BMW 100 Year 3 and 4 Series
At this moment in time, BMW seem to be really pushing the fact that they are celebrating their 100th year anniversary. The Bavarian company have released multiple concept cars, created a huge celebratory statue for the Goodwood Festival of Speed and have also release special edition versions of their vehicles. Japan have been very fortunate in the fact that they have had the largest amount of 100 years special editions released, but now Australia will be treated to both 3 and 4 Series changes.
These changes will most probably be very similar to what we may see here, if BMW decide to sell the 100 year editions here in the UK. The vehicles becoming limited editions will be the 380i and the 430i Gran Coupe. Although the updates which form the limited editions are impressive, they will be option packs in essence.
The 380i 100 year limited edition will include metallic blue paint, a beige leather upholstery, wood grain interior a leather instrument panel, leather steering wheel, a metallic grey roofline, unique door sill finishers, 16-speaker high quality speaker system, and limited edition front sports seats with electric lumbar support and increased smartphone connectivity. The 380i’s exterior will include new 19-inch V-spoke light-alloy wheels with run-flat tyres alongside LED fog lights. But even more impressive will be the commemorative 100 Year Edition badge. The 430i will receive similar features except from white leather upholstery, a leather instrument panel and steering wheel whilst also sporting 19-inch V-spoke light alloy wheels with run-flat tyres and the commemorative badge.
The two 100 Year Limited Edition vehicles certainly do look the part, but it is a shame that there hasn’t been any big upgrades with the likes of technology and powertrains. All in all, the 380i and the 430i Gran Coupe are limited editions in just their styling…