Japan gets BMW 340i 40th Anniversary Edition image

The German automaker, the largest luxury brand in the world by sales, has just unveiled officially the Japanese-only BMW 3 Series Sedan edition dubbed the 40th Anniversary Edition.

While it commemorates 40 years of BMW 3 Series, the commemoration limited edition will have just 20 units available for Japanese clients. The limited version has been based off the 340i M Sport and comes with a Tanzanite Blue exterior paint job complete with a black grille, satin aluminum accents and 19-inch M light alloy wheels. The model will be available in just 20 units starting October 3. Back in 1975 the first 3 Series model appeared to deliver the known level of “outstanding driving performance” and made no compromise when taking the driver – car relation to new heights. From then on, the rear-wheel drive setup with luxury features has been the panache of the midsize car segment, as BMW, Mercedes and Audi have long dominated the sales in the industry. The limited edition features inside Dakota leather seats, piano black trim and a BMW Individual leather-wrapped dashboard. The owners will also get heated front seats, a heads-up display and a Harman / Kardon infotainment system.

Under the hood resides the 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder DOHC BMW TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine that has 326 PS and 450 Nm (331 lb-ft) of torque. It naturally delivers all the power to the rear via the well-known eight-speed automatic transmission. Pricing will start from 8,790,000 yen and lucky owners will get to boast in a car that only had another 19 brethren.