The BMW X3 Mzansi Edition is a new, South African-exclusive, R1-million SUV.
It is the latest in a line of local-only BMWs, and is built at the Rosslyn assembly plant in Pretoria.
It is differentiated from its similarly-priced siblings through a set of features that make the Mzansi Edition more affordable than if you were to select the options individually.
The most notable additions include the M Sport package and the Shadowline styling package – which blacks out the SUV’s grille and several body bits.
Sporty bumpers, M badging, a dual-pipe exhaust, red M sport brakes, carbon mirror caps, a rear wing, and sports alloy wheels are included as part of the above.
On the inside, the Mzansi Edition is equally well-equipped.
It offers ambient lighting, wireless charging, and a sunroof as standard.
This is in addition to live cockpit professional, which treats the driver to a large digital instrument cluster, and the top-of-the-line iDrive infotainment system.
Powering this model is a 2.0-litre diesel engine that produces 140kW and 400Nm, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels.
The 100km/h landmark is reached in 8.0 seconds, and BMW said this SUV can do 213km/h.
The South African price for the BMW X3 xDrive20d Mzansi Edition is R1,012,938.
Every purchase includes a 5-year/100,000km BMW Motorplan.
The South African market is loaded with R1-million SUVs, and these are usually the “mid-range” offerings from premium manufacturers.
On TopAuto Car Prices, we found the new Mzansi Edition’s biggest competitors in South Africa, as detailed below.
Audi Q5 45 TFSI Quattro Sport Black Edition
Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription
Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4Matic
Land Rover Discovery Sport D300 R-Dynamic HSE
Range Rover Evoque D200 R-Dynamic SE
Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6L Overland
- Price – R1,025,650
- Power – 213kW/353Nm
- Warranty – 3-year/100,000km warranty, service plan, and roadside assistance.
Lexus NX 300h SE
- Price – R1,032,000
- Power – 150kW/210Nm
- Warranty – 7-year/105,000km warranty and service plan.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 4.0 VX
- Price – R1,070,600
- Power – 202kW/381Nm
- Warranty – 3-year/100,000km warranty and a 9-services/90,000km service plan.