Another busy year is on the cards for BMW South Africa with an array of updates and refreshes across a spread of the models it offers locally.
Effective from March there are new items of standard equipment and individualisation options for the BMW 2 Series Coupé, BMW 2 Series Convertible as well as BMW 4 Series models, BMW M4 Coupé and BMW M4 Convertible.
New will be the BMW 8 Series Coupé and new BMW X5 with additional exterior paint finishes and leather variants.
New design features, exterior paint finishes and light-alloy wheels enhance the sporting appearance of the BMW 2 Series Coupé, BMW 2 Series Convertible, BMW 4 Series, BMW M4 Coupé and BMW M4 Convertible.
And, just a few months on from the market launch of the new BMW X5 and imminent launch of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé, the selection of exterior paint finishes and leather appointments for the luxury sports car and Sports Activity Vehicle will grow to include additional variants.
The 2 Series gets darkened rear lights as standard, while Sport Line specification customers will find additional bi-colour 17-inch and 18-inch light-alloy wheels on the options list.
M light-alloy wheels (18-inch) in twin-spoke design, painted in matt Cerium Grey and with mixed-size tyres, will be offered as a new option for the BMW M240i Coupé and BMW M240i Convertible.
All Sport Line model and M Sport model variants of the BMW 2 Series Coupé and BMW 2 Series Convertible come with a black kidney grille surround. And new to the options list for the interior is Dakota leather trim with exclusive stitching.
Standard equipment enhancements include sports automatic transmission, servotronic, instrument cluster with extended contents as well as leathertec upholstery (for BMW 2 Series Coupé only).
The selection of colours available for the BMW 4 Series Coupé and BMW 4 Series Convertible now also includes Mediterranean Blue metallic. Newcomers to the range of optional equipment available for all BMW 4 Series models are 18-inch light-alloy wheels in twin-spoke design and the bi-colour paint variant Orbit Grey, plus 19-inch M light-alloy wheels in twin-spoke design and bi-colour Jet Black with mixed-size tyres.
The interior also contains some new touches in the form of the Mocha colour shade for the optional Dakota leather trim on Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport cars and interior trim strips in Carbon Fibre, which are available in conjunction with M Sport specification.
The M Sport and Sport Line variants of the BMW 4 Series will now be fitted with black rear light screens and a BMW kidney grille surround in High-gloss Black as standard.
Darkened rear lights are also set to adorn the rear of the BMW M4 Coupé and BMW M4 Convertible.
The BMW Individual paint finish, Frozen Dark Blue metallic, will be offered as an option for the two high-performance models from March 2019. Plus, the BMW M4 Coupé with M Competition package can be ordered with two new bi-colour leather trim options. BMW Individual fine-grain Merino full leather trim is available in the Sakhir Orange/Black and Silverstone/ Black combinations.
A new addition for the 4 Series Coupé, BMW 4 Series Convertible and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé is the M Sport Individual model. Here, the new equipment line includes the BMW Individual paint finish Tanzanite Blue metallic, an M Aerodynamics package, BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line, 19-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels in V-spoke design with mixed-size tyres, and variable sport steering. Rear-wheel-drive models also get M Sport suspension.
Furthermore, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé and BMW 4 Series Coupé will be offered with the following standard equipment locally; sports automatic transmission, front and rear park distance control, Harman Kardon surround sound system, through load function, instrument cluster with extended contents and multifunction instrument display.
The BMW 4 Series Convertible on the other hand will be offered standard with the sports automatic transmission, front and rear park distance control, instrument cluster with extended contents and multifunction instrument display.
The BMW 8 Series Coupe can be tailored even more precisely to the owner’s personal style from March 2019 thanks to a wider array of exterior paint finishes and leather appointments. The spectrum of body colours available has expanded to include the BMW Individual paint finishes Aventurine Red metallic and Tanzanite Blue metallic and the BMW Individual special paint finishes Brilliant White metallic, Frozen Dark Brown metallic, Frozen Arctic Grey metallic, Frozen Cashmere Silver metallic, Frozen Dark Silver metallic, Frozen Brilliant White metallic and Pure Metal Silver metallic.
Meanwhile, BMW Individual fine-grain Merino full leather trim will appeal to those looking to lend a particularly exclusive feel to the design of their car’s interior. It can be ordered in Black, Ivory White and Cognac, as well as the Fiona Red/Black, Tartufo/Black, Ivory White/Tartufo and Midnight Blue/Black combinations. Also new to the options list are BMW Individual fine wood interior trim strips in Black Ash Silver Effect high-gloss.
The range of body colour shades and leather appointments for the new BMW X5 will also be further expanded in March 2019. The Sports Activity Vehicle will now be available with the exterior paint finishes Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect metallic and Terra Brown metallic and BMW Individual paint finishes Ruby Black metallic, Pyrite Brown metallic, Ametrine metallic and Tanzanite Blue metallic.
New arrivals include BMW Individual extended leather upholstery Merino in Ivory White/Midnight Blue combination and BMW Individual fine-grain Merino full leather trim in Black, Ivory White, Tartufo, Coffee and Ivory White/Midnight Blue. And from April 2019, BMW Individual interior trim strips in Fineline Black fine wood with aluminium inlays will also be available as an option.
The BMW X2 has now welcomed a new top-of-the-line model variant. The market launch of the BMW X2 M35i sees the compact Sports Activity Coupés link up with a powerful four-cylinder petrol engine.
The new 2,0-litre unit with M TwinPower Turbo technology generates maximum output of 225 kW and peak torque of 450 Nm, and accelerates the BMW X2 M35i from 0 to 100 km/h in 5,0 seconds.
Power transfer is via an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. An M Sport braking system and mechanical M Sport differential at the front axle also play their part in endowing the flagship X2 with its standout sporting prowess.
Pricing starts from R809 100.