Looks like the Japanese unit of the German automaker is the most interested in joining the centenary celebrations, because they just keep introducing anniversary special editions.
We had the M6 Celebration, the 7 Series Celebration, the i8 Celebration and now the champions of special edition models – BMW Japan – are treating us to a new couple. The first is the people-oriented 2 Series Active Tourer Celebration Edition Fashionista – which is not really that special after all. The front-wheel-drive MPV doesn’t actually come with bespoke elements that can’t be found on the standard versions. Owners can select Imperial Blue, Flamenco Red, and Alpine White paints for the exterior, which also packs 17-inch star-spoke wheels. The cabin boasts synthetic leather upholstery, some wood trim, as well as amenities such as parking sensors with rearview camera, heated front seats, automatic air conditioning, and a handsfree electric tailgate. The 2 Series Active Tourer Celebration Edition Fashionista will only be available as the 218i, which packs a 136-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine linked to a six-speed automatic. Just 400 units will be available and pricing starts from ¥ 3,980,000 ($35,983).
The other limited run model is based off the 330e iPerformance model and has been named 330e Celebration Edition, which is a tad shorter than the one above. This one is exclusively available in Tanzanite Blue and wears 19-inch BMW Individual wheels – with the interior wrapped in Merino leather with an Opal White finish. Also courtesy of the Individual catalogue, BMW Japan uses a piano black interior trim and the model also includes a head-up display and a Harman Kardon surround sound system, as well as an individually numbered badge. It uses the 330e plug-in hybrid credentials and packs a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine linked to an electric motor. With a total output of 248 horsepower and 310 pound-feet (420 Newton meters), the 100 unit series will be available from ¥ 6,780,000 ($61,297).