carbon fibre rear spoiler.
As for its interior appointments, the Edition is fitted with a range of premium features including upholstery in a sporty combination of Sensatec and Alcantara with contrast stitching, M seatbelts, BMW Live Cockpit Professional, ambient lighting, and glass sunroof with sliding and tilting options.
The Edition is available in five colours – Portimao Blue, Black Sapphire Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, Mineral White Metallic and Alpine White – and three engine variants ranging from 115kW to 140kW. All Mzansi Edition models are fitted as standard with an eight-speed Sport Automatic transmission with paddle shifts.
The recommended retail prices for the (including VAT and CO2 tax):
- BMW 318i Mzansi Edition – R831,524.00
- BMW 320i Mzansi Edition – R863,692.00
- BMW 320d Mzansi Edition – R908,126.00