A South African favourite with a local twist: The BMW 3 Series Mzansi Edition
Hot on the heels of the X3 Mzansi Edition, BMW has released a 3 Series under the same guise. The BMW 3 Series Mzansi Edition (available as 318, 320i and 320d) receive sporty exterior touches and some unique trim finishes and cabin touches.
As standard, the special variant receives the aggressive M Sport exterior package, enhanced further by Shadow Line detailing on the radiator grille. Further distinguishing the Mzanzi Edition from other models are the red brake calipers, black chrome exhaust tips and M Carbon mirror caps. Naturally, 19-inch M Sport wheels finish everything off rather nicely.
Continuing the M Sport theme inside, the special edition 3 Series is fitted with M seatbelts, while the seats are trimmed in a sporty combination of Sensatec (BMW speak for faux leather) and alcantara. Usually optional extras, a sunroof, interior ambient lighting and BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional are all standard.
As mentioned earlier, the special edition is limited to just three models. All the extra kit and styling add-ons have pushed the pricing up. For example, a regular 320i M Sport will set you back R781 662, whereas an Mzansi Edition derivative will cost R863 692.
As a reminder, the brand also recently introduced a special edition of the 330i, called the 330iS. BMW SA used the sportier derivative to pay homage to the legendary E30 iS models that were engineered in South Africa as a response to not receiving the original E30 M3 locally.
318i Mzansi Edition - R831 524
320i Mzansi Edition - R863 692
320d Mzansi Edition - R908 126
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