BMW offers new 3 Series edition models.

by Bernie McGroarty on May 11, 2017, 4:53 pm
”3 edition”

From July 2017, three new edition models and additional standard and optional equipment features will offer greater possibilities for specific individualisation of the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring. The exclusive range of equipment available for the Edition Sport Line Shadow, the Edition Luxury Line Purity and the Edition M Sport Shadow offer the option to strongly underscore the dynamic driving experience or the modern premium appeal of the two successful midrange models. The edition models can be ordered in addition to those with existing equipment lines and in conjunction with all available types of engine. Starting in July 2017, standard equipment for the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring will also include LED headlights and LED fog lamps. Furthermore, there will be a complemented range of individual options and choice of body colours, light alloy wheels, upholstery colours and interior trim strips.

Since making its debut more than 40 years ago, the BMW 3 Series has been the embodiment of the sports sedan. Now in its sixth model generation, the BMW 3 Series Sedan convinces more than ever with agility, precise handling and supreme comfort. The BMW 3 Series Touring combines driving pleasure that is unique in the premium midrange segment with increased interior space and modern functionality.

Edition Sport Line Shadow: Characteristic sign of driving pleasure.

Design and equipment features that are clearly oriented towards characteristic BMW driving pleasure characterise the new Edition Sport Line Shadow. For example, the black inserts for the headlight assemblies and taillights set new and unmistakable accents. They distinctively highlight both the characteristically focused look of the headlamps as well as the brand-typical L shape of the rear light clusters. The surrounds of the BMW kidney grille and the inserts of the newly sculpted lower air ducts have also been given the colour black, whilst the exhaust tailpipes come in chrome black. In addition, the specific exterior of the BMW 3 Series Edition Sport Line Shadow comprises 18-inch light alloys in a double spoke design boasting the exclusive colour Jet Black.

The cockpit of the edition models offers the ideal prerequisites for a sporty driving experience. An instrument panel with a new, distinctive contrasting seam, an instrument cluster with upgraded features as well as the new sports steering wheel, the padding and surface of which ensure excellent feel and grip, provide for a classy and sportive ambience. The sports seats come in a fabric/leather combination, the interior trims in the new variant Dark Aluminium Carbon with accent strips in Pearl Gloss Chrome.

”3 edition”

Edition Luxury Line Purity: Focused on an exclusive appearance.

With the decision to purchase an Edition Luxury Line Purity, drivers of a BMW 3 Series Sedan or a BMW 3 Series Touring will express their fascination for premium quality, exclusive equipment options and individuality. The unmistakable appearance of these edition models is characterised by specific exterior features in satin-finished aluminium, which include the side windows, air duct inserts, slats and surrounds of the BMW kidney grille, the rear bumper cover and the exhaust tailpipes. The 17-inch light alloy wheels, also in satin-finished aluminium, set a further exclusive accent. 19-inch light alloys designed exclusively for the BMW 3 Series Edition Luxury Line Purity are available as an option.

The leather trim for the entirely luxury-focused edition models is available, inter alia, in the new colour variant Cognac. Furthermore, interior trim strips in high-grade wood Fineline Light with accentuating strips Pearl Gloss Chrome are to be had for the first time for the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring. Moreover, the BMW 3 Series Edition Luxury Line Purity is also equipped with a sports steering wheel in a new, exceptionally high-quality version, with a dashboard boasting distinctive contrasting stitching as well as an instrument cluster complemented by additional display features.

Edition M Sport Shadow: Perfectly prepared for maximum dynamics.

The Edition M Sport Shadow version of the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring stands for vehicle dynamics that are predominantly strongly focused on high-performance. In addition to black headlamp units and dark taillight inserts, a black BMW kidney grille and exhaust tailpipes in Chrome Black, LED fog lamps and black inserts for the three-part lower air intake contribute towards the car’s distinctly expressive appearance. 19-inch M light alloy wheels finished in a double spoke design and the colour Orbit Grey are available as an option.

In the interior, sports seats in black leather with blue contrasting seam, interior trim strips in Dark Aluminium Carbon with accent strips in Pearl Gloss Chrome as well as an instrument cluster featuring enhanced display functions and a dashboard with contrasting stitching provide for an unmistakable ambience. Furthermore, the exceptionally dynamic edition models are equipped with an M sports suspension, M aerodynamics package, 18-inch M light alloy wheels, M leather-covered steering wheel, roof lining in Anthracite, M door sills and Driving Experience Control including SPORT+ mode, features already included in the range of equipment options for the M Sport model.

”3 edition”

LED headlights and LED fog lamps as standard as well as new options for all model variants of the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring.

Coinciding with the market launch of the three new edition models, there will be a wider choice of individually selectable special equipment options for the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring. In future, the standard equipment will include not only LED headlights but also LED fog lamps. The variant Sunset Orange will be available as a new body colour. The equipment range for the models Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport now also includes a dashboard with the distinctive contrasting seam. The leather trim in the colour Cognac, further interior trim strips and additional exclusive 17-inch, 18-inch and 19-inch light alloys are also optionally available.

