BMW delivers 118i Fashionista limited series to eager Japanese customers image

The largest luxury automaker in the world has recently introduced the 118i Fashionista special edition, created specifically by the Japanese unit of the carmaker for the internal market.

The limited series edition is based on the recently restyled 1 Series, which was introduced back in March during the Geneva Motor Show. The model finally lost the rather odd front fascia and after careful modifications that mostly covered the entire car has come to a more upscale and mature styling – also thanks to influences from the 2 Series lineup. The massively restyled exterior has also brought an equally updated interior where there’s a new 6.5-inch central display, a center console-mounted Controller unit and an optional 8.8-inch screen with navigation. There are also numerous new trim options and the automaker has paid more attention to the overall build and details.

The 118i Fashionista special edition comes with a Crimson Red or Mineral White body color and completes the exterior looks with 17-inch Y-spoke wheels. Inside the car has beige leather seats and metallic accents, while additional standard equipment includes a rear-view camera with parking sensors, keyless access and engine start/stop, the lighting package and a wide array of driver assistance features.

Under the hood resides the 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbo petrol power mill that delivers 136 PS (100 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque. Power is delivered via the well known ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic gearbox. Sales in Japan will begin on September 5 and the production run ahs been limited to an exclusive 380 units run.