BMW is sending off the outgoing M140i in style with the ‘Finale’ Package. It costs AUD $3,000 (USD $2,125) in Australia on top of car’s MSRP, which means that this special edition starts at AUD $62,990 (USD $44,625).
It’s already available to order Down Under, where it will arrive in showrooms from March, and adds a few visual mods and extra gear to the current hot hatch, which will be replaced by a new generation soon.
The M140i Finale comes with darkened exterior lighting units, 18-inch M light alloy wheels with a double-spoke pattern in Orbit Grey (optional Jet Black / Jet Black and Silver available), special badging, black high-gloss grille frame, metallic paint and black chrome tailpipes. This special edition also comes with the Storage Compartment Package, an electric glass sunroof and smartphone wireless charging.
These add up to the extensive list of standard equipment which includes items such as the adaptive LED headlights with Selective Beam, Adaptive M suspension and M Sport Brakes with Blue calipers. Front and rear parking sensors, 8.8-inch infotainment system with navigation, BMW ConnectedDrive, Dakota Leather upholstery, Comfort Access System and Harman/Kardon audio round up the package.
The M140i is powered by a 3.0-liter straight-six with TwinPower Turbo technology that’s rated at 335 hp (340 PS / 250 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. The output is directed to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, for a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 4.6 seconds.
As for the all-new M140i, it will move upmarket in terms of power and is believed to get close to the 400-horsepower mark. The upcoming 1-Series will, however, for the first-time ever ride on a FWD-biased platform, although M models should benefit from all-wheel drive.