In conjunction with the navigation system Professional, the operating system iDrive is supplemented by a Control Display with touch screen function. Both in the case of the standard Radio Professional and the optional navigation system, the menu display on the monitor is now presented in a tile structure with animated graphics in live mode. All model variants of the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring now also feature the optionally available multifunction instrument display. On the fully digital TFT colour display for the cockpit, driving-related information can be shown in an individually selectable design. The choice of contents and their respective graphic representation vary according to each driving mode selected via the Driving Experience Control switch.



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19 responses to BMW offers new 3 Series edition models.

m3kidd commented:
May 11, 2017, 5:18 pm

Are these "Edition" models coming to the US?
gkr778 commented:
May 11, 2017, 10:58 pm

BMW Group PressClub Global article: The epitome of sportiness and sheer luxury: The new 3 Series edition models.
namelessman commented:
May 12, 2017, 1:05 am

Is there any real performance and/or handling improvement among these special editions, or they are mainly dressed up offerings?
Bernie@Bimmerfest commented:
May 12, 2017, 12:58 pm

Looked like just a bunch of dress up. The article is global, but couldn't find anything that said whether or not we would definitely see these. Didn't say we wouldn't....
quackbury commented:
May 12, 2017, 1:12 pm

God, that was a painful read. I wish the English language press releases were written by someone whose native tongue is actually English. This one read like it was translated from German ... to Farsi ... to Mandarin ... to Navajo ... before being translated to English.
gkr778 commented:
May 12, 2017, 1:57 pm

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Originally Posted by quackbury View Post
God, that was a painful read. I wish the English language press releases were written by someone whose native tongue is actually English.
That wouldn't make the press releases significantly less painful to read. A surfeit of overused buzzwords and marketing speak is a lineament of most BMW AG press releases regardless of their original language.
namelessman commented:
May 12, 2017, 2:04 pm

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Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
That wouldn't make the press releases significantly less painful to read. A surfeit of overused buzzwords and marketing speak is a lineament of most BMW AG press releases regardless of their original language.
The lack of genuine content(except for dress up stuff) makes these special editions not that special.
Dave 20T commented:
May 12, 2017, 2:32 pm

Translation

From July 2017, three new edition models and additional standard and optional equipment features will be available. The edition models can be ordered in addition to those with existing equipment lines and in conjunction with all available types of engine. Starting in July 2017, standard equipment for the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring will also include LED headlights and LED fog lamps.

The surrounds of the BMW kidney grille and the inserts of the newly sculpted lower air ducts have also been given the colour black, whilst the exhaust tailpipes come in chrome black. In addition, the specific exterior of the BMW 3 Series Edition Sport Line Shadow comprises 18-inch light alloys in a double spoke design boasting the exclusive colour Jet Black.

An instrument panel with a new, distinctive contrasting seam, an instrument cluster with upgraded features as well as the new sports steering wheel, the padding and surface of which ensure excellent feel and grip, provide for a classy and sportive ambience. The sports seats come in a fabric/leather combination, the interior trims in the new variant Dark Aluminium Carbon with accent strips in Pearl Gloss Chrome.

The special editions will have satin-finished aluminium, which include the side windows, air duct inserts, slats and surrounds of the BMW kidney grille, the rear bumper cover and the exhaust tailpipes. The 17-inch light alloy wheels, also in satin-finished aluminium, is new.

The leather trim for the entirely luxury-focused edition models is available, new colour variant Cognac. Furthermore, interior trim strips in high-grade wood Fineline Light with accentuating strips Pearl Gloss Chrome are to be had for the first time for the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring. Moreover, the BMW 3 Series Edition Luxury Line Purity is also equipped with a sports steering wheel with a dashboard boasting distinctive contrasting stitching as well as an instrument cluster complemented by additional display features
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The Edition M Sport Shadow version of the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Touring. In addition to black headlamp units and dark taillight inserts, a black BMW kidney grille and exhaust tailpipes in Chrome Black, LED fog lamps and black inserts for the three-part lower air intake contribute towards the car's distinctly expressive appearance. 19-inch M light alloy wheels finished in a double spoke design and the colour Orbit Grey are available as an option.

In the interior, sports seats in black leather with blue contrasting seam, interior trim strips in Dark Aluminium Carbon with accent strips in Pearl Gloss Chrome as well as an instrument cluster featuring enhanced display functions and a dashboard with contrasting stitching. ... edition models are equipped with an M sports suspension, M aerodynamics package, 18-inch M light alloy wheels, M leather-covered steering wheel, roof lining in Anthracite, M door sills and Driving Experience Control including SPORT+ mode, features already included in the range of equipment options for the M Sport model.


LED headlights and LED fog lamps as standard as well as new options for all model variants of the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring.

Sunset Orange will be available as a new body colour.
gkr778 commented:
May 12, 2017, 2:55 pm

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Originally Posted by namelessman View Post
The lack of genuine content(except for dress up stuff) makes these special editions not that special.
+1
Well said, namelessman. Also, if the situation with the new G30 is any indication (see this thread for details), it's not likely that the "fully digital TFT colour display" mentioned in the press release will be an option for U.S. market F30 produced from July 2017 onward. That remains to be seen, though.
tturedraider commented:
May 12, 2017, 3:22 pm

It's kind of funny - not much attention to this here on the 'fest. Over on the 'Post there's five pages of bitching and moaning about this.
FCBayern///M4 commented:
May 13, 2017, 2:51 am

Isn't this pretty common towards the end of model cycles?

