BMW South Africa’s Mzansi Editions, renowned for adding a touch of local flavour to some of the country’s favourite models, are now available for the desirable BMW 1 Series and 2 Series Gran Coupé.
As with the BMW X3 and BMW 3 Series Mzansi Editions from 2021, selected BMW 1 and 2 Series models are spruced up to imbue them with a sportier appearance and more luxurious interior settings.
BMW’s urban dweller, the BMW 1 Series, when infused with Mzansi Edition flavours sees an additional level of athleticism being added to the head-turner. Stand out features on the BMW 118i and 128ti Mzansi Editions include the BMW M Sport package with high-gloss Shadow Line for the kidney grille and frame, front spoiler attachment, side sill details, and rear spoiler. Tailpipes are finished in Black Chrome, while the BMW 128ti Mzansi Edition adds a carbon rear diffuser. Both Ones are fitted with M Carbon mirror caps.
True to Mzansi Edition form, the BMW 1 Series models are equipped with distinctive red M Sport brake callipers paired with 18-inch M light alloy wheels for the BMW 118i and – similarly – 19-inch M light alloys for the BMW 128ti.
BMW 118i and 128ti Mzansi Editions are available in Alpine White, and metallic colours Skyscraper Grey and Black Sapphire. Melbourne Red Metallic and Misano Blue Metallic can be specified for the 118i version, while the 128ti is also available in Storm Bay Blue Metallic.
Mzansi Edition updates to the cabin include sport seats in a Trigon and Sensatec combination in black with M seat belts, BMW Live Cockpit Professional, Panorama glass sliding roof, and Hi-Fi loudspeaker system for the 118i. The 128ti adds sport seats finished in a black and red cloth and Sensatec combination.
Likewise, the already-stylish BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé’s Mzansi Edition updates include BMW’s M Sport package with high-gloss Shadow Line details for the kidney grille and frame, and rear tailgate spoiler. Tailpipes are finished in Black Chrome, and M Carbon mirror caps enhance the vehicle’s side profile. Rounding off the exterior updates are the Mzansi Edition’s signature red M Sport brakes, paired with 19-inch M light alloy wheels with double spoke design elements.
The BMW 218i Mzansi Edition is available in Alpine White, and metallic colours Skyscraper Grey, Black Sapphire, Melbourne Red and Misano Blue.
Interior appointments are updated to reflect black Sport seats and M seat belts, alongside BMW Live Cockpit Professional, a Panorama glass sliding roof and Hi-Fi loudspeaker.
2022 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Mzansi Edition Side View
Power to Mzansi!
The three editions are powered by familiar BMW mills ranging from the 103kW/220Nm three-cylinder 1.5-litre unit in the 118i and 218i Mzansi Editions, to the 2.0-litre engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology in the BMW 128ti Mzansi Edition that develops 180kW and peak torque of 380Nm.
The BMW 118i Mzansi Edition, BMW 128ti Mzansi Edition and BMW 218i Mzansi Edition are on sale in South Africa for a limited time, only.