BMW gives the 118i, 218i Gran Coupe and 128ti the Mzansi Edition treatment
The last time the Mzansi Edition nameplate came to life was with the pre-facelift X3 and 3 Series models in 2021.
This time around, BMW South Africa is applying the same winning formulae to the 1 Series and 2 Series Gran Coupé variants to give the sporty duo an even more athletic appearance, further complemented by a more luxurious interior setup.
If you fancy a well-kitted vehicle, you'll no doubt appreciate the two Mzansi Edition models.
Starting with the BMW 1 Series, the Mzansi Edition nameplate has been applied to the 118i and Golf 8 GTI-challenging 128ti and more obvious features include the M Sport package that comes with high-gloss Shadow Line finish on the kidney grille and frame, front spoiler attachment, side sill details, and rear spoiler.
The exhaust tips are painted in Black Chrome, housed within a carbon rear diffuser in the case of the 128ti. The mirror caps of both models get the M-Carbon treatment, which gives them a somewhat aggressive look.
Riding on a set of 18" M light alloy wheels for the 118i and 19" for the 128ti, these house red M Sport brake callipers.
In the case of exterior colours, the 118i and 128ti Mzansi Editions can be bought painted either in Alpine White or metallic colours; Skyscraper Grey and Black Sapphire, while the latter can further be had in Storm Bay Blue Metallic.
Saddling inside the Mzansi Editions, you'll discover updates in the form of sports 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. The 128ti Mzansi Edition is further equipped with sports seats in a black and red cloth and Sensatec combination.
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Mzansi Edition features the brand's M Sport package with high-gloss Shadow Line details for the kidney grille and frame, plus a rear spoiler. Like the aforementioned duo, the tailpipes are finished in Black Chrome, mirror caps in M Carbon as well as 19" M light alloy wheels with double-spoke design elements plus red M Sport brakes.
In terms of exterior colour options, the BMW 218i Mzansi Edition is available in Alpine White, and metallic colours; Skyscraper Grey, Black Sapphire, Melbourne Red and Misano Blue.
The interior has been updated and now boasts black Sports seats, M seat belts, BMW Live Cockpit Professional, a Panorama glass sliding roof and a hi-fi loudspeaker.
Speaking of the powertrains, the 118i and 218i Mzansi Editions continue to be powered by an unchanged 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine with 103 kW of force-fed oomph and 220 Nm of torque. The same scenario applies to the 128ti Mzansi Edition with its 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with 180 kW and 380 Nm sent to the front axle.
The 118i and 218i Mzansi Editions make use of a 7-speed automatic transmission, while the 128ti Mzansi Edition gets an 8-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox and a limited-slip differential.
The Mzansi Edition trio is on sale for a limited time, only. So get those cheque books ready.
- 118i Mzansi Edition: R763,872.00
- 128ti Mzansi Edition: R838,160.00
- 218i Mzansi Edition: R781,972.00