BMW has passed the baton to the Mzansi Edition Gran Coupe 1 and 2 Series after introducing it on the X3 and 3 Series last year.
Essentially a series of interior and cosmetic changes, the latest Mzansi editions use the 118i, 128ti and 218i as their base, with the former’s exterior featuring the M Sport package, M Sport red brake calipers, Shadow Line gloss grille, black chrome . exhaust outlets, extended side skirts, carbon mirror caps and a carbon front splitter.
In addition to this, the 128ti gets a faux carbon diffuser and 19-inch M alloy wheels compared to the 118i’s 18-inch wheels.
Inside, both come standard with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional, along with a panoramic glass sunroof, black cloth seats, M Sport seat belts and an upgraded Hi-Fi sound system in the case of the 118i. The 128ti has sports seats trimmed in black and red fabric.
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On the front, the 118i and 128ti Mzansi Edition can be finished in Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic and Skyscraper Gray Metallic, with Misano Blue Metallic and Melbourne Red Metallic available for the former. Unique to the latter is Storm Bay Blue Metallic.
On the other hand, the 218i Mzansi Edition also gets the M Sport and Shadow Line packages, along with a black chrome exhaust, M Sport brakes, 19-inch alloy wheels, a carbon trunk lid spoiler and faux carbon mirror caps. The same interior adaptations and color choices as the 118i round out the 218i.
There are no changes up front, which means 103kW/220Nm from the 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine in the 118i and 218i and 180kW/380Nm from the 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine under the bonnet of the 128ti.
Retaining the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the 118i Mzansi Edition will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 8.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 213km/h, while the 218i, which shares the same transmission, will be detuned . benchmark sprint in 8.7 seconds before also hitting 213km/h.
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Meanwhile, the 128ti Mzansi Edition uses an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.3 seconds before reaching a top speed of 243 km/h. As with the 118i and 218i, drive is sent to the front wheels only.
A five-year, 100,000km maintenance plan is standard on all three.
- 118i – R625,072
- 118i Sport Line – R647 772
- 118i M Sport – R660,772
- 118i Mzansi Edition – R763,872
- 118d – 669,250 Rand
- 118d Sport Line – R691 950
- 118d M Sport – R704,950
- 128ti – Rs 744,260
- 128ti Mzansi Edition – R838,160
- M135i xDrive – R910,537
Grand coupe 2 series
- 218i – R671 072
- 218i Sport Line – R693 772
- 218i M Sport – R706,772
- 218i Mzansi Edition – R781 972
- 218d – R729 858
- 218d Sport Line – R752,558
- 218d M Sport – R765,558
- 220i – R742,590
- 220i Sport Line – R765,290
- 220i M Sport – R778,290
- M235i xDrive – R960,840