The Japanese unit of the largest luxury automaker in the world has released a new limited series model to mark the brand’s 100 years of existence anniversary.
The brand’s centenary is bringing a wide range of special models all around the world but it seems the start of summer sales is complimented with a special attention paid to Japanese customers. Just recently we told you BMW Japan has prepared the very special BMW M6 Celebration Edition – complete with the Competition Package and its power bump to 600 hp. And while they also focus on other milestones as well, the main activity this year is the centenary celebrations roster. Now the Land of the Rising Sun is getting some luxury as the new centenary celebration model is being derived from the 750Li – which comes complete with a myriad of amenities from the Individual catalogue. All of the series units come exclusively painted in Azurite Black and sport 20-inch forged alloy wheels – with 70 cars planned for production.
The asking price is a bit steep, at ¥ 18,800,000 (about $169,143 / €151,876), and we’re starting to suspect the fan base is being extorted for profit. But the 7 Series Celebration Edition does come with a plethora of goodies: sunroof featuring LED ambient lighting in six colors, high-end Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system with 16 speakers and a total power of 1,400 watts, just to mention some. And then there are the Merino leather seats with caramel finish and complemented by an Alcantara headliner and a piano black trim. The list can go on almost endlessly: Design Pure Excellence exterior and interior packages, BMW Individual door sill plates, remote parking, rear comfort package plus, ambient air and heat comfort packages, and wood trim.
Because it uses the 750Li credentials, the Celebration Edition Individual has the biturbo 4.4-liter V8 engine sporting 450 horsepower (330 kilowatts) and 480 pound-feet (650 Newton meters) – sent to the rear wheels using the eight-speed automatic transmission. By the way, BMW Japan is also preparing more special series – the i8 Celebration Edition and a 2 Series Active Tourer Celebration Edition Fashionista.