The Mzansi Edition of the BMW 1 and 2 Series

BMW has the facility to produce special edition cars for regional markets. After the Mzansi Editions from last year, the South African division made a new set of vehicles. The newer versions are based on the 1 Series hatchback and the 2 Series Gran Coupe, a lower category.

The 118i, 128ti, and 218i are the new Mzansi Editions models. As an informal name for South Africa, Mzansi was adopted as a brand name for high-end versions of these two models. It is standard on the 1 Series vehicles, with a glossy black grille, a front spoiler attachment, and side sills with black trim. The 128ti hot hatch has a carbon fibre diffuser and black chrome exhaust tips at the back. Staying with the 118i, you’ll get 18-inch alloy wheels. But if you go with the 128ti, you’ll get 19-inch alloy wheels as standard. Both cars have red M Sport brake callipers and a choice of Alpine White, Black Sapphire, or Skyscraper Grey for the exterior colour. Melbourne Red Metallic and Misano Blue Metallic are available for the 118i. On the other hand, Storm Bay Blue Metallic is an option for the 128ti.

The two 1 Series vehicles feature the identical BMW Live Cockpit Professional and panoramic sliding roof inside. The 118i’s seats are wrapped in a combination of Trigon (black) and Sensatec (red). It is BMW slang for synthetic leather. An M Sport Package is also available for 218i sedans with high gloss Shadow Line accents seen on the kidney grille and trunk lid spoiler on the 2 Series Gran Coupe. The black chrome tailpipes and M Carbon side mirror caps are optional extras. Finally, 19-inch wheels with double spokes finish off the exterior changes for the M Sport model.

Alpine White, Misano Blue, Melbourne Red, Black Sapphire, and Skyscraper Grey are some of the colours available for the 218i Mzansi Edition in South Africa. The Gran Coupe’s interior features include M-branded seatbelts, a sunroof that slides open and the BMW Live Cockpit Professional.

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