That and standard features growing significantly to maintain sales all the way to the end?


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beware_phog commented:
May 13, 2017, 7:47 pm

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Originally Posted by FCBayern///M4 View Post
Isn't this pretty common towards the end of model cycles?

That and standard features growing significantly to maintain sales all the way to the end?


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Exactly.
Mykatie commented:
May 14, 2017, 11:27 am

In the U.S. I am pretty sure Rear view camera is mandatory by May 2018. I don't see it mentioned here and did a search without going through every thread that came up I do not see where it is mentioned. I will be up for my next lease same time frame unless there is an official pull ahead offered. Question is , when will it be standard for the 3 series?
tturedraider commented:
May 14, 2017, 12:59 pm

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Originally Posted by Mykatie View Post
In the U.S. I am pretty sure Rear view camera is mandatory by May 2018. I don't see it mentioned here and did a search without going through every thread that came up I do not see where it is mentioned. I will be up for my next lease same time frame unless there is an official pull ahead offered. Question is , when will it be standard for the 3 series?
I don't think a camera is specifically required, just some sort of backup sensing system. So, I think BMW could get by with just making PDC standard if they chose to do that.
Dave 20T commented:
May 14, 2017, 1:11 pm

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Originally Posted by Mykatie View Post
In the U.S. I am pretty sure Rear view camera is mandatory by May 2018. I don't see it mentioned here and did a search without going through every thread that came up I do not see where it is mentioned. I will be up for my next lease same time frame unless there is an official pull ahead offered. Question is , when will it be standard for the 3 series?
I read a post in Bimmerfest where a rear view camera was going to be standard. I can only guess whether it's the 2018 model year in the US, whether it's the second half of the 2018 model year, or whether BMW NA will stop importing the F30 by April and start the new 2019 model year G20. We may not know until the 2018 model come out.
Mykatie commented:
May 14, 2017, 1:28 pm

After some searching I came across this
http://www.autotrader.com/car-news/n...by-2018-223739
All new cars will include backup cameras by May 2018
Backup cameras designed to prevent potentially deadly backover accidents
Addition of cameras likely to add $40 to $140 to the price of a new car
All new cars must include a backup camera by May 2018. That's the latest from the federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which recently announced the finalized regulation on backup cameras after years of back-and-forth.

According to NHTSA, standard backup cameras will go a long way toward preventing injury and death, especially among children. Roughly 200 people are killed each year and another 14,000 are injured in so-called backover accidents, when drivers reverse over another person without noticing him or her. The vast majority of the victims are children, largely because their small size makes them hard to see from the driver's seat.

Regulations for better rearward visibility have been under consideration for years. In 2007, Congress signed the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act into law, requiring NHTSA to set rear-visibility standards by 2011, but the agency delayed creating the standards for various reasons, in part because of governmental resistance and in part because the organization wanted to make sure that a precise rule could be written.

Now that the rule is written, it mandates that all vehicles under 10,000 pounds include a backup camera by May 2018. It also says that cameras must show a 10-foot-by-20-foot zone behind the vehicle, which most modern backup cameras will have no trouble complying with.

Interestingly, backup cameras were beginning to reach widespread acceptance even without NHTSA's mandate. According to the agency, they're included on around half of all new cars sold today, and data suggests that nearly three-quarters of vehicles will have them by 2018, even with no requirement.

Despite the increasing popularity of cameras, NHTSA says that the mandate will add to the cost of building cars, and that higher cost will likely be passed on to consumers. The agency estimates that its mandate will add around $40 to the price of new vehicles that already include a center display and around $140 to the price of cars that don't. Nonetheless, many believe that this amount is a small price to pay considering the potential benefits that should come from standard backup cameras.

What it means to you: Although NHTSA's mandate doesn't go into effect until 2018, expect many newly released or redesigned cars to add backup cameras earlier than that

From 2014 but as per NNHTSA it is still relevant.
3Series commented:
May 15, 2017, 12:17 pm

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Originally Posted by Mykatie View Post

Regulations for better rearward visibility have been under consideration for years. In 2007, Congress signed the Cameron Gulbransen Kids Transportation Safety Act into law, requiring NHTSA to set rear-visibility standards by 2011, but the agency delayed creating the standards for various reasons, in part because of governmental resistance and in part because the organization wanted to make sure that a precise rule could be written.

Yeah, cameras were supposed to be mandated for 2014 cars and later. Then it was pushed to 2018. So, if cameras become standard in 2018, it would have take 11 years to get this through. Lovely....
openwheelracing commented:
May 15, 2017, 3:48 pm

Who is going to buy all the 328i M sport sitting on the lot now?
FCBayern///M4 commented:
May 15, 2017, 4:02 pm

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Originally Posted by openwheelracing View Post
Who is going to buy all the 328i M sport sitting on the lot now?


Do they have M-Badges? [emoji23][emoji23]




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