Midrand - BMW's M cars are intended for hard-car performance junkies, with lightning-fast responses and an uncomfortably hard ride on anything less smooth than a billiard table.
Which is as it should be - but there are also many enthusiastic BMW drivers who love the exclusivity and sporting persona conferred by the M skunk works but would prefer a modicum of real-world practicality to go with it.
That's why BMW invented M Performance Parts - a range of bolt-on goodies from the M parts bin to give your BMW as much - or as little - hard-core street cred as you choose.
And now BMW SA has taken the concept a big step further with the limited-production 3 Series Sedan M Performance Edition. Just 500 are scheduled for assembly at the BMW plant in Rosslyn, just outside Pretoria, with a choice of 320i, 320d, 328i, 330d or 335i engines.
AND THIS IS WHAT YOU GET