BMW Launches 340i 40th Anniversary Edition Exclusive For Japan

This is the latest limited edition Bimmer you probably won’t be able to buy.

The German car manufacturer announced a limited-edition 3 Series commemorating the model’s 40th anniversary.

Truth be told, most of these limited-edition automobiles are nothing more than a regular model with an interesting paint-scheme and a few special options, specially configured to make a meaty package. Imagine an already BMW Individual-configured model available for purchase, without the hassle of actually configuring one.

That’s why BMW went the extra mile to make its limited-edition compact executive superstar hard to get and highly desirable, as the 340i 40th Anniversary Edition will be sold exclusively in Japan in a limited run of 20 units.

But what exactly does this select model brings to the table? Well, exterior-wise, there’s a new special paint dubbed Tanzanite Blue, a dark-blue color that actually shines a turquoise hue – depending on how the light radiates on the car. It also has a black grille, satin aluminum accents and 19-inch M light-alloy wheels.

The interior comes with Dakota leather seats, piano-black trims and a leather-wrapped dashboard. But here’s the coolest part – the only available engine option is the 3.0-liter, twin-turbo inline-six that develops 326PS and 450Nm (331lb-ft) of torque. That’s because it sports the 340i nomenclature, which finishes in “40” – the number of years the car celebrates since its ancestor launched in 1975.

That means the car sports every imaginable goodie BMW has ever offered to make the newest 3 the ultimate driving pleasure machine.


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