[김훈기 오토헤럴드 기자] BMW Korea will release three limited editions online in September to commemorate the 25th anniversary at 2:05 pm on the 25th. This edition consists of three types: ‘218d Gran Coupe BMW Korea 25th Anniversary M Sport Edition’,’M340i BMW Korea 25th Anniversary Daytona Violet Edition’, and’M340i xDrive Touring BMW Korea 25th Anniversary Drabit Gray Edition’.
First of all, the 218d Gran Coupe BMW Korea 25th Anniversary M Sport Edition, which will be released with a total of 25 units, is an online limited edition model based on the 218d, which is scheduled to be released from model 2021. It is a feature.
For the first time in a general BMW compact model, it is equipped with a Harman Kardon surround sound system and supports wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto functions as well as wireless charging for smartphones. In addition, options installed in higher-level models such as adaptive LED headlights, head-up display, and Active Guard Plus with lane departure prevention and front collision avoidance functions were applied as standard.
The exterior has an Alpine white exterior color and 19-inch double spoke wheels, and the M rear spoiler, which is only applicable to the M235i xDrive Gran Coupe, completes the sporty rear design. The interior uses magma red-colored Dakota leather M sports seats, and in particular, the headrest-integrated M sports seat enables stable driving even in high-speed driving situations.
The powertrain is equipped with a BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine with a maximum output of 150 hp and a maximum torque of 35.69 kg.m, and an 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission that guarantees the highest efficiency and fast shifting is standard. It takes 8.5 seconds to accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h, and the combined fuel economy is 14.3 km/ℓ. The selling price is 48.9 million won.
The M340i BMW Korea 25th Anniversary Daytona Violet Edition will also be released in a limited number of 25 units. Daytona Violet, applied to this edition, is a special color for BMW M derived from Daytona International Speedway in the United States.It was first introduced through the M5 in 1991, and it is even more special because it has been limited to some M models in Korea.
The exterior is a daytona violet exterior color with a black high-gloss front attachment, and a rear spoiler made of carbon fiber and a rear diffuser are installed to create a sensual and sporty atmosphere. The interior is equipped with a bright Oyster color, M seat belt, and variable M suspension, creating an atmosphere unique to high-performance models.
In addition, the M340i xDrive Touring BMW Korea 25th Anniversary Edition is scheduled to show a total of 25 units by December of this year, and 9 units will be released this time in Dravitt Gray. The BMW Individual color, Dravitt Gray, is the first color to be introduced in Korea, so it has a higher collectible value. A black high-gloss rear spoiler was installed in the exterior color of Dravitt gray, and the interior was applied with a leather dashboard, M seat belt, and variable M suspension in Oyster color to emphasize the luxury of the high-performance edition overall.
The engine compartment of the M340i and M340i xDrive Touring BMW Korea 25th Anniversary Edition is equipped with a 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder gasoline M twin-power turbo engine with a maximum output of 387 hp and a maximum torque of 51.0 kg.m. It takes only 4.6 seconds to reach 100 km/h. The M340i BMW Korea 25th Anniversary Daytona Violet Edition is 78.6 million won, and the M340i xDrive Touring BMW Korea 25th Anniversary Drabit Gray Edition is 82 million won.