The latest special editions from Japan are based on the 2 Series Active Tourer and 330e.
First up, the 2 Series Active Tourer Celebration Edition Fashionista is part of BMW Japan’s campaign to celebrate the brand’s centenary. Calling it a special edition is a bit of a stretch since the front-wheel-drive MPV doesn’t actually come with something that you can’t have on the regular model. Buyers get to pick from Imperial Blue, Flamenco Red, and Alpine White paints for the body which sits on 17-inch star-spoke wheels.
Stepping inside the people carrier, it gets beige synthetic leather upholstery described by BMW as being “glamorous.” There’s also some wood trim to spice things up, along parking sensors with rearview camera, heated front seats, automatic air conditioning, and a handsfree electric tailgate.
BMW Japan will sell the 2 Series Active Tourer Celebration Edition Fashionista only in 218i guise, so power will come from a 136-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine hooked up to a six-speed automatic. Only 400 units will be made and sales are programmed to commence on June 11 from ¥ 3,980,000 ($35,983).
The other special model has a less funny name, as it’s simply called 330e Celebration Edition. It’s available only in Tanzanite Blue with 19-inch BMW Individual wheels and Merino leather featuring an Opal White finish. Also from the Individual catalog, BMW Japan has added a piano black interior trim and a leather finish for the dashboard to make the cabin feel more premium. The 330e Celebration also comes nicely equipped with a head-up display and a Harman Kardon surround sound system while for a bit more exclusivity there’s an individually numbered badge.
As the name suggests, the limited-run 3 Series is based on the 330e plug-in hybrid and is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine working together with an electric motor. It has a combined output of 248 horsepower (185 kilowatts) and 310 pound-feet (420 newton meters) channeled to the road exclusively through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Only 100 units will be made and BMW Japan will start taking orders from July 9 from those willing to pay ¥ 6,780,000 ($61,297).
Source: BMW Japan